Who is this tutorial for?

The online tutorial is designed for anyone interested in developing their knowledge and abilities in facilitating online events and courses.

There is no cost to participate in this tutorial. It is offered as an open educational resource by INASP.

What will you learn?

After going through this tutorial attentively and by completing all the activities, you will be able to:

  • Choose facilitation techniques that will work for a particular type of online engagement
  • Facilitate an online course
  • Run an online event such as a video conference or webinar
  • Choose tools to engage with online participants

Length of the tutorial

This is a self-study tutorial.  You can join any time and stay enrolled in the tutorial for as long as you would like. However, we recommend that you complete the tutorial within 4 weeks of joining.

Topics covered

The tutorial consists of four units.

  • Unit 1. Introduction to facilitating learning and active participationonline
  • Unit 2. Designing and planning synchronous online events
  • Unit 3. Facilitating synchronous online events
  • Unit 4. Facilitating asynchronous online courses
Expected time commitment

To get maximum benefit from the tutorial, you should plan to spend about 2-3 hours per unit on reading, completing the activities, and reflecting. We suggest that you go through the units sequentially, as each unit builds upon the previous one.

Learning resources and activities

Guided readings with embedded questions and reflective activities; check-your-understanding quizzes

Completion criteria
  1. Go through all the guided readings;
  2. Pass the quiz at the end of each unit; and
  3. Complete the feedback survey.

A certificate will be generated automatically for you once you have met the completion criteria. You can download this certificate from the tutorial homepage.

Connectivity required

We recommend that you access the tutorial on a reasonably fast internet connection so that you can watch the videos embedded in the content. However, you can complete the tutorial without necessarily watching the videos.


This is a self-study, self-paced tutorial, so there are no deadlines.

Technical support

We are unable to offer technical support for this tutorial. All the information you need to complete the tutorial successfully can be found in the introductory resource at the start of the tutorial.

Is the tutorial compatible with mobile devices?

From a technical point of view, you may use a web browser on your mobile phone or tablet to access INASP Moodle. This website is responsive and it will automatically resize to fit the dimensions of your screen.

However, we strongly recommend that you use a computer instead of a mobile device to study on this tutorial, as there are several activities for which a computer would be most suitable.

Can the learning resources be reused or adapted?

Yes. The learning resources have been developed by INASP and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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**You can enrolment in this tutorial anytime.**

You should first be logged in to this site. Create an account for yourself on this site (if you don't have one) or log in with your existing account. Click the 'Log in' link on the top right hand corner to proceed.

After you've logged in with your account, head to the course enrolment page, in case you're not on that page already. You may want to bookmark the course enrolment page in your browser to get to it easily. You will see a button called 'Enrol me'. Click this button to enrol in the tutorial.