Designing Impactful Activities for Online Learning

Event Date & Time

  • January 12, 2021
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Note: This session is intended for Graduate Students, and Undergraduate and Graduate TAs only

Especially with online teaching, we as instructors and TAs need to work extra hard to bring our students in to each and every lesson. We know that teaching and learning online is difficult, so how can we ensure that the quality of our learners’ online education meets the same standards of excellence as in face-to-face teaching? In this workshop, we will aim to understand how students learn best. We will develop tangible steps to think about engaging our learners in the learning process and hope that participants will leave this workshop with easy-to-implement strategies and tools to develop impactful activities that are aligned with course objectives.


  • Jonathan Agyeman, PhD Student, Statistics
  • Jennifer Brown, PhD Candidate, Pharmaceutical Sciences

TA Institute

The January 2021 TA Institute runs online from January 11-15. This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 6 themes. If you complete 4 workshops in a theme, and do the related pre & post-session online modules, you are eligible for a letter of completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. These letters will include a brief description of any themes that you completed, and how the work you did in those themes supports your development as a teacher.

To be completed – Pre/Post Session Online Module

If you wish to complete this workshop as part of the themes below  you must complete all applicable the pre-session online module(s) by January 11 at 9 AM and the post-session online module(s) by January 18 at noon to receive the letter(s) of completion.

  • Teaching for Inclusion and Accessibility
  • Designing for Impactful Teaching

Click HERE to access the pre and post session modules.