More than ever communicating in any online course is mandatory and one of the essentials means to ensure engagement in the learning process. While there are multiple options to keep in touch with your students or trainees, here are some key elements to keep in mind before choosing your tools:
Through synchronous online tools you can interact with your students in real time.
What can you do?
Conduct a live lecture (and record it for later use) either through live cam, sharing a whiteboard or a slide presentation
Communicate with your students and get their feedback in real time
Moderate live discussions among students
Hold online office hours to assist students in one-on-one or small-group interactions