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Designing and Delivering Online Sessions

This toolkit will support you to deliver sessions online that are engaging and designed with your audience in mind.

Overview of the toolkit 


As the world becomes increasingly digital, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, knowing how to design and deliver engaging sessions online is essential. This means we have to think about how we adapt our face-to-face events, meetings, focus groups, and services for an online audience. Hosting events online can make charities’ services more accessible, removes geographical restrictions, and provides opportunities for new ways of fundraising.

This Designing and Delivering Online Sessions toolkit provides an overview of how to create engaging sessions for an online audience. This toolkit is designed for use by people of all levels of experience or prior knowledge and provides an introduction to delivering online sessions.


Summary of the content in the guide

The toolkit provides guidance and support on:

  • how to move what would have been face-to-face sessions online
  • how to make sessions interactive and engaging
  • the different platforms available for virtual sessions
  • tips for when you are the host and facilitating online sessions
  • the key principles to consider when designing your session
  • how you can embed online sessions into your organisation for the long-term

Download the toolkit