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May 15, 2019

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Designing Successful Peer Assessment Assignments


May 21, 9:30am - 12:00pm


While the learning benefits of peer assessment (PA) have been well established, successful PA experiences hinge on the careful design of the PA activities students are asked to engage in. In this workshop, we address the principles that support sound design of PA activities. 


Photo credit: Victor Tangermann


Strategies to Support Active and Collaborative Learning


May 23, 9:30am - 12:00pm


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. 





Short Written Assignments: New ways to get students writing


June 4, 9:30am-12:00pm


Integrating writing assignments into undergraduate courses can increase students’ engagement and promote critical thinking. Attend this workshop to develop writing assignments that get students thinking critically without creating an overwhelming amount of grading for instructors. 


Designing Effective Multiple Choice Questions


 June 6, 9:30am - 12:00pm


Would you like to improve the quality of your Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)? Would you like to learn how to use MCQs to assess higher order thinking skills, such as application and analysis? If so, join a group of fellow instructors for a workshop about the principles of well-designed multiple choice questions.





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. 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!



Enhance your course with new technologies


Looking to boost student engagement, create online assignments or use other technologies to improve your course?

With summer around the corner, now is the time to think about enhancing your course with myCourses, polling or other technologies. Schedule a consultation with TLS.


Schulich Library temporary closure - where to find collections and staff


Schulich Library will be closed for renovations as of May 15, 2019. The branch’s collections and staff will be moving to the Humanities and Social Sciences Library. 













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