August 10, 2015
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McGill University - Focus on Teaching
FEATURED EVENTS

Webinar: Making myCourses Work for You

August 20, 12:30pm-1:30pm
myCourses is McGill's learning management system. Ready to try something new? Attend our one-hour webinar to learn more about what you can do with myCourses. Take advantage of the course management tools to keep you and your students productive. Create engaging and interactive content, activities, and assessments for your course. Become a myCourses pro!

Writing Effective Reference Letters for Student Fellowships

August 28, 10:00am-12:00pm
Professors are often asked to write letters of reference by students applying for awards and employment. While time-consuming and sometimes difficult, a strong reference letter can change the outcome of an application. This workshop will help you write effective letters for all situations, and even handle unreasonable requests.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

Course Outline Brief Guide

What are the required and recommended elements of a course outline? This brief guide will help you prepare a useful document for both you and your students. 
EVENTS

Safer Spaces: Understanding Discrimination

October 7, 9:30am-12:00pm
Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will expose participants to a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will examine ways that unconscious or unintended bias can work its way into everyday interactions.
RESOURCES

Fall 2015 course sites available for instructors in myCourses

You can start preparing your course site now for Fall 2015 in myCourses. Here are some useful resource links: If you would like your Fall 2015 sections to be crosslisted (merged) in myCourses, please contact itsupport@mcgill.ca.

Help for myCourses and other teaching technologies

Teaching and Learning Services offers one-on-one support and custom group workshops on myCourses, student response systems (clickers), active learning classrooms, videoconferencing, and classroom audiovisual technology. Request a consultation.

Interpretation of Course Evaluation Results

Resources and help are available for interpreting your course evaluation results, including documents to help you make sense of your numerical results and written comments. Questions? Contact mercury.info@mcgill.ca.

Cloud Data Storage Directive

When it comes to data security, not all cloud services are equal. McGill IT Services would like to remind you to review the Cloud Data Storage Directive to ensure that you are storing institutional data responsibly. 
 

Partners

Content and Collaboration Solutions (CCS) | IT Customer Services (ICS) | McGill Library | Social, Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) | Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

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