David Read

      Thanks @ptzanni @berniek @spottypoppy @suerobbins @david-l @paula_villegas @georgie_l @thomasleach for your kind comments..your cheques are in the post ;-) (what a wonderfully outdated idiom that is now)

      , strange one that, not sure why that happened. Were you able to see the initial slides? I can’t think of any reason why the improved versions didn’t show. What happened when you clicked the improved version switch? Did it show anything, such as a blank space or error message? Did anyone else have any problems seeing the improved version when the switch was flicked across? Maybe try another browser (Chrome?) to see if that changes anything.

      , I wouldn’t worry too much at this stage whether you have the same level of detail on your slides, this might only be a snapshot of a longer set of slides anyhow and maybe form would be introduced later. As long as you’re trying to hit those key principles in the content you have created, that’s the most important thing.

      Salmon’s 5 Stage Model is an excellent starting point for course design, you may have noticed our course tries to follow those steps (Unit 0 – dealing with access/technology, Unit 1 – socialisation etc).  We’ll also try to add in some more readings/resources at the end of the unit about course design. We’re a little wary about overloading you all with information, one of the key takeaways from the pilot version of the course we ran was that we needed to introduce things a little slower/more gently, but if we add them as extra resources, hopefully you won’t feel under any obligation to read them if you don’t have the time.

      Oh, and as for not being anonymous when commenting on Google Slides, make sure you are logged into a google account (gmail) at the same time, as it will then pull in your account name in the comments. Same goes for the Padlet introductions, if you have a Padlet account, log in with that before making any comments and your name will appear next to your comment.