The traditional college lecture given by the “sage on the stage” differs from the facilitated learning style expected in a dynamic, asynchronous, online course where the instructor acts as the “guide on the side.” As faculty members become comfortable with distance education, many are also eager to do more in their online classes so that they can create a richer educational experience for their students.
Think out of the box. Your students are probably familiar with online games like Kahoot. Take advantage of that and create an online game for your students, by asking questions about material in your course. Play it with them during class or for 10 minutes during your office hours and give the three top winners bonus points in your course. You may have some students create their own Kahoots for the topic to be presented in class.