Active Student Engagement


Active Learning

Active learning is an approach to instruction that involves actively engaging students with the course material through discussions, problem solving, case studies, role plays and other methods. Active learning approaches place a greater degree of responsibility on the learner than passive approaches such as lectures, but instructor guidance is still crucial in the active learning classroom. Active learning activities may range in length from a couple of minutes to whole class sessions or may take place over multiple class sessions.

  • Active Learning Strategies  UAlberta
    Browse the various examples of active learning and learn more from CTL’s resources including blog posts, podcasts and presentations.

Student Response Systems

Discover UAlberta’s online student response tool, ePoll, a free web-based student response system that allows instructors to conduct live student polls in class.

  • ePoll  eClass
    Designed to make classroom engagement easier for both students and instructors, ePoll uses a bring your own device approach.

Course Gamification Tools

eClass offers tools and features that apply characteristics of game elements to enhance the learning experience, making it more fun for students to engage.

  • Badges  eClass
    Intended to make learning more interesting for students, learn how to create badges for your students to earn throughout the course.
  • Completion Progress Block  eClass
    Activate the Completion Progress block in your course giving students a visual indication of their progress through a course.