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decorative image of a covid-19 cellInstructional Support for TAs and IAs

Programs and Services for Graduate Students To Continue

The Teaching + Learning Commons has made all services and programs virtual while the UC San Diego campus is closed. Learn more at these links:

New Resources for Remote Education

In addition, we've partnered with Education Technology Services to offer a host of resources to support TAs and IAs as teaching transitions to the remote learning environment.

We also invite you to subscribe to our listserv for TAs and IAs that sends out resources specifically for graduate student instructors.

From the Graduate Division

FAQs for TAs and IAs

What if I do not have a device to offer remote instruction?

Graduate students assigned to a teaching role should contact the department they are working for (the instructor they are assigned to and/or the department or program chair) if they need a device for remote instruction.

How can I get a Zoom Pro account?

All UC San Diego enrolled students have been given Zoom Pro accounts. You may start using your account at

What if the technology isn’t working for students during the section time? What should I do in the moment?

When facilitating sections in real time with the students, consider recording the session to increase accessibility, including for students who need to access the material at a later time. If participation points are involved with section, you might discuss with your course instructor if there are alternative options for participation. This would allow you to continue with instruction and follow up with the student(s) after section as needed. Finally, you can encourage students to visit a local university campus or library to access a more stable internet connection.

How can I learn more about facilitating interactive sections and holding office hours remotely?

The Engaged Teaching Hub will be hosting online webinars, workshops, and consultations to share strategies for effectively facilitating discussion sections and office hours in a remote learning environment.

The Teaching + Learning Commons and Education Technology Services offer a host of resources to support your teaching. Visit 

Or use the email addresses below for inquiries regarding:


This information will be updated in response to the evolving situation on campus, following the protocols and guidelines established by UC San Diego’s campus administration, as well as any issued by the University of California Office of the President.