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TA/TM Day is presented by the Centre for Educational Excellence in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows and with consultation from the Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University
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Friday, January 10 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
3.3 Humanzing Canvas: Communication and collaboration in online learning environments

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Online learning environments offer unique opportunities for interacting with students, as well as challenges. In this interactive session, we explore how tutor-markers (TMs) and Teaching Assistants (TAs) might facilitate communication and collaboration in online education platforms, such as Canvas.

Our learning outcomes for this session are:

• To explore various issues and concerns that may arise for TMs/TAs and students in online learning environments.
• To discuss techniques to maximize the accessibility of an online course to a diverse range of students.
• To identify forms of communication that facilitate and enhance student-instructor and student-student relationships/interactions in an asynchronous learning environment.

You will discover how to foster relationships and a friendly online learning environment; meaningful dialogue; and interactive learning—even when you can’t see your students face-to-face. This session will benefit new and experienced TMs and TAs who communicate with students via Canvas, email, or any other online education platform.


Friday January 10, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm PST
Halpern Centre 114