Certified Trainer Program
Designed for those whose responsibilities include teaching others how to use e-learning technology, the Blackboard Certified Trainer Program is an intensive, blended-learning experience that affords participants the opportunity to earn a valuable professional credential.
The Certified Trainer Program is highly interactive and collaborative, and is therefore limited to small cohort size. Its focus is on the development of dynamic presentation skills, in conjunction with pedagogically sound teaching methodologies, all aimed at empowering graduates to deliver the most effective, efficient training possible.
All Certified Trainer sessions are facilitated by a Blackboard Training Program Mentor, and consist of a three-week online component followed by a one- or two-day (depending on cohort size) live synchronous session, in which participants present for evaluation the training workshop they have prepared over the previous weeks.
One session per year is conducted in the month leading up to Blackboard World, with final presentations and evaluations conducted onsite there. The remaining sessions, distributed throughout the year, are conducted completely online, with final evaluations taking place via remote Collaborate sessions. In addition to more convenient scheduling options and the avoidance of travel expenses, these web-only sessions prepare participants to deliver their training using web-conferencing technology, an option increasingly in demand from busy professionals. Special arrangements may be made for single-institution cohorts.
Your certification credential is effective for two years. To maintain your status, credential renewal is required.