Engaging students

Virtual Learning Environments like Blackboard and Moodle provide a range of tools that enable teaching staff to engage learners in an online environment. By structuring the learning experience and making your online environment active you can encourage your students to participate.

The Support Portal includes a section on ‘Technology Enhanced Learning’ which includes engaging learners at a distance, the use of video and web conferencing and other engagement/communication tools such as wikis, blogs and discussion boards.

Engaging Students at The University of Central London

The University of Central London also provide some good examples of how you might achieve this.

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