A key component of Anthropology classes is group discussion. Students need to learn to respect other cultures but also their own, it is harder to connect & haver respect for people when they are faceless. Having this discourse is hard in online classes where students get very little interaction other than in writing.
My online class will meet every week or two weeks in Adobe Connect. I will use the software to take a poll to see how the students felt about the interaction (was it successful, did you participate, was it easy to communicate, etc.) After the semester is over I will collect the polling information and see what successes or problems the students had in communicating with me & each other. I will also review the sessions & polling looking to see who participated, why, and if it allows similar discussions as to what happen in the classroom.