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

What are SGS 101 and 201?

All McMaster Graduate students, including part-time students, exchange students and visiting students must complete and pass the two mandatory training courses as part of their degree requirements – SGS 101 and SGS 201. All Graduate students must complete these courses once during their academic journey at McMaster. You can find detailed information in the Graduate Calendar.

Students must enrol in and complete the following:

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

These mandatory 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

Following the above dates, the grades will be added in batch onto the students record. If an F grade is received in either of the courses, a negative service indicator will be added onto the student’s record indicating which course needs to be retaken and that it must be done immediately. Failure to do so will result in a negative service indicator that will block enrolment the following year when enrolment opens. Service Indicators will appear in the Student Centre at the top right-hand corner:


Students can retake SGS 101 and 201 until they receive a passing grade; there is no limit. Grades will be reviewed weekly and the students record will be updated in Mosaic with the negative service indicator being removed.

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 2023
Class Number
Winter 2024
Class Number
Spring/Summer 2024
Class Number
SGS 101 4919 4801 1109
SGS 201 4920 4802 1110

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. A second window will open and you will enter your MacID and password.

The login page for Avenue to Learn. 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, scroll until you see a section called “My Courses” ; click on the tab for the corresponding term (e.g. Fall 2023):

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 in 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. You can retake the quiz until you receive a passing grade.

 

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 review all five 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. You can retake the quiz until you receive a passing grade.