Does the site clearly explain the minimum hardware and software requirements (compatible operating systems, browsers, plug-ins, broadband speed, etc.), or better yet: does it have a “browser check” button?
Does the site link to an introductory tutorial on the learning system (Moodle, Web CT or Blackboard, etc.)?
Does the site link to technical support and other course-relevant support services for students (e.g., Library, Disability Office, Writing Assistance, Computer Lab Assistance, Counseling, Ombuds, etc.)?
Does the course include multiple methods of communication to encourage student engagement, including but not limited to chat, email, discussion questions, calendar, surveys, announcements, wikis, blogs, etc.?