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April 1, 2020

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Navigating the Remote Teaching Environment


The disruption caused by Covid-19 means some instructors may have to develop a new skillset to teach remotely. Many instructors are sharing their knowledge—often new found!—and experience. Join us for an opportunity to share your tips and learn from others how they navigate the remote teaching environment.


Brown bag webinars from 12:15-12:45pm on: 

  • Thursday, April 2
  • Monday, April 6
  • Wednesday, April 8

Check this web page for links to the webinars.


Note: In order to access the webinars, you must first create an account by logging into http://mcgill.zoom.us with your McGill credentials.

For Your Students


Remote Learning Resources

Let students know about these resources to help them stay on track while continuing their studies remotely. Post the link in your myCourses sites!


FAQs for Teaching Assistants

Wondering how the transition to remote teaching affects your Teaching Assistant responsibilities? Check out Remote Teaching and Learning: FAQs for Teaching Assistants.

Resources & Announcements


Tips for Teaching Remotely


Responding to Student Questions in Zoom Chat

Let students know that you will stop your lecture every 10-15 minutes to allow them time to type questions into the Zoom Chat. Make your TAs ‘co-hosts’ in Zoom so that they can help you respond to students’ questions.


Have Students Give Presentations

Here are two options:

  1. Students record themselves using a smart phone, tablet, or laptop and share their recording in myCourses with the instructor or the whole class.
  2. Students give their presentations and share their slides live with the whole class via Zoom. The Groups tool in myCourses allows students to sign up for presentation time slots.


Teaching Remotely: New Brief Guides


To quickly find information and new resources on the TLS website, check out these two brief guides:


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.”


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!


Community Connections - Virtual Tea Time


Maintaining connections can be difficult while staying at home. Employees living with chronic illness, employees with disabilities, and their allies are invited to join an Accessibility Advisor for a virtual tea time. This is a chance to connect online, share tips and challenges, and create new community connections during this time of isolation. Brew your favorite hot beverage, and join us as we check in together.


Access to e-Resources and Virtual Services


While all McGill Library branches are closed until May 1, an online reference service is available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm as well as FAQs and a list of resources that have been made freely available during this time. 


McGill Library closure and service disruptions FAQs


The Librarys closure and disruptions FAQs” cover topics such as reference and borrowing, online resources, and interlibrary loans. 


Access the Librarys Teaching Services Page for Instructional Resources and Services


Instructors at McGill can visit the Librarys Teaching Services page for step-by-step instructions on how to create persistent links in WorldCat Discovery. Your liaison librarian can also assist in this process and help you locate materials to support your teaching.


Check Out the Student Wellness Hubs Online Programming!


As we’re all connecting remotely, the Student Wellness Hub will be moving to online programming and services to help you feel supported! 


Discipline-specific Resources for Remote Instruction


TLS has compiled these resources from various online postings related to teaching in higher education.



Cancellation of TLS In-person Workshops


TLS in-person workshops have been cancelled through June due to the Covid-19 disruption. We are exploring alternative workshop formats. In the meantime, you can always look for teaching resources on the TLS web page for instructors.












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