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Featured Events



Fall Schedule for TLS Webinars


TLS webinars for instructors will be scheduled throughout this semester at 12:00pm every Friday and on selected Tuesdays.


Talking About Teaching


Every Friday until December 4, 12:00 - 12:30pm


Do you want to talk about remote teaching? We do! Each week, TLS will introduce a different topic. It could be about building community in the remote classroom, managing expectations … tune in to find out and to chime in!


Designing and Implementing Effective Teamwork Assignments


October 20, 12:00 - 12:45pm


Have you ever assigned a team assignment that resulted in students complaining about peers not pulling their weight? Join us for this session where we will discuss how to plan effective teamwork assignments and use Peergrade to implement them.


Teaching Strategies for Engaging Students in Remote Learning


October 27, 12:00 - 1:00pm


Wondering how to enhance student engagement, promote discussions, and encourage learning in your remote classes? Come experience several strategies through demonstrations and peer sharing. You will leave with concrete ideas for planning your classes.


Upcoming Events




Student Wellness Hub Offerings


McGill Support Resources: Helping You Help Your Students


October 15, 4:00 - 4:30pm

October 22, 12:00 - 12:30pm


The Student Wellness Hub’s new workshop McGill Support Resources: Helping You Help Your Students outlines ways you can refer students to support at and around McGill. Registration is open on the Virtual Hub website.


Art Hive @ Home


The Student Wellness Hub is offering virtual Art Hive Sessions at lunchtime! Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays For Art Hive Live and Tuesdays and Thursdays for Open Studio.



New Fall Workshops for Faculty From the Equity Team


Inclusive Facilitation Workshop


October 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm


This two-hour interactive workshop will explore our top 10 tips for inclusive facilitation, and support participants in developing their skills as facilitators in and out of the classroom.


Accessible by Design: Access in the Classroom


November 17, 2:00 - 4:00pm


This workshop offers practical tips for increasing accessibility in teaching that instructors can implement while planning their courses.


For Your Students


Learning to Teach Week


November 16 - 20


Tell your students to save the date! Learning to Teach Week is a series of interactive and engaging online workshops and talks that are particularly relevant to graduate students interested in lecturing or TAing at the university level.


Lunch with the Dean of GPS for Graduate Students


Every Friday at 12:00pm


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



Student Wellness Hub Updates


Health and Wellness Supports for Students


The Student Wellness Hub is offering limited in-person appointments on Mondays and Thursdays. Students must first complete a virtual appointment; drop-ins are not available. Call 514-398-6017 for more information.


Building a Healthier McGill


Students can stay up-to-date on health and wellness services, virtual and in-person programming, live interactive wellness sessions, and healthier living tips through the new Healthier McGill Instagram account, sponsored by the Student Wellness Hub!




SPSS now available to students for home use


Great news! SPSS statistics software is now available for students to download and install on personal computers!


Resources & Announcements


TLS Webinars Resource Page


Couldn’t attend a TLS webinar on preparing for remote teaching? Don’t worry. Check out TLS’ Webinars page, where you can catch up on what you missed by accessing webinar recordings, slides, and companion resource documents.


Are you prepared to save a life?


McGill health professional students are leading the World Restart a Heart 2020 Campaign to increase public awareness of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Discover new impactful videos, educational tools, and virtual events. Let your students know, too!


Virtual Presenters’ Accessibility Guide


Want to learn how to implement more accessible and inclusive events in the remote learning environment? The resources in this guide share pointers to consider for planning and delivering accessible virtual events.


Tips for Supporting your Students


Thinking of sharing a recorded video in your course?


You can now link or embed videos from the Lecture Recording system directly where you want students to see them, such as within a course module, a discussion topic, or even an announcement. Learn more.


Overwhelmed by emails from students?


Help students be more effective communicators by referring to the TLS-produced Make Your Emails Count video. Share the link in myCourses and your course outline! Aussi disponible en français.


Wondering about recommended practices for planning and implementing myCourses discussions?


Fostering productive and meaningful discussions in myCourses can be challenging. Check out different strategies, including posting discussion prompts in a variety of formats—text, images, video, and audio—and posing open-ended questions.


Wondering how to help students get the most out of myCourses discussions?


This TLS-produced Guide to Getting the Most Out of myCourses Discussion Forums video encourages students to deepen their understanding of course content, expand their thinking, and connect with classmates. Link it to myCourses for easy access!


Library Updates


Open Access Week at McGill


October 19 - 25


From managing research data to open education resources, predatory publishing to open science, the McGill Library is holding a series of virtual workshops in support of International Open Access Week.


Digital Scholarship Hub Fall 2020 Workshops


This semester, we are offering 27 interactive workshops and lively discussions on artificial intelligence, research data management, digital scholarship tools, scholarly communications, and more!


Virtual Study Halls


The McGill Library is piloting Virtual Study Halls for students wanting to connect with others or have the reassuring presence of someone “nearby.” Optional breakout rooms for silent, quiet, and group study.


Virtual Library lectures and events


Upcoming Library events include a lecture on Reimagining the Default Settings of Technology and Society, a talk on the impact of Shakespeare in uncertain times with Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, and more.












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