Teaching with TAs Online – December 7, 2020

Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Teaching Assistants (TAs) play important roles in building online learning communities. Although some of these roles have changed in online classrooms, effective working relationships between TAs and instructors are key for students to feel supported in their learning. This workshop is intended for faculty members and TAs who are thinking about how our interactions might change as we move our course(s) online. In this session, we will introduce key elements of the TA collective agreement (CUPE 2278), brainstorm strategies for addressing challenges in Faculty/TA relationships in online courses, develop communication plans among the teaching team, and enhance the teaching and learning experiences of our TAs (and of our students).


  • Lindsay Fraughton, TA Development Program Coordinator, CTLT
  • Shaya Golparian, Educational Developer, CTLT
  • Judy Chan, Educational Consultant, CTLT

Please note this workshop is part of the Online Teaching Program. This flexible program is designed to help you explore, learn and get support with teaching online. The program consists of a course with self-paced modules in Canvas, online workshops with experiential learning opportunities, and one-on-one consultation support with an educational consultant. This particular workshop is designed to complement module 8,  The Role of TAs in the Online Classroom. Each module takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. To further explore this topic, we recommend you proceed through the module at your own time.

This event will be hosted on Zoom.