Engaging Your Students in the Online Classroom

Fri, Aug 28 2020, 9 - 10am
Thu, Sep 3 2020, 10 - 11am
Tue, Sep 8 2020, 2 - 3pm
Salmon Arm
Revelstoke Centre

Engaging students in the online classroom environment can mean different things to different instructors. Maybe you want to:

  • ensure students are actively attending class
  • implement short, formative assessments
  • create an online classroom environment where students feel comfortable working collaboratively

This workshop will utilize Blackboard Collaborate to illustrate these methods, but many of the topics covered will apply to Zoom and Microsoft 365 Teams Meetings as well.

This workshop will be presented on the following dates:
Friday, Aug 28, 9 - 10 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 3, 10 - 11 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2 - 3 p.m.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the value of frequent communication with students in an online course
  • Identify different ways of engaging students in the online classroom environment
  • Experiment with some student engagement tools


  • Ideas for use of Collaborate Annotation Tools
  • Screen view sharing of web-based collaboration tools (Google Docs, Miro, 365 OneNote)
  • Use of Collaborate Polls, status buttons, chat, breakout groups

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