Online Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) offers the best of our classroom experience delivered in a virtual classroom.
These are publicly scheduled, open enrollment classes delivered by a live instructor in a virtual classroom. The instructor is online with you and available for immediate interaction with all partipants in the session. Choose from a wide variety of courses, and attend classes in the comfort of your home or office. Most classes are held 10:00 to 5:00 eastern with a 1 hour lunch break.
Virtual classrooms give you the benefits of traditional classroom training (including hands-on instruction from a live instructor, individual attention and a set schedule for attendance and completion) without the hassle and expense of travel. All you need is a computer and tablet (or two computers or monitors) and a high-speed Internet connection.
We use Citrix GoToTraining as our primary virtual classroom provider for most VILT classes. The Citrix GoToTraining platform is designed to support live, workshop training and go beyond slide sharing to offer engaging virtual training sessions. You can learn more about GoToTraining with the GoToTraining Video Overview.
For Students Enrolled in a Virtual Class
Each student will need to setup two (2) devices in order to take a class virtually. The first device must be a desktop or laptop computer (for most classes), and you will need the software (and version) being taught in the course installed on the device. This computer is the one you use to complete hands-on exercises and labs. The second device can be a desktop, latop, or tablet. Optionally, it can be a second monitor attached to the first, primary computer. The second device is used for viewing the instructors presentation in the GoToTraining virtual classroom. If you are also using an ebook as your courseware, a third device which can be a tablet, laptop, desktop, monitor, or ebook reader is recommended for viewing the courseware.
Virtual Classroom Attendance Setup
It is recommended that the following steps be completed by all participants at least 1 day before virtual classroom attendance.
- Downloaded and install the software you are learning on the primary computer you will be using for hands-on exercises.
Note: For most classes, a trial version of the software is acceptable, but keep in mind that Adobe Creative Cloud trials now expire after only 7 days. There is no way to re-start the trial, short of switching computers. Trial versions are typically only available in the most recent version release for the software.
- Download and extract the appropriate course data files using the link provided by your instructor.
Determine how you will be accessing the audio portion of the class (by dialing a toll number on your telephone or through your computer using free VoIP). Most students find it helpful to use a hands-free headset with a microphone for the class. This is not a requirement, but if you will be using your computer’s built-in microphone and speakers we ask that you take the course from a quiet place so as not to disturb the other students. On the day of your class, you can test your audio connection once you are in the training room. Here is link that explains more about audio connections:http://www.ledet.com/wiki/Test_GoToTraining_setup.
Test or confirm with your IT department that you can connect to the GoToTraining website and download the software to attend an online meeting without your firewall blocking it. Some students may find it easier to stay home and work from their home computer systems in instances where corporate firewalls would prevent access.