A most enjoyable course. It covers an ancient civilisation that receives far less attention than others in the region (i.e. Egypt, Athens and Rome). And a civilisation that has many elements that operate today (they invented the postal service) with some strange features (the fish skin coats is one that will stay with me for some time). The presentation is good and uses a mix of approaches. I found it fairly engaging and the quizzes are around the right level. The only downside is the lack of engagement in the discussion forums - perhaps inevitable after the initial running of a course. It has prompted me to seek further information about the Assyrian Empire.
It is a course I'd recommend.