7 Indispensable Strategies to Build Community in Your Online Courses

7 Indispensable Strategies to Build Community in Your Online Courses

Students in online courses and degree programs sometimes report that studying online can leave them feeling isolated and unconnected to their instructor and student peers. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Online instructors can utilize a variety of strategies to build and maintain a sense of community in their online courses and doing so will result in a better course experience for both student and instructor.

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this seminar, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of building community in online courses
  • Describe a variety of strategies online instructors can utilize to build community in their courses
  • Initiate a conversation with appropriate stakeholders on their campus about how to better build community in online courses

Here's What We'll Cover

  • Benefits of building community in online courses
  • Instructor as role model
  • Creating a safe course environment
  • Letting students get to know each other
  • Surveying student interests and using that to make connections
  • Using peer review and feedback
  • Creating social opportunities for students to interact with each other
  • Using video conferencing and other technologies to promote community
  • Having students work in small groups
  • Building in multiple avenues for interaction and engagement in a course
  • Letting students know building community is something the instructors in interested in and promoting

Who Should Attend

This seminar will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Instructional Technologists
  • eLearning Specialists
  • Program Directors
  • Directors of Teaching & Learning Centers
  • Department Chairs
  • College Deans


Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access for 1-year
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

For the seminar, you can have as many people participate in the program as you like using the single connection by using a large screen, projector, and speakers.

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available.


With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants may take the contents of the program CD & place the information on to a password-protected network, server, or web site for additional staff use. The Group License option is not for multiple or unlimited staff from an institution to connect & participate in the live online seminar presentation.

Product Code: PC19QA

Order the purchase plan best for you:
Group License
Campus Access License CD
All-Title Library
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