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June 15, 2020

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New June webinars to support remote delivery


Are you looking for next steps on implementing assessments, strategies, and tools? TLS is offering a new series of webinars throughout June on multiple topics related to supporting teaching and learning:

  • Preparing Course Content

  • Promoting Student Interaction and Engagement for Remote Learning

    • Engaging Students Online with Zoom
    • Getting Started with Polling@Mcgill
  • Managing Your Course in myCourses

  • Creating Online Assessments in myCourses
  • Peer Assessment with Peergrade

View descriptions and register.



Online Workshop: HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service


June 18, 11:00 – 11:30am


In response to COVID-19, HathiTrust Digital Library has made over two million books from McGill University Library’s print collection available online for all McGill students, faculty, and staff. The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) includes in-copyright material. This workshop will introduce participants to the HathiTrust Digital Library, and show participants how to access material available to them.



Tips for Teaching Remotely


Planning engaging Zoom classes


To maintain student engagement in Zoom classes, intersperse lecturing with different strategies that allow students to actively participate. Click here for an example.


Peer assessment


Consider using peer assessment to provide students with an opportunity to comment on each other’s work (written or oral presentations), receive feedback from multiple sources and critically reflect on their own work.


For Your Students


Lunch with the Dean of GPS for Graduate Students


Every Friday at 12:00pm


Let your graduate students know that GPS is organizing a virtual lunch-time discussion series for graduate students and postdocs who would like to connect, share concerns, and exchange ideas.



Student Wellness Hub is Offering Services Online


The Student Wellness Hub has moved online and is offering students group sessions and timely one-on-one telehealth appointments with a nurse, mental health clinician (Local Wellness Advisor), or psychiatrist (with referral) at this time.

Resources & Announcements


Extended into the Summer: Stress Management for Faculty and Staff!


The Student Wellness Hub wants to continue to support you this summer with a virtual workshop, Mindfulness-Based Stress Management for Faculty and Staff. To register, visit the Hub website’s Faculty and Staff Resources page.


Get ready for a new, customized IT Support experience!


We’re preparing to launch our new IT Support site this June. Soon you’ll have an integrated site, where you can make requests for standard IT services and support, find how-tos, follow up on your support tickets, and more.



New Copy Limits


Please report all copying of physical resources to avoid copyright infringement. You are temporarily allowed to digitize up to 35% for teaching purposes. See details and reporting instructions.


Prepare your teaching portfolio


To get started on writing about your teaching approach, reflect on your teaching and learning experiences. This can help you describe how your beliefs and values inform your teaching methods. More information and sample McGill portfolios are here.


Check out the Art Hive Live: While We’re Apart, Let’s Make Art – Together!


The Student Wellness Hub is continuing to offer Art Hive Live! Join us on Facebook Live for creative activities using materials you already have at home to help ease your mind during this challenging time.


Enhancing Your Wellness with Daily Zen in 10


Join the Student Wellness Hub’s Local Wellness and Access Advisors for Zen in 10, weekdays at 12pm. Participate in a brief, online mindfulness or relaxation exercise that you can integrate into your daily routine.


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!


Library Updates


Make your Research Open with eScholarship at McGill


Calling all McGill University researchers and faculty members – the time for open access is now. A number of advantages exist for making your work open and it's easy to do via eScholarship, McGill’s open access repository.


Access millions of items from McGill’s print collection through the new HathiTrust emergency service 


In response to COVID-19, the HathiTrust Digital Library has made over two million books from the McGill University Library’s print collection available online for all McGill students, faculty, and staff. The Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) includes in-copyright material. Search the HathiTrust Digital Library by logging in with your McGill credentials.


New in WorldCat Discovery: Browse McGill’s e-resources collection virtually


Discover the McGill Library’s e-resources collection serendipitously online through WorldCat Discovery’s new “Browse the Shelf” accordion tool. To use the browse option, access WorldCat Discovery, open the detailed view of the item record, and click “Browse the Shelf.”


Virtual Library Workshops


The Library is offering a range of virtual workshops on subjects including systematic and scoping reviews, databases, and more. Visit the workshop page for details and registration.













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