Teaching Assistant Orientation

TA Orientation (TAO) Students listen to a presentation in an auditorium classroom

Congratulations on being selected as a Teaching Assistant at Georgia Tech! You probably have some questions about what is expected of you in this role and what resources are available to help. Through TAO, you will learn about your new responsibilities, the policies that govern your work, and useful tools to apply in your course. Your work in this role is an important part of Georgia Tech's ability to create and deliver a successful learning environment. This role is so important, in fact, that the USG Board of Regents requires all new TAs to complete training. The Center for Teaching and Learning provides Institute-wide training for new TAs and your school/department might have additional requirements to help you prepare for your role.

Note: If you are a TA for an Online Masters of Science (OMS) course, scroll down or click here to access the GT TA Training information for your program.

Spring 2022 New TA Orientation

 

PART 1: GT TA TRAINING CANVAS COURSE - Complete training by Friday, January 21

The Institute-wide training requirement for new TAs is satisfied by completing these five asynchronous modules in the GT TA Training Canvas course. You can self-enroll in this Canvas course using the link below.

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 one additional optional (but highly recommended!) asynchronous module that can help increase your efficiency with our learning management system.

Module 6: Canvas Tips for TAs

New TAs can self-enroll using the button below. Returning TAs who have previously completed training do not need to repeat this course.


PART 2: TA ORIENTATION LIVE WORKSHOP

While the asynchronous modules will set the foundation, we encourage you to further enhance your preparation for your TA position by attending the TA Orientation Panel Discussion.  At this panel discussion featuring experienced TAs, new TAs will learn helpful information, techniques, and advice on managing TA duties.

TA Orientation Panel Discussion
Wednesday, January 12, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Crosland Tower Room 4160 or via BlueJeans
A boxed meal will be provided for in-person attendees. Limited to 30 people.


International students new to the U.S./American education system should attend International TA Orientation. Come meet other ITAs and learn about resources to help you thrive in this experience. Space limited to 25 attendees.

International TAO | Friday, January 14, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Crosland Tower Room 4160


​Spring 2022 New TA Orientation for OMS TAs

Training for Online Masters of Science (OMS) TAs is contained in a separate Canvas shell in order to address specific aspects of this teaching and learning environment. OMS TAs will complete the following five modules to satisfy the Institute-wide TA training requirement:

Core Module 1: What you should know about FERPA
Core Module 2: What you should know about Disability Services
Core Module 3: What you should know about Academic Integrity
Core Module 4: What you should know about Online Communication
Core Module 5: Technology and Platform Training

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 an optional (but highly recommended!) asynchronous module:

Developmental Module: What You Should Know About Grading
Developmental Module: What You Should Know About Regular and Substantive Interaction

SELF-ENROLL in GT TA Training for OMS TAs

In addition to the asynchronous module covering the Technologies and Platforms used in OMS programs, join a live synchronous session where you will have an opportunity to talk with and ask questions from various Georgia Tech technology experts. To get the most out of these sessions it is advised to first complete the asynchronous training module Core Module 5.  This session will have two live offerings: 

Technology and Platform Experts Q&A | Friday, January 7th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST | Remote Synchronous at https://bluejeans.com/863260694/8125
Technology and Platform Experts Q&A | Tuesday, January 11th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST | Remote Synchronous at https://bluejeans.com/405948979/0404
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