Virtual Classroom FAQs
What is virtual instructor-led training?
Virtual instructor-led training is training that allows students to attend a fully instructor-led, live class session completely online. Using Centra’s platform, students attend sessions together in real-time online where in addition to hearing instructor lectures, they participate in group discussion, interactive exercises, and team work – just like in the “brick and mortar” classroom.
Do I need special software to participate?
No. Our environment runs on Mac and Windows operating systems. However, there are settings on your computer that may need to be adjusted to fully access the platform. You can tell if your computer is ready by accessing a quick and easy system check provided by Centra.
Do I need special equipment to participate?
Besides a computer, the only equipment you need to participate is an inexpensive headset with microphone readily available in most computer and electronics stores. This is required so you can listen to the instructor and other students and speak to them as well.
How is the audio portion of the class provided?
We use Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) so there is no need to dial into a separate telephone conference. Audio is transmitted directly over the internet through your computer.
Is the vILT course fully equivalent to its traditional classroom counterpart?
Yes. Both versions carry the same PDUs, teach to exactly the same learning objectives, and require the same amount of “seat time.”
What is the schedule for virtual, online classes?
Schedules vary. They may mirror the schedule for face-to-face delivery, or in four different schedule lengths of one-, two-, four- and six-week duration where the course is broken out into 90-minute modules with a maximum of three modules scheduled on a single day.
Is any offline homework required?
Yes. There are short reading assignments and exercises between some of the modules. Homework assignments are reviewed as a group during the next online session.
What is the attendance policy?
Just as with our traditional classroom events, students are expected to attend all sessions to receive course credit. However, you may miss up to 90 minutes without having to make-up that material. Students may miss a total of 3 hours and still receive course credit, as long as they access the session recording and log-in for the entire session’s length. Missing more than three hours requires attending the entire course again to receive course credit.
How are course materials provided?
All course materials are provided online available for download to your computer or for printing. Course materials are available prior to the start of your course, as soon as you receive an email from Strategy Execution with your log-in information for your specific session.
Are course sessions recorded and available after class?
Yes. All sessions are recorded and available for unlimited playback up to one year after the class concludes.
Is there a final exam and if so, how is it administered?
Yes. Most courses have a final exam. For those that do, you must correctly answer 18 out of 25 questions on the final exam, in addition to meeting the attendance requirements. The final exam will be administered immediately following the last module of the course, unless special arrangements have been made. You will have one hour to complete the exam and will learn your score immediately upon completion.