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Traffic in a Storm

by Marco Di Vittorio Manager, Application Administration Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT) Most traffic moves slower during a snow storm. Pedestrian, vehicle and airline routes typically grind to a halt when large white flakes flood the ground in high volumes.

Quercus Quirks

A new semester is upon us, and we now move into our second full semester in our new teaching environment Quercus. As with all new systems, there can be a bit of a learning curve, especially for some of the

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

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/

LME RFP

As many of you know, the University of Toronto has been going through an extensive process we’ve been calling our ‘Academic Toolbox Renewal.’ As part of that process, we recently posted an RFP for a ‘Learning Management Engine’ – which

166 Countries!

We were just skimming our monthly Google Analytics numbers for the Portal. We are on pace to surpass 40 million sessions this year (based on currently monthly numbers). But even more interesting, over the past month, we had sessions from

EWS versus Webmastering: ACT’s Role

Our group continues to get calls about building websites for departments, so I wanted to clarify what we do and don’t do here in ACT. We are responsible for deploying and maintaining enterprise web services (EWS), but we don’t actually

Pilot Projects

A couple of our colleagues, Fareed Teja and Simone Laughton, recently suggested that it would be great to have a place to list pilot projects being conducted by different units around the university. It might help with collaborative efforts (or

Publisher integrations

A number of instructors at UofT are interested in using various teaching and learning tools produced by various publishers, especially for assessment activities. In many cases, instructors have asked us to integrate those tools into our overall educational technology ecosystem.

Growing our Teaching Technology Toolbox at UofT

Innovative approaches to teaching and learning are evident throughout the University of Toronto. People at UofT are constantly discovering (or sometimes building) and evaluating new applications that enhance teaching and support student learning. While instructors try out apps, websites and

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