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January 20, 2018

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LME Updates

December 3, 2017

Hello again. The LME project is off to a great start. We will be posting project updates on a regular basis on the project website. Please make sure to bookmark the site, and here’s a link directly to project updates for your convenience: http://toolboxrenewal.utoronto.ca/category/updates/

LME Chosen

November 15, 2017

I hope by now everyone has seen the announcement by now that the University has chosen a software package to drive its new Academic Toolbox, but in case you haven’t, here’s the link to the announcement: http://toolboxrenewal.utoronto.ca/2017/10/19/838/

New Engine for Academic Toolbox Selected

October 19, 2017

The University of Toronto is committed to continuing its leadership in digital learning and providing resources to our faculty, librarians, staff, and students that assist them in pursuing excellence in their teaching and learning. An effective suite of educational technology software – a digital academic toolbox – is essential to that work. The University has … Read More

Audience Response Systems (aka clickers) RFSQ

April 1, 2017

After many years studying and analyzing the various issues surrounding the use of Audience Response Systems at UofT (including ancillary fees policies, information security and privacy concerns, wifi stability, and of course, required functionality, etc.), the University issued a Request for Supplier Qualifications earlier this year. Unlike an “RFP”, the “RFSQ” gives the University more … Read More

Toolbox Renewal Update

December 30, 2016

At the end of December, the LME Evaluation Committee made its formal recommendation to the Provost via our Executive Sponsors. The next stage of the process will be negotiations, led by the University’s Procurement Services. For more details on the Toolbox Renewal process, please check in at the main project website regularly: http://toolboxrenewal.utoronto.ca

Varsity Articles about Portal

September 13, 2016

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/

The Learning Portal is Changing!

August 2, 2016

* 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, and it doesn’t flow the way people would like. It’s also hard for instructors to … Read More

LME RFP

June 1, 2016

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 is our attempt to actualize the theoretical model defined in Brown, Dehoney and Millichap’s seminal … Read More

“Integrate” service launches

May 10, 2016

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 to show their support for those ideas by casting a ‘like vote.’ Read more about … Read More