Top 5 Resources for Increasing Online Engagement
Here are our top 5 resources for increasing engagement in your online classes:
#1: Split Screen Your Slides & Webcam
If you’re wondering whether your students are paying attention during your online lectures…they’re not.
To make your online lectures more engaging, check out these instructions on combining your slides and Webcam for your Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet sessions.
#2: Sample Online / Hybrid Syllabus
You can customize this flexible sample syllabus to work for just about any learning environment. Whether your class ends up:
- Online synchronous
- Online asynchronous
…or transitions between them, this sample syllabus will help you design an engaging and structured course.
#3: Online Ice Breaker & Team Builder
You can create the most amazing content, and deliver it in the most engaging manner. But if your students are in teams that are dysfunctional, or just sleepy, their learning can come to a screeching halt as they disengage.
Bonus: The Skills Scavenger Hunt exercise is also a great icebreaker, which can be extremely helpful in terms of fostering connections between students taking an online class.
#4: 10 Free Tools to Increase Online Engagement
During the TeachingEntrepreneurship.org Virtual Conference, we presented 10 Tools to Increase Online Student Engagement.
Read about all 10 tools, including:
- and many more…
#5: Motivating Your Students Online: Pilot Your Purpose Lesson Plan
Help your students unlock their purpose, and they will be motivated to learn the entire semester!
Especially in an online environment, you can more easily engage students by tapping into their intrinsic motivation. In other words, learn how to leverage students’ internal drivers and your class sessions will buzz with energy.
Bonus: Creating Digital Worksheets
The key to engaging students, especially online, is to make lectures interactive.
One of the best ways to do that is to create digital worksheets your students can use to apply the lesson you’re teaching in real-time.
Experiential Online Curriculum
If you’re teaching entrepreneurship online, you can have an engaging class without reinventing the wheel.
Whether your online class is synchronous or asynchronous, the Experiential Entrepreneurship Curriculum (ExEC) is optimized for online and hybrid classes.
If you want an engaging approach you can use online or in-person for your entrepreneurship curriculum, including an entrepreneurship syllabus template and 15 weeks of award-winning lesson plans, check out ExEC.