The three pieces of Hybrid Certification training are designed to meet SACSCOC Guidelines, and to ensure that all instructors are prepared with the necessary skills, training, and support in the event that there is a need for a sudden shift in course delivery format.
Fall 2021 Deadline: August 20th 5pm
All new Fall 2021 instructors – including full-time faculty, visiting lecturers, and adjuncts – will receive a $300 stipend for completing Hybrid Certification training through the Koehler Center. To receive the stipend, training must be completed prior to the first day of class. Stipends will be processed automatically with the October paycheck. There is no need to request the stipend.
Hybrid Certification Requirements
In order to become Hybrid Certified, faculty will need to complete the three pieces of required training. Faculty can access and begin the Hybrid Certification process as soon as they are officially assigned to a course in TCU Class Search AND made their TCU username and password (see IT for assistance if needed).
Faculty who are not listed in TCU Class Search should contact their departments to be officially assigned to their courses, or contact the Registrar’s office if their name is not displaying correctly.
Click on the three steps below to learn more about each one.
1. TCU Online Skills (Complete Either Option A OR Option B)
Option A) Complete the Skills Demonstration Project
Learn TCU Online at your own pace with video tutorials by completing the TCU Online: Skills Demonstration Project.
All faculty who have been assigned to a course in TCU Class Search and have a TCU username are automatically enrolled in the Ramping Up Rapidly with TCU Online Skills course. This course is found in the Orientations semester in TCU Online. If you are assigned in TCU Class Search but do not have access to the Ramping Up Rapidly with TCU Online Skills course, please notify the Koehler Center via the TCU Online Support Form.
Once in Ramping Up Rapidly, go to the module TCU Online: Skills Demonstration Project to download the project information and submission instructions. There is a video in each item’s sub-module with steps to walk you through that part of the project. Instructors may begin working through the project on their own at any time (approximately 2–3 hours). (To the right is the course’s tile you will find in TCU Online.)
Option B) Attend 2 Workshops
Attend BOTH of these workshops (6 hours total):
- Building Your Course (3 hours)
- Managing Your Course (3 hours)
These workshops are offered next on the following dates. Click the link for the workshop to view additional dates & times. Register for these workshops on our Events page. You must attend both workshops before the first day of classes to receive credit for this part of completion. Workshops are offered the week before classes when new hire contracts start.
2. Hybrid Design & Delivery Course
All faculty who have been assigned to a course in TCU Class Search and have a TCU username are automatically enrolled in the Hybrid Design & Delivery course. This course is found in the Orientations semester in TCU Online. If you are assigned in TCU Class Search but do not have access to the Hybrid Design & Delivery course, please notify the Koehler Center via the TCU Online Support Form.
This course is an asynchronous, self-paced course. It is designed to help instructors revise and adapt content and activities from previous face-to-face courses to the hybrid course format. Instructors may begin working through the four activities in the course on their own at any time. (To the right is the course’s tile you will find in TCU Online.)
The four activities in the Hybrid Design & Delivery course are:
- Quiz: Distance Education Regulations
- Assignment: Three-Component Syllabus Abstract
- Assignment: One Student-to-Student Activity and Rubric
- Assignment: Instructor Engagement Plan
3. Hybrid Consultation
In order to make sure that you feel confident teaching at TCU, you will get to have a one-to-one consultation with an eTrainer. This hour-long consultation is a time for you to ask questions from a colleague, as well as discuss and gain feedback on your four activities submitted in the Hybrid Design & Delivery Training course. You can also discuss and ask any questions you may have about the use of TCU Online.
Many existing faculty have already met some or all of the Hybrid Certification requirements. You can check this by visiting the Ramping Up Rapidly course in the Orientations semester in TCU Online. Look in the Grades area to see your training completion status.
Instructors who have successfully completed TCU’s Preparing to Teach Online are already Hybrid Certified. If you have previously completed training in online course design and pedagogy at another institution, please contact email@example.com to discuss how you can provide documentation to demonstrate equivalency.
Questions? See the Hybrid Certification FAQ.