I will be teaching a class in image processing in fall 2013, and will be using Mathematica as the primary computational tool. Hence I will be introducing 40-50 students to Mathematica, most of whom have extensive computer experience (in C, java, Matlab, python, etc.) but not in Mathematica. I have taught the class several times: the first few used Matlab (in 2007, 2008, and 2009) and the more recent used Mathematica (in 2010 and 2011). When I taught this in the past, this StackExchange site did not exist (or at least I didn't know about it).
My question to the community is this: how can I best use this site as a resource for the students (consistent with being a good StackExchange citizen)?
I can envision several strategies. At one extreme I could ask (or even require) students to come onto the site and try to ask/answer a question. At the other extreme I could forbid students from coming here. In the middle would be to say nothing.