Resources for TAs Teaching Remotely

NEW VIDEOS – Online Teaching for Teaching Assistants – more to be added shortly!

The Teaching Commons has developed Teaching Remotely: A guide for TAs to assist you with planning for your TA position with your course director.

One-on-one Support

The Teaching Commons offers live support via our online Helpdesk drop-in hours, Monday to Friday, 10am-12pm.  Drop-in and join us on Zoom.  Visit https://yorku.zoom.us/j/7467955013 to connect with us.

Learning Technology Services (LTS) is also offering virtual drop in sessions for support with using Moodle.  More information, and additional information on upcoming webinars can be found at https://lthelp.yorku.ca/learn-more/webinars

Webinars

The Teaching Commons is offering opportunities for you to connect with other TAs, get advice and support with teaching remotely.  See our website calendar for all offerings, which will be updated continuously over the coming weeks as more events are scheduled.

The eServices Office in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies offers webinars on technology tools at York, including Zoom and Moodle: https://eso.laps.yorku.ca/training-information/moodle/ 

External Resources

Remote Teaching: A Guide for Teaching Assistants is an ebook created by eCampus Ontario to assist teaching assistants with teaching in the remote environment.

Supporting Students’ Mental Wellbeing: Instructional Strategies is a resource created by the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo offering tips for both course directors and teaching assistants.

Educational Technologies is a list of different tools you can use to facilitate learning.  It consists of many free tools, and was compiled by the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo.  Check with your Course Director about using any of these tools with your students.

Online Discussion Board Planning Worksheet was designed by the Taylor Institute at the University of Calgary to assist anyone planning online discussion forum activities and assessments.

Collaborative Online Learning: Fostering Effective Discussions is a series of guidelines for facilitating online discussions with students compiled by the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo.

Tips for Online TAs is a resource created by the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the University of Waterloo, which is generally applicable for TAs at York University, except that we use MOODLE instead of LEARN.   Visit the Moodle Help Centre for support with MOODLE.