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The platform my school is using was obviously designed and developed by people who hate students.

I've seen the teacher panel, and it looks really intuitive, allowing you to see test scores, missing assignments, attendance records easily, and it was obviously well thought-out

however, the UX as a student is a goddamn nightmare

First of all, there's like 5 different places where an instructor can post an assignment, so good luck keeping track of your work

Second of all, there's no way to sort assignments by completion status or due date. Just by when assigned

Third of all, the only way to see your grade in a class is if you dig through a series of menus and submenus and sidebars so complex and stupid it puts the Jira UI to shame

And finally, one of the 'features' of this platform is that students can submit a textbox with markdown formatting natively on the platform. And that should work great and all, but APPARENTLY THE FUCKING DEVELOPERS HAVE NEVER HEARD OF LOCALSTORAGE AND YOU JUST LOSE YOUR WORK IF YOU EVER CLOSE THE TAB FOR ANY REASON!

WITH NO FUCKING WARNING! NOT EVEN A LITTLE JAVASCRIPT ALERT OF ANYTHING!

JUST POOF! AN HOUR OF WORK GONE! YAY!

In conclusion, fuck you

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  • 7
    Editing stuff in the browser is always a mistake for larger things, even on devRant. Just use an editor and copy/paste.
  • 0
    A common issue I see in design, probably didn't ask any actual end users for feedback on their design approach..

    I remember telling one such company, go outside, offer random people in the street $50 USD to come and try their software for an hour, you will soon see watching them, all the issues us users complain about and you don't fix !
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    @Fast-Nop

    I wonder if there are any browser example apps that do auto-save your work (Ideally versions, eg. more than one !) so if your connection is lost, browser closes/etc. you haven't lost much ?

    Doesn't Facebook do something like that, since it feels like every time you type a letter, its being sent all the way someplace..
  • 1
    @Nanos I'd rather have a browser extension that does that for you. I wouldn't be surprised if such exists.
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