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January 3, 2020

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Getting Started with myCourses


January 7, 2:00 - 4:00pm (Register here)

January 16, 2:00 - 4:00pm (Register here)


These workshops will familiarize you with some of the basic tools in myCourses so you can use them in the upcoming semester. Topics addressed include organizing your course content, setting up your grade book with assignments, and facilitating group interaction. Bring a laptop and your course outline.



Introduction to Polling @ McGill


January 9, 2:00 - 4:00pm


Are you interested in using Polling @ McGill? In this workshop, you will learn about different strategies to engage your students using polling, with a focus on designing effective polling questions.





Panel discussion | The Ludic Generation: Harnessing the Potential of Interactive Learning in Higher Ed


January 16, 5:00 - 7:30pm


Who are the next generation of students to be made by McGill and what teaching strategies will work best to engage them? Could Serious Play (games with educational outcomes) help students find new solutions to global problems? Educators and game designers will explore new ways to connect with learners in a fast-paced digital world, and uncover the potential of games and play in higher education.



The Lunch Spot: Let's Talk Teaching


January 31, 12:00 - 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.



Brown Bag Session: Midterm Course Feedback

February 11, 12:00 - 1:30pm


During this brown bag session, we will share the process of conducting midterm feedback sessions, and share some of the experiences and feedback from instructors who have been part of this process. Come with your lunch and your 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.




It Takes All of Us


This academic year, the entire McGill community will be required to complete It Takes All of Us, McGill’s new online sexual violence education program. Academic staff currently have access to the program, and must complete it by February 1, 2020. Administrative and support staff will gain access to the program in January 2020. This mandatory program is an essential piece of our University-wide response to sexual violence, and aims to create more inclusive and safer campuses for all. For more information, including instructions for access, support services, and some helpful FAQs, visit the Sexual Violence Education website.


Register for myCourses Essentials


Are you new to myCourses or in need of a refresher? If so, then sign up for myCourses Essentials, a newly unveiled online resource for instructors and course designers. myCourses Essentials provides an introduction to key features, best practices for using myCourses, links to step-by-step instructions, and tutorials on some of the most commonly used tools.


Course Evaluation Results for Fall 2019


Course evaluation results for the Fall semester are available in Mercury after grades are submitted and processed. Guidelines for interpretation are available, including sample tables for reporting results, and a tool for reflection and action.


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!


Looking for New and Creative Ways to Assess Your Students?


Then this new collection of online resources inspired by McGill instructors’ participation at the 2018 symposium on assessment is for you! More examples to come as we gear up for the next symposium on assessment on December, 10, 2020!


Accessible Course Outline Guide


Preparing your Winter 2019 course outlines? Accessible versions (English and French) of the Course Outline Guide are available for download. Interested in learning about accessible documents? Check out The Association for Higher Education Access & Disability.


Digital Scholarship Hub Upcoming Workshops and Office Hours


The Library’s Digital Scholarship Hub offers workshops and office hours on topics such as 3D printing, Python, data services, Scalar and web publishing tools, concept mapping, network analysis for DH data, and much more.


Looking for a Great Classroom to Teach in During the Fall 2020 Semester?


Now is the time to speak to your faculty schedule coordinator about the features you need to support your teaching strategies, such as an active learning classroom. See the TLS website for a list of McGill’s recently renovated classrooms.












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