- About CEE
- A student’s perspective: How two instructors created connection online
- Welcome to your new Zoom classroom
- Kevin Lam: “Students appreciate every little thing we do that shows that we care”
- Sheri Fabian: “I embraced a flexible approach”
- Sarah Johnson: “The biggest change I made was to switch to asynchronous delivery”
- Nicky Didicher: “I’m finding my job less exhilarating”
- Mark Lechner: “You have to be OK with things going sideways”
- Nienke van Houten: “They really valued my clear and upfront approach”
- How can we support remote instruction at SFU?
- Crowdmark: A more efficient way to grade student assessments
- The unexpected benefits of a shorter syllabus
- Photo gallery: Talking shop at Teaching Matters
- Watch the video: Faculty members discuss SFU's new instructor-led online course model
- Bridges and booster rockets: CEE's new senior director talks about teaching support
- Meet the Centre for Educational Excellence leadership team
- A biology instructor rethought her students’ role—and her own
- Photo gallery: SFU’s 24th Annual Spring TA/TM Day
- Photo gallery: SFU's 9th Annual Winter Warm-up
- If you build it, will they come?
- “My students didn’t look like they were having fun”: Three additions to the TA/TM Stories podcast series
- View the furniture, share your thoughts—online
- An upgraded Canvas Gradebook is coming in January
- Share your thoughts on the furniture in SFU classrooms
- DEMOfest presenter slides
- Photo gallery: 5th Annual DEMOfest
- Teamwork needs to be taught
- TA/TM Stories: Three new podcasts explore the teaching experiences of grad students
- Can it be done? A math instructor attempts to indigenize her course
- Answers to your questions about SFU's new approach to online education
- Photo gallery: The CEE Open House
- Do you know your faculty teaching fellow?
- Instructor-led online courses: How one faculty member prepared for the new model
- Photo gallery: SFU's 34th Annual Fall TA/TM Day draws a crowd
- Connecting people and crossing artificial divides: An interview with Elizabeth Elle
- Sessional instructors can now be included in online course evaluations
- Don't say this to your class—a student shares his experience
- How one lecturer is using podcasts to make course concepts more real in her online course
- Photo gallery: Rain, burgers and smiles at the 2019 President's Employee BBQ
- Five questions and answers about the creation of CEE
- A redesign made this course more engaging for students—and the instructor
- CPUTL: A graduate student describes her experience
- Course and curriculum support
- External professional development opportunities
- Learning and teaching technology
- Multilingual learners
- Remote teaching support
- Teaching and learning inquiry
- CEE Staff Login
What to consider
- Your TA (or TM) is part of your teaching team. Think about including them as a partner when you develop and test out your assignments and assessments.
- Collect ongoing feedback from your TAs about how the course is going for students, especially in the remote environment. Consider setting a regular meeting to connect and be proactive in communicating before big assignments or tests.
- Keep in mind the limited time your TAs have to devote to the course and that everything (marking, responding to discussion boards, setting up and facilitating Zoom meetings, etc.) takes more time in the remote environment. Check in regularly about how many hours they are spending and make adjustments together if needed.
What are the options
- Clarify expectations for the TA role clearly. Discuss what your role and your TAs’ role will be in the remote teaching environment. How involved would you like them to be in facilitating synchronous learning? Could they help with break-out groups or monitor the chat during lectures? How involved would you like them to be in facilitating asynchronous learning?
- Consider together how your TAs will run office hours. Synchronously in Canvas or Zoom? By appointment only?
- Concerns around academic integrity are heightened in this environment. Make sure to discuss your department policies with your TAs along with your policies regarding late assignments, sick notes and student requests for accommodation.
- Online communication requires special attention to a few simple rules of etiquette, otherwise known as “netiquette” (etiquette for the internet). Having a shared policy around this for lectures, labs and tutorials will keep confusion to a minimum.
- Remote Teaching for TAs and TMs | Canvas shell, SFU Centre for Educational Excellence
- SFU Support Services | Canvas shell, SFU Centre for Educational Excellence
- 10 Core Netiquette Rules | Web page, SFU Student Learning Commons
- Wellness for TAs & TMs | Canvas shell, SFU Centre for Educational Excellence
- Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) | Canvas shell, SFU Centre for Educational Excellence