UTSA Hybrid Academy

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The Hybrid Academy is a free, professional development opportunity for UTSA faculty who are interested in building a high-quality hybrid course. Hybrid Academy will run from June 12th – June 22nd with class sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays; with asynchronous online pre-sessions for Blackboard training and preparatory work June 4th – 8th.

Application is now closed.
Please note: The Hybrid Academy application will be routed through your department chair for approval.

2018 Hybrid Academy Timeline of Events


Workshop Highlights

Participants will review and discuss best practices for hybrid teaching and will build their course autonomously. Basic Blackboard skills are a pre-requisite. Participants can expect:

  • Hands-on activities guided by the Online Learning team to begin building a hybrid course.
  • Examples of exemplary course content and best practices.
  • Online Q&A sessions with university faculty that have experience teaching hybrid and online courses.
  • Additional advice from university resources about:
    • Copyright in Education
    • Accessibility in Education
    • Course Management and Engagement

Workshop Outcomes

By the end of the Hybrid Academy participants will be able to create:

  • A hybrid course syllabus and schedule
  • A course orientation
  • Course framework and a content development plan
  • A template to build out learning modules

Upon completion of required activities, participants will receive a certificate. For more information or questions related to the Hybrid Academy, please contact onlinelearning@utsa.edu.


Click on the video below to learn more about benefits of teaching a hybrid course and attending the Hybrid Academy. 

Dr. Heather Shipley   |  Interim Vice Provost and Dean of University College,
Interim Chief Online Learning Officer,
Participant of the Hybrid Academy 2015

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