I really miss the asynchronous classes I took online when I was getting my undergraduate degree. I think that style just works better for me, taking my own time to do things. When we get distracted for twenty minutes on some tangent that isn’t relevant to me, I lose focus.
And I really do hate the little chat box. Except I have to keep it open in case something important comes up. But I really hate it. We’re in class, not at a bad stand-up open mic night.