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Virtual Classroom Design and Delivery Introductory Programme

Enhance your online presence and content to create brilliant webinars and engaging virtual classrooms where learning and development thrive.


4-6 hours

Online self-directed

Introductory Programme


Effective learning design and delivery requires a blend of approaches, including digital. Creating brilliant virtual classroom and live webinar sessions demands passion for knowledge sharing as well as specialist skills suited to the audience and medium. This includes following a clear structure and purpose to create maximum opportunities to transfer learning and engage participants.

This programme explains the holistic approach to optimising the learning environment and learning mindset. Exploring the common tools available, participants will build upon their knowledge of platform-agnostic inclusion, interaction and design in a practical way.

For maximum impact at individual and organisation level, this course will also help L&D professionals settle nerves and build confidence when delivering virtual classes to communicate their message in a credible way. Debunking some of the myths of online learning, it demonstrates how to steer the live classroom environment and extend the learning experience afterwards.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months. The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.


The purpose of this course is to:

  • establish a clear purpose for online learning for participants
  • explain the importance of engaging participants before the live session
  • use visual design and interactions to enhance learning in a live session
  • explore the practicalities of running a virtual classroom
  • compile activities to do after the live session to continue the learning experience.

Is this course right for me?

This Introductory Programme is for people professionals seeking to improve the design and delivery of live learning and communication via virtual classrooms or webinars. From establishing the objectives of a session to embedding learning, L&D practitioners, HR practitioners, communication leaders and line managers will find this course practical and inspiring.

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