This research note addresses the design and testing set-up of a prototype learning unit (protoLU). We explain the advantages of adapting Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to digital learning units for professional working environments and introduce the use case for vocational design thinking trainings. Consequently, we describe the case of a protoLU created to support a physical, two-phase design thinking workshop. The protoLU aimed at refreshing participant knowledge, fostering skill transfer and to inspire through behavioral modeling. With our research set-up we intend to gather results for iterating the protoLU and learn more about the needs of design thinking learner teams in independent teamwork phases.