Whether you’re an experienced online educator or it’s your first time teaching online, you recognize the importance of keeping students engaged and motivated in your courses. And, as someone who wants to promote and inspire learning in fresh new ways, you likely stay on the lookout for ideas for online courses that engage your students and encourage them to interact with you, the course content, and their fellow students.

In “How to Make Blackboard and Online Classes More Interactive and Informational for the Student,” a workshop from the 2014 Course Technology Conference, Debbie Luna of El Paso Community College explores different applications and software that will make the online experience more engaging for your students. You’ll learn about a wealth of resources, including: software that allows you to create lively animations for introducing topics and sparking conversation; suggestions for sharing (and making) videos that support your course goals; tips for making interactive presentations; and more.



Have some interactive, engaging ideas for online courses that you’d like to share? Offer them in the comments section below!