I think too many of my online students registered for the online section thinking they wouldn't have to speak. Wrong! There is major resistance to posting the audio files - so far there have been two assigned. I have provided information about where they can complete these on campus. The first page of the syllabus did indicate that they needed access to either a microphone or webcam for this course so audio assignments should not have been a surprise. I posted an announcement on Blackboard and also sent it as an email to remind them of the missing assignments and that these are not optional unless they were willing to accept a zero. To date, only two students have come to my office about questions in general or to introduce themselves.
We are also working on Digication ePortfolios. This is also an online section. Many students have started these ePortfolios in other classes and a number still have one from our former system. While the new system is easier to use, many still have not completed their first assignment here either. I continue to work with the same ePortfolio consultant (for a few years and this third online section) so it is not that he is unfamiliar about how to get this accomplished.
In the meantime, I am trying to adjust to my department transfer and all that comes with it -- upcoming physical move, new courses for the fall/spring (which seem to have fallen to me to develop) yet still having one foot in Co-op with the transitional issues.