TA'ing Online: helpful tutorial video from UCSB grad student

by Julia McClenon, International Peer Advisor
Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:45 AM

Daigengna Duoer, the Religious Studies Department's Lead TA, and several other TAs in the Religious Studies Department put together a helpful series of videos on how to TA online.

The series is very thorough and covers a huge range of topics, listed below. 

The video can be accessed here and includes helpful slides.

Topics that are covered include:
 
1. Holding sections online: what technology to use and how to use them
  • Maharshi [Panopto vs GauchoCast vs Zoom]
  • Peter [Asynchronous, low-bandwidth: GauchoSpace forums (if necessary); Panopto/Screencast-o-matic]
  • William [Streamlabs OBS and Twitch
2. Designing online section assignments
  • Maharshi: [Using Meta-Courses, and in section Quizzes]
  • Peter: [Muddiest point → clarification/exemplification; multiple choice questions; Center for Experimental Humanities site]
3. Grading online sections 
  • Maharshi: [Quizzes, Activities, Attendance]
  • Peter: [2-level grading scale: pass/no-pass OR mastery/redo; audio commentary]
4. Holding online office hours
  • Maharshi: [multiple sessions set according to region or time zone]
  • William: Office Hours through Nectar
          5. Useful online resources for teaching religion