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Summer Updates



Webinar: 5 tips to make your myCourses content more accessible


August 14

12:00 - 12:45pm


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



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New website for myCourses


This new website provides easy access to myCourses for students, instructors, and Teaching Assistants. This website will be updated to include information about new features and support offerings, such as workshops and webinars. Update your bookmarks to


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Events for your students



Spell Your Science Workshop series


August 8 - 29


Spell your Science is a FREE series of workshops for graduate students to learn the basics of communicating their science to the public and the media. Encourage your students to joi the group every Wednesday in August on the downtown campus! Registration priority will be given to McGill graduate students who can attend all four workshops (August 8, 15, 22, and 29).


More information and registration




Leading Effective Discussions


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


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


Students who wish to improve their facilitation of group discussions, and leadership, presentation and communication skills are a perfect fit for these two workshops! 


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Graduate Orientation


August 27 - 31


Orientation is a great time for all new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to familiarize themselves with the University and find answers to burning questions. Events during this period include (among others) Academic Expectations week, Grads Connect, the Discover McGill Services Fair, the PGSS BBQ, and the Mac Campus Orientation.


More information→​



Resources and announcements



GitHub Classroom Module Demonstration

McGill internal GitHub is currently available to pilot phase participants, including students, instructors and anyone performing academic, non-profit research. A demo session will be held August 14, 1:00-2:00pm, to show how to use AD Groups and the GitHub Classroom Module, and how to automate repository creation and access control.



Pin courses to your list in myCourses

In the course drop-down list, pin courses that you access frequently so they appear at the top of your course list. This will make it easier to flip between course sites. 



Library Catalogue Upgrade

On August 6, the Library will upgrade the existing catalogue and search tool to its successor, WorldCat Discovery. As part of the upgrade, course reserves for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accessible solely through WorldCat Discovery. For questions/ feedback please contact



Changes to the Library Homepage

On August 6, the Library is launching an updated search bar as part of its upgrade to WorldCat Discovery. Library News and Events information will also move to a new three-column layout. For questions/ feedback please contact