I think students in on-line classes have an orientation that Distance Learning prepared for them to learn Catalyst. I'm wondering if it's worthwhile for instructors to also have some kind of "Getting Started" page that shows students how to work with the material set up for their class? For example, two of the very basic tasks that my students would need to know for the class to flow smoothly are: 1. Allow their browsers to accept pop-up windows and 2. Use control-v (in Windows) to paste text into the web page that Catalyst provides, since the "paste" menu option doesn't work. Is this type of knowledge so basic that most students know that already or is it worth it for me to type something up, or is this information already available somewhere?
During the quarter, when students have Catalyst-type questions to which I don't know the answer, where is a good resource to direct them?
Since I require students to show up on-campus for exams, if they cannot make it during the scheduled time, is it Instructional Testing or Distance Learning who proctor the exam? Also, most on-line classes that I know schedule on-campus exams in the evening. Is this common practice or is it a requirement at De Anza?