The Fall Blend: Hybrid Course Design Workshop


It is not too early to start working on your fall courses, particularly this year as we work within the requirements that the pandemic has imposed on us.  Social Distancing will drastically reduce the number of students in your in person class sessions requiring the need to rethink how you will teach.  You may be moving totally online or using one of the suggested modalities in the Fall Instruction Plan from the Provost’s office.  Without exception, you will not be teaching the way you taught last fall. 

This three day online workshop offered by the Coulter Faculty Commons will guide you through a process using the goals and outcomes for your course to design a learning experience that works, both for you and the students.  By using best practices in hybrid course design and facilitation, you will discover creative ways to engage your students online. You will also learn which activities and content can be put online for asynchronous access and prioritize what needs to happen in that very precious face-to-face or synchronous online time (Zoom).  The goal of this workshop is to provide you with a streamlined process for converting your courses to a hybrid modality. 

Each workshop will run from Tuesday through Thursday.  You will be doing all of your work asynchronously in Blackboard with 1 hour Zoom sessions each day: 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 4 p.m. on Thursday.

We are offering workshop sessions every week until the semester starts complete this registration form.

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Review available online support resources and bookmark them

  • All instructors of record at WCU have been enrolled in the Blackboard Course Faculty Resource Hub.
  • Log into Blackboard and It appears as a course in the Courses Where You Are a Student section on your dashboard.
  • The Coulter Faculty Commons has assembled a significant number of resources at
  • also has a number of helpful resources.
  • Request training if it is not currently available

The Coulter Faculty Commons Staff and the IT Help Desk have arranged to be available during standard working hours even if the campus is physically closed.

Call 828-227-7487 or email for quick assistance.