The Department of Instructional Development and Resources offers several workshops to help faculty with new or returning Teacher Assistants (TA). In response to faculty feedback, more training workshops for student assistants are available. These optional workshops can provide training that you may deem helpful for your assistant.

To help with the ongoing transition to I-Learn 3.0, five (5) training sessions are offered at the beginning of Fall Semester 2017. Workshop registration must be done by the student TA (not the faculty or department secretary) through this online system. Please send students this link to sign-up.  These workshops are open to faculty as well.  Please register yourself for the workshop that fits your schedule.  Due to limited space and computers in the lab, it is a first-come, first- served system.

I-Learn TA Training

This one-hour session aids your teacher assistants in grasping the technicalities of I-Learn. They will learn how to efficiently navigate, troubleshoot, and support the learning environment you have created in your I-Learn course.

Fall Semester 2017 workshop schedule:

  • I-Learn 3.0 - Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364
  • I-Learn 3.0 - Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364
  • I-Learn 3.0 - Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364
  • I-Learn 3.0 - Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10-11 AM, McKay Library room 364
  • I-Learn 3.0 - Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364

New TA Training

If you have a student who has never been a TA, this one-hour workshop is a great way to get them going by introducing them to working with faculty, returning & reporting, taking initiative, and maintaining confidentiality as they grade student work and keep records. 

Fall Semester 2017 workshop schedule:

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6-7 PM, MC Room 380
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017, 6-7 PM, MC Room 380
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6-7 PM, MC 380
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6-7 PM, MC Room 380

Workshop registration must be done by the student (not the faculty or department secretary) through this online system. Please send students this link to sign-up.

Students are generally paid for the time they are attending workshops. If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Alan K. Young at younga@byui.edu.

Below, two faculty members share their experiences using TAs in a specialized manner: