It was an experiment. Thanks to ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald, the University was closed for a second (unprecedented) day due to storm damage, flooding and risks to students and staff. So I posted a notice on our class learning management system web site that we should use the opportunity for a “Mineclass.”
At 10am, everyone started logging in and, although it was clearly not as immediate and focussed as F2F, t worked! I reviewed my slides and asked a lot of questions about the readings. The students were awesome (as usual), especially when I started handing out XP for participation! Hint for Ops /xp <number> <gamertag>.