This 4-week, fully online certificate course is suitable for any current or future teaching assistant (TA) wishing to learn more about facilitation for fully online course environments.
Audience: Teaching Assistants
This 4-week, fully online certificate course is suitable for any current or future teaching assistant (TA) wishing to build skills and knowledge of best practices in facilitating fully online courses. While this course has been specifically designed for a TA or preceptor, the insight into online course facilitation and skills developed through this course will build proficiency at all levels up to the instructor role. Participants will discover how to successfully contribute to the facilitation of an online course, foster student engagement, support student outcomes, and build a sense of community online using various forms of interaction. Participants will also learn how to use LEARN LMS tools to create presence and connection, assess student learning and work effectively in their TA/Preceptor role.
Format and Expectations
Participants should expect to spend about 4 hours each week engaging with the course materials, activities, and assessments. This hands-on training course is facilitated by two experts in online learning, who will be there to track participants' progress and support their learning through the 4-week course. The format is asynchronous (no live virtual sessions), so participants can work through the weekly content and activities at their own pace. Participants are expected to complete the practice activities by the set weekly deadlines, as many of the activities are scaffolded and depend upon timely peer-to-peer interaction. Participants will receive a certificate in online course facilitation upon completion of the course deliverables.
Completion of this course can be applied as an elective towards the Centre for Teaching Excellence's Fundamentals of University Teaching Program.
The course runs from Monday, May 3, 2021 - Friday, May 31, 2021
Register today for this workshop. Enrolment is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.