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IT services for Faculty/Researchers

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At McGill, we are all on a journey. Although we may each work towards different goals during our time here, one thing is certain: Each one of us needs to stay cybersafe from beginning to end.

Tools and resources for each stage of your McGill journey:
New to McGill   >   Start of term   >   Essential tools & services for teaching   >   End of term   >   Research   >   Retiring / leaving McGill

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McGill credentials

Set up your McGill username and password.

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Two-factor authentication

Add a second layer of protection to your McGill account by setting up 2FA.

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McGill email

McGill's online email service is part of Microsoft's Office 365 package.

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Software & tools

Find out what software you can use. Consult your local tech support before installing on work computers.

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WiFi network

McGill has WiFi throughout both campuses, in residences, and even on campus shuttle buses. Guest WiFi and eduroam are also available.

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Virtual private network

The VPN allows you to access protected resources when working remotely.

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University notifications

Receive urgent messages rapidly with this automated notification service.

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Identity management

Find out how to change your name / title and other information in McGill records and systems.

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Lunchtime learning

Lunchtime learning  is offered on popular topics: Office 365 tools & D2 document management and more.

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Start of term

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myCourses LMS

Set up your course space, syllabus, copy components from previous years.

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Preparation checklist

Make sure you're set up on all IT systems, and review your classroom equipment.

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Lecture recording

Sign up for lecture recording before the start of each term and learn how to use the tool.

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Collaboration tools

Software and online tools for sharing ideas and content: ProPlus suite, MS Teams, OneDrive, Stream video, Yammer, & more.

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Audiovisual services

View AV equipment in your classroom.

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Teaching remotely

IT resources to teach remotely when on-campus activity is restricted.

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Essential services & tools to complement your teaching

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Polling @ McGill

Answer in-class surveys and questions via your mobile smartphone.

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Microsoft Office Forms

Microsoft Office offers a great tool to conduct surveys and elicit


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LimeSurvey is a robust solution for your research projects data collection needs.

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Web conferencing

Compare web conferencing tools at McGill to see which is right for you: Webex, Zoom, MS Teams.

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Document management

Compare options for storing, sharing and managing documents: D2, OneDrive, MS Teams, network drives.

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Ensure you are using McGill IT services responsibly. View our policies, regulations, directives and standards.

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Stay safe online

Protect your personal information, your research or work data, and devices with some tips and resources.

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Virtual web hosting

Publish an independently designed website on a centrally managed system that is secure, reliable, and easily recoverable.

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Web Management System (WMS)

Build and maintain your own website on McGill’s primary centrally supported web publishing platform.

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End of term

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Plan for final exams using Secure Exams and tools, such as Crowdmark.

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Find out how to enter grades in myCourses, and transfer final grades to Minerva.

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Course evaluations

Encourage your students to submit course evaluations.

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Doing research

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Research administration

Need access to research networks and resources for your research project? We can help assess your needs.

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Manage your lab equipment & chemicals and stay compliant with regulations.

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Animal Management system (AMS) 

A tool to manage all aspects of research involving animals.

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Retiring / leaving McGill

Find out what IT services are available when you leave McGill.

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