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January 15, 2020

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Getting Started with myCourses


January 16, 2:30 - 4:00pm 


These workshops will familiarize you with some of the basic tools in myCourses so you can use them this 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.



The Lunch Spot: Let’s Talk Teaching


January 31, 12:00 - 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.







Introduction to Zotero


January 16, 2:00 - 3:00pm


Zotero is a free and open source software that enables you to organize your research, create bibliographies and insert citations or footnotes in your assignments. This workshop will introduce participants to the main functions of Zotero and will include a hands-on component.



Panel discussion | The Ludic Generation: Harnessing the Potential of Interactive Learning in Higher Ed


January 16, 5:00 - 7:30pm


Who are the next generation of students to be made by McGill and what teaching strategies will work best to engage them? Could Serious Play (games with educational outcomes) help students find new solutions to global problems? Educators and game designers will explore new ways to connect with learners in a fast-paced digital world, and uncover the potential of games and play in higher education.



IT is all about YOU! Meet IT Services


January 21, 11:30am - 2:00pm


McGill IT Services invites you to come meet our team at our IT Tech Fair – and ask us anything! Enjoy free food, games, and prizes, and get priceless advice about the technology in your life. We’re here for your technology needs!




EndNote Essentials at Macdonald Campus Library


January 21, 1:00 - 2:30pm


Find out how to build your personal database of references using EndNote. In this workshop, you will learn how to import references from databases, attach articles to your references, insert citations in your papers, create bibliographies, and more.





Teaching Fellowships at the AUW


January 28, 3:30 - 4:30pm

January 28, 4:30 - 5:30pm


GPS is relaunching the teaching fellowships for finishing PhD students, offered in partnership with the AUW. Come to the info sessions to learn about the fully-funded 10-month positions in Bangladesh.




Launch: McGill Book Arts Printing Lab


January 30, 5:00 - 7:00pm


See the McGill Library’s centuries-old restored Columbian printing press in action! This event will launch the McGill Book Arts Printing Lab and help usher in a series of special programs focused on Serious Play.



Brown Bag Session: Midterm Course Feedback

February 11, 12:00 - 1:30pm


During this brown bag session, we will share the process of conducting midterm feedback sessions, and share some of the experiences and feedback from instructors who have been part of this process. Come with your lunch and your questions!





Feedback Strategies: Engaging Students in Dialogue


February 18, 2:00 - 4:30pm


This workshop focuses on feedback strategies for essays and research (term) papers that engage students with feedback and encourage them to take greater responsibility for their learning before, during, and after assignments.





Brown Bag Session: Using Peer Assessment in your Courses


February 20, 12:15 - 1:30pm


Looking for ideas about how students can provide feedback to one another to help improve their work? Join colleagues for a brown bag session where a McGill instructor will share their approach to peer assessment (PA). Come with your lunch and your 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.




It Takes All of Us


This academic year, the entire McGill community will be required to complete It Takes All of Us, McGill’s new online sexual violence education program. Academic staff currently have access to the program, and must complete it by February 1, 2020. Administrative and support staff will gain access to the program in January 2020. This mandatory program is an essential piece of our University-wide response to sexual violence, and aims to create more inclusive and safer campuses for all. For more information, including instructions for access, support services, and some helpful FAQs, visit the Sexual Violence Education website.


Celebrate Data Privacy Day


January 28


Data Privacy Day highlights the value of personal information. Throughout the month of January, McGill will host a variety of events promoting data privacy awareness.


Register for myCourses Essentials


Are you new to myCourses or in need of a refresher? If so, then sign up for myCourses Essentials, a newly unveiled online resource for instructors and course designers. myCourses Essentials provides an introduction to key features, best practices for using myCourses, links to step-by-step instructions, and tutorials on some of the most commonly used tools.


Course Evaluation Results for Fall 2019


Course evaluation results for the Fall semester are available in Mercury after grades are submitted and processed. Guidelines for interpretation are available, including sample tables for reporting results, and a tool for reflection and action.


New Posts on Teaching for Learning @ McGill University


This blog, hosted by TLS, features posts by instructors, students, and anyone else in higher education we’re lucky enough to collaborate with. Join in conversations about teaching and learning!


Looking for New and Creative Ways to Assess Your Students?


Then this new collection of online resources inspired by McGill instructors’ participation at the 2018 symposium on assessment is for you! More examples to come as we gear up for the next symposium on assessment on December, 10, 2020!


Digital Scholarship Hub Upcoming Workshops and Office Hours


The Library’s Digital Scholarship Hub offers workshops and office hours on topics such as 3D printing, Python, data services, Scalar and web publishing tools, concept mapping, network analysis for DH data, and much more.


Looking for a Great Classroom to Teach in During the Fall 2020 Semester?


Now is the time to speak to your faculty schedule coordinator about the features you need to support your teaching strategies, such as an active learning classroom. See the TLS website for a list of McGill’s recently renovated classrooms.












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