Logged in to New Literacies today and posted a couple of contributions.
Really nice WebCT site -a real effort to create something more fun to use than the standard interface and structure of most WebCT sites.
Interestingly, there's no section on the assessment - a big 6,000 word essay apparently. I revert to student behaviour and it's the first thing I look for.
I suspect that the course team took a deliberate decision to conceal it so that we'd concentrate on the readings and activities.
There's no rushing ahead to later weeks' activities as weekly units look to be time released. There is, however, a detailed, thematically arranged reading list).
I think it's a good move not to hit online learners with all the content on day 1. The tracking back option will be more useful though as learning is about recursive movements.
The welcome video from Julia was a nice touch (that's an idea I'll steal!) and I liked the idea of PowerPoint presentations to introduce course team and students - much better than "say a few words about yourself in this forum".
Mobile Blogging from here.