Hello Malik, I'm a bit confused by what you mean with "I am excited to join this course sans Moodle/Blackboard with the number of people in this course.".. what is the Moodle and Blackboard you mention? No matter, I have added your email to the forum and everything will be clear soon
"...sans Moodle/Blackboard with the number of people in this course"
What I meant that I have not taken an online course with out the instructor using Moodle or Blackboard. Especially with the high number of students enrolled. I was just thinking that managing this number of students would be overwhelming. Or just managing at most 20 students using Moodle/BB was tough. Kudos goes out to you for setting the bar!