Virtual learning allows students to interact and learn with others outside of their classroom and school using virtual conferencing tools.
The main tools available to schools for video conferencing are:
- Cisco Webex Teams: a virtual learning conferencing platform containing interactive collaboration tools. This platform is currently being implemented across the Department and can be accessed on all devices. For more information see:
- Polycom: a video conferencing system built into a classroom or meeting room
- Adobe Connect: a web based conferencing system that can be used on computers
- Skype for Business: an instant messenger with video capability.
For information on getting started with these tools, see
Virtual conferencing tools on the Digipubs website.
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.
For more virtual teaching ideas and materials, see
Virtual learning on the DigiPub website .
For virtual learning sessions, see:
Teaching services provided over video conferencing
You can get support on virtual learning and conferencing from a coach.
Our virtual learning coaches are:
For general support, contact