2017 Conference: Certified Trainer Course Information


2017 Conference: Certified Blackboard Trainer Course

The Texas Blackboard Users Group is proud to partner with Blackboard for a unique training opportunity. As part of our annual fall conference, T-BUG officers are excited to announce the Certified Blackboard Trainer Program exclusively for T-BUG members.

Certified Trainer Program Details

The Blackboard Certified Trainer Program is a collaborative learning experience designed to give professionals who are tasked with training and support at their institutions or organizations an in-depth look at how to train effectively. The program is based on a professional training framework that promotes core competencies and best practices in training, thus ensuring that the Blackboard user community as a whole has access to the highest-quality training programs.

Upon successful completion of the program, each participant will be awarded with “Blackboard Certified Trainer” status. This credential will provide you with access to:

  • A Blackboard-recognized status for use in your professional endeavors
  • Access to the Blackboard Certified Trainer Community
  • Networking and professional development opportunities

Your certification credential is effective for two years. To maintain your status, credential renewal is required.

Facilitated by a Blackboard Training Program Mentor, this program combines asynchronous and synchronous activities to explore methods of online teaching and learning and best practices in training.  Learners will participate in a combination of team and individual projects, asynchronous collaboration and discussion, and synchronous presentations.

The program consists of the following components:

Program Details

  • Kick Off Webinar – Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm CST
  • Online portion begins Monday, October 9, 2017
  • One day of Short Virtual Presentations – Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • Online portion ends Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Onsite (long) Presentations (at the La Quinta Inn in San Antonio, Texas) Tuesday, October 31 & Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Universities who purchase the certified training course directly from Blackboard typically pay $3200.00 per participant. As a special offering for T-BUG members, we are happy to offer this training for a fraction of the price for just $1500.00 per participant. Whrn you reserve both the certified trainer and the T-BUG conference the combined cost will be $1750.00.

Interested participants need to hurry! There are only 14 spots A waiting list is now available for the Blackboard Certified Trainer program.

You do not want to miss this once in a lifetime price for the Blackboard Certified Trainer program.

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