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Getting Ready for NIC Webinars and Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

What is the cost for NIC Webinars and/or VILTs?

As with all NIC training, there are no tuition or fees associated with NIC webinars or VILTs.

How Do I Participate Effectively In a WebEx Event Center Webinar/ Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) Series? How Do I Get Ready?

webinar guy To attend an NIC WebEx Event Center webinar and/or an NIC VILT session, you need a hands-free telephone, headset or earbuds, and an internet-enabled computer. For optimum learning, be in a quiet place, free from distractions / interruptions, sight-and sound separated from others, where you can concentrate on what is happening during the webinar / VILT session. A separate office space with a door to close is an ideal setting. Connect to the session audio bridge via a hands-free telephone, using earbuds / headset connected to your phone / cell phone so your hands are free to interact with your keyboard.

Test your computer system compatibility prior to the webinar / VILT session here https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html.  If your browser does not pass the test, contact Webex Technical Support at 1-877-669-1782 and tell them you will be attending an NIC webinar on NIC's Webex site at http://nicmeetings.webex.com. They can help you troubleshoot connectivity issues.

NIC strongly recommends consulting with your agency / Local IT, as you may encounter pop-up blocking and/or firewall issues that block the NIC Webex webinar / VILT session url and your ability to connect to this session.

NIC  WebEx webinars and VILT sessions are not compatible with smartphones. NIC recommends you connect to sessions on a desktop computer, laptop, or a tablet computer.

What If I Experience Difficulty During the Webinar and/or VILT session?

Contact Webex Technical Support at 1-877-669-1782 and tell them you are attending an NIC webinar and/or VILT session on NIC's Webex site at http://nicmeetings.webex.com . They can help you troubleshoot connectivity issues.

We strongly recommend you work with your agency / local IT in advance of the webinar / VILT session as it may be an agency firewall / security setting preventing you from connecting.

FOR WEBINARS ONLY

What if I / we are not compatible for live webinar viewing?

What if I am unable to watch live?

How can I / we get a copy of webinar recording?

The webinar will be available for viewing / download online approximately two weeks post delivery. If you are registered for the webinar, you will receive notification when the recording can be accessed on our website via email.

How Do I Participate in the Webinar?

Follow the link in your webinar reminder from messenger@webex.com then join the audio connection so you can hear the webinar facilitators / presenters. Please begin logging in 15 minutes prior to the start time as the session will start on time.

I Have a Question and Want to Participate! How Can I?

Join the Live Chat when you join the webinar room! Your Host and Moderator will show you how! Join the national conversation!

How Do I / We Receive Training Credit For NIC Live Webinars? 

  1. Contact your agency Training Director / Administrator / Coordinator about receiving training credit, needed documentation regarding NIC webinars, and what you should submit to receive it.
  2. NIC does not issue training certificates for participation in live webinars, as we do not track participation at sites / and or by individuals through the NIC Learning Center.
  3. Many corrections and/or criminal justice agencies across the US have developed sign in sheets and other documentation methods so that staff members can receive training credit for participating in NIC live webinars.
  4. All webinar participants who attend the webinar will receive a “Thank You for Attending and Participating” email from the NIC Webex system approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the webinar from messenger@webex.com Please check your spam / junk folder for this email, as it contains specific information that details attendance at NIC webinars. 

Are NIC Webinars Recorded? How Do I Access the Recording? What About the Slides or Other Handouts?

All NIC live webinars are recorded, and are made available after editing at the NIC website. As a registered site / participant, you will receive notification when the recording and other webinar materials can be accessed on the NIC website via email.

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FOR VILTs ONLY

How Do I Participate in the VILT session?

Follow the link in your VILT session reminder from messenger@webex.com then join the audio connection so you can hear the VILT facilitators and fellow participants. Please begin logging in 15 minutes prior to the start time as the session will start on time.

Will I Receive a Certificate for a VILT / VILT series? What if it is a part of a blended program (Instructor Led Training and VILT) combination?

Yes. Registration for all NIC VILTs run through the NIC Learn Center. When you complete the VILT, whether it is a part of a blended (ILT + VILT) NIC program or a VILT series, your attendance is noted in NIC’s Learn Center. Your certificate will be available at the conclusion of the blended program and/or VILT series.

Do I have to attend all VILT sessions to complete a VILT series if it has multiple sessions? What happens if I miss one?

Yes, you do. All VILT sessions and intercession work in between each VILT session comprise the VILT series. You will complete the series by attending all interactive VILT sessions and completing intercession work between sessions. If you miss one VILT session or fail to complete intercession work, you will not complete the series. NIC does not offer makeup sessions, as there is required intercession work in between each VILT session and each session builds into the next.

Sample Vilt Series

Who Do I Contact for More Information?
Leslie LeMaster, Correctional Program Specialist, NIC Academy Division

llemaster@bop.gov