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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

UofT Portal Week (part of the Academic Toolbox Renewal)

The University is currently testing three new systems that can serve as the “engine” for our new Learning Portal (LMS). The week of November 14-18 has been designated “Portal Week” with many opportunities for members of the community to learn

MADLab Users Publish Scientific Paper

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00950 A Versatile System for High-Throughput In Situ X-ray Screening and Data Collection of Soluble and Membrane-Protein Crystals Cryst. Growth Des., 2016, 16 (11), pp 6318–6326 Jana Broecker, Viviane Klingel, Wei-Lin Ou, Aidin R. Balo, David J. Kissick, Craig M.

Chad Holden

It is with mixed feelings that I write to tell you about the departure of Chad Holden from the ACT team. Luckily, however, Chad remains with the University as the new Lead Systems and Support Administrator in the Division of

Varsity Articles about Portal

Our student newspaper, The Varsity, has been covering our Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative. Read what they have to say: The Portal to the Future (Feb. 2016) http://thevarsity.ca/2016/02/01/the-portal-to-the-future/ UofT Seeks New Learning Portal (Sept. 2016) http://thevarsity.ca/2016/09/12/u-of-t-seeks-new-learning-portal/

MADLab @ Gerstein Gets a Shout Out

The MADLab @ Gerstein Library got a nice shout out from the UofT Mechatronics Design Association, a multidisciplinary student group, that has been promoting robotics since 2005. Thanks MDA! Watch their video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVLmwcQ27lE For more on the MADLab, check out:

The Learning Portal is Changing!

* Please share widely * The Learning Portal is Changing! Our current Learning Portal hasn’t changed much in the last decade. Feedback from the University community is that the web interface for the Portal is clunky and out of date,

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