Category: Documentation

Portal Integrations (aka new teaching tools)

Portal Integrations extend the functionality of the Academic Toolbox (LMS) used at the University of Toronto. They add new tools and capabilities to the system. Integrations may allow access to vendor content, extend grading or assignment capabilities, or provide an

Portal Help during December Break

From: Saira Mall, Manager, ACT Support During the holiday break beginning Wednesday December 23rd, limited Portal Help Support services will be available only on Dec 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th, for two hours each day. Full Portal Help support services

2015-16 Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

The Provost’s Office has distributed a memo on ancillary fees and digital learning materials for 2015-2016. Please find the memo here:

Crowdmark @ UofT

Crowdmark is a collaborative online grading and analytics platform available over the Internet. Crowdmark workflow provides efficiency gains in exam administration, grading, data recording and analysis, returning exams and handling regrade requests, and data visualizations of student performance. The University

Update: Learning Portal Issues in February and March

Since Feb. 17th, users of our Learning Portal have had to deal with a series of unexpected ‘outages’ for our Learning Portal. First of all, as the person ultimately responsible for this system, please let me extend my apologies for

Online Learning Strategies at UofT – a great new blog!

My colleague, Laurie Harrison, Director of Online Learning Strategies for the University of Toronto, has started a new blog about Online Learning Strategies! Check it out at: ____________________________________________________________

Technical: UofT eMail

Posted on Behalf of Colleagues in UofT Network Services. Spammers have been targeting members of the UofT Community with sophisticated phishing attacks for the last few weeks by pretending to be a legitimate UofT service asking for your UofT ID

Reading: Accessibility, Assistive & Inclusive Technologies & Education

This item is based on a conversation at Ontario Universities’ Council on e-Learning (OUCEL) Summer Institute (Conference site: ) (Conference Twitter Flow:!/search?q=#oucel11) Are your school’s website & apps (including your LMS) accessible? Here are some links:

Documentation: Online Teaching Resources Website

From Laurie Harrison, Director IT, OISE/UT, and Project Manager, Online Courses Pilot, Office of the Provost: Online Teaching Resources: Includes an Instructor Toolkit, available services, and examples of innovative teaching practices. __________

Documentation: Blackboard 9.1

From Saira Mall, Educational Technology Liaison Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) Blackboard 9.1 What’s New web page “We’re Upgrading to Blackboard 9.1” video created by UTM Library