1. Are you working as a TA for Spring/Summer 2020?
  2. The Role of the TA
  3. Resources
    1. Online Technology
    2. Other Helpful Resources
    3. DON’T SEE ANSWER TO A QUESTION YOU HAVE? CONTACT US AND WE’LL HELP!
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Are you working as a TA for Spring/Summer 2020?

The EDC is offering informal 1 hour Zoom sessions discussing online learning pedagogy and teaching resources. Sessions are 1 hour in length and there are several dates/time to choose from. All sessions hosted by the EDC’s Samantha Shortt who coordinates TA pedagogical training. Bring your questions!

To register: Online TA Session

The Role of the TA

As Carleton transitions to online teaching for the Spring/Summer 2020 term, TAs can play an integral role in supporting course instructors and students. A clear and practical plan will help you, the instructor, and your students have a successful term.

You are a conduit between course instructor and students. Relaying comments, suggestions, feedback to instructor. Many students are not accustomed to learning in an online environment. Others may feel isolated from their peers. You can play a vital role in reaching out to these students and finding out their needs.

Let the course instructor know you’re ready to assist and design creative ways of teaching. Ultimately, responsibility for the course resides with the professor but you can put your heads together and discuss a (new) plan for the online delivery of the course. The EDC has a plethora of resources to help you with:

  • synchronous vs asynchronous learning
  • lectures/discussion groups/tutorials
  • technological tools
  • virtual office hours
  • students with limited access to technology
  • feedback and assessment (exams and assignments)

Resources

Online Technology

Tool Description Support Site
cuLearn A) “TA Resource Exchange” page exclusively for teaching assistants. A space for TAs to share teaching materials, tools, tips, and engage in discussion with others. Share your resources! Find resources helpful to you. Email samantha.shortt@carleton.ca to enrol. B) The online classroom. Post content and media, send mail and announcements, facilitate forums, create and administer quizzes, give feedback on assignments, and manage grades. Models and exemplars of various activities and assessments are available for viewing on the cuLearn Tools site. cuLearn
BigBlueButton Web conferencing tool for virtual meetings (<100 people). Works best on Chrome browser. BigBlueButton
Kaltura Capture Lecture/screen recording tool available to all Carleton University members. Kaltura Capture
cuPortfolio Digital space for students to create and display collections of academic works. Especially powerful for reflective and experiential learning. cuPortfolio
Zoom Web conferencing tool for virtual meetings (groups of up to 300). Zoom

Other Helpful Resources

Online teaching Creating a grading rubric
Help to Keep on Teaching EDC’s Teaching Resources
Carleton’s Academic Integrity Policy Feedback from your course instructor
Teaching with Technology #1 cuLearn support for TAs
Teaching with Technology #2 Top Ten Tips to Keep on Studying

Info all grad students/TAs should be aware of:

Graduate Students

Coronavirus Updates

Canada Emergency Student Benefit

FAQs (from Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs)

Self-care

Carleton’s Therapy Dogs Offering Virtual Cheer on Instagram

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