Category: Portal

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

April 2, 2014 – Portal Sluggish

MEMO Re: Portal Status Date: April 2, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm From: Avi Hyman, Director, Academic & Collaborative Technologies As you may know, the Portal has been very sluggish today. First and foremost, I would like to apologize for any

Portal Upgrade May 10, 2014

The Portal will be upgraded to the most recent version of the Blackboard Learn software on May 10th and 11th, 2014. The new version will include a number of new features as well as enhancements to existing tools and capabilities.

Portal Downtime Dec. 20 – Dec. 23

Please note that the Portal (Blackboard) will be down for maintenance on the weekend immediately after the end of the current semester, Dec. 20 – Dec 23. For full details and updates, please visit the Portal System Status Page <http://www.systemstatus.utoronto.ca/system/systems/portal>

News: UTSC Centre for Teaching and Learning

Check out UTSC’s CTL Educational Technology News “CTL’s Ed Tech team supports teaching and learning with technology at UTSC including Blackboard support, WebOption Lecturecasting, Test Scanning Services, Presentation Skills, iClickers, and more. This occasional newsletter features news, events and information

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