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November 19, 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.



Course Design Workshop


Day 1: December 9, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Day 2: December 12, 9:00am - 4:00pm


Would you like to design or redesign one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills? Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning.







McGill Conversation Series with Alberto Manguel - Yiddish Spoken: The Yiddish Writers of Quebec


November 20, 5:00 - 7:30pm


Join Alberto Manguel and guests Esther Frank and Sebastian Schulman for an exploration of Montreal’s Yiddish literary culture today. They will guide us through the treasures of Joe Fishstein’s remarkable Yiddish collection. During the early twentieth century, Bronx garment worker Joe Fishstein collected some 2300 works in Yiddish. Fishstein fashioned beautiful hand-made jackets to preserve his unique collection, mostly poetry, in vintage condition.




Office Hours: Copyright


November 21, 2:00 - 4:00pm


The Digital Scholarships Hub is offering office hours to speak with a copyright librarian. The Digital Scholarship Hub is a convergence of Library and campus services that enhance research through the use of digital technologies. It supports the application of digital methods from one field to advance another, promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and innovative research.




Sex Cells! A Workshop on Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Plus (SGBA+) in Research


November 26, 6:00 - 8:00pm


Considerations of sex and gender are key to conducting inclusive research, building unbiased technology, and facilitating equitable healthcare. In this workshop, you will learn how you can implement SGBA+ in your research.




It Takes All of Us


To be completed by November 29


“It Takes All of Us: Creating a Campus Community Free of Sexual Violence” is an online learning program that is mandatory for everyone at McGill, including students, faculty and staff. This program is an essential piece of our campus-wide work on sexual violence prevention and response. The program, hosted on myCourses, takes about 45 minutes to complete. Academic staff have been granted access to the course as of mid-September, and administrative support staff will have access in January 2020.


Supervisors: Join Us at TLS for Lunch!


December 6, 12:00 - 1:30pm


Share your experiences with graduate supervision 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. A light lunch and coffee will be provided.




Intro 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!


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.


New Digital Scholarship Hub Now Open for Consultations, Workshops and Office Hours


Services cover topics such as data visualization, author rights, copyright, concept mapping, AI for research gamification, and much more.


Register for myCourse Essentials


Are you new to myCourses or in need of a refresher? If so, then sign up for myCourses Essentials, a newly unveiled online resource for instructors and course designers. myCourses Essentials provides an introduction to key features, best practices for using myCourses, links to step-by-step instructions, and tutorials on some of the most commonly used tools. 


Want to know what assignments students believe help them learn? So do we!


Please help us collect their examples by sharing the link to a survey in myCourses and in class. The examples will be used in resource materials and workshops for instructors.



Plan Your Year with Workshops, Webinars and More!


Looking for help with myCourses? Wondering how to write effective multiple choice questions? Thinking about implementing peer assessment? Check out the TLS calendar of instructional support offerings. Plan your year and register now!












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tls@mcgill.ca | (514) 398-6648




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