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How Can I Add Interactivity to My Online Content?

Presenters: John Orlando, Ph.D., Associate Director of Faculty Support, Northcentral University

This course is worth 1 hour (0.1 CEU) of professional development. A certificate of completion can be printed once the program has been completed.


About this Course


Giving students repeated opportunities to interact with content is essential for learning.

Too often, however, students don’t have this option in online and hybrid classes. They might interact with content through homework or extra readings, but they miss out on the type of immediate engagement with course material found in the face-to-face classroom.

Addressing this problem and providing solutions is the topic of How Can I Add Interactivity to My Online Content?, the 20-Minute Mentor from Magna Publications.


Your presenter leads an exciting discussion about how to add interactivity to increase student learning and retention of course material.

Discover the two types of memory and the key roles they play in learning, and become familiar with the favored tools in preparing interactive online content. A series of embedded screenshots demonstrates these tools in action.

With your presenter as your guide, you’ll have a one-on-one tutorial with multiple examples for adding interactive segments to your online content.

Watch this video, and you will master how to:

  • Embed interactive elements into your online classes
  • Make it easier for students to discuss content
  • Use discussion forums, Google Forms, EDPuzzle, and ThingLink
  • Add the right amount of interactive moments to gain the best results


The presentation covers tactics for engaging students, such as requesting feedback at timely intervals, posing questions for discussion, and taking periodic pauses that allow the student to consider and retain the subject matter in each course unit. You’ll learn how to prepare videos that draw students in and get them to respond by adding tags and links to other sites.

In only 20 minutes, you’ll acquire simple, easy-to-use tools for making your content more interactive and driving student achievement.


In How Can I Add Interactivity to My Online Content?, you’ll discover practical, actionable takeaways for bringing interactive features to any lesson you teach in an online class.

After watching this video, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role that interactivity plays in learning
  • Identify a variety of ways to add interactivity to online learning content
  • Become proficient at using different tools that add interactive elements
  • Modularize online content for enhanced student understanding