Online TAs

Making Your Life as a TA Easier - Advice on Grading, Emails, and BlackBoard

Submitted by mnestel on July 30, 2016 - 11:52pm

Never have I had to manage and aid more than 200 students at once. Sure, I have a tutoring background, but that was child’s play in comparison to my online TA course. To be completely frank, the first two weeks were a nightmare. I had never used Blackboard and all communication was done via email, since most of the students lived in other areas of the world. I was given leeway to grade all assignments as I see fit and THIS is where I had the opportunity to lay down the law and make my life as a TA a whole lot easier.