Practical Resources for Arts Graduate Academic & Teaching Assistants
Access Canvas training courses, register for upcoming webinars, and review recordings and web guides for more information about how to successfully deliver remote instruction.
Arts Graduate Academic & Teaching Assistant Community Forum
This forum is a virtual space for graduate academic and teaching assistants to connect with each other and get access to course building resources. See what other departments are doing, share helpful experiences and information, and get important TA-specific announcements from Arts ISIT.
New for 2021: Instructional modules have been added to the Community Forum that provide practical information on how teaching assistants can use Canvas to support online course delivery. These how-to guides provide explanations for setting up pages and modules, creating and grading assessments, communicating with students, and more. Each module features a clear overview of the different steps, with short videos from Canvas on how to do it yourself.
Arts ISIT will be offering technical and pedagogical webinars throughout the year, including a number of TA-focused sessions to address your specific needs with supporting online instruction. To request a TA training session for your department, please contact us with your needs and availabilities. For a complete list of upcoming sessions and past recordings, visit the Arts ISIT workshop website.
|TA-Focused: Introduction to Canvas for course management||Thurs, Jan 7, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.||Register now|
|TA-Focused: Exam invigilation with Zoom and Respondus Lockdown Browser||Fri, Jan 8, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.||Register now|
- Canvas Essentials and Grading on Canvas | Watch recording
- Video Conferencing: Zoom and Collaborate Ultra | Watch recording
January Drop in Hours
- Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Join now.
This comprehensive webpage provides comparisons for the different UBC-supported tools available for virtual classroom activities, such as live and pre-recorded videos, assignment submissions, classroom discussions, quizzes/exams, grading/marking, peer evaluation/review, and more. Read on to learn more about the tools’ key features and access specific guides on how to use them for meeting learning outcomes.
This PDF provides guidelines on the role of teaching assistants in the COVID-19 context, including formal job duties, employee and employer responsibilities, and recommendations for course delivery and invigilation.
This UBC Wiki guide includes information on the rights and responsibilities of teaching assistants, as well as a bibliography of guides, training resources, empirical studies, and online resources.