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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

Posted in Communications, News, Technical Issues

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

Posted in News, Portal, Technical Issues

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

Posted in News, Renewal, Teaching Toolkit

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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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/

Posted in Feedback, News, Portal, Renewal, Teaching Toolkit, The Future

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:

Posted in Mobile, News

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 Feedback from the University community is that the web interface for the Portal is clunky and out of date,

Posted in Communications, News, Portal, Renewal, Teaching Toolkit, The Future

3D Printing @ the MADLab

Here’s a nice article about 3D Printing in our MADLab: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/tPwr74Id5VwgykRhvCmh/full Our colleagues, Erica Lenton and Carolyn Dineen from Gerstein Library, do a very nice job describing what’s involved in setting up a 3D printing service: “We use a certification

Posted in ACT Staff, Alt Software, News, Resources

Work Study

The University’s annual Work Study Program is now accepting applications from faculty and staff to create jobs for students for the coming 2016-2017 academic year: https://cln.utoronto.ca/staff-faculty/overview/wspublic.htm We often hear about interesting course or curriculum projects that just need a little

Posted in Funding, News, Resources, Strategies

UofT News RSS Feed Change

If you’re using an RSS feed of U of T News top stories on your website please note the link has changed with the launch of the new site. The new RSS link to top stories is: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/rss/top-stories – From

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