A Guide For Online TAs

On October 20, 2015, in GA/TA Resources, Teaching Tips, by gregorynpaziuk

Is it just us, or does teaching with technology sometimes feel like this? ———————–>

If movies like The MatrixTron, and War Games have taught us anything, it’s that working with computers in the internet age can be so complicated that it often threatens world peace and/or the space-time continuum. Navigating learning online can be especially difficult,  but it doesn’t have to be.

Last year we partnered up with the Odette School of Business, the Office of Open Learning, and the Centre for Teaching and Learning to develop “A Teaching Assistant’s Guide to Online and Hybrid Learning.” The result was a beginner’s guide to online learning that focused specifically on the type of issues TAs usually face as student instructors.

Click the image to view a PDF copy now.

Click the image to view a PDF copy of the Fall 2015 Online TA Guide.

What You Can Find Inside…
  • What to expect when TAing for an online course, including some of the quirks of online learning and resources on the new UWindsor learning management system, Blackboard Learn.
  • Strategies for driving student engagement online and translating active learning practices into all elements of your online teaching.
  • Guidelines on approaching assignments and assessment in ways that leverage online tools and support students.
  • Tips for dealing with emails and communications.
  • An overview of places you can find support for your teaching across campus.

You can download the Fall 2015 Online TA Guide here.



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