Any class I teach has a corresponding Learning Management System (LMS) like eCampus or BlackBoard online space.  I use it as a repository for class materials, a place for online discussions and collaboration, announcements and submission of assignments.  I use it as an alternative to a textbook; the course space becomes a living book, constantly being updated with newsworthy items, links and videos.

The surprising thing is that some students who don't talk in class can be very active online --- it's another learning style we are catering too.   

I have also been experimenting Google Classroom ( and  Google Content Management System ( --- the same program I built this website with --- as a repository for the course materials as well.

In eCampus I use the Module Tool - this is a really cool way to build a section of work that the students can work through.  It is worth experimenting with.  Here's a screenshot: