LEARN for TAs (CTE6550)

Thursday, January 12, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Location: In-person- MC 2036

Facilitator: Laura Williams (Centre for Teaching Excellence) and Richard Li (Centre for Teaching Excellence)


This workshop is a Question & Answer (Q&A) session focusing on the effective use of LEARN for TAs.  

By the end of this session, TAs will be able to: 

  • use the LEARN environment to communicate with students, 
  • use some of the basic tools within LEARN, specifically how to :
    • send Announcements, 
    • upload Content, 
    • sort by/interact with Groups
    • monitor Discussions, 
    • grade Dropbox items, and
    • enter grades

For effective participation in the Q&A session there is pre-reading you are required to do that is found in the Teaching Assistant Training LEARN site. You must self-register in the Teaching Assistant Training LEARN course and access the content under "Pre-work for LEARN for TAs (CTE6550)".

Note: TAs should be enrolled in the course they will be working in as a TA with the appropriate permissions and should know the sorts of tasks that they will be asked to complete in that course to make best use of their time in the prerequisite module and the Q&A session.  

AFTER completing the prerequisite module, please come prepared to this Q&A session with your remaining questions. Your LEARN questions will be answered and specific scenarios in LEARN will be demonstrated, as needed.


Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your account first). If you have changed roles at the University (e.g., graduate student to faculty) please update your "Participant Profile" in your GoSignMeUp account.

Please note that this is an in-person workshop. Although masks are not required, all participants and facilitators are strongly encouraged to wear masks when participating in CTE in-person events. Masks can be removed while speaking or presenting. For more information, see the University of Waterloo's Coronavirus webpage for the most recent campus-wide guidelines.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing cte@uwaterloo.ca. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.