The three pieces of Hybrid Certification training are designed to support the development of a smooth hybrid course experience for instructors and students alike, as well as to meet SACSCOC Guidelines.

Spring 2021 Deadlines:
Dec 18th: Existing TCU employees who were on leave/sabbatical
Jan 18th: New hires to TCU

Hybrid Certification Table

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Hybrid Certification Training 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 training as soon as they are officially assigned to a course in TCU Class Search.

1. TCU Online Skills (Complete Option A or B)

Option A)

    • Attend BOTH of these workshops:
      • Building Your Course
      • Managing Your Course

Register for these workshops on our Events page.

Option B)

    • Complete the TCU Online: Skills Demonstration Project found in the Ramping Up Rapidly course in the Orientations semester in TCU Online. Go to the module TCU Online: Skills Demonstration Project to download the project information submission instructions. Instructors may begin working through the project on their own at any time.

2. Hybrid Design & Delivery Course

All faculty who have been assigned to a course in TCU Class Search are automatically enrolled in the Hybrid Design & Delivery Training 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 Training 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.

The four activities in the Hybrid Design & Delivery Training 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 a hybrid course, you will have a one-to-one consultation with your college eTrainer. You will be contacted by your college eTrainer to coordinate this consultation.

During the consultation you will 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 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 distlearn@tcu.edu to discuss how you can provide documentation to demonstrate equivalency.

Questions? See the Hybrid Training FAQ.