FAQ

Student FAQs

Before starting the program

How long does the program take?

On average, the program takes about 45 minutes to complete.

Who has to complete the program?

This program is mandatory for everyone at McGill, including all students, staff and faculty.

The initial roll-out of the program will occur during the 2019-2020 academic year. Incoming students will be able to complete the online modules before they arrive on campus for the Fall 2019 semester. Returning, in-course students, and academic staff will complete the online modules during the Fall 2019 term (late September), and the modules for all administrative and support staff will open in January 2020.

I am both a student and a staff member at McGill. Do I have to do both versions of the modules?

Yes. If you occupy the position of both a staff and student at the university, you must complete both versions of the program. Please be advised that the dates of when you will receive access to the respective versions of the modules may be different. Please see the Program Overview page for more information about when you will be granted access. Please note that the expected and required dates of completion will also differ, depending on when initial access was granted.

To access the student modules, please sign into myCourses using your student credentials (@mail.mcgill.ca) and access the course titled "It Takes All of Us - Students". To access the staff modules, sign into myCourses using staff credentials (@mcgill.ca) and access the course titled "It Takes All of Us - Staff".

Why do I have to complete the program?

Law 22.1, An Act to prevent and fight sexual violence in higher education institutions, requires every post-secondary institution in Quebec (universities and CEGEPs) to provide sexual violence education and awareness training by law. At McGill, we see this program as one step towards enhancing individual and collective awareness and understanding sexual violence, which is essential to our campus-wide work on sexual violence prevention and response.

I have also completed Concordia University's sexual violence training. Do I also have to complete the program at McGill?

While the online training offered by Concordia University is similar to that of McGill University, there are important differences in the explanation of McGill’s policies, reporting mechanisms, and resources for supporting survivors of sexual violence. For that reason, you must complete McGill’s version of the online training even if you have completed the one offered by Concordia or an alternative educational institution.

I am a Quebec inter-university transfer student (CREPUG) - do I still need to complete the training?

No - Quebec inter-university transfer students are exempt from having to complete at McGill because they will complete training at their home university.

Do I have to complete the program every year?

Students are required to take the program once every three years. However, you may be required to take the staff version of the program if you become employed in any capacity at the university, including as a TA, RA, or post-doctoral researcher. Students who finish an undergraduate program and register to a graduate program will also be required to re-take the student version of the program.

I don't have access to a computer at home. How can I complete the modules?

The “Computer Access Points” page has a list of all the computers on campus which can be freely used to complete the modules. For specific computer access needs, please email sv-education [at] mcgill.ca.

What if I’m feeling distressed or overwhelmed by the thought of doing the program?

If you have been impacted by sexual violence, know that you are not alone. If you need confidential support or accommodations, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954.

What happens if I don't complete the program?

As a McGill student, you must complete the sexual violence education program online modules or a hold will be placed on your record for the following semester.

This hold will:

  • Will block you from adding or dropping courses for the upcoming term; and
  • Will be automatically lifted upon completion of the modules.

Within 1-2 business days of completing the program, you’ll receive a confirmation email and the hold on your record will be released. It’s a good idea to complete the program well before the deadline so you don’t encounter a hold while trying to register for courses.

Please see the program overview page for more information on deadlines and hold dates.

Can I complete the module in French?

Yes, the program is available in both English and French. You will be prompted to select your preferred language at the start of the program.

I am supposed to have access to the program, but I am unable to see the program on myCourses. What do I do?

For issues with myCourses (unable to view course), please reach out to IT Services by phone (514-398-3398) or by email (itsupport [at] mcgill.ca).

 

During the program

Can I use the "Feeling overwhelmed?" button to continue to the next module while using the program?

The “Feeling overwhelmed?” button (which appears on the bottom left corner of the first module) can be used to continue to the next module if you are feeling distressed or overwhelmed by the content. 

If you feel you need to use the “Feeling overwhelmed?” button to continue through the first module, or if you feel you need to exit the program before completion, please reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954—they are there to help and can provide support or accommodations to help you complete It Takes All of Us program.

Can I pause or exit the program at any time?

If you have exited or paused the program and are successful in resuming your progress upon re-opening it, you MUST click on the "retake content" button rather than "review content" button to ensure that future progress in the program is saved accordingly. The "retake content" button will bring you back to where you left off in the program and acts as a resume button.

