The TA training resources available here are designed to provide teaching assistants information and guidance on the facilitation and planning of online courses as well as assisting faculty with online courses. Please review each training module below for more information.
TA Training Module 1
Online Teaching Assistants: Assisting Faculty in Online Courses
This module is for Teaching Assistants (TAs) with responsibilities related to assisting faculty in online courses such as chat moderation during synchronous sessions, grading, office hours, and other roles. TAs in online courses who are responsible for the facilitation and design of online classes should also complete the module Facilitating and Planning Online Classes.
Supporting document in this module: Role of Online Teaching Assistants (TAs) at American University
TA Training Module 2
Online Teaching Assistants: Facilitating and Planning Online Classes
This module is intended for Teaching Assistants (TAs) in online courses who are responsible for the facilitation of online courses (i.e., design and/or facilitation responsibilities including full classes and discussion sections). TAs in other roles, such as those assisting with synchronous sessions, grading, office hours, etc. do not need to complete this module and should complete the module Assisting Faculty in Online Courses.
Supporting document in this module:
Reading: Applying Cognitive Science to Online Teaching and Learning Strategies (from Online Teaching at Its Best: Merging Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research)
TA Training Module 3
Learning Management Systems and Technology at American University
This module provides information and resources for the learning management systems and web conferencing platform used with online courses at American University.
View or download a PDF of Learning Management Systems and Technology.
TA Training Module 4
Introduction to Inclusive Pedagogy
This module provides introductory information for TAs about inclusive pedagogy in the higher education classroom.
Equity Concerns: Options and Support
A resource outlining information on equity concerns, including options and support, through the Office of Equity and Title IX.