By Wilfredo Rodriguez, EdTech Coordinator


Student Engagement has been the subject of many discussions in higher education in recent years because most students appear disconnected from learning, regardless of whether the class is face-to-face, hybrid, or asynchronous. Despite faculty efforts to increase engagement, students do not respond, they arrive unprepared, and instructors are frustrated. As a result, poor grades, low participation, and a decline in student retention are the outcomes of student disengagement. Some tools and apps for increasing student engagement will be presented in this microlearning.


In this microlearning course, you will learn about some of the tools and apps available to improve student’s engagement:

  • Utilizing Groups
  • Using Discussion Board, Journal, Blogs and Wikis
  • Utilizing Pooling Tools
  • Gamification, Kahoot

Time Commitment

You can learn about tools and apps available to improve student’s engagement for less than 10 minutes per day for 4 days.

Microlearning Units

  • Unit 1 Utilizing Groups and break out session groups
  • Unit 2 Utilizing Discussion Board, Journal, Blogs and Wikis
  • Unit 3 Utilizing Polling Tools
  • Unit 4 Utilizing Kahoot

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