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Zoom question to those experienced (particularly gkbill): I can see the key combination for letting participants "raise their hand" to get the host's attention, but I don't see it as one of the console buttons. Am I missing something? Is there some default setting I have to alter?

Also, again, gkbill, have you used the feature to break people out into discussion groups and, if so, how well does it work? My way of running in-person discussions with classes that are 40–50 people is to first break them into groups of around 7 or so and let them consider a bunch of questions. I rotate around the class, listening in, answering questions, offering new questions. Then after about 45 minutes of that, we all talk as the full class—those same initial questions and then some more. Basically, people who talk in the small groups can get a decent participation mark, with those who continue in the big group can get a perfect score. If we only did the big group version, odds are three-quarters of people wouldn't have a chance (or choose not) to contribute. So if the break into discussion groups feature is workable, I'll do that and emulate the in-person version; otherwise I figure I'll ask people to sign up for tutorials and we won't do the big class discussion, but instead four sections of maybe a dozen students (the latter is certainly more work for me). So I'm curious if you have any experience with the smaller discussion groups option with Zoom.

edit: Never mind re. raising your hand. The Boss found it. I figured it'd be more prominent, but it's tucked into Participants mode.
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Have I sent this to you before Doc?

The best books on Punk Rock (in 80s America)
https://fivebooks.com/best-books/punk-r ... n-mattson/

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revbob wrote:
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Have I sent this to you before Doc?

The best books on Punk Rock (in 80s America)
https://fivebooks.com/best-books/punk-r ... n-mattson/
Nope, but thanks! I've read all but the Russo, so I've made note of that. My class is discussing Mattson's book in late February.
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Student emails me to say they can't do the assignment because "I don't have any opinions."
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Student emails me to say they can't do the assignment because "I don't have any opinions."
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If you’re starting an online class, check to make sure your professor is alive

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2 ... essor-dead

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 4:46pm
Student emails me to say they can't do the assignment because "I don't have any opinions."
At all or on a specific subject?

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If you’re starting an online class, check to make sure your professor is alive

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2 ... essor-dead
Given the number of profs here who aren't teaching live this year—they're recording their lectures at home, posting them, and then see ya at the final, kids!—this is more possible than you might think.
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revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:35am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 4:46pm
Student emails me to say they can't do the assignment because "I don't have any opinions."
At all or on a specific subject?
Specific so far; time will tell whether this is part of a larger pattern.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:41am
revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:35am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 4:46pm
Student emails me to say they can't do the assignment because "I don't have any opinions."
At all or on a specific subject?
Specific so far; time will tell whether this is part of a larger pattern.
I can see not giving a shit about something but presumably that shouldn't really be the case for a class like yours where most students are choosing it I would think.

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revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:41am
revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:35am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 4:46pm
Student emails me to say they can't do the assignment because "I don't have any opinions."
At all or on a specific subject?
Specific so far; time will tell whether this is part of a larger pattern.
I can see not giving a shit about something but presumably that shouldn't really be the case for a class like yours where most students are choosing it I would think.
You'd think, but my courses sound "fun" (meaning easy), so I get a number of students who don't think there'll be any work. What's baffling in this case is that I intentionally selected a short and easy book for the first review. Sorry to say, kids, but the next books are more demanding.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 9:35am
revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:41am
revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:35am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 4:46pm
Student emails me to say they can't do the assignment because "I don't have any opinions."
At all or on a specific subject?
Specific so far; time will tell whether this is part of a larger pattern.
I can see not giving a shit about something but presumably that shouldn't really be the case for a class like yours where most students are choosing it I would think.
You'd think, but my courses sound "fun" (meaning easy), so I get a number of students who don't think there'll be any work. What's baffling in this case is that I intentionally selected a short and easy book for the first review. Sorry to say, kids, but the next books are more demanding.
You got to hand it to the guy though. He's got moxie.

I'm assuming it's a guy.
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JennyB wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 1:11pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 9:35am
revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:41am
revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:35am


At all or on a specific subject?
Specific so far; time will tell whether this is part of a larger pattern.
I can see not giving a shit about something but presumably that shouldn't really be the case for a class like yours where most students are choosing it I would think.
You'd think, but my courses sound "fun" (meaning easy), so I get a number of students who don't think there'll be any work. What's baffling in this case is that I intentionally selected a short and easy book for the first review. Sorry to say, kids, but the next books are more demanding.
You got to hand it to the guy though. He's got moxie.

I'm assuming it's a guy.
You know what they say about assuming …
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 1:35pm
JennyB wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 1:11pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 9:35am
revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:57am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:41am


Specific so far; time will tell whether this is part of a larger pattern.
I can see not giving a shit about something but presumably that shouldn't really be the case for a class like yours where most students are choosing it I would think.
You'd think, but my courses sound "fun" (meaning easy), so I get a number of students who don't think there'll be any work. What's baffling in this case is that I intentionally selected a short and easy book for the first review. Sorry to say, kids, but the next books are more demanding.
You got to hand it to the guy though. He's got moxie.

I'm assuming it's a guy.
You know what they say about assuming …
That it's usually true? :shifty:
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JennyB wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 1:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 1:35pm
JennyB wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 1:11pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 9:35am
revbob wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 8:57am


I can see not giving a shit about something but presumably that shouldn't really be the case for a class like yours where most students are choosing it I would think.
You'd think, but my courses sound "fun" (meaning easy), so I get a number of students who don't think there'll be any work. What's baffling in this case is that I intentionally selected a short and easy book for the first review. Sorry to say, kids, but the next books are more demanding.
You got to hand it to the guy though. He's got moxie.

I'm assuming it's a guy.
You know what they say about assuming …
That it's usually true? :shifty:
:lol:
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