Course Preparation and Design

This page contains resources to help you design and prepare for teaching a McGill course.

Teaching Checklist

The Teaching Checklist is a suggested timeline of required and recommended actions, starting 6 months before the course starts, including ongoing actions.

Course Outline Guide

The Course Outline Guide page contains information on preparing a course outline in keeping with current McGill policy as well as sample course outlines from McGill instructors.

Course Design Workshop

Would you like to design or redesign one of your courses and enhance your teaching skills? Join a group of fellow faculty members led by facilitators from Teaching and Learning Services to discuss strategies for course design and teaching that focus on enhancing student learning. This two-day workshop takes place twice per year in December and in May.

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous people whose footsteps have marked this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

L'Université McGill est sur un emplacement qui a longtemps servi de lieu de rencontre et d'échange entre les peuples autochtones, y compris les nations Haudenosaunee et Anishinabeg. Nous reconnaissons et remercions les divers peuples autochtones dont les pas ont marqué ce territoire sur lequel les peuples du monde entier se réunissent maintenant.