The Department of Instructional Development and Resources offers several workshops to help faculty with new or returning Teaching 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.

New TA Introductory Training

  • If you have a student who has never been a TA before, 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. 

  • Winter Semester 2016 workshop schedule:
    Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6-7 PM, Room 380 MC
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 6-7 PM, Room 380 MC
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 6-7 PM, Room 380 MC
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 6-7 PM, Room 380 MC
  • I-Learn TA Training
    With a increased number of faculty migrating their courses to the new I-Learn 3.0 (D2L or Brightspace) we will offer 3 section of I-Learn 3.0 training.  With faculty still using I-Learn 2.0 (Brainhoney) will will continue to offer 3 sections of our current I-Learn 2.0 training.  This one-hour session aids your teaching 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.  

  • Winter Semester 2016 workshop schedule:
    2.0 - Thursday, January 7, 2016, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364
    3.0 - Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364 (Full)
    2.0 - Thursday, January 14, 2016, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364
    3.0 - Saturday, January 16, 2016, 10-11 AM, McKay Library room 364(Full)
  • 2.0 - Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364
  • 3.0 - Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364 (new session added on 1-12-16 at 12 noon)
    3.0 - Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5-6 PM, McKay Library room 364 (Full)

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: