Early engagement quick tips are...

These short, timely, actionable tips for Waterloo instructors and Teaching Assistants (TAs) were developed through a collaboration of the Centre for Teaching Excellence, the Student Success Office, and the Centre for Extended Learning. When proactively integrated into courses, these tips can help to:

  • Create an interactive and supportive learning environment
  • Foster positive student-instructor/TA relationships
  • Cultivate student sense of belonging in the classroom

How do I know this stuff works?

The student success literature supports early engagement efforts. You can find a full account of engagement and related strategies in CTE's Teaching Tip on Building Community and CEL’s Fostering Engagement: Facilitating Online Courses in Higher Education.

Winter 2022 Early Engagement Quick Tips



EEQTs from previous terms


Fall 2021: Early Engagement Quick Tips


Spring 2020: Weekly quick tips for early engagement

Fall 2020: Weekly quick tips for early engagement