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 complete the Basic and Advanced Blackboard lessons mentioned above.
Access to this training course is within every faculty member's Blackboard course listing. Look for “Blackboard Training & Support” then click on the course title to begin.
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.
1. Online DIY
With the DIY online self-paced Blackboard training option, all instructors are enrolled as a student in the Blackboard Training and Support course. Instructors request a practice course, and complete tasks online. Upon completion of Lesson 1 through Lesson 7 from Blackboard Training & Support, an instructional technologist will check and verify successful completion of tasks in the instructor’s practice 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 –To meet the needs of those faculty members who prefer the personal touch of a 1½ hour Face-to-Face training workshop, Educational Technology offers the COOL (Creative Options for Online Learning) workshop.
3. 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, you will follow along with the moderator.
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).
January 12 – February 1, 2015
February 9 – March 1, 2015
March 9 – March 29, 2015
April 13 – May 3, 2015
May 11 – May 31, 2015
June 8 – June 28, 2015
July 6 – July 26, 2015
August 3 – August 23, 2015