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December 2, 2019

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Getting Started with myCourses


December 5, 2:00 - 4:00pm (Register here)

December 10, 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.




Supervisors: Join Us at TLS for Lunch!


December 6, 12:00 - 1:30pm


Register by Tuesday, December 3. Share your graduate supervision experiences with colleagues over lunch. Learn from award-winning supervisors about strategies and approaches that contribute to successful supervisory relationships. TLS and GPS invite all supervisors to engage in meaningful conversations about graduate supervision.








McGill Conversation Series with Alberto Manguel 


The Human Zoo: Medicine and Show Business

December 4, 5:00 - 7:30pm


Join acclaimed bibliophile Alberto Manguel and award-winning author Susan Swan, author of The Biggest Modern Woman of the World (about the famous Nova Scotia giantess), for a discussion of the scandalous phenomenon of the “human zoos” popular in the 18th, 19th, and well into the 20th centuries.


Into the Woods: Children’s Books and Fairy Tales

December 11, 5:00 - 7:30pm


Join award-winning novelist Jane Urquhart and bibliophile Alberto Manguel for a trip “into the woods” of Fairyland. East will meet west in this evening celebrating children’s stories from across the globe.




De-stress and Sketch | Presented by the McGill Visual Arts Collection


December 12 and 17, 4:00 - 6:00pm


This finals season, McGill students and staff are welcome to drop by the Visible Storage Gallery for a well-deserved break, and session of artistic expression and viewing. Professional sketchers and occasional doodlers are welcome!




Introduction to Polling @ McGill


December 16, 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.



Photo Credit: Victor Tangermann


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.







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.




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.


Course Evaluations for Fall 2019


Students may complete their Mercury course evaluations from now until December 22 (December 4 for units following the condensed period).


Strategies to encourage student participation include:

  • Communicating the value of course evaluations;
  • Making announcements and reminding your students; and
  • Allowing students time in class to complete their course evaluations.

View a complete list of strategies to increase response rates.


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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