December 15, 2015
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McGill University - Focus on Teaching
FEATURED ITEMS

Webinar: Customizing your Course Space in myCourses
December 17, 1:00-2:00pm

Get your Winter 2016 course ready: did you know that it is possible to customize your myCourses homepage using themes, widgets, images, banners, and icons? Learn how you can customize your myCourses homepage to give your course a distinct look and feel and to improve students' learning experiences. 

Fellowship opportunity for your graduate students 

Students interested in the development of university teaching and learning are invited to apply for the Arthur and Dawn Weston Fellowship in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Note that this fellowship is open to Master's and Doctoral students from all disciplines. 
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

McGill Mental Health Hub 

Visit the McGill Mental Health Hub, a new resource for students supported by Bell Let's Talk. The program connects our community to support and information surrounding mental well-being. Visit the website to learn more about self-care, mental health, ways to get involved, strategies for supporting peers, and more.
TEACHING CHECKLIST

Course Preparation and Design: Teaching Checklist and Course Outline Guide

What are the required and recommended elements of a course outline? The Teaching Checklist and Course Outline brief guide will help you prepare a useful document for both you and your students.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Encourage students to complete their Course Evaluations

There are many actions that you can take to encourage students to complete their Course Evaluations. For units following the default period, students may complete their Course Evaluations until December 24.

myCourses for instructors


Fall 2015​​Find out how to export final grades manually from myCourses to Minerva. 

Winter 2016 - Here is information to help you prepare your course site for Winter 2016 in myCourses:
myCourses Crosslisting Requests: Please contact the IT Service Desk at itsupport@mcgill.ca if you have not already submitted a request and would like your sections to be crosslisted (merged) in myCourses for Winter 2016.
 
Support: Request a one-on-one consultation or custom group workshop on myCourses, clickers (student response systems), videoconferencing, active learning classrooms, and other educational technologies.

MyResearch Graduate Seminar Series

Do your students have the research skills to succeed in the rapidly changing world of information and scholarly publishing? As part of SKILLSETS, the McGill Library offers a four-part seminar series, MyResearch, tailored to graduate and postdoctoral students. Support your students and make sure that they take advantage of MyResearch today! 

Partners

Content and Collaboration Solutions (CCS) | IT Customer Services (ICS) | McGill Library | Social, Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) | Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

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