Jane: Well--next semester I'm going to incorporate e-mail more effectively. This semester we used a combination of Holly/Lamar accounts and the vines ones. I'll give students clearer directions about how to check their vines accounts from off campus. I would suggest not trying to do too much technology-wise the first day (especially in 250 since people come and go so much at the beginning). I'm not sure what else I'll do differently--I find the Web forum a bit tedious in the classes where I use it, so I probably won't include it.