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Focus Week: Key Principles for Student Success and Engagement in an Online Environment

22 March 2023
Recording of Zoom Webinar

Please note: This live event has now occurred. However, you can still purchase the recording of this webinar individually OR as part of the Student Support Bundle.

This webinar is one of five available during Velg Training's dedicated Focus Week - Student Support.

About this webinar

Most of us have been training online for the last couple of years – some even longer. But as the world becomes accustomed to ‘Zoom calls’ and ‘MS Teams’ does this automatically mean best-practice principles of online orientation and engagement are being applied in our delivery of online training and assessment?

Care must be taken from the get-go to ensure no student is left behind. This session shows how to do it!


  • Ways to orient students to the online environment - even when you're not there  

  • What 'presence' is and why it's important  

  • Impact of digital skills/literacy levels on students' ability to navigate online systems - and how you can help

  • Simple techniques you can use to support student confidence online

Key topics covered within webinar

  • Orienting students to the online environment
  • The importance of ‘presence’
  • Digital skills/literacy levels for navigation
  • Techniques to support student confidence online

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 72 hours of the session close. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging on to the online training session.

Date & Time

Wednesday 22 March  2023
10:30am - 11:30am (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:30am - 12:30pm (AEDT: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
11:00am - 12:00pm (ACDT: SA)
10:00am - 11:00am (ACST: NT)
8:30am - 9:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Anyone involved in the delivery or development of online training for students: 

  • Trainers 
  •  Assessors 
  • Training Managers 
  • Course Developers 
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Allison Miller, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Allison Miller


Allison Miller is a professional learning and business development leader of 25 years. She is the Director and Lead Consultant of Digital Capability, an organisation which specialises in cutting edge online learning and online business solutions. Allison also helps educational organisations ensure that their training and assessment is effective and compliant, especially online. Allison has a Master of Learning and Development (Organisational Development), Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Education (Secondary Business), Diploma of VET, and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Business. She also leads the ePortfolios Australia professional network and the annual Australian Eportfolio Forum.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter Allison Miller before the session, please email

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