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Virtual Classroom

The virtual classroom provides real time classes, mimicking a traditional classroom. Similar to a webinar, but with enhanced with features for interactivity.

Features of the Virtual Classroom

Adobe Connect is the platform with enhanced tools for teaching.


  • Screen to view slides, spreadsheets, class materials, websites or videos
  • Text chat box
  • Side panel with participants and buttons to raise your hand to ask a question


  • Simultaneously view lecture slides or share screen to display materials for discussions
  • White board – instructor can write on the white board just like in a classroom.  This feature is very helpful in biostatistics and industrial hygiene courses.
  • Q & A- respond to multiple choice questions with immediate results to stimulate discussions
  • Polling to get class responses  

Text Chat

  • Text questions to the instructor
  • Add comments
  • Participate in class sessions

Two-way audio

  • Listen to the instructor present the materials on the screen
  • Participate in class discussions
  • Debate with other students

Recorded classes

  • Miss a class – listen to the recorded class
  • Review for an exam
Attending Class
  • Real-time classes are scheduled once a week in the evenings for approximately 2 ½ hours.
  • Small classes - 10-30 students are in each class.
  • Network with fellow students who are physicians, engineers, managers who are professionals in occupational health, environmental health, industrial hygiene, disaster management and other fields.
  • Engaged learning - Attending class provides a greater dimension in learning – class participation may be required in some class activities.
  • Recorded classes - Class sessions are recorded for later viewing and review.

Small group sessions

  • Your may meet virtually with other students - request a classroom to work on group projects or to have study sessions with your peers.
Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is the platform that supports the virtual classroom.

  • User-friendly interface to virtual classroom.
  • Accessible from anywhere with internet.

Adobe Connect Tutorial