This exact thing happened to me yesterday. There I was, about to finish a long thought out mini-essay for another class. Just when I was about to send it in, it turns out that Blackboard had logged off my account due to inactivity. I had taken a small break to get my thoughts going, but I kept track on how long I was gone for. And to make it worse, I didn’t have a saved copy anywhere, and two hours of work went down the drain. Learning experience, I guess… but I’m not getting those hours back. Needless to say, I’m keeping Microsoft Word open for anything I write.