Here's my Ecampus Spring 2012 Faculty Forum presentation. It highlights a few ways I try to engage and connect with students in my online courses. These can be used in online or hybrid settings. Click on the arrow to get started or watch a recorded presentation of it here.
Links to screencasts and web 2.0 tools can be found on the web 2.0 tools page. Scroll down. Main web 2.0 tools discussed in the presentation are listed under screensharing tools, timelines, online collaboration, and visual words.