Expertly facilitated online discussion is the driving force for community in e-learning classes. Creating norms for discussion quality and timing improve the dialog. This also helps the facilitator step back as students learn to deepen their online dialog.
Ways to help students interact and collaborate, which is always a challenge in online courses! Some of these tools charge for premium services, but all of them have a free basic plan.
Creative ways to have students introduce themselves to each other in online courses.