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Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • Discover what can be taught online.
  • Recognize differences in virtual training formats.
  • Identify critical characteristics of virtual training.
  • Understand different roles, responsibilities,
    and needs in virtual training.
  • Specify the right set of materials you need to develop.
  • Select the correct technology and platform.
  • Use Mindsed’s Virtual Training Design Job Aids and
    checklists to improve your curriculum design.
  • Apply critical instructional design principles
    when designing virtual classrooms & support materials.
  • Design engaging activities & interaction
    for your learners.

Why do you need to move digital with your course offerings?

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Reduces cost of travel, materials & venue.

Allows for scalability and reach.

Provides easy access.

Focuses on clearly defined learning objectives.

Reduces time away from work.

Can be recorded and made available to all employees.

Offers flexibility in schedule and location of attendance.

Increases learner engagement.

Who is it for?

The “Designing Online Training Certificate” got developed for

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Content Creators

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Instructional Designers

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Graphic Designers

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Teachers

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Influencers

Marketing professional

Marketing Professionals

Who are interested in developing impactful online training sessions that stick.

Why do you need to move digital with your course offerings?

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Provide your learners with the same scenario, under the exact same conditions over and over again.

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Improve learner retention and understanding with this active learning tool.

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Reduce development cost for training materials.

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Provide learners with learning experiences rather than traditional lecture-type sessions.

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Actively involve your learners in the learning process with 360 media.

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Bridge language barriers by using interactive and immersive media.

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Show sites to learners without them needing to travel or being exposed to risks.

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Reduce external visual distractions during training sessions.

Who is it for?

The “Designing Online Training Certificate” got developed for  

Content Creator Icon

Content Creators

Instructional Designer icon

Instructional Designers

Graphic designer icon

Graphic Designers

Teacher Icon

Teachers

Influencer icon

Influencers

Marketing professional

Marketing Professionals

Who are interested in developing impactful online training sessions that stick. 

How long does it take?

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Weeks

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The “Virtual Training Design Course” has a course duration of 4 weeks. Lessons include online learning hours, live-online webinar hours, self-study, assignments and assessments.

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4

Weeks

Iwatch

The “Virtual Training Design Course” has a course duration of 4 weeks. Lessons include online learning hours, live-online webinar hours, self-study, assignments and assessments.

How will we teach you?

This course is entirely taught online. Over 4 weeks, you will receive access to 9 chapters. Every week two to three new chapters are being released for all course participants.

You can study the material at your own pace and time during each week. Chapters 7 is a live webinar in which course participants experience exercises that can be used in online training with the help of our Mindsed facilitator.

 

Our facilitators will engage with all participants throughout the course by answering questions and providing support during assignments and course discussions.

You will get access to all course materials in your learning portal once the course started.
Your progress will be saved, and you’ll be able to pick-up where you left off once you log into your course again.

How will we teach you?

This course is entirely taught online. Over 4 weeks, you will receive access to 9 chapters. Every week two to three new chapters are being released for all course participants.

 

You can study the material at your own pace and time during each week. Chapters 7 is a live webinar in which course participants experience exercises that can be used in online training with the help of our Mindsed facilitator.

 

Our facilitators will engage with all participants throughout the course by answering questions and providing support during assignments and course discussions.

Your progress will be saved, and you’ll be able to pick-up where you left off once you log into your course again.
You will get access to all course materials in your learning portal once the course started.

What is included?

This course includes:

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95

Videos

Exclusive videos explaining concepts, methods, practical tips and tools. 

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32

Worksheets

Comprehensive worksheets to practice learned materials.

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3

Exclusive Practice

Assignments guiding you through the design of your first online training.

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11

Discussions

Discussion forums encouraging communication with the instructor and other course participants.

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8

Knowledge Checks

Quick quizzes which let you test your knowledge and understanding.

5
8

Recaps

Chapter summaries to review what you have learned.

What is included?

This course includes:

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33
95

Videos

Exclusive videos explaining concepts, methods, practical tips and tools. 

