Virtual learning and conferencing

​Virtual learning allows students to interact and learn with others outside of their classroom and school using virtual conferencing tools.

Get started

The main tools available to schools for video conferencing are:

  • 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
  • Microsoft Lync / Skype: 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

Get advice

You can get support on virtual learning and conferencing from a coach.

Our virtual learning coaches are:

For general support, contact digital.learning@edumail.vic.gov.au