Centre for Teaching Excellence

Program and Events

Engaging Students in Online Classes

Engaging students asynchronously and synchronously increases their participation, motivation, and their sense of belonging. Learn effective strategies for engaging students and building a community of online learners.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify a social theory of learning and a framework that supports community building in your online class
  • Identify/explore teaching and learning strategies to facilitate building a community of online learners
  • Explore tools to create interaction and engagement in your online course

If you have any questions, please contact us at cte@capilanou.ca.


Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.


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