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Successful Virtual Classroom Course Design: Self-Study Course

Move beyond dry, presentation-style, listen-only-mode webinars.

Three popular modules from our in-house learning impact and instructional design programme in self-study format


What You Will Cover

The Successful Virtual Classroom Course Design course covers these three popular modules from our learning impact and instructional design programme:

VC02: Virtual Classroom Fundamentals

A virtual classroom shares many similarities with a physical one. But successful virtual classroom sessions are rarely about just shifting a classroom course lock, stock and barrel into a virtual environment. This module covers some fundamental design principles and helps you understand how to

  • incorporate 4 key ingredients for virtual classroom success in your overall design
  • avoid death by bullet points - use a smart combination of visuals and text in any visuals or PowerPoint slides, and
  • successfully include a meaningful focus on skills practice in your virtual classroom sessions.

VC03: Keeping It Interactive

If you've ever attended a webinar, you'll know how easy it is to lose concentration or just get bored with what's going on. Attention spans are generally shorter in the virtual classroom. This is why meaningful collaboration and interactivity are critical to your virtual session's success. This module covers:

  • the key types of interaction and practice you should consider for your virtual classroom sessions
  • how to successfully align these types with your learning goals, and
  • the best approaches to building meaningful interactions and collaborative activities.

VC04: Designing a Virtual Classroom Session

Successful session design for the virtual classroom is highly dependent on having a robust, practical development framework to follow. This module covers how to:

  • clearly analyse the purpose of your content and its likely complexity
  • determine an overall flow for your session, and
  • design appropriate activities that sit within that overall flow.

How You Benefit

This course will show you how to:

  • Avoid dry, presentation-style webinars with minimal interactivity.
  • Apply a learner-centric, success-driven framework to your virtual classroom design.
  • Improve attention, engagement and effectiveness of learning during your virtual classroom sessions.

Who Is It For?

This course is ideal for:

  • anyone new to virtual classroom design.
  • experienced instructional designers, developing for the virtual classroom for the first time.
  • existing webinar and virtual classroom designers, ready to think differently about the purpose of their virtual classroom sessions and how they go about designing them.

Some Of Our Customers:

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Available Delivery Mediums

The Successful Virtual Classroom Course Design course is available as a self-study option (but not as a face-to-face or live online public course).


Practical Details


Length: Each course needs approximately 6 - 7 hours of study time to complete.

Price: Each course is £225, plus VAT.

Memberships and payment plans also available, starting from £12.50 per month, plus VAT.

Price includes: online access to all materials and downloadable copies of content and activities.


How to Enrol on a Course

Step 1: Go to our self-study courses page 

Go to the courses page (see link below). Select the course(s) you want from the available options.

Step 2: Select your payment option

Once you've selected your course(s), scroll to the bottom of the course product page(s) and choose the payment option best suited to you (low cost monthly memberships and payment plans are available).

Step 3: Pay for your course

Once you have selected which option you want, you will be taken through the secure checkout process.


Where to enrol?

Go to our separate Performance and Learning Academy to enrol:

Performance and Learning Academy

Payment Options

Pay for your course by credit or debit card on our PAL Academy website. If you need to pay by invoice and bank transfer please make sure to select this option at checkout.

We will then contact you to set up invoicing and payment.

Satisfaction Guarantee

All our public and self-study courses come with a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

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Brilliant. Well-tailored and specific to needs. Would recommend to others.
Rachel Evans
George Eliot NHS Trust
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Excellent! Matched and exceeded expectations.
Lou Leggan
TSB Bank
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Very good. Definitely a worthwhile investment.
Brian Hume
Martec International

Download A Learning Impact and Instructional Design Brochure...

If you need more information about our public and self-study courses (or our in-house programme) download one of the comprehensive learning impact and instructional design training brochures shown below:


Need Something Else?


Prefer an In-Person or Live Online Version of this course?

If self-study is not for you, this course has a couple of different publicly scheduled delivery options available:

  • In-person in London
  • Live online in our virtual classroom

We always have a small number of dates scheduled through the year.

Please visit our Performance and Learning Academy site where you can see upcoming dates and make a booking:

Go to the PAL Academy site

Learning solutions

Need In-House Training?

If you think an in-house course might be a more suitable option for yourself and colleagues, we have over 20 modules you can choose from (including the modules in the public courses).

To create a course that's perfect for you, take a look at the modules you can choose from.

Or download a brochure directly above or below.

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