Teaching and learning

Crowdmark – an online grading tool developed especially to handle large classes – has been attracting a growing following across North America, with members of McGill’s own Faculty of Science among its most ardent enthusiasts. Kira Smith, reporter-at-large for the OSE, went undercover to find out more.

Published on: 6 Sep 2019

By Anna Hayden

Our meeting place has a few different names: Frank Dawson Adams 232, The Gill Room, but when we met together, it was home to the Earth and Planetary Sciences Learning Community. As the only student in the room of professors and university staff, would I be taking an exam? It turns out, I would wear many hats as part of the Learning Community, including that of a facilitator…

Published on: 30 Aug 2019

Teaching and Learning Services has created a new tool designed to help instructors make sense of students’ course evaluation comments and provide them with a framework for making decisions about appropriate next steps.

This tool has two parts:

Classified as: course evaluations
Published on: 24 Oct 2018


McGill University values quality in the courses it offers its students. End-of-course evaluations provide valuable student feedback and are one of the ways that McGill works towards maintaining and improving the quality of courses and the student learning experience.

Classified as: course evaluations, mercury, system, equity
Published on: 12 Sep 2018

Prior to the start of the Fall 2018 term, upgrade your TurningPoint version to 8.5 (July 2018). This update contains new features and bug fixes. Log in to the Instructor page in TurningPoint and click on the Downloads tab.

Classified as: turning point
Published on: 31 Aug 2018

Numerical results of course evaluations are accessible by McGill students and academic staff (hereafter, the “McGill community”) for courses when the following two conditions are met:

Classified as: mercury, system, course evaluations
Published on: 28 Sep 2017

The following system enhancements have been made to the Mercury system as of December 2016:

  • Standard deviations are now displaying to instructors and unit heads when accessing results.

Classified as: course evaluations, mercury, system
Published on: 22 Dec 2016

Dear members of the McGill community,

Classified as: course evaluations, mercury, equity
Published on: 2 Nov 2016

Update, November 30: The issue reported below has been resolved.

We are currently experiencing an issue in which any Excel files downloaded from the Mercury system are not opening automatically through Microsoft Excel on Windows PCs.

Classified as: course evaluations, mercury, mercury system
Published on: 21 Jul 2016
Published on: 26 Oct 2009


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