ATutor’s email links are still un-RESTful. The bug has not been fixed. Since I am sure it worked a few days ago, I’d say the bug has become even more serious than before: It now occurs randomly… Sigh. How long does it really take for the ATutor devs to fix these serious usability bugs?
Clicking on forum post links in email no longer sends us back to a course home page. So it looks like this serious bug has finally been fixed. Still no idea why the bug existed in the first place, but this is some good news.
This semester we have a real course again. It can even be anything really. But I missed the course add deadline, so what I have is just what I would have had if there were still no electives in our program. Anyway, it’s an ATutor course too, complete with forum discussions which we have not had for two straight semesters. It’s embarrassing but having seen so many complaints on Canvas, ATutor — with all its numerous and serious failings — doesn’t really look so bad any more. It’s embarrassing but I feel at home doing these ATutor discussions. I can even fantasize about being able to just do this ATutor stuff and pass program requirements. But of course I know this isn’t real. Unlike another “real university” here which shall remain unnamed, we don’t have course-based programs here; we are an art school, we have higher standards =P