Category: Standards

News: Turnitin Renewal

From: Dr. Pamela Gravestock, Associate Director, CTSI Subject: Renewal of Turnitin We are pleased to announce that the University of Toronto has re-subscribed to Turnitin (plagiarism detection) as a fully-supported service. As before, the use of Turnitin by instructors at

News: Acquisition of Webinar/Webconferencing Solution

Official Memo at: http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/public/pdadc/2012_to_2013/29.htm. We are pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Bb Collaborate software as an institutional Webinar/Webconferencing solution. Collaborate allows for the creation of live (synchronous) “virtual” classrooms and meetings, where participants can remotely access audio, video,

Events: Open Access Week

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to

News: Acquisition of an institutional Lecture Capture and Live Webcasting solution

Memo also  available on-line at http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/public/pdadc/2012_to_2013/13.htm PDAD&C#13, 2012-13 To:     PDAD&C From:   Dr. Avi Hyman, Director, Academic & Collaborative Technologies Date:   September 21, 2012 Re:     Acquisition of an institutional Lecture Capture and Live Webcasting solution We are pleased to announce the

News: Access the Learning Portal with your Mobile Device!

We are happy to announce that you can now access our Learning Portal through your mobile device! The Blackboard Mobile Learn app enables students to receive course notifications and updates to course content from their mobile device. The app can

News: UofT Joins Liberated Learning Consortium

We are very pleased to announce that the University of Toronto has joined the Liberated Learning Consortium as its newest partner in the effort to increase access to information through the advancement of speech recognition (SR) technologies. The Liberated Learning

UTM Strikes Instructional Technology Task Force – Call for Ideas and Input

As part of the academic planning process,  UTM has established an Instructional Technologies Task Force (ITTF) to outline a vision for the  instructional technologies that support teaching and learning at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The ITTF is expected to

Mobile: Discussions on a Mobile Strategy for UofT

Over the past several months, a number of primary stakeholders participated in a consultative process around the idea of creating a comprehensive mobile strategy at UofT. Out of those conversations a proposal has been developed (below), and through the circulation

Online Learning Strategies at UofT – a great new blog!

My colleague, Laurie Harrison, Director of Online Learning Strategies for the University of Toronto, has started a new blog about Online Learning Strategies! Check it out at: http://onlinelearning.utoronto.ca/ ____________________________________________________________

Reading: Accessibility, Assistive & Inclusive Technologies & Education

This item is based on a conversation at Ontario Universities’ Council on e-Learning (OUCEL) Summer Institute (Conference site: http://kumu.brocku.ca/oucel/Summer_Institute_2011 ) (Conference Twitter Flow: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#oucel11) Are your school’s website & apps (including your LMS) accessible? Here are some links: http://idrc.ocad.ca/ http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2011/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htmhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag http://achecker.ca/checker/

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