Hybrid and Online Training (HOT)

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

Download the 3 steps necessary to become HOT certified (PDF file.).

Instructors have the opportunity to become certified to teach online and hybrid courses. To become certified, instructors must complete the Hybrid and Online Training (HOT) course. This three week course is offered several times throughout the year and is completed entirely online. Please note that it is not a self-paced course and will need to be completed within the published timelines.
To become eligible for the HOT course, instructors must first complete the pre-requisites Blackboard Basic and Advanced.

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 area 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:

where to find your training course

Faculty members taking the HOT course 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, or an appointment can be reserved to use the faculty training lab.

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

Prerequisite for HOT: You can complete Blackboard Training in one of three Convenient Ways:

1. Online DIY
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 Bb Basic and Bb Advanced, an instructional technologist will check and verify successful completion of activities from your BBPRACTICE course.

2. Face-to-Face Hands-on Training Workshops
This option has two 1½ - 2½ hour sessions.
Basic – Introduction to the Blackboard Learning System provides the instructor with the core tools for the teaching and learning process.
Advanced – This sections shares more about the interactive assessment tools and how to get started using Grade Center.

3. Attend Online Webinars – Several times throughout the year Webinar Workshops are available for both the Basic and Advanced sessions. Both sessions are 1 to 1½ hours each. Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, you will follow along with the moderator and return back to your BBPRACTICE course to complete activities. Once activities are completed, you will fill out the form found in the BBTRAINING course to request review.

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).

8/3/2016 (REGISTRATION COMPLETED) August 8 - August 28, 2016
9/7/2016 September 12, 2016 – October 2, 2016
9/28/2016 October 3, 2016 – October 23, 2016
10/26/2016 October 31, 2016 – November 20, 2016
11/16/2016 November 21, 2016 - December 11, 2016
1/4/2017 January 9, 2017 - January 29, 2017
2/1/2017 February 6, 2017 - February 26, 2017
3/1/2017 March 6, 2017 - March 26, 2017
3/15/2017 March 20, 2017 - April 9, 2017
4/26/2017 May 1, 2017 - May 21, 2017
5/31/2017 June 5, 2017 - June 25, 2017
7/5/2017 July 10, 2017 - July 30, 2017
7/26/2017 July 31, 2017 - August 20. 2017