Teaching Resources for Faculty & Instructors

Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Queen's University's Centre for Teaching and Learning supports the advancement of teaching and learning to enhance the academic experience of all Queen’s students.

Teaching and Learning Spaces

Explore the centrally booked classrooms available for academic, academic ad hoc, and non academic bookings and events. Find information on classroom spaces including building location, number of student seats, features for teaching and learning, classroom technology, and accessibility.

Educational Technology

Report an Issue in a Teaching or Learning Space

Contact information for the ITS Classroom Support Team. Please have ready for ITS: information about your building, classroom number, laptop port, and the issue you are experiencing, so that the ITS can help you troubleshoot.

PeopleSoft Student System Support

Queen's University uses PeopleSoft information systems to manage student records. Find information to assist you in submitting and approving student grades, and training materials for a variety of topics such as finding your class, and uploading grades using spreadsheet upload, self-service, or a grade roster.  

OnQ Support

Queen's OnQ website has been developed to support students, instructors, TAs, and support staff in their use of onQ, the Queen's Learning Management System (LMS).

OnQ Instructor Support Information - How Can We Help? 

For OnQ/Ed Tech drop-in sessions and one-on-one support.

How to Create an OnQ Course

This webpage provides step-by-step instructions on how to create an OnQ course, add enrollments to an existing course, and how to add additional resources, such as Turnitin, to an OnQ course.  

OnQ Course Set Up

For information on: how to access and pin your course in OnQ, change your course image, editing your course homepage and widgets, adding contact information, creating an announcement, and adding calendar events. Also, learn how to copy content from an existing course and how to activate your course.   

OnQ User Management

Learn about roles and permissions, and how to enrol students, instructors, and TAs. 

OnQ Content

For information on course layout options, building a table of contents, adding or deleting topics or modules, adding new content, and adding existing assignments and quizzes to a module.

OnQ Communication

Learn about the variety of communication tools within OnQ: chat, managing your classlist, discussions, creating groups, creating announcements, etc.

OnQ Assessment

This is your go-to resource for all things related to OnQ assessment: creating and managing assignment folders, grade book set up, creating, managing, and entering grades, and creating and managing quizzes, rubrics, surveys, awards, and certificates. 

POLS – Remote Resources

This resource has been created for the Department of Political Studies as a repository of information relevant to remote teaching and learning that is available across various units at Queen's. Technology tools, instructional videos, and best practices are shared here. If you require assistance with a particular tool or have questions related to remote course delivery, please reach out to Samantha Martin at pols.officeassist@queensu.ca.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Accessibility Hub

The Accessibility Hub is a central online resource for accessibility at Queen’s University. The Accessibility Hub provides support and feedback concerning accessibility initiatives, and serves as an online community for those seeking information on disability and accessibility issues on campus.

Drafting an Equity Statement for your Syllabus policy memo (PDF)

The Drafting an Equity Statement for your Syllabus policy memo was adopted by the Department of Political Studies in October 2019.  Including an equity statement on course syllabi is one of the recommendations of the Equity Issues Committee that can help increase diversity and inclusion in teaching. This memo includes some resources and guidelines that can help instructors.

POLS Anti-Racism Curriculum Revision Tool

The POLS Anti-Racism Curriculum Revision Tool was developed in 2020 by the anti-racism advisor to serve as a reference for course development or revisions, for integrating race and anti-racism as a consideration in curriculum development, ensuring meaningful BIPOC representation on syllabi and fostering an inclusive learning environment. The tool is wide-ranging, allowing instructors to reflect on questions that include everything from how to reflect on the discipline of Political Studies itself to the practical tasks of including more BIPOC voices. Instructors are not required to use this tool, but rather are encouraged to use it to continue to reflect on their courses and teaching.

Resource Bank: Race, BIPOC and Global Perspectives in IR

The Resource Bank: Race, BIPOC and Global Perspectives in IR is a living document, developed as a collaborative initiative between IR Faculty and graduate students in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University, as well as collaborators from other institutions.

An onQ course has been created for the Resource Bank: Race, BIPOC and Global Perspectives in IR, accessible only to Queen's students and employees at this time.  Enrollment instructions are available hereHow to Self IR resource bank.pdf

If you have questions or additions, feel free to send them to rbgir.pols@queensu.ca.

Library Resources

Queen's University Library

Research Data Management

Services for Faculties & Departments

Quick Links



Office of the University Registrar

International Student Centre

The Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle

Teaching Fellowships

Political Studies Teaching Fellowships - Training Manual

This training resource covers all aspects of Teaching Fellowships in the Department of Political Studies, including: applying for a fellowship, mandatory AODA and health and safety training, offers of employment, contract payment, course content, and other important information.

Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants, and Work-Study Programs

Universities Canada

Canadian Bureau for International Education

Commonwealth Scholarship & Fellowship Plan

Government of Canada International Scholarship Programs Listing

Ontario Graduate Scholarships (2022/2023)

Queen's General Bursary

Queen's Graduate Calendar link to Other External Awards

Queen's Graduate Student Conference Award (contact Graduate Assistant gradpols@queensu.ca)

Queen’s University Student Awards

Queen's University Work-Study Program

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Society of Graduate & Professional Students Funds and Programs

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships