Webinar Overview

The worldwide pandemic in 2020 meant a rapid shift to online learning for training providers. For many, this was with little or no training in effective online learning design and delivery. Significant effort was put into creating resources including videos and handouts, that became the lifeline for students at a distance.

In 2021, it is time to move past crisis mode and further build on the enormous efforts of training organization staff. To make the most of the situation, it is time to review and evaluate the resources that were developed in 2020.

An effective online learning program requires a different approach to designing face-to-face classes, with different strategies needed to engage learners and motivate them to login to your classes. For this reason, it is important to understand the fundamentals of online learning, which is exactly what this bootcamp aims to provide you with!

This bootcamp session dedicated to live sessions in a virtual classroom or webinar setting, will provide an overview of planning a session that makes use of the tools available in a synchronous virtual classroom setting. Students thrive on social interactions, so this session provides you with the background on how to create these interactions in a live online environment.


Key topics covered:

  • Storyboarding for a live session
  • Ice breakers and introductions
  • Designing interaction for virtual classrooms
  • Polls
  • Chat
  • Other tools
  • Designing activities for breakout rooms
  • Applying design principles to slides
  • Considerations of what to avoid
  • Alternatives to slides for presenting information


Director & Designer

Kerri Buttery

Kerri has worked in the Australian education sector for more than two decades. She has always had a passion for the use of technology in training and has completed university studies in education, information technology and eLearning. Kerri is the founder of VETNexus, which is an organisation that provides consulting services in the creation and adoption of eLearning strategies. Kerri also regularly delivers professional development webinars to participants and has been doing this for almost a decade.


  • 1

    Instructions for this webinar

    • How to access the webinar and resources

  • 2

    Supporting Resources

    • Resources for use during the session

  • 3

    Live Webinar Session

    • Join the Live Session Here

  • 4

    Session Recordings

    • Replay of Live Session