In-class reading, assigned reading for homework, and quizzes.
Problems with sharing readings/articles online with students, addressing students comprehension in real time while reading, ability to provide immediate feedback, students not responding and collaborating with peers, and accessibility of material outside of class.
Class website, classroom sets of textbooks, and on line reading sites.
It has helped with immediate feedback to students and collaboration with peers, especially by students reluctant to speak up in class. It has also made it easier for me to spend more time on student instruction, less time creating lessons.
I use it for curriculum like "Diary of Anne Frank" and then for paired readings to accompany this text. I also use it for current events and nonfiction reading that we do not have access to in our "old textbooks." I have started to use it for written assessments like quizzes.
My advice would be to persevere with students reading to learn online. It took several exposures to get them comfortable with thinking online but it does work and they are increasing their responses to written questions and to each other.