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September 3, 2019

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myCourses Drop-in Clinic


September 4, 3:00 - 5:00pm


This is not a workshop, but rather an allotted time where you can work on a course shell and receive help. The aim is to provide you with a minimum of 15 minutes of one-on-one time and frequent check-ins for the duration of the clinic.


Getting Started with myCourses


September 6, 10:00am - 12:00pm

September 12, 2:00 - 4:00pm


These workshops will familiarize you with some of the basic tools in myCourses so you can use them in the upcoming semester. Topics addressed include organizing your course content, setting up your grade book with assignments, and facilitating group interaction. Bring a laptop and your course outline.


To register, consult the SKILLSETS calendar of upcoming events.



The Lunch Spot: Let’s Talk Teaching


October 4, 12:30 - 1:30pm


Would you like to share a teaching idea with colleagues? Interested in hearing what other instructors are doing across the University to engage their students in learning? TLS invites all instructors to engage in meaningful conversations about teaching and learning at The Lunch Spot. A light lunch will be provided.




Customize your Course Evaluations: Writing Meaningful Questions


October 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm


You may not be aware that instructors can add up to three questions to their Mercury end-of-course evaluation questionnaires. Attend this webinar to learn how to design questions that will allow you to obtain meaningful student feedback.


Designing Effective Multiple Choice Questions 


October 25, 9:30am - 12:00pm


Would you like to improve the quality of your Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)? Would you like to learn how to use MCQs to assess higher order thinking skills, such as application and analysis? If so, join a group of fellow instructors for a workshop about the principles of well-designed multiple choice questions.







Skills development for undergraduate students


SKILLS21 is a workshop-based skills development program for undergraduate students. It provides opportunities for developing 21st Century skills, values, and attitudes.



Skills development for graduate students


SKILLSETS offers skill development opportunities to complement the research training provided by the academic experience at McGill. It is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.




The Wellness Hub


The new Student Wellness Hub provides students with health and wellness services and programming, health promotion activities, and more. Connect students to the help they need through our Virtual Hub website, our Health and Wellness Resource Map, or view Faculty/Staff Resources for tools to help you support your students’ well-being.


Accessible Course Outline Guide 


Accessible versions (English and French) of the Course Outline Guide are now available. Download them here. Interested in learning about accessible documents? Check out what The Association for Higher Education Access & Disability says.


New IT Service Desk – Walk-in Support Centre at McLennan Library


Come visit the IT Service Desk’s walk-in support center at our new location on the main floor of the McLennan Library Building. Our staff can assist you with all centrally-supported IT systems and services including email, WiFi, VPN, myCourses, or Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).


Service hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm


Adding Readings to myCourses


Add readings to myCourses in compliance with copyright law by following this guide.


New in WorldCat Discovery!


Browse McGill’s print book collection virtually

Discover McGill Library’s print collection serendipitously online through WorldCat Discovery’s new “Browse the Shelf” tool. To use the browse option, access WorldCat Discovery, open the detailed view of the item record, and click “Browse the Shelf.”


Call Number Searching

Users can now search for materials by call number in WorldCat Discovery. Instructions are available on the Library’s website. 


Reminder: Sign up for lecture recording in your classroom


If you are teaching in a classroom that supports McGill’s Lecture Recording System, and you wish to have your lectures made available for your students to review, be sure to sign up in myCourses. See Lecture recording equipped classrooms.


New version of TurningPoint software for Polling @ McGill


A new version of TurningPoint software is now available and has been installed on all centrally-managed
classroom computers. TurningPoint is the application used for Polling @ McGill, a service which allows you to create interactive real-time polls and assessments, where students participate using their mobile devices.


If you have a previous version of TurningPoint installed on your own laptop, please ensure you download and install the current one from the Turning Technologies website.


Find out more about Polling @ McGill on the IT Knowledge Base.












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