As of July 1st, 2013, access to McGill electronic databases, e-journals and other e-resources is changing at McGill affiliated hospital sites in order to comply with the McGill University Library's licensing agreements.
If you are affiliated with McGill as a faculty or staff member, or as a resident or student, you will be asked to log in using your McGill username and password to access the library’s electronic resources.
As part of an ongoing effort to streamline services, the guest.mcgill.ca campus wireless network has been decommissioned. Guest users should now use one of the following two wireless networks to connect on campus:
If you have a saved connection to guest.mcgill.ca, please delete it at your earliest convenience.
Note: this change does not impact the guest.mcgill.ca network that is part of the McGill Residences wireless service.
Please be advised that there will be maintenance on the Content Management System (CenterStage, Webtop & Captiva InputAccel) on Wednesday, June 19 between 9pm to Thursday, June 20 at 6am. During this time the system may be slow or it may be unavailable.
Note that parts of the Graduate Admissions System (uApply) rely on the CMS. Therefore application reviewers will not be able to view admissions documents when CMS is down.
We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.
Server maintenance will be done on the file backup system for McGill network storage Monday, June 17, 2013 from 10:00 am to noon. This work may delay any restore requests received but they will be promptly attended to once the systems are back up.
The new myCourses Learning Management System has been in use for a full academic year, and we are now considering a first upgrade for Fall 2013.
Why so soon?
A Message from the Office of the Dean of Students - Termination of Turnitin Service
As of June 1, 2013, McGill University has ended its licensing agreement with Turnitin and the service is no longer available within myCourses.
As always, McGill is fully committed to academic integrity, and to teaching students how to do ethical, honest, and effective academic work.
The myMcGill portal will be unavailable for approximately 2 hours, on Saturday, June 15, from 10:00pm to midnight, for scheduled maintenance. Note that this downtime coincides with the regular monthly maintenance for Minerva, Banner and the Graduate Admissions system.
The new version of EndNote software - version X7 (Windows) - is now available for download at http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/endnote.
There is a new general telephone number for contacting Directors, Managers and other staff members within IT Services: 514-398-7979. This new number replaces 514-398-5023 and 514-398-7200. All 5-digit extensions for IT staff members are now also available from this new number. For example, to reach a staff member whose old phone number was 514-398-5023 ext. 1234, you would now dial 514-398-7979 and enter extension 1234.
On Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at around 7:00 am, the certificate for McGill wireless network will be renewed. Once the change is made, you may be prompted to accept the new certificate the next time you sign on to the wireless network (wpa.mcgill.ca or wpa.rez.mcgill.ca).
If you have any questions feel free to contact the ICS Service Desk.