ILT to VILT

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The hype around converting ILT to VILT has surged up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cost savings and improved training efficiency together contributed to the shift.

Talking about the process, conversion of ILT to VILT is more than transferring your PowerPoint presentation to virtual platforms. Indeed, the content needs to be converted into a specific, platform-compatible format, but there’s more into it.

From designing an interactive training interface to remodeling facilitator/ participant guides, and training the speakers and learners to engage in the course, the conversion of ILT to VILT is a comprehensive process.

Let's take a detailed look into it.

Here is the four-step process to convert ILT to a VILT

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1. Restructure your ILT deck

Review your current ILT presentation and identify the primary components of your training, i.e. information to be shared, role plays, videos, resources, gamification, etc.

Divide your content into small pieces and assess the time required to deliver each chunk.

Make sure you do not exceed the limit of 90 minutes for the entire training.

2. Use VILT interactions to redesign your ILT activities
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Choose a potent virtual platform for delivery. Incorporate your presentations, PDFs, resources, and other training material in the platform.

Ensure that the audio-visual components are balanced and do not disrupt the flow. Use the platform’s interactivity tools to make your session engaging and two-sided.

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3. Create facilitator and participant guides

Prepare detailed yet precise guides for your facilitators to walk through the agenda of the training, company’s expectations, training content, and most importantly, the instructions to carry out all the activities.

Similarly, participant guides provide instruction and brief your learners on presentation activities, expectations of the training, and how to get the most out of the training.

Make your guides interactive by using imagery, screenshots, and icons wherever required for explanation and demo.

4. Train your facilitators, moderators, and learners for a virtual experience

Select a moderator to regulate the entire VILT while the facilitator concentrates on delivering the information. Conduct dry runs with trainers and moderators to eliminate issues that may arise during the training.

Prepare your participants to get the most out of the training by emphasizing what you will cover and how they can benefit from it.

List the essential instructions for a learner to be an ideal participant in the training. The process, no matter how complicated it looks, is effective in the successful conversion of ILT to VILT.

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If it seems daunting to manage it on your own, connect with us for assistance. Brookwood is a leading eLearning service provider who help clients across different industry verticals to design their training programs.