Virtual learning allows students to interact and learn with others outside of their classroom and school using virtual conferencing tools.
The department provides Cisco Webex as a safe virtual learning conferencing platform for Victorian government schools. Webex contains collaboration tools including whiteboards, video and file sharing and breakout spaces and in-built interactive tools such as polling and quizzes. Webex can be accessed by students on all devices through a meeting link shared by teachers.
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Victorian government schools using the Department's instances of Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft 365 may also access the in-built video conferencing facilities in these platforms:
- Google Meet: a virtual conferencing platform with collaborative tools and video capability to support classroom learning
- Microsoft Teams: a virtual learning conferencing platform where teachers and students can meet, collaborate, create and share resources.
Ideas and sessions for the classroom
Virtual learning can be synchronous, where all students log in at the one time in a virtual classroom, or it can be asynchronous, where students access session recordings in their own time.
Virtual learning can include:
- face-to-face teaching
- video streaming of live classes with recordings available afterwards
- class time devoted to online collaboration, exploration and problem solving
- forums where students can ask questions to each other or of teachers.
Virtual learning resources
Resources for additional online subjects including languages and VCE subjects are listed here.
Teaching services provided via virtual and blended learning modes include:
Technical support for virtual learning and conferencing is available by submitting a request to Service now via the Services Portal
For advice and support on using virtual learning to deliver learning and teaching, please email firstname.lastname@example.org