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Our leadership in the news

President Trimbee has had a busy week in the media. In this article in the Globe & Mail, she comments on the new funding model for Alberta universities….

President’s Medal nominations now open

The President’s Medal for Academic Excellence and Student Leadership honours graduating students who are academic achievers, student leaders and active members of their communities. They strive to make…

Sexual Violence Education – Fall 2020 online workshops for employees

The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response is pleased to offer a selection of online workshops for MacEwan employees during the Fall 2020 Semester. Trauma-Informed Practice…

eLearning Office: Collaborate, student resources, reusable videos

This week’s tips and updates include: online collaboration via blogs, discussions, journals and wikis; creating quick, reusable videos with Kaltura; and student resources.

Ending Sexual Violence: Voicing our Values campaign

Consent. Respect. Support. Sex-Positivity. Empathy. Courage. We believe that these values are the foundation for building a world without sexual violence, and we want to hear why they…

Code of Conduct: Have you completed your training yet?

At the end of February 2020, MacEwan University’s Employees’ Code of Conduct online course was launched. The purpose of this course is to facilitate a common understanding of…

Exam Services Fall 2020 update

Exam Services is now open for limited on-campus services supporting exam proctoring during office hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Extended hours in the evening…

Trevor’s Technology Tips roundup

Join our Technology Tips Group in Microsoft Teams and keep up to date on training and tips for Teams, Office 365, Google, Webex and more. To join, visit…

Update for Windows 10 users available Sept. 24

The latest Windows 10 update (1909) will be available on Thursday, September 24 at 6 p.m. To ensure MacEwan systems get updated with the latest security and operating…

eLearning Office – Grade Center FAQ playlist

Whether you are new to Blackboard or have plenty of experience, Grade Center can be surprising. This collection of videos answers the most commonly asked questions that we…

eLearning Office – Using Test Exceptions

Blackboard gives you the ability to use Test Exceptions to set up accommodations for students who might need them. Accommodations can include extra time, different writing dates or…

eLearning Office – Collaborate sound and video setup

It is always good practice to check and see if your webcam and microphone are working properly prior to delivering or attending a Collaborate session. This 2-minute video…

Upcoming Microsoft training sessions for staff and students

Sign up for these upcoming Microsoft training sessions: Must-Have Skills for Microsoft Word Become more efficient with Microsoft Outlook/Teams (not available for students) Working with OneDrive More sessions…

eLearning Office – Adding users to your course

While the integration between Peoplesoft and Blackboard usually automatically handles who is in your course, you may occasionally need to add or remove someone manually. This video describes…

eLearning Office – Online learning tips for students

Online learning might be new to many new and returning students; the eLearning office has put together several relevant resources to help you (to help your students) to…

eLearning Office – New Collaborate and Kaltura intro

We hear that many faculty members are incorporating synchronous learning via Collaborate in their courses, and some have been asking students to submit video assignments and presentations, so…

eLearning Office – What are your students seeing?

What you see as an instructor in Blackboard is different than what your students are seeing. Fortunately, Blackboard offers the “student preview” function so that you can temporarily…

Human Rights and Accessibility Policy and Procedure session – Sept. 18

This WebEx session on September 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. will cover recent changes to the Human Rights and Accessibility policy suite. Access and Disability Resources, the…

mstore now open in store and online

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re doing things a bit differently this year to protect MacEwan’s students, staff and faculty. There are three ways you can shop…

Introducing Grammarly Premium at MacEwan

MacEwan Library is providing free access to Grammarly Premium for current students, faculty and staff. This software will help you improve your grammar and find ways to make…

MacEwan Residence open and ready to serve 300+ students

After several months of planning and adjusting processes and protocols MacEwan Residence opened its doors last week to nearly 300 students. This year will look a lot different…

Let’s get the (block) party started!

Every year we host a welcome back barbecue for all MacEwan and NorQuest students, staff and the downtown community, but things are different this year so we’ve decided…

Invite guests to video calls in Microsoft Teams

Faculty and staff can invite external guests who do not have Microsoft accounts (i.e., unauthenticated users) to join video calls in MS Teams. Guests can request to join…

Fresh pizza in three minutes?!

There’s something new on campus this September. On the second floor of the Robbins Health Learning Centre, look for the  PizzaForno kiosk behind the stairs. Fresh pizza made…

Policy Feedback: New Responding to Harassment and Violence Procedure

A new Responding to Harassment and Violence Procedure is being proposed to accompany the new Harassment and Violence Policy. The procedure has been posted for feedback on the…

MAG: Visit us this fall

The MAG is excited to announce that regular gallery hours will resume with the launch of our latest exhibition, It’s About Time: Dancing Black in Canada 1900 –…

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