Teaching & Learning

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About Learning in Colour

Emerging from ongoing partnerships with United in Colour and a research project documenting and narrativizing racialized students’ experiences in the classroom, Learning in Colour aims to consolidate information, resources and guidance for university community members regarding the cultivation of safer classroom and campus spaces informed by the experiences and narratives of Black, Indigenous, and racialized students. Explore the site and engage with its various mediums to enhance your understanding of how you can contribute to a safer learning environment for everyone!



Learning in Colour Website

Campus Classrooms

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Campus Classrooms

Campus Classroom Technologies (CCT) is responsible for the design, installation, and ongoing support of audio-visual equipment in all Registrar-controlled classrooms on campus. They can assist instructors Monday to Thursday 8:00am – 9:30pm and Fridays from 8:00am to 4:30pm in the Fall and Winter term.


Check out the Campus Classroom Directory if you need to look at specific features or technology in campus classrooms.


You can reach the CCT support team at (905) 525-9140 ext. 22761, or an email to cct@mcmaster.ca.


View the Campus Classroom Directory

Social Sciences Teaching Spaces

Teaching in LR Wilson classroom spaces? We’ve also developed a local video playlist of Faculty operated teaching spaces in LR Wilson Hall. Have a look ahead at what you can expect if you are set to teach in any of those spaces including the functionality of the Active Learning Classrooms (ALC).


For all Social Sciences or department/unit controlled in-person classrooms / meeting space support:


  • Available 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday coverage
  • contact: Nick Marquis 905-525-9140 ext.24487 or direct message / chat ‘marquis@mcmaster.ca’ on Microsoft Teams.
  • Includes support for department / Faculty controlled ‘Meeting Owl Pro’ conference units.


Classroom Support Videos

Instructional Support Videos

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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.


Visit Video Channel

Student Resources

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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


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The Social Sciences Community of Instructors

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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.


McMaster Technology Resources for Instructors

Teaching remotely or in-person? McMaster has many tools and services available to support instructors teaching in a variety of contexts. This page is the place to find services, recommendations, tips and resources for online security, University-provided software and more to support online teaching.