I don't know how I feel about this term.
On one hand, I'm having everything turned in through Blackboard and that's lovely. I actually feel on top of my grading and somehow this seems like less work than a stack of stuff. I don't know why this is--maybe because it's new? But I log in, do my grading, log out, and nothing is sitting there eyeballing me while I watch reruns of Modern Family.
On the other hand, one of my students was confused because I gave them an example of what I wanted them to do. He didn't know if he should follow the assignment instructions (design your own thingamajig) or recreate the one in my example. I'm not sure why this wasn't clear. I thought providing examples was a good thing, not a confusing thing. He may drop the class (I know I know, that's probably a good thing!) because this "example thing" is confusing him so much.
I have several professional students returning to school who seem quick to get work done and ask intelligent questions.
On the other hand.... I didn't get completely through answering this last one before my sleeping dog who passed out on my lap woke up and puked all over my mouse hand.
I think I'm done with grading for the evening.....