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14
32

Worksheets

Comprehensive worksheets to practice learned materials.

2
3

Exclusive Practice

Assignments guiding you through the design of your first online training.

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11

Discussions

Discussion forums encouraging communication with the instructor and other course participants.

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5
8

Knowledge Checks

Quick quizzes which let you test your knowledge and understanding.

4
8

Recaps

Chapter summaries to review what you have learned.

In addition, you will receive

  • Webinar: approx. 3,5 hours
  • Course on-boarding support
  • Weekly email reminders

Which equipment do you need?

  • Laptop

Course Bonus:

  • Participant handbook
  • Workbook
  • Job Aids to create powerful virtual training offerings
  • Checklists
  • 1-year access to your course material
  • 1 year of course updates
  • Official completion certificate: Printable diploma shareable on your social media accounts, such as LinkedIn
Attendance Policy

Virtual courses: To pass this online course, all participants must complete all newly released modules and activities of this course each week. Throughout the program, active participation is required to pass each module and receive the completion certificate. Active participation includes, but isn’t limited to, participating in discussion forums, answering all questions of each knowledge check, processing and submitting assignments, watching all videos, and the attendance of webinars.

 

Attendance of webinars is not required; however, recordings of the webinars will be made available and watched within the following seven (7) days of their release.

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One Time Payment

USD 1,499

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Installments

3×499 USD

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Course Bonus:

  • Participant handbook
  • Workbook
  • Job Aids to create powerful virtual training offerings
  • Checklists
  • 1-year access to your course material
  • 1 year of course updates
  • Official completion certificate: Printable diploma shareable on your social media accounts, such as LinkedIn
Attendance Policy

Virtual courses: To pass this online course, all participants must complete all newly released modules and activities of this course each week. Throughout the program, active participation is required to pass each module and receive the completion certificate. Active participation includes, but isn’t limited to, participating in discussion forums, answering all questions of each knowledge check, processing and submitting assignments, watching all videos, and the attendance of webinars.

Attendance of webinars is not required; however, recordings of the webinars will be made available and watched within the following seven (7) days of their release.

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One Time Payment

USD 899

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Installments

3×499 USD

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Course Chapters

  • WELCOME CHAPTER

    • First impressions are important
    • Who is this course meant for?
    • Your materials
    • Let’s get ready!
    • What are you in for?
    • Equipment needs
    • Smooth takeoff
    • We’d like to know you better
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 1: 101 of Online Trainings

    • Getting started with virtual training
    • The raise of virtual training
    • What is virtual training?
    • Webinars, webcasts, and virtual classrooms
    • A short description
    • F-2-F vs virtual training
    • The look and feel of virtual training
    • Synchronous & asynchronous online training
    • The modern virtual classroom
    • A status quo assessment
    • Sharing is caring
    • Topics taught online
    • Moving from traditional to virtual training
    • Is virtual training the right solution?
    • Choosing the best learning event type
    • Start plotting
    • The foundation
    • The difference between good and bad
    • Learner-centric training design
    • How long does it take to develop an hour of virtual training
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 2: The Covid-19 Impact

    • A pandemic and its impact
    • Enrolment statistics
    • Motivation and focus
    • Distractors and their influence on learning transfer
    • 10 mistakes to avoid
    • Modern learner expectations on virtual learning
    • Important statistics in a nutshell
    • Lessons learned
    • Take a minute to reflect
    • Learning from one-another
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 3: Roles, Responsibilities & Required Competencies

    • Understanding different personas
    • The instructional designer
    • The facilitator
    • The producer
    • The learner
    • Understanding knowledge, skills and competencies
    • Highlighting strengths and weaknesses
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 4: ASSURE & Virtual Training Design

    • Must-dos of instructional design
    • Adult learning principles in virtual training
    • Overall curriculum design approach including pre-, post- and intersession work
    • AS&S of ASSURE
    • Knowing your audience
    • Considering different learner needs
    • Enhancing persona profiles
    • Understanding technical limitations from the start
    • Listing obstacles and solutions
    • Goal setting
    • Defining the what and how
    • Virtual training project plan
    • Mapping projects
    • Delivery mode
    • Single or duo facilitation?
    • Class size determination
    • Healthy flows of virtual trainings and breaks
    • Adding shape to the picture
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 5: Selecting the Right Technology