Clicking on the "review content" button will result in future progress, including a completion, being unrecognized in the program. Subsequently, this may result in you not receiving a confirmation email within the expected 1-2 business day period.

What if I’m feeling distressed or overwhelmed by the content of the program?

We recognize that this content is difficult for some members of our community—if you have been impacted by sexual violence, know that you are not alone. If you need support or program accommodations, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954.

I'm having technical problems completing the course. What should I do?

To ensure the quickest response time, please email sv-education [at] mcgill.ca when experiencing a technical issue with the program. If and when required, we will connect you with an McGill IT specialist to help resolve any issues that may come up for you.

 

After completing the program

How do I know I have completed the program?

If you have fully completed the program, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 1-2 business days confirming your program completion. If you do not see the confirmation e-mail, please check your spam inbox folder to ensure that the email has not landed there.

If you have a staff email account in your name from ever having had a paid position at the university, your confirmation email may be sent to this account. It is possible that this email account was created automatically for you. If you think this may be the reason why you are unable to find your confirmation email, please reach out to itsupport [at] mcgill.ca to inquire about this possibility.

After 1-2 business days, if you have not received this email, please reach out to sv-education [at] mcgill.ca to ensure that your completion has been noted.

**Please do not attempt to re-complete the program to get your completion email without first reaching out to the program manager at the email above to see what technical problem is preventing you from receiving your confirmation.

If you have fully completed the program, you should also see a grade of 100% in myCourses. To find the grade, please open the notifications by clicking the bell icon on the top of the myCourses page and then clicking "progress".  If you do not see a grade, or your grade is currently 0% (but you know that you have fully completed the program) please email sv-education [at] mcgill.ca

The Minerva "View Holds and Warnings" page says that I have a "UG-Acad Integrity Tutorial Hold". I already completed the It Takes All of Us program. What does this mean?

This message indicates that you have not yet completed the Academic Integrity Tutorial (AIT). The AIT has no affiliation with the It Takes All of Us program; it is a separate mandatory online program for students. To release the hold on your record related to the AIT, please complete the AIT in Minerva (under “Student Menu”).

I've finished the program but I still have questions. How can I learn more?

The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) offers educational workshops that provide tools to interrupt potentially harmful situations and support survivors of sexual violence. To learn more about the workshops, register, or request a tailored session for your unit or group, visit the OSVRSE webpage on workshops or email osvrse [at] mcgill.ca

The OSVRSE also begins the Fall semester each year with their week-long #ConsentMcGill campaign, created in collaboration with their many partners across campus. This campaign is followed by variety of initiatives supported by the Consent McGill Peer Educator Team. Past events have included the Sexual Health Fair, Sex Trivia Night, Clothing Swap, movie screenings, panel discussions and much more. 

Our Shared Spaces comprises two mandatory peer-facilitated workshops (Consent Project & Race Project) in addition to workshops on the topic of mental health, disability, etc. for first-year students living in McGill Student Housing. Our Shared Spaces also has an anti-oppression resource list where students, floor fellow and staff can view videos and images and read articles to learn more about: race, gender, trans* folk, queer folk, consent and much more.

The student-run Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society runs a week of workshops and events on sexual violence and its intersecting themes every year in the Winter semester.

Who can I contact to provide feedback about the course?

We are always looking for ways we can do better. You can provide your feedback using this contact form or by emailing sv-education [at] mcgill.ca.

 

General questions

I've witnessed a situation that I don't know how to handle. What can I do?

As a witness and/or support person, you can contact the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) for information and support. To learn more about how to be an active bystander and/or provide support to someone after a situation occurs, visit the OSVRSE webpage on supporting survivors.

To report an incident of sexual violence, you can contact the External Special Investigator at special.investigator [at] mcgill.ca. To learn more about the External Special Investigator, their role, and the reporting process, visit the Reporting website.

Where can I find support?

There are many places at McGill where you can find support. For support services and resources, visit our resource page.

I have a question that's not listed here. Who can I contact?

For further questions, reach out using this contact form or send an email to sv-education [at] mcgill.ca.

Staff FAQs

Before starting the program

What is myCourses and how do I access it?

myCourses is McGill’s Learning Management System. Students at McGill use myCourses to access course materials, view grades, submit assignments, and more. As a staff or faculty member at McGill, you automatically have access to myCourses whether or not you have ever accessed it before.

