When approaching the design of our Live Online Training, we were determined to maintain the same level of interaction and engagement that delegates have always enjoyed on our courses.
In order to achieve this, we were very clear that we needed a training tool that was simple in nature, but had the functionality to really bring to life the interactive training exercises that underpin our training.
While there were a number of tools available that perhaps supported this in one way or another, there was no single tool that fitted all of our exact requirements – and so, we set about creating our own.
Agil8’s Live Virtual Classroom
Built by our very own trainer, David Putman, this totally bespoke online training platform enables delegates to enjoy all of the same practical exercises online, that they would normally undertake in a face to face class. Whether it’s creating Sprint Backlogs and Burndown Charts on our Scrum courses or undertaking PI Planning for SAFe, we’re able to replicate the same interactive nature of our training within a virtual environment.
“We’ve managed to build a tool that allows us to contain virtually all of our exercises into a very simple web app, putting everything in one place, thereby lightening the cognitive load and allowing participants to concentrate on the concepts that we’re teaching.” David Putman, agil8 trainer and creator of the Live Virtual Classroom
Used alongside Zoom, our Live Virtual Classroom enables delegates to work in small teams and enjoy live collaboration throughout each practical activity. Our highly experienced trainers guide attendees through the course content, while the Live Virtual Classroom empowers them to learn – by doing.
“We’ve tried to replicate the classroom experience as closely as possible online. This allows us to concentrate on our teaching rather than spending half the time teaching the nuances of a specific technology.” David Putman
Specifically designed for Agile training
The user-friendly dashboard allows delegates to easily navigate from one practical exercise, to another. Employing a simple click and drag functionality, it allows multiple users to collaborate live with one another on each training exercise. Quick access to virtual whiteboards, as well as the ability to move forward and back through the course slide deck, are some of the additional features also available to delegates throughout the training.
Simplicity of the technology was a key driver throughout the design and development of this tool, and as a result the platform contains only a very small number of dedicated buttons to make the training experience as simple as possible.
“The goal when developing our online training was to really make the technology invisible. We wanted to ensure that it didn’t get in the way of the learning at all – and with the Live Virtual Classroom, I think we’ve done really well in achieving that”. David Hicks, agil8 CEO and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
Live Online Training – Upcoming Course Dates
Our online courses are available on both our public schedule (see upcoming course dates below), and as private classes delivered directly to individual companies. To find out more about our Live Online Training, please contact the agil8 team on 0207 796 9903 / firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.