April 15, 2016
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Professor Ken Bain at McGill

May 24, 9:00am-12:00pm

Professor Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Active Learning Conference, presented by the the Faculty of Engineering's Teaching Enhancement Initiative.

For more information, contact Maria Orjuela-Laverde.

Mandatory Supervision for new faculty

May 20, 10:00am-12:00pm



What the research says…



Course Design Workshop

May 12 & May 17 (two full days)

Would you like to (re)design 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.



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Data Sharing Policy

May 16, 10:00am-12:00pm

This interactive workshop aims to clarify current funding requirements for data sharing in research and to explore best data sharing practices in a range of research disciplines. 

Other workshop in the series:



2016 SALTISE Conference

June 3, 2016 (UQAM)

Theme: "Designing Instruction for Learning: Blending Pedagogy, Technology and Space"

SALTISE, the consortium of Montreal area higher-ed institutions and learning communities interested in the research and implementation of innovative pedagogies and educational technologies, is pleased to announce their 5th annual conference. 


       View complete list of upcoming events


Clickers are going web-based!

Teaching and Learning Services is excited to announce that McGill will be transitioning from physical clickers to web-based student response systems for the Fall 2016 semester. These systems allow students to respond from a personal device (smartphone, tablet, laptop). Web-based systems offer numerous advantages over physical clickers - learn more

Faculty & Staff email moving to Office 365 in May

All active and retired faculty and staff mailboxes currently hosted on McGill's central Exchange server will be moving to Microsoft Office 365 starting in May 2016.  This cloud-based service provides a 50 GB mailbox. See the full announcement for details and to sign up for early migration…

Course Evaluations for Winter 2016

Students may now complete their Course Evaluations until May 1 (April 17 for units following the condensed period). View a list of strategies to increase response rates. 

Connect with regular Skype users directly from Skype for Business!

Have you ever wanted to use Skype for Business with your students, friends, and family using regular Skype? McGill has now enabled this exciting feature! Learn more about how to add contacts from Skype and how you can interact with them using Skype for Business.

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