College Angel/Blackboard access

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  1. iwantanipad

    iwantanipad iPF Novice

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    Hey,

    I am thinking about getting an ipad, however a lot of my schoolwork is done on an a website called Angel. A similar one is called blackboard, although I have had no experience with it. Its bascially a site where teachers can post notes, grades, assignments, other info, etc. I know I cannot access it on my macbook through safari, and so I assume I wont be able to access it through safari on the ipad. On the Angel website it says the requirements are AJAX, Java, Javascript, and popups. I am not sure what most of that means, but this will probably be a factor whether I get the ipad or not, any/all help is appreciated.
     
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    I'm not familiar with angel but I can access several blackboards from my iPad.
     
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    Hi! Good site. My daughter mentioned this once or twice. I can go there thru Safari on Windows. I don't know if it is a flash site, though. I don't know how you tell if it is a flash site....



    Blackboard Learn ANGEL Edition
     
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    iwantanipad iPF Novice

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    I dont know much about computers but I think it may have some flash components, but it says on the web site that you don't need flash, its just suggested.
     
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    I will try to access it on my ipad and get back to you!:)
     
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    Sometimes it's just the way the menus animate. So to see the pretty effects you would need flash but not required. Seems to load ok for me.....
     
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    There ya go! Danny beat me to it.
     
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    Sorry....lol
     
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    thanks everyone :)
     
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    didn't work for me

    I tried to use my friend ipad and I went on the site, its angel for canisius college, and it said that angel is not supported by the browesr, and i used the ipad safari. I tried both pda versions and normal versions however it wouldn't let me even type into the log in box. Any suggestions?
     
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    Try Atomic Browser set to IE mode.
     
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    I can access blackboard, but when my teacher uploads files, like a paper to see from the site. It doesn't let me move the page up and down, it cuts the page off.

    Otherwise it seems to work fine.
     
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    Java

    I think it has to do with java, since it is a requirement for angel. I dont know if there is a way around it, but I know that I would probably work if you just used some app like remote desktop.
     
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    Did you try two-finger scrolling? Put two fingers down to scroll in sections that have no scroll bar
     
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    I had this exact issue with my Uni's Blackboard website.

    Luckily there is a solution, there is an app called OpenItApp - here is the link bit.ly/n2uTF4 (the forums won't let me post a live link). It works around the issues with iPad and blackboard and extracts the document so you can see the whole thing properly. Then you can open it in other apps.

    This app automatically goes to the website for Monash University in Australia but if you enter your website manually it should work.

    Good luck!
     

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