Hybrid and Online Training (HOT)

Instructors have the opportunity to become certified to teach online and hybrid courses at Wilmington University. To become certified, instructors must complete HOT.  

HOT is a 3 three week online course and is typically offered once a month. Please note that it is not a self-paced course, so instructors will need to complete the weekly assignments within the published timelines.  Instructors will complete assignments and submit them entirely online, which will then be evaluated by the HOT instructor.

Become Hybrid and Online Training (HOT) Certified in 3 Steps

Download the 3 Steps to become HOT Certified printable flyer (PDF).

Pre-requisite Workshops:
To become eligible to sign up for HOT, instructors must first complete 2 pre-requisite workshops: Blackboard Basics and Blackboard Advanced.

Hardware Requirement:
Faculty members taking HOT will need a headset microphone or internal laptop speakers to complete a week one activity. We recommend the Logitech H390 headset which can be purchased at Staples or Amazon. Alternatively, instructors can make an appointment to reserve the faculty training lab located at the Wilson Graduate Center by contacting EdTech@wilmu.edu.


This video covers the steps to get started with the Blackboard Basic and Advanced training.

Prerequisite for HOT: Blackboard Basics and Blackboard Advanced

You can complete these 2 Blackboard workshops in 1 of 3 convenient ways:

  1. Online Self-Paced (Do It Yourself!)
    With the Do It Yourself! online self-paced Blackboard training option, all instructors are enrolled as a student in the BBTRAINING course. Instructors, recently hired should receive a welcome letter with a BBPRACTICE course ID. If you don't have a BBPRACTICE course, you may request one by using this form

    Upon completion of Blackboard Basic and Blackboard Advanced, an instructional technologist will check and verify successful completion of activities from your BBPRACTICE course.  Access to this training course is within every faculty member's Blackboard course listing. On the Blackboard homepage, look in the "My Courses" module. Under the courses where you are a student, you will see the TRIN.BBTRAINING course. The screenshot below shows you where to access this training within Blackboard from the My Courses module:
    My Courses: Instructor and Student courses list

  2. Face-to-Face Hands-on Workshops
    This option has two 1½ - 2½ hour sessions.
    • Blackboard Basics – Introduction to the Blackboard Learning System provides the instructor with the core tools for the teaching and learning process.
    • Blackboard Advanced – This workshop shares more about the interactive assessment tools and how to get started using Grade Center.  To sign up for this topic, please complete Blackboard Basics. Then login to the WilmU Learning Center and click: Catalog -> Courses -> Search for Blackboard Advanced in the search bar. Then click the green Select Date button. You can only register if the prerequisite workshop has been completed.

  3. Online Webinars
    Both sessions are 1 to 1½ hours each.
    Webinars are available for both the Basic and Advanced sessions. Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (a web conference system similar to Skype), you will follow along with the moderator and return back to your BBPRACTICE course to complete activities. Once activities are completed, your practice course will be reviewed by an instructional technologist. 

HOT – Hybrid and Online Training Schedule

To enroll in the HOT course, pre-requisites and registration must be completed by 11:59pm on the dates listed below

Hybrid and Online Training (HOT) classes

Completed entirely online, but is not self-paced. Must be completed during the specified start/end dates.

7/26/2017 July 31, 2017 - August 20. 2017
9/6/2017 September 11, 2017 – October 1, 2017
9/27/2017 October 2, 2017 – October 22, 2017
10/25/2017 October 30, 2017 – November 19, 2017
11/22/2017 November 27, 2017 - December 17, 2017
1/4/2018 January 8, 2018 - January 28, 2018
1/31/2018 February 5, 2018 - February 25, 2018
2/28/2018 March 5, 2018 - March 25, 2018
4/11/2018 April 16, 2018 - May 6, 2018
5/2/2018 May 7, 2018 - May 27, 2018
5/3/2018 June 4, 2018 - June 24, 2018
7/5/2018 July 9, 2018 - July 29, 2018
8/0/2018 August 6, 2018 - August 26, 2018