n addition to the virtual workshops listed below, you can watch a previously recorded workshop, one of OIT’s many informative webinars available on the Keep Working website or participate in the events that will be part of the Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Workshop Series 2020–2021.

The recordings from these sessions may be made public.


Online TA Skills: Getting Started in the Virtual Classroom

Tuesday, August 18, 3-4 p.m. EDT
We’ll explore the digital skills needed to carry out a range of your TA responsibilities from managing the virtual classroom to hosting online office hours in Zoom! Graduate student TAs will be on hand to share examples from their own experience at Duke.

Adapting Inclusive Student Engagement and Mentoring Practices Across Hybrid and Virtual Learning

Thursday, August 20, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT
In this session, faculty will discuss practical ways to optimize their interactions with students and mentees of different backgrounds across virtual and hybrid learning models.

Online TA Skills: Getting Started with Sakai

Thursday, August 27, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Learn how to create and manage a Sakai course site. Demonstration of commonly used Sakai teaching tools, site navigation, and key features of the gradebook and TA grading permissions.

Online TA Skills: Using Zoom Breakout Rooms

Tuesday, September 8, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Learn how to effectively use Zoom breakout rooms and its more advanced features (whiteboard & annotation tools). We’ll demonstrate interactive examples in Zoom to guide the TA through the process of facilitating a live Zoom session.

Online TA Skills: Effective Use of Video

Thursday, September 17, 3-4 p.m. EDT
Learn how to effectively use video in your role as an online TA. We’ll explore options for creating video with a focus on Panopto. Learn how you can use video to record lectures, give students feedback, provide Q&A, and work out problem sets to facilitate learning.

Gradescope for Remote Assessment

Every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT
Gradescope is offering weekly “getting started” workshops to help instructors learn how to use this tool. Gradescope will offer “guidance on how to deliver assessments remotely and outline various options” to meet immediate instructor needs on various assignments.

Note: The final Gradescope workshop will run on Thursday, September 24.

Online TA Skills: Facilitating Inclusive Online Discussions

Tuesday, September 29, 3-4 p.m EDT
In the virtual classroom student learning will also take place through meaningful online discussion, including team-based discussions. Learn effective facilitation strategies to reach out, engage and manage virtual discussions using Zoom and Sakai.

Online TA Skills: Wrapping Up the Term

Tuesday, October 20, 3-4 p.m. EDT
TAs have many tasks associated with wrapping up the term from managing student assignments and communications to using the Sakai gradebook. Our graduate student panel will share how they respond to (and solve!) end-of-semester instructional challenges.