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 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.

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

Prerequisite for HOT: Blackboard Training and Support - 3 Convenient Ways

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.

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).

10/22/2014

11/19/2014

1/7/2015

2/4/2015

3/4/2015

4/1/2015*

5/6/2015

6/3/2015

7/1/2015

7/29/2015

*Early Registration Deadline in Advance of Spring Break

October 27 – November 16, 2014

November 24 – December 14, 2014

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