Category: Standards

“Integrate” service launches

For the past few years, UofT has been working towards a new model of deploying educational technologies, and the ‘new idea’ recommendation service called Integrate allows instructors, students and staff to suggest ideas, and then allows other members of the community

Posted in News, Portal, Projects, Renewal, Standards, Teaching Toolkit, The Future

UofT Joins IMS Global

Very happy to share the news that our school has joined the IMS Global Consortium. IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions

Posted in News, Renewal, Standards, Strategies, Teaching Toolkit

Pedagogical Principles in the Toolbox Common Criteria

One of the interesting items of feedback we received on the Academic Toolbox Renewal site went like this: “The criteria are exceedingly thin on pedagogical guiding principles. No effort seems to be put into the adequate mapping of degree learning

Posted in Renewal, Standards, Teaching Toolkit

Tool Monoculture

NB: Opinion ahead; proceed with caution 😉   I have a wonderful colleague, Sian Meikle, Director of Information Technology for the University of Toronto Libraries. Sian uses a wonderful meme – “tool monoculture” – the idea that there is a

Posted in Renewal, Standards, The Future

Renewal Thoughts: The Metaphor of the Vestibule

I have been to many committee meetings and had numerous other conversations about the Toolbox Renewal initiative, and I am thoroughly enjoying those (especially being pushed to think about new ideas). At one recent meeting, an instructor asked an important,

Posted in Renewal, Standards, The Future

Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

About a month ago, our Office of the Vice-President and Provost issued new Provostial Guidelines on the Use of Digital Learning Materials in response to provincial government’s revised Tuition Fee Framework and Ancillary Fee Guidelines. Please find the Provostial Guidelines

Posted in Clickers, News, Online, Renewal, Standards

Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative

The Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative is now in full swing! The University of Toronto’s enterprise education technology ecosystem (our ‘Academic Technology Toolbox’) has grown organically over the past several years. At times services and solutions have been added in an

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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

Posted in Feedback, Renewal, Standards, Strategies, Teaching Toolkit, The Future

MEMO: Turnitin Integration

This memo originally appears at: ______________________________ PDAD&C #17 2013-14 To:    PDAD&C From:     Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students & First-Entry Divisions Date:    September 10, 2013 RE:    Update on the University of Toronto’s license Overview is an electronic resource

Posted in Portal, Resources, Standards, Teaching Toolkit

LMS Evaluation Checklist

In early 2013, we set out to find some LMS evaluation tools and checklists we could use to assess Open Course / MOOC platforms. We found several good ones (thank you to those who posted them publicly). We combined them

Posted in Standards, Technical Issues, Uncategorized