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: Canvas Essentials and Grading on Canvas||Thurs, Sept 2, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.||Register now|
|TA Focused Zoom Invigilation||Thurs, Sept 23, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.||Register now|
- Canvas Essentials | Watch recording
- Grading on Canvas | Watch recording
- Teaching on Zoom: Features & Best Practices | Watch recording
Special September Drop in Hours with Educational Technologists
For the week of September 6 and the week of September 13:
- Wednesdays 1 p.m. to 4 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.