To access myCourses, visit https://mycourses2.mcgill.ca/d2l/loginh/ and log in with your McGill credentials. You will likely see the “It Takes All of Us - Staff” program on your home page, but if you do not, click “View All Courses” and try searching for “It Takes All of Us”. If you still do not see the course, please contact IT services at itsupport [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3398.

How long does the program take?

On average, the program takes about 45 minutes to complete.

Who has to complete the program?

This program is mandatory for everyone at McGill, including all students, staff and faculty.

Academic staff were given access to the program in September, 2019. All administrative and support staff were given access to the modules on January 2020, with the exception of casual employees, who will gain access on February 10, 2020. Please see visit the Program Overview page to learn more about the deadlines that apply to you.

I am both a student and a staff member at McGill. Do I have to do both versions of the modules?

Yes. If you occupy the position of both a staff and student at the university, you must complete both versions of the program. To complete the student version of the program, log into myCourses using your (@mail.mcgill.ca) email credentials and complete the course titled "It Takes All of Us".

To complete the staff version of the program, log into myCourses using your (@mcgill.ca) email credentials and complete the course titled "It Takes All of Us - Staff".

Please note that the expected and required dates of completion will differ depending on your role at the university. See the Program Overview page for more information.

Why do I have to complete the program?

Law 22.1, An Act to prevent and fight sexual violence in higher education institutions, requires every post-secondary institution in Quebec (universities and CEGEPs) to provide sexual violence education and awareness training by law. At McGill, we see this program as one step towards enhancing individual and collective awareness and understanding sexual violence, which is essential to our campus-wide work on sexual violence prevention and response.

I have also completed Concordia University's sexual violence training. Do I also have to complete the program at McGill?

While the online training offered by Concordia University is similar to that of McGill University, there are important differences in the explanation of McGill’s policies, reporting mechanisms, and resources for supporting survivors of sexual violence. For that reason, you must complete McGill’s version of the online training even if you have completed the one offered by Concordia or an alternative educational institution.

I don't have access to a computer at home. How can I complete the modules?

The “Computer Access Points” page has a list of all the computers on campus which can be freely used to complete the modules. For specific computer access needs, please email sv-education [at] mcgill.ca.

What if I’m feeling distressed or overwhelmed by the thought of doing the program?

If you have been impacted by sexual violence, know that you are not alone. If you need confidential support or accommodations as a staff member, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954.

What happens if I don't complete the program?

As a McGill staff or faculty member, you must complete the sexual violence education program online modules. Heads of all academic and administrative units will be advised of staff under their authority and supervision who have not completed the modules, so as to encourage full participation. Failure to complete the program will, in the absence of extenuating circumstances (e.g., if a staff member is on leave), be addressed as a performance issue.

Can I complete the module in French?

Yes, the program is available in both English and French. You will be prompted to select your preferred language at the start of the program.

I am supposed to have access to the program, but I am unable to see the program on myCourses. What do I do?

For issues with myCourses (unable to view course), please reach out to IT Services by phone (514-398-3398) or by email (itsupport [at] mcgill.ca).

 

During the program

Can I use the "Feeling overwhelmed?" button to continue to the next module while using the program?

The “Feeling overwhelmed?” button (which appears on the bottom left corner of the first module) can be used to continue to the next module if you are feeling distressed or overwhelmed by the content.

If you feel you need to use the “Feeling overwhelmed?” button to continue through the first module, or if you feel you need to exit the program before completion, please reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954—they are there to help and can provide confidential support or accommodations to help you complete the It Takes All of Us program.

Can I pause or exit the program at any time?

If you have exited or paused the program and are successful in resuming your progress upon re-opening it, you MUST click on the "retake content" button rather than "review content" button to ensure that future progress in the program is saved accordingly. The "retake content" button will bring you back to where you left off in the program and acts as a resume button.

Clicking on the "review content" button will result in future progress, including a completion, being unrecognized in the program. Subsequently, this may result in you not receiving a confirmation email within the expected 1-2 business day period.

What if I’m feeling distressed or overwhelmed by the content of the program?

We recognize that this content is difficult for some members of our community - if you have been impacted by sexual violence, know that you are not alone. If you need support or program accommodations, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954.

I'm having technical problems completing the course. What should I do?

To ensure the quickest response time, please email sv-education [at] mcgill.ca when experiencing a technical issue with the program. If and when required, we will connect you with an McGill IT specialist to help resolve any issues that may come up for you.

