TA Facilitation in a Remote Teaching Environment Webinar (CTE1406)Export this event to calendar

Thursday, September 17, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
NOTE: This webinar is an antirequisite to workshop CTE1406 Teaching Online: Basic Skills for TAs. You may only receive a workshop credit once for this module/webinar.
Location: Online (Webex)
Facilitator: Daniel Opperwall (CEL)

Workshop description

This webinar provides an introduction to key principles and strategies for facilitating online and remote courses for teaching assistants in higher education. Topics discussed include, a primer on the online and remote learning context and online students, strategies and tips for:

  • building presence,
  • engaging and supporting students online, and
  • key modes of interaction, such as announcements, emails, online discussions, and online labs and tutorials are discussed.

Workshop delivery

This is a live session that will take place in Webex Meetings. The link to the Webex session will be sent to you by email closer to the date.

Please contact cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca if you experience any issues accessing this live session.


    • Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you’ve created an account, you can register for this workshop.
    • Participants will receive an attendance credit towards the Fundamentals program if they attend the full live session.


    This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, 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.