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ITIF Deadline Approaching – Apply Now!

UofT Instructors – do you have an interesting and innovative idea for incorporating technology into your teaching but just need a little help getting it off the ground? For more than 15 years, the Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund has

New Engine for Academic Toolbox Selected

The University of Toronto is committed to continuing its leadership in digital learning and providing resources to our faculty, librarians, staff, and students that assist them in pursuing excellence in their teaching and learning. An effective suite of educational technology

Email Woes

The last few days have seen some challenges with campus email. The main symptom was delayed delivery of inbound email caused by a massive increase in the volume of email we were receiving, including “pharmaceutical” spam. First, I want to

Portal Scheduled Maintenance – May 5-7

Portal (Blackboard) Maintenance is Scheduled for May 5, 22:00 EDT  –  May 7, 22:00 EDT The Portal will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday May 5, 2017 at 10:00 PM until Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 10:00 PM in order to

Audience Response Systems (aka clickers) RFSQ

After many years studying and analyzing the various issues surrounding the use of Audience Response Systems at UofT (including ancillary fees policies, information security and privacy concerns, wifi stability, and of course, required functionality, etc.), the University issued a Request

Reading Week Reading

Using the Micro-Meso-Macro-Mega (4M) framework for annual reporting and strategic planning by Janice Miller-Young  July 25, 2016 https://sotlcanada.wordpress.com/2016/07/25/using-the-micro-meso-macro-mega-4m-framework-for-annual-reporting-and-strategic-planning/ Coming to You Soon: Uber U In higher education, we are increasingly facing the distinct possibility of a faceless future, teacherless courses,

Open Books and Resources

UofT BrowZine https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/browzine BC Campus OpenEd https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/ Rice U OpenStax https://openstax.org/about

Holiday Reading (and watching)

Jeremy Howard: The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn https://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_howard_the_wonderful_and_terrifying_implications_of_computers_that_can_learn MODLAB @ UC Davis http://modlab.ucdavis.edu/ Badging: Not Quite the Next Big Thing By Michael Hart 07/20/16 https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/07/20/badging-not-quite-the-next-big-thing.aspx I Love Community Colleges (and Tech Should Too) By Alejandra

Toolbox Renewal Update

At the end of December, the LME Evaluation Committee made its formal recommendation to the Provost via our Executive Sponsors. The next stage of the process will be negotiations, led by the University’s Procurement Services. For more details on the

OneClass Easy Invite Chrome Extension

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT We have discovered a problem with something called the OneClass Easy Invite Chrome Extension which may result in the theft of any username and password you use for websites and services, including Blackboard and other university and/or commercial/community

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