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May 20, 2020

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Featured Events




Stress Management for Faculty and Staff


May 27, 12:30 - 2:00pm


The Student Wellness Hub wants to help support you through uncertainty with a new virtual workshop, Mindfulness-Based Stress Management for Faculty and Staff. To register, visit the Hub website’s Faculty and Staff Resources page.




Planning for Remote Delivery


June 2, 12:00-12:45pm - Register

June 8, 12:00-12:45pm - Register


Does adapting your courses for remote delivery seem like a daunting task? In this webinar, we will help you plan to teach your course remotely, including balancing both fixed and flexible activities so that students achieve the learning outcomes.

Note that this webinar is preparation for Designing Assessments for Remote Delivery.

Designing Assessments for Remote Delivery 


June 4, 12:00-12:45pm - Register

June 10, 12:00-12:45pm - Register


Rethinking assessment strategies for your Fall 2020 courses? Concerned about academic integrity? In this webinar, we look at different types of assessments, along with design strategies that encourage academic integrity.


Note that this webinar builds on Planning for Remote Delivery.


Stay tuned—Focus on Teaching and the TLS Events page will soon have information about additional support offerings.


Tips for Teaching Remotely


Match teaching strategies with learning goals


What is it you want students to learn? How will you help them succeed? Choose teaching strategies that will help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve the learning goals.


Build a bank of example assignments


Example assignments are an excellent way to help students understand what to aim for when they’re working on their own assignments. Build a bank of examples by asking former students for permission to use their work. Be sure they let you know whether or not they’d like their work shown anonymously.


For Your Students


Lunch with the Dean of GPS for Graduate Students


Every Friday at 12:00pm


Let your graduate students know that GPS is organizing a virtual lunch-time discussion series for graduate students and postdocs who would like to connect, share concerns, and exchange ideas.



Student Wellness Hub is Offering Services Online


The Student Wellness Hub has moved online and is offering students group sessions and timely one-on-one telehealth appointments with a nurse, mental health clinician (Local Wellness Advisor), or psychiatrist (with referral) at this time.

Resources & Announcements


Prepare your teaching portfolio


To get started on writing about your teaching approach, reflect on your teaching and learning experiences. This can help you describe how your beliefs and values inform your teaching methods. More information and sample McGill portfolios are here.


Staying Connected


Even though we’re apart, our community is as strong as ever. We are staying connected wherever we are in the world. Please help share this inspiring new video from students and staff at McGill. Stay positive – we’ll get through this together.


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 information on revised grading and assessment policies for Winter 2020?


See the Adjusted Academic Measures page: “Rather than determine a singular way forward, the possible adjustments take into account the complexities our students face, and are presented as a basket of options so that each student can be empowered to make choices that fit their unique situation.”


Library Updates


Access millions of items from McGill’s print collection through new HathiTrust emergency service 


In response to COVID-19, HathiTrust Digital Library has made over two million books from the McGill University Library’s print collection available online for all McGill students, faculty, and staff. The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) includes in-copyright material. Search the HathiTrust Digital Library by logging in with your McGill credentials.


New in WorldCat Discovery: Browse McGill’s e-resources collection virtually


Discover the McGill Library’s e-resources collection serendipitously online through WorldCat Discovery’s new “Browse the Shelf” accordion tool. To use the browse option, access WorldCat Discovery, open the detailed view of the item record, and click “Browse the Shelf”.


Virtual Library Workshops


The Library is offering a range of virtual workshops on subjects including systematic and scoping reviews, databases and more. Visit the workshop page for details and registration.













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