Getting the Most out of Your Virtual Course | Online Learning Tips

The online learning environment may be a new way of learning for some people. With our new virtual course calendar, we wanted to offer some online learning tips so you can get the most out of your course.


Online Learning Tips

  • Set up a dedicated workspace. Find an area in your home that has limited distractions and noise.
  • Use a laptop or desktop computer. For the best experience, use a laptop or desktop computer rather than your mobile device.
  • Test your equipment before the webinar begins. Plugin your headphone to make sure they work, and test your microphone
  • Keep your training materials close by. Participants will receive a hard copy of the training material prior to the online course. Keep it in your workspace so you can follow along with the virtual course.
  • Use a comfortable chair.
  • Give yourself some time to get ready. Treat your online course like work. Wake up, do your regular morning routine, and get ready for the day.
  • Use the breaks. During the scheduled breaks, take some time to get up and walk around your home, grab a coffee or water, get something to eat, and recharge yourself for your next module.
  • Make note of your questions. When you have questions, write them down so you can remember them during the question periods.
  • Engage with the webinar. To get the most out of your online learning experience, be sure to participate in the polls and interactive elements.


Get more information about CIET’s virtual real-time courses and visit our energy efficiency training calendar to register for an upcoming course.



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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.




You can find more information about CIET’s virtual training approach:

Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!


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The CIET Team
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