In order to obtain the certification in online instruction, it is necessary to complete 12 hours of face-to-face instruction. Faculty must attend the five (5) Required Courses (10 hours) and choose from one of the Elective Courses (2 hours). This certification must be completed in order to teach an online course via Blackboard.
An instructor may attend training at any campus location. The Getting Started in Blackboard session is one (1) hour in length and all other required sessions are two (2) hours and fifteen (15) minutes. All electives are still (2) hours. Getting Started is also now available in an online version via Avatar.
For questions, or to sign up for classes, send your name, G#, department, campus, extension, and employee status—along with the classes and dates you wish to take to: email@example.com. A schedule of classes has been emailed, and can be found in the online training calendar.