A number of you have noted that we really really really need to be able to see our students' online activity, which at the moment is not available from the LMS. Several comments on this:
1. There's supposed to be an LMS upgrade sometime this spring that will include an activity log, but we don't know when or how detailed it will be.
2. I am working on getting a new, rich, exciting online platform that will not only have a highly detailed log, enabling you to see both how much time students are spending online, and how much time they spend on each task, plus a LOT of other wonderful features which we do not currently have. Watch this space for updates on this, and send good vibes my way that we get it, and fast!!!
3. In the meantime, I applaud all efforts by everyone to increase the interactivity of all students online as much as possible. They need to start building collaborations early and often, and all week long, so just one or two postings and responses are not going to be enough to satisfy serious online learning. Thanks for upping the ante considerably on how often, how in-depth, and how responsive students are to each other and to you.