eLearning 101: Design Features That Increase Learner Engagement You’re elearning might contain really interesting content, but if it doesn't look visually appealing, it may fail to engage your learners properly which could have a negative impact on their performance. Learner engagement is everything. Incorporating graphics, animations and other features in your elearning can transform the learner’s experience from “check-the-box” to “outside-the-box”… Why is the design so important? Everyone has an opinion on design and it can be subjective. Certain issues can be more clearly understood when they are conceptualized or when images are used.