How can I create content for my course?


Camtasia is an application that allows you to record your computer screen activity and audio. You can create and edit videos with captions and quizzes. Instructors teaching in rooms that are not equipped for Lecture Recording can use Camtasia to record lectures and post them on myCourses for students to view. Instructors who are flipping their classroom can use this tool to provide online instructional material outside of the classroom and opportunities for practice within the classroom.

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Snagit is a screen capturing tool that allows you to capture, edit, organize, annotate and share your images.

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VoiceThread is an interactive media player that allows instructors and students to create, edit, and share media files like images, PowerPoint presentations, videos, PDFs and more. Media is recorded with annotations and comments and saved as a video file to be shared on external platforms.

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Lecture Recording System

The Lecture Recording System (LRS) provides the automatic recording of course lectures, including demonstrations and student presentations, for an entire term. The LRS is currently installed in specific rooms on both the downtown and Macdonald campuses.

Recorded lectures are a valuable resource for students, allowing them to review course lectures online at any time. McGill students have repeatedly commented on the benefit this system has had on their own learning, because they can replay parts of a lecture that they did not fully understand during the class.

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How do I organize and share content with my students?

Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a digital note-taking application that allows you to gather and share information. You can capture notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. These can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. Instructors, staff, and students use it to store and organize their notes and sync across all their devices. Instructors can also create classroom notebooks that they can share with their students.

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Video @ McGill

As part of the Microsoft Office 365 offering, this service provides McGill with a secure platform for posting, sharing and discovering video content. Video is a powerful communication medium that can be used for purposes as diverse as welcoming new students and employees, distributing messages from the university executives and promoting departmental programs and activities.

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Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway is a web-based presentation application that allows you to gather, format, and share content in the format of interactive reports, newsletters, web pages, and presentations.

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Content Tool (myCourses)

The Content tool is where you upload materials needed for your course, such as your lecture slides, course readings, links, and any other important information. Content is organized into Modules and Sub-Modules, which act as folders and sub-folders; these contain Items that include links to files, web sites, or other activities in your course.

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Where can I curate materials?


Kanopy is a streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer documentaries, training films, and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines.

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Naxos Music Library

The Naxos Music Library includes the catalogues of many independent classical labels such as BIS, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and more. It also offers access to text resources: opera synopses and libretti, glossaries of musical terms, and work details and analyses for many major works.

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The McGill University Library is dedicated to offering you access to the widest possible range of resources. You are now able to search our collection and the collections of many other libraries worldwide using WorldCat, the world's largest network of library-based content and services.

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Technologies Graphic

A visual representation of the available technologies, separated into four quadrants (interaction, content, assessment, and course management) and three rings (technologies within myCourses, technologies provided by McGill, and other technologies).


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