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For TAs

This section highlights selected resources for Teaching Assistants.

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Teaching strategies

Virtual office hours

These strategies for running successful online office hours can lower the barrier to entry and may make students more likely to attend. 

Increasing student engagement

These strategies can help you increase student engagement with learning activities, build their confidence in their community of learning, and increase their comprehension of the course material.

Supporting students

Student Affairs

Protected identity harm reporting

The Protected Identity Harm Reporting process aims to create an environment where students who report harm feel heard and supported.

Gender inclusivity practices

Supportive attitudes and practices regarding personal pronouns and gender inclusivity in teaching can help enhance the academic community for all.

Student Affairs

Student mental health

This comprehensive list of mental health resources includes links and information about emergency and crisis services, well-being coaches, counseling, psychological services, and more. It is provided by Student Affairs for instructors, staff, and student leaders.

Professional development

Center for Teaching and Learning

TA Training & Support

Programs include:

  • TA Orientation
  • Course Design Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Graduate Teaching Consultants
  • Leadership in Inclusive Teaching (LIT)
Vice-Provost for Graduate Education

Graduate Education programs

Programs include:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Funds (DIF)
  • Research, Action, and Impact through Strategic Engagement (RAISE)
  • Preparing Future Professors
  • Grad Grow


Center for Teaching and Learning

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is commonly used for audience polls, Q&A sessions, and more. TAs and students can request a free upgrade to an instructor license to create their own poll activities by contacting

Center for Teaching and Learning


iPads are frequently used by TAs for digital handwriting and whiteboarding. iPads are available for free for TAs to borrow each quarter.

Center for Teaching and Learning


Gradescope is an online grading tool that allows paper-based assignments to be scanned, submitted, graded, and analyzed quickly and efficiently.

Center for Teaching and Learning

Ed Discussion

An online threaded discussion platform that allows instructors and students to interact asynchronously by posting text comments and questions, files, and more to discussion forums.

Learning Technologies and Spaces

Canvas support

Help desk, individual training, workshops, and tools integration for Canvas. 


Office of Accessible Education

Academic accommodations for students with disabilities

If you or one of your student requests or requires an accommodation, contact the Office of Accesible Education for detailed guidance on the accommodations proccess.

Student Affairs

COVID policies for students

Regular updates for students about COVID-19 requirements such as testing, isolation, vaccinations, and so on.