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Webinar recording – How to deliver successful online training, workshops & events

About the webinar

This webinar explores the ins and outs of a number of different platforms and practical considerations for a successful online event.

James Akers, the Digital Culture Network’s Tech Champion for Data Analytics and Insight,  looks at the functionality available in different platforms, explores ways to make sessions interactive, and what technical setup is required to run workshops and training online.

You will learn

  • What platforms are available
  • Pros and cons of YouTube, Zoom and Teams
  • Common challenges of online delivery and how to overcome them
  • Technical setup and recommended equipment
  • The importance of accessible content for your audiences

Resources and links

Download the presentation used in the webinar (5MB)

Platforms and functionality



Microsoft Teams

Additional links

Google Jamboard

In the session we tried out Google Jamboard, here is our collated response to the questions What makes good training content?  and What makes good training delivery?

Responses to What makes good training content?  

  • Good visuals
  • Checking in with people
  • Tangible examples
  • Interactive polls, chats, tests
  • Well prepared material
  • Participation
  • Engaging speaker
  • Real-life examples, games, breakout rooms (although can be barriers at the beginning of the session when people do not know each other)
  • Setting out expectations at the start
  • Re-capping and visual examples

Responses to What makes good training delivery?

  • Good training structure
  • Variety of delivery
  • Being funny and relatable
  • Interactive engagament
  • Variation in content
  • Visual examples
  • Comfortable environment to share experiences

We reached the cap of 30 active users at a time during the session so asked attendees to take turns.


How to make your content accessible (Webinar recording)

StageTEXT – Captioning services and resources

VocalEyes – Audio description services and listings

‘How to…’ videos for making accessible work online – In Spring 2021, Graeae Theatre released a series of comprehensive ‘How to…’ videos and resources on how to make online work accessible. Each video has a different focus such as Working Creatively Online and Working with Neuro-Diverse Artists.


Online Safeguarding Resources and Training (PDF)

Online safety for organisations working with children and young people (Webinar recording)

Further Support

The Digital Culture Network is here to support you and your organisation. Our Tech Champions can provide free 1-2-1 support to all arts and cultural organisations who are in receipt of, or eligible for, Arts Council England funding. If you need help or would like to chat with us about any of the advice we have covered above, please get in touch. Sign up for our newsletter below and follow us on Twitter @ace_dcn for the latest updates.

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