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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/

Pages vs Modules

February 27, 2019

Our colleagues in our Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have developed a lovely and helpful document explaining the differences between Pages and Modules in Quercus. As they write, “In Canvas/Quercus, a Module is a way to organize and display course content. They are buckets that hold any number of different types of elements – … 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/

Portal Integrations (aka new teaching tools)

February 4, 2016

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 alternative to existing services. New Integrations come out all the time and many faculty are … Read More

Portal Help during December Break

December 3, 2015

From: Saira Mall, Manager, ACT Support During the holiday break beginning Wednesday December 23rd, limited Portal Help Support services will be available only on Dec 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th, for two hours each day. Full Portal Help support services will resume Monday January 4th, 2016. Instructor requests for access to a course website in … Read More

2015-16 Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

September 16, 2015

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/

Crowdmark @ UofT

May 15, 2015

Crowdmark is a collaborative online grading and analytics platform available over the Internet. Crowdmark workflow provides efficiency gains in exam administration, grading, data recording and analysis, returning exams and handling regrade requests, and data visualizations of student performance. The University of Toronto has a new agreement with Crowdmark that makes the tool available via our … Read More

Update: Learning Portal Issues in February and March

March 22, 2012

Since Feb. 17th, users of our Learning Portal have had to deal with a series of unexpected ‘outages’ for our Learning Portal. First of all, as the person ultimately responsible for this system, please let me extend my apologies for any difficulties, and let me assure you that the entire team is working very hard … Read More