Services and resources for Teaching Assistants

From training to technology to awards, TLSS supports TAs in a variety of ways.

Introducing Microsoft Copilot

Logo Microsoft Copilot

A personal AI companion

Microsoft Copilot is an AI tool designed to assist faculty members. It utilizes generative AI to help instructors save time by creating lesson plans, quizzes, rubrics, and other class resources while also providing personalized learning support for students.

How to get started: Watch our one-minute video showing how to use Copilot or learn more about the features and benefits Copilot at uOttawa. You can also learn more about the tool the Microsoft website

List of services and resources


Teaching Assistant (TA) orientation

New to being a TA? Returning for a second year or term and want to get reacquainted? Get oriented to key technologies, services and best practies—and connect with your fellow TAs. 

Learn more about TA orientation


Certificate in University Teaching 

The Certificate in University Teaching for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is geared to those wishing to apply for teaching positions. 

Learn more about the Certificate


Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants

This award, offered yearly to three exceptional TAs, honours exceptional contributions to teaching and learning.

Learn more about the award and see past recipients


Teaching technologies

From creating and sharing content to engaging and assessing students, TLSS delivers and supports the core teaching technologies that you will use as a TA in your course. 



Training and events 

The TLSS offers a full slate of training activities for instructors on teaching technologies, pedagogical strategies and more. TAs are welcome to attend all events.

See training events for TAs


Learning spaces and equipment

Get familiar with state of the art technology in 280 registrar classrooms. Technology includes built-in cameras, auto-calibrated microphones, simplified touchscreen podiums, and instant integration with Brightspace, Teams and Zoom.

Explore classrooms, learning spaces and equipment

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