I am not a college professor, but because these systems seem more common in higher education, I thought I'd ask here. I am a math teacher and have a "stand alone" subscription to support my course with Blackboard as part of a pilot project in the high school where I teach. I had a one day training session and feel comfortable with the product overall, but I have struggled with the online assessment tools. Students have gotten frustrated by being timed out of testing sessions and by the formatting of mathematical expressions in the automatic grading of assessments. Any tips or experiences that would help me. My school's tech dept seems to think that as a school, Blackboard should be adopted to provide students with the full variety of options available, but I have my doubts. After the first year of piloting, only 4 of the 9 faculty are using it for a second year. I am just looking for reactions and feedback from experienced users.