 

After completing the program

How do I know I have completed the program?

If you have fully completed the program, you will receive an automated confirmation email within 1-2 business days confirming your program completion. If you do not see the confirmation e-mail, please check your spam inbox folder to ensure that the email has not landed there.

If you have a staff email account in your name from ever having had a paid position at the university, your confirmation email may be sent to this account. It is possible that this email account was created automatically for you. If you think this may be the reason why you are unable to find your confirmation email, please reach out to itsupport [at] mcgill.ca to inquire about this possibility.

After 1-2 business days, if you have not received this email, please reach out to sv-education [at] mcgill.ca to ensure that your completion has been noted.

**Please do not attempt to re-complete the program to get your completion email without first reaching out to the program manager at the email above to see what technical problem is preventing you from receiving your confirmation. 

If you have fully completed the program, you should also see a grade of 100% in myCourses. To find the grade, please open the notifications by clicking the bell icon on the top of the myCourses page and then clicking "progress".  If you do not see a grade, or your grade is currently 0% (but you know that you have fully completed the program) please email sv-education [at] mcgill.ca

I've finished the program but I still have questions. How can I learn more?

The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) offers educational workshops that provide tools to interrupt potentially harmful situations and support survivors of sexual violence. To learn more about the workshops, register, or request a tailored session for your unit or group, visit the OSVRSE webpage on workshops or email osvrse [at] mcgill.ca

The student-run Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society runs a week of workshops and events on sexual violence and its intersecting themes every year in the Winter semester.

Who can I contact to provide feedback about the course?

We are always looking for ways we can do better. You can provide your feedback using this contact form or by emailing sv-education [at] mcgill.ca.

 

General questions

How do I know if I qualify as a member of academic staff?

The following roles are classified as academic staff; if your job title is listed here and you are currently on staff at McGill, you are part of the academic staff cohort. Academic staff received access to the program in September of 2019 and must complete by February 1, 2020.

  • Professor - Non Tenure Stream
  • Faculty Lecturer
  • Assistant Dean
  • Medical Director
  • Curator
  • Assoc Professor-Non Ten Stream
  • Affiliate Member
  • Senior Academic Associate
  • Asst Librarian-Non Ten Stream
  • Professor - Tenure Stream
  • Assoc Professor-Non Ten Stream
  • Professor of Practice
  • Professor - Non Tenure Stream
  • Associate Chair
  • Asst Professor-Non Ten Stream
  • Faculty Lecturer
  • Academic Associate
  • Course Lecturer
  • Instructor
  • Academic Stipend
  • Professor - Non Tenure Stream
  • Acad Program Director
  • Research Associate
  • Asst Professor-Non Ten Stream
  • Assoc Professor-Tenure Stream
  • Senior Faculty Lecturer
  • Asst Professor-Non Ten Stream
  • Assoc Librarian-Tenure Stream
  • Research Assistant
  • Associate Director
  • Faculty Lecturer
  • Acad Director (Non-Stipend)
  • Asst Librarian-Tenure Stream
  • Asst Professor-Tenure Stream
  • Librarian - Tenure Stream

As a McGill employee, how am I compensated for this training?

Employees are expected to complete the program as part of their regular workload and responsibilities. Employees who are usually submitting a timesheet in order to be paid will be allocated one (1) hour to complete the online training. This should be identified as "It Takes All of Us – Staff". Course Lecturers and Invigilators will be automatically compensated one (1) hour of pay following their completion of the training.

As a McGill employee who is paid hourly, how much am I compensated for the training?

Employees will be compensated at their regular hourly rate of work or at the rate specified in their respective collective agreement.

I've witnessed a situation that I don't know how to handle. What can I do?

As a witness and/or support person, you can contact the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) for information and support. To learn more about how to be an active bystander and/or provide support to someone after a situation occurs, visit the OSVRSE webpage on supporting survivors.

To report an incident of sexual violence, you can contact the External Special Investigator at special.investigator [at] mcgill.ca. To learn more about the External Special Investigator, their role, and the reporting process, visit the Reporting website.

Where can I find support?

There are many places at McGill where you can find support. For support services and resources, visit our resource page.

I have a question that's not listed here. Who can I contact?

For further questions, reach out using this contact form or send an email to sv-education [at] mcgill.ca.

 


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