Teaching Assistant Orientation

TA Orientation (TAO) 

New TAs are expected to complete this essential introduction to the TA role. Through TAO, you will learn about your new responsibilities, the policies that govern your work, and useful tools to apply in your course.

Spring 2021

In an effort to support physical distancing and provide the greatest flexibility for new TAs to complete training, Spring 2021 TA Orientation will be facilitated via asynchronous and remote synchronous delivery.

Asynchronous GT TA Training modules via Canvas

New TAs are required to self-enroll in GT TA Training and complete the following five modules by Friday, January 29th:

Module 1: What you should know about FERPA
Module 2: What you should know about Disability Services
Module 3: What you should know about Academic Integrity
Module 4: What you should know about Online Communication
Module 5: What you should know about Grading

Each of these modules concludes with a short knowledge quiz. Score 80% or higher on each quiz to satisfy the asynchronous TA Orientation requirement. Note: if you remove yourself from the Canvas course, CTL will not be able to verify your participation for your school/department.

In the GT TA Training Canvas course, you will find two optional (but highly recommended!) asynchronous modules:

Module 6: Technology for the Remote TA
Module 7: Teaching Tips for the Remote TA

Remote Synchronous TA Orientation Workshop Series

In addition to the asynchronous Canvas modules, you are invited (and may be required by your school/department) to attend one or more of these synchronous remote workshops. All times are Eastern.

Working as a TA in a Remote Learning Environment

Tuesday, January 12, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Working as a TA in the Socially-Distanced Classroom

Thursday, January 14, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

International TA Orientation
Friday, January 15, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced Grading: Mastering Canvas, Rubrics, and More

Tuesday, January 26, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Supporting Students' Academic Well-being Thursday, January 28, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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