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TLS Events


 

Simple Strategies to Improve Student Learning: Retaining Course Content

 

November 3, 12:00 - 12:45pm (Register)

 

Wondering how to help students improve their ability to retain course material from one week to the next? We introduce evidence-informed teaching strategies, such as retrieval, spacing, and interleaving.


Designing and Implementing Effective Teamwork Assignments

 

November 4, 12:00 - 1:00pm (Register)

 

Have you ever assigned a team assignment that resulted in students complaining about peers not pulling their weight? In this session, we will discuss how to plan effective teamwork assignments and use Eduflow to implement them.


Peer Assessment with Eduflow

 

November 9, 12:00 - 1:00pm (Register)

 

Want to know more about peer assessment? This webinar will introduce you to key parameters for designing peer assessment activities and get you started with Eduflow—a tool to manage peer assessment online.


Enhance Students’ Engagement with Course Material via Social Annotation

 

November 18, 12:00 - 1:00pm (Register)

 

Want students better prepared for class? Introduce them to social annotation using Perusall—a strategy where students collaboratively comment on text, videos, or images online. Foster engagement with course material in large and small classes.

Join us throughout the fall for more webinars designed to support you with teaching!

Topics address microaggressions in the classroom, assessment, student engagement, mid-course evaluations, learning tools, and more. See the calendar and register!


Other Upcoming Events


Equity Office

 

Anti-racism in Teaching Practice

 

November 4, 1:00 - 3:30pm

 

How do race and racism impact learning spaces? What is our role? This interactive workshop will explore how understanding and integrating an anti-racist practice can shift the culture of a classroom or institution.

 

Inclusive Facilitation Workshop

 

November 23, 9:30am - 12:00pm

 

What is inclusive facilitation? How can principles of anti-oppression be applied to enhance the learning experience? This interactive workshop will offer strategies and support for participants in cultivating a more inclusive environment in the classroom.

 


For Your Students


Academic Skills Workshops for Students

 

Through SKILLS21, TLS offers workshops for undergraduate students on topics like group work, effective reading, exam prep, and more! Share this list of upcoming workshops with your students so they can grow their academic skills.


 

Getting Started with myCourses for Students

 

Let students know about this guide, which offers tips and videos to help students learn to use and troubleshoot myCourses.


 

Teaching and Learning Services

 

Resource for students to improve their time management skills

 

Many students struggle to effectively manage their time. Share this document with your students to help them prioritize and act on their tasks.

 

Students’ guide to group work

 

Set students up for a successful group work experience by sharing this guide to group work. It includes handouts on steps for getting started, strategies for assigning roles and tasks, and tips for effective meetings.


Resources & Announcements


 

TLS

 

Announcing the NEW Teaching and Learning Knowledge Base

 

Looking for ideas for planning learning activities? Or using myCourses and other tools? TLS’ Teaching and Learning Knowledge Base offers what you need to know about planning and implementing teaching and learning activities. Bookmark http://mcgill.ca/teachingkb!


 

Early Alert

 

Concerned about a student exhibiting behavioural/emotional issues, or being absent from several lectures? Have you observed marked changes in academic performance? Instructors can reach out to help students directly or click on the EARLY ALERT widget in myCourses.


 

IT Services

 

Videoconferencing on campus: Tips to optimize connectivity and resolve issues

 

If you experience issues when videoconferencing on campus, including choppy display, freezing, or dropped calls, here are some basic steps you can follow to optimize video call quality: Tips for resolving issues when videoconferencing on campus.


 

Library

 

Vaccine passports will soon be mandatory to enter libraries

 

Starting late October, vaccine passports will be mandatory to physically enter McGill’s library spaces. Learn more.

 

Register your vaccine passport for Fast-Pass sticker

 

Students, faculty, and staff can register their vaccine passports for a Fast-Pass sticker to gain quick access to McGill’s library spaces and other venues.

 

McGill Librarys Digital Scholarship Hubs November workshops

 

Explore the Digital Scholarship Hub’s upcoming workshops for hands-on experience with both software and hardware, and for help with your digital research projectsfrom graphic design to data analysis.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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