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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

Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

October 10, 2014

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 and Frequently Asked Questions guide at

News: UTSC Centre for Teaching and Learning

October 8, 2013

Check out UTSC’s CTL Educational Technology News “CTL’s Ed Tech team supports teaching and learning with technology at UTSC including Blackboard support, WebOption Lecturecasting, Test Scanning Services, Presentation Skills, iClickers, and more. This occasional newsletter features news, events and information related to those programs and services, and highlights interesting emerging educational technologies.”

Audience Response Systems Clarification

April 29, 2013

We’ve recently received a number of inquiries as to whether or not the University of Toronto is doing away with iClickers and moving towards a web-based audience response system for the September 2013 semester. For the record, the decision to use iClickers or any other similar product rests solely with the instructor and/or department. The … Read More

Event: Audience Response Systems Pedagogy Session (Clickers)

November 16, 2011

Audience Response Systems Pedagogy Session Thursday, November 17th 9 am-11 am OISE rm. 5170 (Bedford Rd. and Bloor) Light breakfast will be provided. Lena Paulo Kushnir, Ph.D, Manager, Teaching Technology Support (Faculty of Arts and Science): “Clickers + Peer Instruction = Enriched Teaching & Learning: Understanding the Pedagogy behind the Technology” Dr. Tim Stelzer, Professor … Read More

Update: Clicker Pilots

July 28, 2011

Just a quick update to let you know that rather than deploying a single institutional audience response system for this coming September, we will instead be conducting several pilots of different AR systems, both traditional hardware solutions, as well as mobile device systems. If you are interested in this, please write to us at ati … Read More

Project Update: Audience Response Systems at UofT

June 2, 2011

In the intervening six years since the last institutional conversation about Audience Response Systems (‘clickers’), much has changed technologically, even for our current default supplier, i<Clicker. As a result, the University is undertaking a review of audience response solutions and has initiated a project to settle on a university-wide standard solution. It is hoped that … Read More

Documentation: Clickers

March 7, 2011

Just a quick reminder that the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation publishes relevant documentation on effective use of Audience Response Systems (“clickers”) here at UofT. Current documentation is geared towards our current default standard, iClickers. Follow or bookmark this link to access the material directly:

Project Update: Audience Response Systems

March 4, 2011

Starting the beginning of March 2011, we have begun a retrospective review of Audience Response Systems (‘clickers’) here at University of Toronto. We are initiating this conversation for a few reasons. A number of years ago, CTSI purchased iClicker brand clickers and in the subsequent years, that brand has become the unofficial default brand at … Read More