Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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Teaching and Assessing Oral Presentations – POSTPONED, DATE TBD

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Wednesday, April 8, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Oral presentations are an excellent gauge of students’ understanding of course content as well as their ability to communicate ideas effectively. As TAs and CIs, we are responsible for grading and providing feedback on both of these aspects. However, at times, we may not know which to focus on or what to look for in a presentation. This workshop will examine the benefits of designing oral presentation assignments as well as examine rubrics and evaluation criteria for oral versus written work. Through a combination of discussions and group activities this session will:

  • Examine how to design an oral presentation assignment 
  • Demystify assumptions about oral presentation skills
  • Discuss accessibility needs and alternatives in oral presentations
  • Offer practical tips on how to design oral presentation rubrics and offer constructive feedback on oral presentation skills


130 St. George St. Toronto ON Blackburn Room, 4th Floor Robarts Library