Practical Resources for Arts 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 Teaching Assistant Training Course
This site offers practical information on how teaching assistants can support online course delivery. The Canvas 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. A run-through of these modules will prepare TAs to support teaching on Canvas.
The TA teaching resources section has a set of technical and pedagogical guides that offer suggestions on how to support student learning.
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 Getting Started with Canvas | Watch recording
- TA Focused Canvas: Beyond the Basics | Watch recording
- TA Focused Zoom Invigilation | Watch Recording
- Teaching on Zoom: Features & Best Practices | Watch recording
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.
CTLT’s Communities of Practice for TAs provide a space to connect with others who coordinate TA training to share resources, approaches, and best practices for TA training.