Category: Teaching Toolkit

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

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 Feedback from the University community is that the web interface for the Portal is clunky and out of date,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

LME RFP

As many of you know, the University of Toronto has been going through an extensive process we’ve been calling our ‘Academic Toolbox Renewal.’ As part of that process, we recently posted an RFP for a ‘Learning Management Engine’ – which

Posted in Feedback, Renewal, Teaching Toolkit, The Future

“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

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

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

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour has recently joined the ITS Project Management Office, and among her other activities, she has been assigned PM responsibilities for the next phase of our Academic Toolbox Renewal initiative. Haniyeh has a doctoral degree in Human Resource

Posted in ACT Staff, Projects, Renewal, Teaching Toolkit, The Future

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

Posted in Documentation, Portal, Renewal, Teaching Toolkit

Thank you to Shannonn Kelly

As many of you know, Shannonn Kelly came to ACT last year to help provide some initial project management activities related to two ACT projects – technical upgrades to the CE system, and the first two phases of the Academic

Posted in ACT Staff, Communications, Projects, Teaching Toolkit

2015-16 Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

The Provost’s Office has distributed a memo on ancillary fees and digital learning materials for 2015-2016. Please find the memo here:  http://memos.provost.utoronto.ca/2015-16-provostial-guidelines-on-digital-learning-materials/

Posted in Documentation, Online, Renewal, Teaching Toolkit

Dr. Kimberley MacKinnon

I am pleased to let the community know that Dr. Kimberley MacKinnon has accepted a formal role to work with the ACT group, providing us with ongoing scholarly input, expertise and analysis, particularly around the Academic Toolbox Renewal initiative (http://toolboxrenewal.act.utoronto.ca)

Posted in ACT Staff, News, Renewal, Teaching Toolkit, The Future