Wondering how to set a welcoming tone, get to know your students, and engage everyone from the first day of classes? Use icebreakers to reduce the awkwardness of introductions, build an inclusive learning community, and offer students the opportunity to practice participating. The right icebreaker helps students apply course content and enhance their learning. Plus, it’s a great way for you to try out engagement options in a low-stakes manner. In Zoom, you can try out chat, hand-raising (virtual or physical), emojis/reactions, polls, or other IU supported technology tools, such as TopHat. For icebreaker ideas for your classes, read this new CITL Quick Guide about Icebreakers.