Teaching Assistants: supporting remote/hybrid classes
Access to Canvas and Zoom
Training and Support Documents
Recording of training presentation: https://pennlaw.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=b89ebcde-2937-4ad9-89fc-ac1d010b0eb0
Please browse the support documents lists on our Remote Teaching page: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/remote-teaching/
Some highlights (also linked from the above page):
- Remote Teaching with Zoom: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/room-tech-conferencing/remote-teaching-zoom.php
- Zoom security Settings: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/room-tech-conferencing/zoom-security-guidelines.php
- Record a lecture at home: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/panopto-desktop-recording.php
- Record an Interview: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/recording-a-zoom-call.php
- How to handle guest presentations and student presentations: https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/room-tech-conferencing/student-and-guest-presentations.php
Accessing the course Zoom call
TAs should use the “Instructor Zoom Course” link in Canvas. This link will sign you into the Zoom call as the Host or Co-Host.
Host vs. Co-Host
Because all Instructors and TAs use the “instructor Zoom Course” link, please be aware that Zoom calls can only have 1 (and only 1) Host. The first person to click the Instructor link will start the Zoom as the Host. Every subsequent person to click the Instructor link will connect to the Zoom call as the Co-Host.
The Host (and only the Host) can start, manage and end breakout rooms. If you are using Breakout Rooms, the host must make you the Host.
See here for complete differences between Host and Co-Host: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362603-Host-and-co-host-controls-in-a-meeting
Assigning Host role to a different person
To make someone else on the call a Host, click on the “More” button over their name in the “Participants” tab. Click “Make Host”