January 15, 2015
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McGill University - Focus on Teaching

Clarifying Expectations in Graduate Supervision

February 25, 1:00-3:00 PM
Imagine preventing common mistakes and avoiding confusion when taking on new graduate students. Clarifying Expectations is about articulating roles and responsibilities in supervisory relationships before problems or miscommunications occur.



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Strategies to Support Active and Collaborative Learning

February 3, 10:00-12:00 PM
In this workshop we will explore strategies to enhance student engagement, promote dialogue, and encourage deep learning. During the workshop you will experience a range of new strategies through demonstrations and peer sharing, and develop a plan to incorporate selected strategies into your courses.

Safer Spaces Workshops

SEDE, in collaboration with Teaching and Learning Services, First Peoples' House, and the Office for Students with Disabilities, offers Safer Spaces, a regular schedule of training for staff, faculty, and graduate students.

Disability, Access, and Universal Design
February 3, 9:30-12:00 PM

Indigenous Perspectives
February 11, 9:30-12:00 PM

Designing Effective Multiple Choice Questions

February 6, 9:30-12:00 PM
Would you like to improve the quality of your Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)? Would you like to learn how to use MCQs to assess higher order thinking skills such as application and analysis? If so, join a group of fellow instructors for a workshop about the principles of well-designed multiple-choice questions. 

Mid-Course Evaluations

Want to receive valuable feedback from your students during the term? Effective strategies include setting up an anonymous discussion board, administering an online survey through myCourses, and having an in-class student-led forum. Questions? Contact mercury.info@mcgill.ca.

Consultations and Workshops: myCourses, Clickers, Active Learning Classrooms, Classroom A/V

Need help with, or advice about, using technology to enhance your teaching? Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) offers one-on-one consultations and group workshops on using myCourses, clickers, active learning classrooms, and classroom A/V technology. Click here to request a consultation or workshop. 

Do you know how to use the AV equipment in your classroom?

Find out what equipment is available to you and how to operate it. Go to the classroom AV instructions tool to see photos of your room, a list of equipment, and step-by-step instructions.

Lecture Recording

The lecture recording service has been improved with two new features: viewing recording statistics and an integrated student / instructor interface. Additionally, the sign-up procedure has been simplified. Follow these instructions in the IT Knowledgebase to sign up to record your lectures and make them available to your students.

New Kanopy Video Streaming Service

The Library has recently introduced the new video streaming service, Kanopy. Kanopy’s award-winning collection includes the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber, California Newsreel and hundreds of other leading producers. You can create clips or teaching playlists and embed them into your course system.

Teaching Checklists


Content and Collaboration Solutions (CCS) | IT Customer Services (ICS) | McGill Library | Social, Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) | Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

If you have comments about this e-bulletin, or require additional information about the above, please contact us at teaching.tls@mcgill.ca or 514-398-6648.