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Educational Technology Related Guidelines

September 17, 2019

An esteemed colleague at another Ontario university recently asked colleagues about educational technology policies.  “I am curious about the educational technology policies (for students and faculty) that people have in place at your respective institutions. Policies or mechanisms around such things as procurement, tech requirements for students, adoption of new tech, etexts, institutionally supported versus … Read More

Great stuff keeps coming – the Quercus Student Blog

March 1, 2019

If you haven’t book-marked the Quercus Student Blog yet, you definitely should – it’s a great sources of information and ideas – ostensibly for and by students – but in actuality, it’s great for everyone at UofT. Check it out here: https://qstudents.utoronto.ca/category/blog/

Traffic in a Storm

February 11, 2019

by Marco Di Vittorio Manager, Application Administration Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT) Most traffic moves slower during a snow storm. Pedestrian, vehicle and airline routes typically grind to a halt when large white flakes flood the ground in high volumes. Web traffic on the other hand, can exhibit a very different pattern during the same … Read More

Quercus Quirks

January 10, 2019

A new semester is upon us, and we now move into our second full semester in our new teaching environment Quercus. As with all new systems, there can be a bit of a learning curve, especially for some of the quirkier parts of the system. We’ve set up a web page where we will be … Read More

Microsoft Teams

November 1, 2018

Hello again. We are pleased to let faculty and staff know that the Microsoft Teams tool is now available for use at UofT. Check out the Team @ UofT website for more information on this very useful collaboration tool: http://office365.utoronto.ca/about/teams/

Student Quercus Blog

August 18, 2018

The team has launched a website (blog) for students and by students, all about our new Learning environment – Quercus – check out the first post here: https://qstudents.utoronto.ca/quercus-theres-an-app-for-that/

U of T’s online AODA training

August 3, 2018

The University’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office 30-minute online training modules are moving from Portal to Quercus. As a result, notifications asking participants to register as a student in the course are being sent out by Quercus <notifications@instructure.com>. If you are concerned about the legitimacy of this email, you can access the AODA … Read More

Quercus Training

June 1, 2018

ITIF Deadline Approaching – Apply Now!

October 25, 2017

UofT Instructors – do you have an interesting and innovative idea for incorporating technology into your teaching but just need a little help getting it off the ground? For more than 15 years, the Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund has been providing seed funding and support for innovative teaching ideas. The fund features three streams … Read More

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