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Nowadays, online learning is happening everywhere. Most of the learning institution is practising the online education. Some people said that content is a king, without content the learners will struggle hence will give impact to their engagement. So how to design the lesson that includes the learning material that is engaging. Perhaps we need to observe the instructional process practised in a conventional classroom. The insight gained will guide us to create an indicator for lesson design in an online learning environment. In a traditional classroom, learning engagement is gained from two-way communication between teacher-learner and learner-learner through face to face meeting. Without teachers in front, the learners need to be highly disciplined and fully independent. In a virtual environment, the teacher exists only in the learner’s mind. Interaction just happens if the learners are active. The teacher will guide, motivate and give a challenging task. So, it is up to the learners to cope with the activities laid out in the learning management system. As the online learners, you need to be consistence and stay on the schedule. You may be required to maintain good habits with the time management and study techniques.