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How to enrol in – and complete – SGS 101 and 201

What are SGS 101 and 201?

McMaster Graduate students are expected to complete two mandatory training courses as part of their degree requirements – SGS 101 and 201. You can find detailed information in the Graduate Calendar.

These courses must be completed within the first month of their first term after admission. Students are admitted into one of three terms in the academic year. The deadline to complete SGS 101 and 201 are:

  • Fall – September 30
  • Winter – January 31
  • Spring/Summer – May 31

Students must enrol in and complete the following:

  • SGS 101 Academic Research Integrity and Ethics
  • SGS 201 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

How do I enrol in SGS 101 and 201?

Learn how to enrol in courses using our step-by-step instructions.

Once you are in the Student Centre and have clicked the Enrol option under Academics, use the Search function to find the courses:

Subject Area Catalogue Number Fall 2020
Class Number
Winter 2021
Class Number
Spring/Summer 2021
Class Number
SGS 101 13400 4362 1133
SGS 201 13401 4363 1134

Once you have validated the courses in your Shopping Cart, review to ensure everything is correct and then click Finish Enrolling.


How to access and complete
SGS 101 and 201 in Avenue to Learn

Once you have enrolled in SGS 101 and 201 in Mosaic, you will not be able to access these courses in McMaster’s learning management system Avenue to Learn for 24 to 48 hours.

Click the Login button at the top left side of the screen and enter your MacID and password.

Once you have successfully logged into Avenue to Learn, you will see a section called “My Courses” and you should click on the tab for the corresponding term (e.g. Fall 2020):

You can then click SGS 101 and 201 links and complete each course individually.

Completing SGS 101

Please review the Announcements provided in the course, specifically “How to Complete SGS 101.” In the Content Browser, you will find links to the Web Modules. You must complete all three Modules as explained in the instructions.

Once complete, click Assessment from the Content Browser:

You must then click Final Course Assessment:

This will take you to the final quiz where you can click Start Quiz at the bottom of the screen. If you need to navigate back, you can click Return to Content from the top right corner.

To pass SGS 101, you must earn a minimum of 70% (14/20) on the quiz.

 

Completing SGS 201

Please review the Announcements provided in the course, specifically “Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)”. In the Content Browser, you will find links to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Human Rights Code videos. You must view all 5 videos as explained in the instructions. Once complete, click AODA/Human Rights Code Quiz (must be completed by all) from the Content Browser:

You must then click AODA/Human Rights Code Quiz:

This will take you to the final quiz where you can click Start Quiz at the bottom of the screen. If you need to navigate back, you can click Return to Content from the top right corner.

To pass SGS 201, you must earn 100% (10/10) on the quiz.