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December 16, 2019

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Strategies to Support Active and Collaborative Learning


December 17, 2:00 - 4:30pm


Explore strategies to enhance student engagement, promote dialogue, and encourage deep learning. Discuss the rationale for active and collaborative learning, and examine methods for design and implementation in different types of courses.






myCourses Drop-in Clinic


December 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm


These are not workshops, 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-ups for the duration of the clinic. Registering is optional for the clinic, but it will help us prepare for your needs.








Getting Started with myCourses


January 7, 2:00 - 4:00pm (Register here)

January 16, 2:00 - 4:00pm (Register here)


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.





Introduction to Polling @ McGill


January 9, 2:00 - 4:00pm


Are you interested in using Polling @ McGill? In this workshop, you will learn about different strategies to engage your students using polling, with a focus on designing effective polling 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 mcgill.ca/sv-education.


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!


Accessible Course Outline Guide


Preparing your Winter 2019 course outlines? Accessible versions (English and French) of the Course Outline Guide are available for download. Interested in learning about accessible documents? Check out The Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.


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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