Online Events: Ten Important Planning Questions

Virtual events are powerful and efficient ways for CTLs to facilitate the sharing of excellent teaching practices at their institutions. View this webinar on how to run an online event to provide CTLs with additional insights from someone who has been in their shoes. Another goal of the webinar is to facilitate discussion as the field of educational development considers future directions for online events.

During this webinar, Tracie Addy, CTL Director at Lafayette College (and co-author of What Inclusive Instructors Do), will describe the steps that her center took in planning, managing, and executing a virtual assignment design institute focused on social justice, one of several online events that her center has organized. She will go into depth, answering many of the questions that organizers have when creating an interactive and engaging online space where attendees can collaborate and learn together. Specifically, she will discuss:

  • Online Event Design: Goals of the event, types of virtual venues, registration, resources/budget

  • Virtual Venue Choice: Pros/cons of using institutional websites, learning management systems, and online event platforms

  • Pre-Event Planning and Day of the Event Considerations: Internal planning processes, facilitator profiles, multi-day scheduling, marketing, accessibility, communication modalities, leveraging social media, networking, session presentation

  • Post-Event Procedures: Inviting participant feedback, curating resources

This webinar is an excellent opportunity to hear how Tracie and her team successfully deployed an online CTL event. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions about what is involved in organizing a virtual event and also share their experiences.

Link to recorded webinar: HERE 
This webinar was presented by:
Tracie Marcella Addy, PhD, MPhil
She/Her/Hers
Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning
Director of CITLS
@CITLSLafCol @TracieAddy
Find out more about running an online event or conference on Acadiate.