Promotional Efforts and Materials

How does the University encourage students to complete their course evaluations?

Email reminders

Email reminders with a direct link to Mercury are sent on behalf of the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) to all students with course evaluations to complete. Once students complete or decline their course evaluations, they stop receiving these reminders.

  • Default period: 6 or 7 email reminders

  • Condensed period: 4 email reminders

  • Custom evaluation periods: 2 or 3 email reminders (3 are sent if the evaluation period exceeds 21 days)

  • The instructor receives an email alert when the evaluation period opens.

Other University-wide announcements

  • A pop-up window appears when students log in to Minerva

  • Announcements on myCourses*

  • Widget on myMcGill Portal*

  • Announcements on the McGill App*

  • Public Display Boards*

  • Computer Labs on Campus*

  • McGill's Twitter and Facebook pages*

  • Student association Facebook pages*

  • Links to Mercury are also accessible from McGill, TLS and Faculty homepages

*only during the default and condensed evaluation periods

What can I do?

There are a number of actions that you can take to encourage students to complete their evaluations.

Mercury Graphics and Promotional Materials


Facebook Cover Photos: English | French (.png)

Sample Powerpoint Slide: 4x3 (Standard) | 16x9 (Widescreen) (.pptx)

Mercury Posters

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Other Graphics

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