Encouraging students to use the feedback icons not only keeps them engaged, it gives you feedback too
Collaborate online in real time by synchronous text or voice chat
One way of making webinars more interactive, engaging and useful for learners is to use polling
TELU is a collection of free online micro-learning courses (“Micro-Lessons”) designed to help busy educators use technology to support their teaching and learning.
The Faculty delivered its first MOOC in September 2015 with a second run of the course in February 2016. Behind the scenes, members of
Blackboard Collaborate is a system that allows participants to collaborate online in real-time (synchronously). It is available through the module and programme coursesites on the Blackboard. It is particularly useful for delivering online (or virtual) classroom sessions (also called webinars) to distance and work-based learning students.
The Piazza environment is more akin to the online social media spaces that students often use outside of those provided by their university to talk about their studies. It feels less like an institutionally provided space and more like a space students can call their own.