Category: The Future

UofT Portal Week (part of the Academic Toolbox Renewal)

The University is currently testing three new systems that can serve as the “engine” for our new Learning Portal (LMS). The week of November 14-18 has been designated “Portal Week” with many opportunities for members of the community to learn

Posted in Portal, Projects, Renewal, The Future

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 Feedback from the University community is that the web interface for the Portal is clunky and out of date,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

166 Countries!

We were just skimming our monthly Google Analytics numbers for the Portal. We are on pace to surpass 40 million sessions this year (based on currently monthly numbers). But even more interesting, over the past month, we had sessions from

Posted in Feedback, News, Online, 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

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

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