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Events and resources to enhance your teaching


This is the last Focus on Teaching bulletin until August 6, but you can keep up-to-date with teaching events and resources by visiting the Teaching and Learning Services website.
Have a wonderful summer!


Featured events



Webinar: 5 tips to make your myCourses content more accessible


August 14



Course instructors and Teaching Assistants are invited to join this webinar to learn how you can make course materials easily accessible for all students. 



Sign up here→



Engineering education: Knowledge and identity perspectives on project work


June 18



Three visiting scholars will present their research on how project work re/produces engineers and engineering knowledge.


More information→



Events for your students



Social services career panel


July 11



Are you interested in learning more about what to do with a degree in psychology, counselling, social work or law? Come hear our panel speak about their careers as a mediator, addictions counsellor, corporate tester, clinical psychologist and disability case manager. 

Register on myFuture→




Knowledge brokering career panel


July 19



Does the idea of disseminating research and other types of knowledge to clinicians, policy makers and others to effect positive change interest you? Come to this panel to learn what a knowledge broker does and how you can train to be one.


Register on myFuture→





Leading effective discussions


Facilitation Essentials
August 22, 9:30am-1:00pm


Advanced Facilitation
August 29, 9:30am-1:00pm


Improve your facilitation of group discussions, and leadership, presentation and communication skills! 


More information→


Resources and announcements



Teaching portfolios

Applying for tenure or promotion? Find guidelines and other resources, including samples of teaching portfolios from McGill professors, on the TLS  website.


WorldCat Discovery Upgrade August 2018

A new catalogue upgrade will enhance the ways in which researchers search the McGill Library’s collections. The upgrade will take place mid-August 2018, when the existing WorldCat Local online catalogue and search tool changes to its successor, WorldCat Discovery. 



Survey students’ knowledge before class

Set-up a survey in myCourses with 3-5 questions on key parts of the pre-class materials. Set a submission deadline a day before class. This allows you time to review student misconceptions and help structure the lecture and class activities.



McGill Archival Collections Catalogue now available

The Library is delighted to launch the McGill Archival Collections Catalogue, a single interface for searching the Library’s archival holdings. 



Teaching for Learning blog post: Highs and lows of course evaluations

Do you tend to focus on one or two negative comments, despite having generally positive course evaluation feedback? You are not alone, and you can reframe the way you look at your comments.