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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/

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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

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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

Posted in Feedback, News, Online, The Future

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

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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

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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.

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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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The Portal on Sunday

As many of you know, many students who logged in to the Portal early on Sunday, April 6, couldn’t find their course websites. The Portal (known to some as Blackboard) was actually functioning perfectly. Unfortunately a glitch on another system

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Exchange Service Update

MEMO From: Avi Hyman, Director, ACT Date: April 4, 2014: 00:20 Re: Update on Exchange Issue on April 3 First, I want to thank everyone in the community who participated in troubleshooting the earlier Exchange issue. I also want to

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Long Absence

This semester has flown by very quickly and we’ve been busy with many things, and I keep forgetting to update my blog. Terrible really. I’ll try to get back to it with more timely and relevant entries. Sorry for the

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