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Supported Learning Groups (SLGs)

Supported Learning Groups (SLGs) are free online peer-led study groups held on a weekly basis to help students taking historically challenging courses. The sessions are designed for everyone in the class regardless of your comfort with the material, and will give you the opportunity to

  • Gain a more in-depth understanding of the course content
  • Meet students from your class in a small online group format
  • Test your knowledge prior to tests and exams
  • Leave with something to review later

If your course has an associated SLG session, you will be able to access it through your class's CourseLink site.

Sign up for a virtual SLG 

SLGs are held on Virtual Classroom on CourseLink. 

To access all SLG sessions and materials, you must register on the Supported Learning Groups 2020-2021 course page.  

  1. On your CourseLink homepage, select Self Registration from the top menu. 
  2. Scroll down the list of courses and select Supported Learning Groups 2020-2021. 
  3. Under the course offering description click on Register. Fill in your information and click Submit. 

Find virtual SLG session handouts 

  1. From your CourseLink homepage, click on Supported Learning Groups 2020-2021.
    1. Hint: If you can’t see the Supported Learning Groups 2020-2021 page, make sure the “My Courses” widget is open so you can see all your course offerings.
  2. Select Resources. Scroll down to find Supported Learning Groups 2020-2021. 
  3. Scroll down and click Access SLG Session Files (Click Here) to view and download all session file handouts for offered courses. 

Join a live Virtual Classroom SLG session 

Hint: Virtual Classroom works best in Google Chrome. 

  1. From your CourseLink homepage, click on Supported Learning Groups 2020-2021.
    1. Hint: If you can’t see the Supported Learning Groups 2020-2021 page, make sure the “My Courses” widget is open to you can see all your course offerings.
  2. Select Resources. Scroll down to find Supported Learning Groups 2020-2021. 
  3. Select Virtual Classroom to scroll through all upcoming sessions. 
  4. Scroll down to the session you want to attend and click on the three vertical dots to reveal Launch. 
  5. Another window or tab will open. Enter Meeting Room to access the online SLG session. 

SLG Session Schedule

SLGs run from the first week of class until the end of each semester. Note that individual session times may vary. Please check CourseLink for the most up-to-date session times. Students enrolled in a course can attend any SLG for that course. Here is the SLG session schedule for the summer 2021 semester:

SLG Session schedule
Course Code SLG Leader Session Time
STAT 2040 Sydney & Mikko Mon, Wed 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
BIOC 2580 Patrick & Emily Tues, Thur 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
BIOC 2580 Kashika & Sara Mon, Wed 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.