Let’s take a deeper dive into how online trainers can get the most from the unique capabilities of Adobe Connect. We’ll also highlight additional applications, such as hosting webinars, live events, and virtual team meetings to boost in-house collaboration.
7 Ways To Maximize Your Resources With Virtual Training Tech
1. Use Virtual Training Templates
Persistence and virtual training templates help a little go a long way. You can create them once and use then re-use them across the organization to cut costs and development time. In fact, Adobe Connect can help trainers create storyboards to guide learners’ attention so that they don’t miss a thing. You can also light up your virtual training stage with images, multimedia, chats, notes, and interactive courses to bring even more excitement to the experience.
2. Personalize The VILT Experience With Breakout Rooms
Breakout rooms give learners the chance to chat in smaller groups and host their own peer coaching sessions. As a result, you bridge gaps more cost-effectively since these sessions offer built-in peer feedback. This also enhances personalization, due to the fact that every employee can focus on areas for improvement discreetly and tap into coworker know-how. For instance, there’s a breakout room session that centers on interpersonal skills or group problem-solving. Attendees identify soft skills they need to work on or figure out new troubleshooting strategies. Here are a few innovative uses for breakout rooms:
- Ice-breaker meet-and-greets for new hires
- Interactive Q&A sessions to collect feedback and address employees’ concerns
- Group strategic planning events for individual goal-selling
- Roundtables that allow learners to share recent challenges and explore creative solutions
3. Host Topic Chats
Host multiple chat instances on your virtual training stage based on specific topics, gaps, or core competencies. With Adobe Connect, participants can even use colored text and emoticons to express themselves and liven up the conversation. These topic chats are also great for targeted problem-solving. For example, several employees are having trouble with customer complaints. They can start a chat to discuss potential obstacles and solutions to not only de-stress but improve CX scores.
4. Use Polls For Quick Knowledge Checks And Feedback
Polls and surveys help you gather actionable insights and pinpoint emerging challenges. You can even use them to fine-tune your virtual training strategy based on employee preferences. Does your staff prefer one type of activity or JIT support resource over another? Adobe Connect also allows you to ask questions and get answers in real-time. For example, use multi-choice, multi-answer, or open-ended short answers to get their input right away.
5. Schedule Live Events To Foster Internal Knowledge Sharing
Employees are your most valuable assets in more ways than one. They don’t just provide amazing customer service, pitch your products, and represent your brand. Staff members can often step into the role of mentors, coaches, and internal SMEs. Schedule live virtual training events with special guest speakers (AKA top performers). Your customer support manager might offer tips to tackle task-related challenges or mitigate compliance risks on the job, while your warehouse supervisor hosts remote safety training events to keep everyone safe and reduce workers’ comp claims.
6. Host Winning Webinars For Targeted (Reusable) Training
Think of webinars as the gift that keeps giving, especially if you record them for later viewing. Host a webinar about customer or sales enablement, then add it to your virtual training library so that learners can view it for months (or years) to come. In some cases, you can even create evergreen content to stretch your budget and extend your course’s shelf life. The key is to make it a holistic experience. For instance, the webinar is the centerpiece, but real-world activities and microlearning support tools help autonomous learners along the way. Then again, you can always break this webinar into bite-sized modules to make it JIT-ready.
Of course, making the most of virtual training technology hinges on the right tool. You need a platform that’s user-friendly to avoid rollout roadblocks. at’s where Adobe Connect steps in. It’s intuitive, robust, and flexible enough to suit every virtual training use case. Another stand-out feature of Adobe Connect is Engagement Dashboards which allow you to read the crowd and adjust the course accordingly. For example, slow down, ask questions, or share supplemental training activities to get them actively involved. You can track attention and a variety of other interactive participation metrics to ensure that every member of your team is fully engaged.
Whether you’re just starting to dive into virtual training strategies or would like to improve your existing VILT approach, this guide is an essential read. Download the eBook The VILT Instructor’s Handbook: How To Launch A Top-Notch Virtual Training Program On A Tight Timeline to enact meaningful change and leverage the full power of online training platforms.