Tools and Methods to Adapt Traditional Training for Live, Online Instruction

This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workshop.  

We’ll be logging into Adobe Connect while in our face-to-face session. Before you leave home, please run the Meeting Connection Diagnostic on your wireless-ready PC or Mac:  Address issues and/or contact me for help

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Workshop Outline:

If it’s going to work in a virtual classroom, your traditional training content needs a makeover. A virtual session is more than a lecture with uploaded PowerPoints. Live virtual sessions use new engagement techniques that compel learners to participate throughout the session.

Whether you want to simply enhance a few classes by adding online follow-up webinars or you want to completely transform how your organization learns with mobile and tablet technologies, participants in this workshop will get a toolkit of resources and a strategy to get the job done. Bring your toughest training challenges and you’ll learn to design solutions that leave your organization impressed with your training makeovers and eager to see more.

We’ll meet for a follow up session online July 13 at 1:00 ET.


Instructional Designers, Trainers and Online Event Producers.


Participants should have SOME experience designing instruction and SOME experience using a virtual classroom as a participant or presenter.

Learning Outcomes:

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to adapt traditional classroom design for virtual classroom delivery
  • What an effective online learning session looks like—and what makes it good
  • Ways to engage learners by integrating available resources inside and alongside the virtual classroom
  • How to design interactions for your chosen virtual classroom platform
  • How to use a storyboard template to organize and document the details of your lesson plan
  • How to visually and instructionally improve your virtual training content

Instructor Biography: 

Karen Hyder

Karen Hyder has been teaching trainer-training programs for virtual classes and coaching online presenters since 1999. She has produced hundreds of online sessions, including for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, Thought Leaders Webinars, and “Best of” Webinars. Karen uses the trainer competencies of CompTIA’s Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) to help technical trainers and subject-matter experts prepare for online sessions, master online presentation skills, and engage learners throughout sessions. She frequently speaks at industry events on using virtual classroom tools to support learning. Karen co-authored The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous eLearning, and authored Up and Running with WebEx Training Center for