    • Helpful technology solutions
    • Important tech knowledge
    • Necessary equipment and software
    • Inventory review I
    • A participants view
    • A tools and platform landscape
    • Conferencing tool features
    • Virtual classroom tool features
    • Inventory review II
    • Support tools to make online training more exciting
    • Opportunities with and without producers
    • Building a virtual design & delivery ecosystem
    • Creating a framework
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 6: Designing Support Materials

    • Documents needed for successful virtual training
    • Mapping your virtual learning session
    • Consolidating and enhancing the training outline
    • Presentation deck design
    • Common design problems and suggested solutions
    • Scripting presentations for virtual training
    • Focusing on what is relevant
    • Designing a prototype
    • Getting feedback
    • Designing virtual training for mobile devices
    • Blended learning in webinars
    • Adding spice
    • Creating a facilitator guide
    • Draft your support material- Part I
    • Develop a producer guide
    • Draft your support material- Part II
    • Summarize all in a session flow
    • Draft your support material- Part III
    • Participant handouts
    • Draft your support material- Part IV
    • Drafting exercise instructions
    • Job aids
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 7: LIVE WEBINAR Exercises & Engagements (3,5 hrs)

    • Live webinar: Exercises & engagement
    During this webinar course participants have the opportunity to discuss and experience virtual classroom exercises and engagement activities.
  • CHAPTER 8: Designing Engagement Triggers & Exercises

    • Practice makes perfect
    • Applying learning quickly
    • Good vs poor engagement
    • The anatomy of successful exercises
    • Examples to learn from I
    • Lessons learned I
    • Examples to learn from II
    • Lessons learned II
    • Examples to learn from III
    • Lessons learned III
    • What are your thoughts?
    • Engagement and activity overview
    • Design effective chat exercises
    • Leveraging status indicators
    • Create whiteboard exercises that stick
    • Breakout room exercises and techniques
    • Peer-to-peer discussions
    • Application sharing and how it’s done right
    • Design effective web browsing exercises that maximize interaction
    • Drawing attention with arrows and shapes
    • Dos and don’ts of sharing documents
    • Designing effective activities
    • Adding activities to your virtual training
    • Single and duo facilitation- a review
    • When a producer is needed
    • When no producer is available
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 9:Reviewing Virtual Training

    • The E in ASSURE
    • Data points that matter
    • Engagement scores
    • Collecting feedback
    • Drawing the overall picture
    • Suggesting next steps
    • Review and recommend
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • WRAP UP

    • Let’s call it a wrap!
    • Are we ready yet?
    • Thank you!
    • Feedback keeps us going!
  • WELCOME CHAPTER

    • First impressions are important
    • Who is this course meant for?
    • Your materials
    • Let’s get ready!
    • What are you in for?
    • Equipment needs
    • Smooth takeoff
    • We’d like to know you better
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 1: 101 of Online Trainings

    • Getting started with virtual training
    • The raise of virtual training
    • What is virtual training?
    • Webinars, webcasts, and virtual classrooms
    • A short description
    • F-2-F vs virtual training
    • The look and feel of virtual training
    • Synchronous & asynchronous online training
    • The modern virtual classroom
    • A status quo assessment
    • Sharing is caring
    • Topics taught online
    • Moving from traditional to virtual training
    • Is virtual training the right solution?
    • Choosing the best learning event type
    • Start plotting
    • The foundation
    • The difference between good and bad
    • Learner-centric training design
    • How long does it take to develop an hour of virtual training
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 2: The Covid-19 Impact

    • A pandemic and its impact
    • Enrolment statistics
    • Motivation and focus
    • Distractors and their influence on learning transfer
    • 10 mistakes to avoid
    • Modern learner expectations on virtual learning
    • Important statistics in a nutshell
    • Lessons learned
    • Take a minute to reflect
    • Learning from one-another
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 3: Roles, Responsibilities & Required Competencies

