Category: Portal

Janice Patterson to Provide Leadership Around LME ‘Test Drives’

For several months, the University has been working towards issuing an RFP for a Learning Management Engine, a core piece of our Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative. A key process of the LME RFP will be a chance for members of

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

Fake Blackboard Prompts

Please share widely We have been alerted to attempts by hackers to target UofT students with fake “Blackboard” prompts, which redirect to a fake Blackboard login page. This could include receiving an email that says you have an important course

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

Portal Scheduled Maintenance – May 8 – 10, 2015

As previously circulated, please be advised that there will be a scheduled maintenance on Portal from 10:00PM on Friday May 8, 2015 to 10:00 PM on Sunday May 10, 2015. Portal service will be unavailable during the maintenance period. Further

Varsity article about the Portal

Various issues related to the Portal were recently reported in The Varsity. Here’s a link to the article fyi: Out of Order: Outages, maintenance plaque Blackboard during exam season http://thevarsity.ca/2015/01/12/out-of-order/  

Portal Upgrade and Thanks

Dear Colleagues, As most of you know, this weekend we will be doing an upgrade to the core software that underlies the University’s Portal (referred to by some as “blackboard”). First, I want to thank everyone who has been working

Turnitin Integration in Portal Courses to be Discontinued May 9, 2014

The Turnitin Direct Assignment tool that is integrated in Portal courses will be discontinued as of Friday, May 9, 2014. We have encountered a technical difficulty with the tool that is causing interference with the overall functionality of the Portal.

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

Portal Update: April 3, 2014

MEMO April 3, 2014 Re: Portal Status Update From:  Avi Hyman, Director, ACT http://uoft.me/act As many of you will note, the Portal returned to improved service after 01:00 this morning thanks to the efforts of our extended team. We are

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