Marcy, I think this would be easy enough to implement in that I have a
general access code right now. But after a week or so of discussion, I
could simply ask my tech people to delete the code.
But do you still prefer a restriced list instead of the general CASLL list?
At 11:00 AM 3/31/99 -0500, marcy bauman wrote:
>On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Lorraine wrote:
>> I think Catherine's idea is grand.
>> - I would really welcome an overview/statement about the intent and
>> objectives of the course before I plunge and discuss.
>> - Vis a vis the one at a time, I agree. My fear is that if we do
>> at once, the programs might get confused. (and working with my tangential
>> thought processes, it happens!!) $-)
>> - Should their be a time limit to the access for each program? for
>> security/copywright purposes?
>Well, here's what I was thinking: I would like to be able to tell our
>systems people who was using our generic login during a specific period of
>time and for what purpose, just in case there's ever a security problem
>related to this site. (Not that I think there would be a security problem
>associated with anyone directly on this list -- I just want to be up front
>about my security breaches because as of yet we have no policies on this,
>but clearly we will need and get them soon, and I'd like to have humane
>practices in place before that time comes . . . )
>So I was thinking that if we had a listserv -- a sort of low-tech online
>conference -- I could give that as the purpose for my giving out the login
>and password. Specific access dates, as Lorraine suggests, would help,
>I'd also suggest that the discussion be similarly restricted. That is,
>we'd discuss each site for a specific period of time; the teacher? author?
>of that site would answer questions posed during that time. But you'd not
>be obligated to answer questions that fall outside of your time frame,
>period. And nobody is obligated to ask questions; if you want to sign up
>just to get the logins and passwords, fine. Presumably a number of
>people would find it helpful just to lurk, which would be fine, too.
>But these are only suggestions. I don't want to be a steamroller, here .
>University of Michigan-Dearborn
Catherine F. Schryer
Dept. of English
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
(519) 885-1211 (ext 3318)