    • Understanding different personas
    • The instructional designer
    • The facilitator
    • The producer
    • The learner
    • Understanding knowledge, skills and competencies
    • Highlighting strengths and weaknesses
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 4: ASSURE & Virtual Training Design

    • Must-dos of instructional design
    • Adult learning principles in virtual training
    • Overall curriculum design approach including pre-, post- and intersession work
    • AS&S of ASSURE
    • Knowing your audience
    • Considering different learner needs
    • Enhancing persona profiles
    • Understanding technical limitations from the start
    • Listing obstacles and solutions
    • Goal setting
    • Defining the what and how
    • Virtual training project plan
    • Mapping projects
    • Delivery mode
    • Single or duo facilitation?
    • Class size determination
    • Healthy flows of virtual trainings and breaks
    • Adding shape to the picture
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 5: Selecting the Right Technology

    • Helpful technology solutions
    • Important tech knowledge
    • Necessary equipment and software
    • Inventory review I
    • A participants view
    • A tools and platform landscape
    • Conferencing tool features
    • Virtual classroom tool features
    • Inventory review II
    • Support tools to make online training more exciting
    • Opportunities with and without producers
    • Building a virtual design & delivery ecosystem
    • Creating a framework
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 6: Designing Support Materials

    • Documents needed for successful virtual training
    • Mapping your virtual learning session
    • Consolidating and enhancing the training outline
    • Presentation deck design
    • Common design problems and suggested solutions
    • Scripting presentations for virtual training
    • Focusing on what is relevant
    • Designing a prototype
    • Getting feedback
    • Designing virtual training for mobile devices
    • Blended learning in webinars
    • Adding spice
    • Creating a facilitator guide
    • Draft your support material- Part I
    • Develop a producer guide
    • Draft your support material- Part II
    • Summarize all in a session flow
    • Draft your support material- Part III
    • Participant handouts
    • Draft your support material- Part IV
    • Drafting exercise instructions
    • Job aids
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 7: LIVE WEBINAR Exercises & Engagements (3,5 hrs)

    • Live webinar: Exercises & engagement
    During this webinar course participants have the opportunity to discuss and experience virtual classroom exercises and engagement activities.
  • CHAPTER 8: Designing Engagement Triggers & Exercises

    • Practice makes perfect
    • Applying learning quickly
    • Good vs poor engagement
    • The anatomy of successful exercises
    • Examples to learn from I
    • Lessons learned I
    • Examples to learn from II
    • Lessons learned II
    • Examples to learn from III
    • Lessons learned III
    • What are your thoughts?
    • Engagement and activity overview
    • Design effective chat exercises
    • Leveraging status indicators
    • Create whiteboard exercises that stick
    • Breakout room exercises and techniques
    • Peer-to-peer discussions
    • Application sharing and how it’s done right
    • Design effective web browsing exercises that maximize interaction
    • Drawing attention with arrows and shapes
    • Dos and don’ts of sharing documents
    • Designing effective activities
    • Adding activities to your virtual training
    • Single and duo facilitation- a review
    • When a producer is needed
    • When no producer is available
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • CHAPTER 9:Reviewing Virtual Training

    • The E in ASSURE
    • Data points that matter
    • Engagement scores
    • Collecting feedback
    • Drawing the overall picture
    • Suggesting next steps
    • Review and recommend
    • Recap
    • Knowledge check
    • Ask away
  • WRAP UP

    • Let’s call it a wrap!
    • Are we ready yet?
    • Thank you!
    • Feedback keeps us going!

* Note: Course outline might change depending on course updates.

Level

Foundational

Language

English

Video Subtitles

English, German, Spanish

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Instructors

Tanja Schmidt

The Online Training Expert

Tanja has trained trainers from more than 100 different nationalities on how to create powerful and effective online trainings for their learners. In this course she helps cutting to the chase on designing online trainings and provides all the Do’s and Don’ts that you need to make your training stick with your learners.

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