With increased demand to provide a greater access to content in higher education, universities have been focusing on developing their online learning courses and programs offered. Blended learning is well established in academia; however, the effectiveness of course design on student’s engagement remains uncertain. Instructors dedicated to teaching and learning are under pressure to explore and evaluate strategies for getting students engaged in their studies. This workshop explores techniques to make online learning productive and engaging, but, more importantly, develop a process for designing courses with student’s engagement in mind. It provides practical and relevant strategies to instructors interested in the integration of planned activities to support a better student’s interaction with the learning process. This hands-on experience will focus on incorporating innovative, synchronous and asynchronous course design strategies and weaving pedagogy into the learning and teaching experience.

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