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CTL: Spring Quarter TA Orientation - Intro to Online Teaching

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 1:00–4:00 PM
via zoom
More Info:
Graduate Students
Educational Affairs

This event is highly recommended for all spring-quarter TAs. It will provide a foundation in evidence-based online teaching practices for new and returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community. Topics covered include student well-being in the virtual classroom, holding discussions and office hours via Zoom, and grading with gradescope. 

Spring Orientation Schedule

1:00–2:00 PM: Opening Session

  • Welcome and Logistics
  • Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being in the Virtual Classroom

    • Colin Campbell, Program Manager, Health Education, Well Being at Stanford

2:10–3:00 PM: Concurrent Sessions 

  • Zoom Office Hours and Discussions in Science and Engineering Courses
  • Zoom Office Hours and Discussions in Social Science and Humanities Courses
  • Introduction to Gradescope

3:10–4:00 PM: Closing Session  

  • Major Policies & Practices Every TA Should Know: Presentation and Q&A Session

The following handouts available for your review. 

Missed the TA Orientation?

Stanford Policies


Contact Amanda Modell, Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs, for more information at any time. Please also contact Amanda if you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information.
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