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September 16, 2019

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The Lunch Spot: Let’s Talk Teaching


October 4, 12:30 - 1:30pm


Would you like to share a teaching idea with colleagues? Interested in hearing what other instructors are doing across the University to engage their students in learning? TLS invites all instructors to engage in meaningful conversations about teaching and learning at The Lunch Spot. A light lunch will be provided.



Customize your Course Evaluations: Writing Meaningful Questions


October 24, 12:00 - 1:00pm


You may not be aware that instructors can add up to three questions to their Mercury end-of-course evaluation questionnaires. Attend this webinar to learn how to design questions that will allow you to obtain meaningful student feedback.




Indigenous Awareness Weeks


September 16 - 27


The 9th annual Indigenous Awareness Weeks (IAWs 2019) start September 16, 2019! Come out and celebrate in solidarity and support of the beautiful community of Indigenous folks across Turtle Island. A full schedule of events is posted on the Indigenous Health Professions Program website, and the Indigenous Studies Program website.




#ConsentMcGill Campaign


September 23 - October 4


McGill’s Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education is offering a variety of different ways that you and your students can get involved in the #ConsentMcGill campaign. Most notably for staff, there will be a Networks of Support Walking Tour on Tuesday, September 24 from 1:00 -4:00pm. Participants will have the chance to meet with groups and services dedicated to supporting folks impacted by sexual violence, to visit their spaces and to learn more about available resources.





2019 McGill Conversations Series with Alberto Manguel


The McGill Library is pleased to welcome Alberto Manguel, writer, editor, critic, and bibliophile for the fall 2019 McGill Conversations Series. Six evenings of conversation will guide attendees through some of the rare treasures of the library’s collection. From Quebec detective fiction to fairy tales, Manguel and his guests will cover a wide range of topics.


Dans la bibliothèque, avec un chandelier: Romans policiers québécois

October 2, 5:00 - 7:30pm

Witness to a Setting Sun? Rudyard Kipling’s Traffics and Discoveries

October 23, 5:00 - 7:30pm


Designing Effective Multiple Choice Questions 


October 25, 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. It is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.




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!


The Wellness Hub


The new Student Wellness Hub provides students with health and wellness services and programming, health promotion activities, and more. Connect students to the help they need through our Virtual Hub website, our Health and Wellness Resource Map, or view Faculty/Staff Resources for tools to help you support your students’ well-being.


Accessible Course Outline Guide 


Accessible versions (English and French) of the Course Outline Guide are now available. Download them here. Interested in learning about accessible documents? Check out what The Association for Higher Education Access & Disability says.


Adding Readings to myCourses


Add readings to myCourses in compliance with copyright law by following this guide.


Reminder: Sign up for lecture recording in your classroom


If you are teaching in a classroom that supports McGill’s Lecture Recording System and you wish to have your lectures made available for your students to review, be sure to sign up in myCourses. See Lecture recording equipped classrooms.


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!












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