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Instructions to download Excel files through the Mercury system

We are currently experiencing an issue in which any Excel files downloaded from the Mercury system are not opening automatically through Microsoft Excel. The following workaround should open the files:

Published on : 21 Jul 2016

Upgrade to TurningPoint Cloud: Web-based Student Response System at McGill

Upgrade to TurningPoint Cloud: Web-based Student Response System at McGill Teaching and Learning Services is excited to announce that McGill will be making Turning Point Cloud available to all students and instructors as of the Fall 2016 semester. Turning Point Cloud is a web-based student response system that allows students to respond from a personal device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) rather than a physical handheld clicker.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, Students
Published on : 13 Jun 2016

Banner/Minerva and AX Imaging upgrade April 2016

This spring, McGill University will be upgrading Banner, the University’s enterprise repository of data for administrative systems, including Student Records, Human Resources, Finance and Student Aid. Starting at noon on Friday, April 1Ending at noon on Tuesday, April 5 Banner and Minerva will be unavailable during this period, and several major services including:

Published on : 15 Feb 2016

Weston Fellowship

The Arthur and Dawn Weston Fellowship in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education was established by Arthur and Dawn Weston to recognize and promote the development of university teaching and learning expertise in various disciplines. It is awarded by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office upon the recommendation of Teaching and Learning Services to an outstanding full-time graduate student interested in conducting research on university teaching and learning in any Faculty. Value and tenure: Varies; renewable once at the Master’s level, twice at the Doctoral level.

Classified as : Students
Published on : 05 Feb 2016

Visit the New MERCURY Website!

We are proud to launch our new MERCURY website. This site was created to help you find information and resources related to the Course Evaluation system and procedures at McGill, including:

Published on : 11 Sep 2015

Mathematica software now Free for Students

Mathematica, from Wolfram Research, is a powerful computational software used for mathematical modeling and data visualization.  McGill IT Services has been providing Mathematica to Faculty & Staff, and in computer labs across the University for the past few years.  Now it is also available to students via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).

Published on : 09 Feb 2015

NEW: McGill Shuttle Bus Tracker website

If you ride the inter-campus shuttle bus, you've probably found yourself waiting at the stop and wondering when it will arrive -- especially in these frigid January temperatures.  Now you don't have to guess... The McGill Shuttle Bus Tracker is a mobile-friendly website that uses Google Maps to show you the location of each bus along its route, and how fast it's moving.

Published on : 23 Jan 2015

MS Office 365 ProPlus now available for faculty & staff

McGill faculty and staff members now have FREE access to Office 365 ProPlus, which includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps. The service allows you to install the Office suite on up to 5 personal devices*, including PCs, Macs, and 5 iPad and Windows tablets.

Published on : 19 Jan 2015

Required Components of Course Outlines and the Regulations Governing Student Assessments

For information about the required components of course outlines, the regulations governing student assessments (including multiple-choice examinations and midterm and final examinations) and University examination regulations,  please see the following websites: Required Components of Course Outlineswww.mcgill.ca/tls/teaching/course-design/outline

Classified as : Staff, Faculty
Published on : 05 Dec 2014

NEW: Free cloud storage for students via Microsoft OneDrive

Have you been wishing for more file storage space? Based on feedback from the IT Services 2014 student survey, you’re not alone. Well, you’ll be happy to receive this early holiday gift from IT Services. McGill students now have access to 1 TB FREE personal file space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage component of the Office 365 package.

Published on : 01 Dec 2014

Free access to MS Office 365 ProPlus for faculty & staff, starting in December

Starting in December 2014*, Microsoft will begin offering McGill faculty and staff members FREE access to Office 365 ProPlus. This offering includes the Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps, and will replace the current Microsoft Work at Home program.

Published on : 29 Oct 2014

MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year. More than 32,000 people from 160 countries, with an average age of 35 (a bit younger than normal) signed up for the MOOC. Almost 1,800 people completed all elements of the course, and another 7,000 people completed at least one assignment or test.

Published on : 02 Jul 2014

Heartbleed: reset your McGill Password

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay.  If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.

Published on : 14 May 2014

Focus on Teaching: How do you write an influential reference letter?

Find the latest issue of the Focus on Teaching info-bulletin here: https://www.mcgill.ca/tls/teaching/focus

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 14 Sep 2011