It can be indeed to be engaged if you study online. For me, it was very hard to get used to it, and it took me a while to adapt. But even now, I have some problems with it because I have a few online courses. But I'm sure it's possible, but it depends on the subject and professor of the course. For example, my literature professor organizes different interactive activities, small plays, quizzes, and so on. And even the homework is different, more interesting. For example, last week, we needed to write an essay on one of the most important issues and then show what we wrote about, but with no words. It was very interesting, but also complicated. Thankfully I found one website with different examples, where I found some writing ideas. And with that little play, I managed to do everything without help. I want to say that nowadays, there are so many resources that will help you to make the process easier and more interesting.