Built and managed by TAs. Stay tuned for each of these sections.
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Setting up the Navigation Bar
Uploading lecture videos
Sending out student surveys
What you need to do each week
How to manage the forums
Inserting in-video quizzes
Create peer assessments
Tips, tricks and pitfalls
Make the most of social media
Social media is helpful for the following reasons:
You will likely want to have a Twitter account for the course, or perhaps every new session of the course. The instructor may also have his or her own Twitter account. Select a name that clearly represents the course. Here are some Twitter guidelines:
Create usable rubrics
Rubrics are a difficult thing to do well. Think about how to make every evaluation objective, and split up points where possible so students know when to award partial credit. Do not ask students to evaluate something that is not possible to evaluate (e.g. the number of pixels in an image). Make sure you account for every possible response scenario so that students are equipped to award points.
Help my instructor be successful
Your instructor has asked for your help because you have a valuable point of view of the content and of the student population and perspective. Make suggestions to your instructor if you have them. If you make a mistake, point it out quickly to the instructor with an action plan for remediation.
Organize our stuff
It may be helpful to do some of the following:
Separate a PDF document
Add documents to the course
Track enrollments and activity
Create lecture slides
Set the timing for homework due dates
Do a multi-functional question type
I: Listing the Course
II: The Course Editor
III. Section (Content) Management
These are optional and may be helpful in managing your course.
Course Project Plan
Go Live Checklist
Course Statistics Report
Weekly Emails to Class
End of Course Checklist
Accommodations for special needs
TA roles and responsibilities
Browsers, file types, archiving content
Can't find the page I created
Deleted something from the Nav Bar
Put something out I need to remove
Sent a mass email by mistake
Put the wrong date on something
Put the wrong scoring on something
Have an emergency technical issue
Am not managing my time well, help!
Can't figure out the time zone issues