Teaching in a Virtual Classroom

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 - 12:30 to Tuesday, 1 April, 2014 - 14:00

Facilitators: May Tse and Rambo Lai, CELT

This spring semester, CELT offers you two workshops on the use of the online collaborative platform Virtual Classroom. In the first workshop, you will take part in an online experiential tour that demonstrates the key functions and features of a Virtual Classroom from the perspective of the participants. In the second workshop, you will get to see behind the scenes of a virtual class, in other words, you will learn about designing and delivering interactive content through Virtual Classroom.





Prerequisite &

“At Your Desktop” Series -  Experiential Tour of the Virtual Classroom

  • get familiar with the interface and the basic functions and features of the Virtual Classroom from the perspective of a participant

  • experience the different learning interactivities available to the participants

Tue, 25 Mar 2014
12:30 - 13:30
(1 hour)

At your desktop with Internet connection

No prerequisite.

Registration closed.

Behind the Scenes – Designing and Moderating a Virtual Class

  • get to know the interface and features of the Virtual Classroom from the perspective of a moderator

  • understand the effort required to design and deliver a Virtual Classroom session

  • tips and suggestions on design and delivery

Tue, 1 Apr 2014
12:30 - 14:00
(1.5 hours)

Rm 6558
(Lift 29-30)

The above workshop is a prerequisite.

Please register

About the Virtual Classroom

The application Virtual Classroom is powered by Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing. It offers a synchronous online collaborative platform for instructors to meet their target audience virtually in a geographically dispersed context. The instructors can use the platform for a variety of purposes such as teaching online, doing presentations, and moderating online discussions.

Basic Functions and Features

Online text chat

Audio and video conferencing

Interactive whiteboard

Polling with/without publishing result

Breakout Room for group discussion

Desktop application sharing

Online quizzes

Web tours

Real-time file distribution


For enquiries, please contact us at 2358 8036 or virtualclass@ust.hk.