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July 15, 2020

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Tips for Teaching Remotely


July 15, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Register

July 22, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Register

July 29, 12:00 - 12:30pm - Register


Are you preparing to teach remotely this fall? TLS would like to help you get ready with tips and discussions on topics such as building community with your students in an online environment and engaging them in learning. We’ll get the conversation going and then open the virtual floor to a Q&A.




Get to Know the Database: MLA International Bibliography


July 16, 1:00 - 1:45pm


This short webinar focuses on the MLA International Bibliography, which offers content on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. It also covers dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing.




Student Wellness Hub Offerings


Extended into the Summer: Stress Management for Faculty and Staff!


The Student Wellness Hub wants to continue to support you this summer with a virtual workshopMindfulness-based Stress Management for Faculty and Staff. To register, visit the Faculty and Staff Resources page on the Hub website.


McGill Art Hive Open Studio


The Student Wellness Hub is offering a new addition to McGill’s Art Hive! Join us on Tuesdays at 4:00pm for the McGill Art Hive Open Studio to make art and reconnect with others from home. Join through Zoom!


Enhancing Your Wellness with Daily Zen in 10


Join the Student Wellness Hub’s Local Wellness and Access Advisors for Zen in 10, weekdays at 12:00pm. Participate in a brief, online mindfulness or relaxation exercise that you can integrate into your daily routine.


Tips for Teaching Remotely


Help students stay organized


Enter assignment due dates, quizzes, and exams into the myCourses calendar to make it easy for students to stay on track with their work.


Facilitate engaging discussions


Ask questions that you are really interested in discussing instead of questions that might feel to students like a quiz in disguise. For more tips on successful online discussions in seminar-style courses, click here.



For Your Students




Copyright Permissions Webinar


July 16, 2:00 - 3:15pm


This webinar is targeted to PhD and Master’s students preparing their thesis for McGill official submission or preparing a submission for an academic journal.


Lunch with the Dean of GPS for Graduate Students


Every Friday at 12:00pm


Let your graduate students know that GPS is organizing a virtual lunch-time discussion series for graduate students and postdocs who would like to connect, share concerns, and exchange ideas.



Student Wellness Hub is Offering Services Online


The Student Wellness Hub has moved online and is offering students group sessions and timely one-on-one telehealth appointments with a nurse, mental health clinician (Local Wellness Advisor), or psychiatrist (with referral) at this time.

Resources & Announcements


TLS Webinars Resource Page


Couldn’t attend a TLS webinar on preparing for remote teaching? Don’t worry. Check out TLS’ Webinars page, where you can catch up on what you missed by accessing webinar recordings, slides, and companion resource documents.


Wondering how to adapt your classes to fixed (Zoom) sessions?


These examples illustrate a variety of instructional formats to maintain student engagement: interactive lecture; interactive lecture and small group discussion; student interaction and discussion; and problem-solving practice in groups.


Equity Team Roadshow


The Equity Team of the Office of the Provost is launching a “Road Show” this summer. We invite you to book a 30-minute virtual slot with members of our team to learn who we are, what we do, and to ask questions. In particular, we will be providing information on:


  • Accommodations for employees with disabilities;
  • Reporting harassment and/or discrimination at McGill;
  • Equity Education programming for staff and faculty; and
  • McGill’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan 2020-2025.



Get ready for a new, customized IT Support experience!


IT Services launched their new IT Support site on June 17. It’s a one-stop shop, where you can make requests for IT services and support, find how-to’s and best practices to follow up on your support tickets, and more.


Prepare your teaching portfolio


To get started on writing about your teaching approach, reflect on your teaching and learning experiences. This can help you describe how your beliefs and values inform your teaching methods. More information and sample McGill portfolios are here.


OSD Updates


Thinking about accessibility in a remote learning environment (RLE)?


McGill’s OSD invites faculty members and instructors to join a virtual Q&A on supporting students with accommodations in an RLE on July 21 and August 4, from 1:00 - 2:00pm.


OSDs New Guide for Faculty


McGill’s OSD has developed a detailed guide for instructors outlining OSD’s services and processes for both on-campus and remote learning contexts.


Library Updates


Retrieving materials from BCI institutions not possible due to COVID-19 service disruptions


This summer, the BCI unified catalogue will be implemented. As a result of this province-wide roll out, McGill users will see group holdings when “BCI-Quebec University Libraries” or “Libraries Worldwide” is selected in the Held By Library search results tab. 


Cancellation notice sent to users who placed holds


This week, McGill Library staff members will begin to check in items that were returned during the closure period. In order to begin this process, the McGill Library staff members will cancel all holds and requests placed on McGill items. 


Coming soon! McLennan-Redpath Terrace Pick-Up Service


Beginning the week of July 20, McGill students, faculty, and staff will be able to take advantage of a Terrace Pick-up Service for print books not available electronically or through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). 


Séries de BiblioWebinaires


Une séries de webinaires offerts en français pour les étudiant·e·s, les professeur·e·s, et le personnel du Département des littératures de langue française, traduction et création (DLTC) ainsi que pour toute personne francophone et francophile de l’Université McGill.













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