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COVID-19 information and updates

Find the most recent updates here, as well as FAQs and information for students, faculty and staff.

Social Sciences Instructor Teaching Supports

Guides, FAQ's, Just-in-Time Resources for those Teaching Remotely

Instructional Support Resources by Category

Instructional Support Videos

A series of curated support resources designed for instructors teaching remotely in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Videos cover a range of teaching technologies including

  • Avenue to Learn,
  • Echo360,
  • MacVideo,
  • Zoom,
  • and more.

Access the Instructional Support video channel

Student Resources

Are you looking for a curated list of student resources? Direct students to our student resource page where they can quickly access the information they need to succeed in a virtual environment, including

  • Student Success videos
  • technology resources and support (including VPN details),
  • remote access to Library computers and software,
  • and more.

Guiding Students Online - Instructor Resources to Support Students

the Social Sciences Community of Instructors

This new online space is aimed at helping Social Sciences instructors to more seamlessly navigate McMaster policies, procedures, and resources in order to help instructors do their best teaching reduce the administrative burden of teaching.

This teaching community comprises Social Sciences faculty, staff, and instructors, including partners in Environment & Society and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.

Join the Faculty of Social Sciences Community of Instructors Avenue Course.

Recommendations for Instructors based on the Fall 2020 Experience Survey

The MacPherson Institute analyzed the Social Science-specific data from the Fall Experience Survey and have assisted us in developing some Faculty-specific recommendations for instructors to consider while developing their winter courses.

Recommendations for Social Science Instructors for Winter Term

Why these recommendations? Fall 2020 Survey Outcomes Summary Report

Instructors may be wondering: Why this set of recommendations? What did our students and instructors say in the Fall Experience Survey? If you want a closer look at the survey outcomes, specifically about our Faculty, here is a link to the Fall Experience Summary Report for the Faculty of Social Sciences. Thanks to all the folks involved for their help in developing this report and the recommendations.

Fall Experience Summary Report for the Faculty of Social Sciences

Central Resources

MacPherson Institute resources for teaching remotely

This webpage will help you explore creative ways to use remote teaching tools to deliver engaging and comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. We’ve also curated a variety of resources and collected answers to common questions to help you with the transition.

UTS Remote work tools and services

Whether it is due to weather, a scheduled absence, emergency or illness— online collaboration and productivity tools provide continuity. This page, curated by University Technology Services, provides an overview of technology tools and services that enable you to work from home.

Library Remote Support Hub

Teaching, learning, or researching remotely? We're here to help! The Library Remote Support Hub has been designed to help you with all your information needs.