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Living Our Strategic Vision

June 20, 2019

Over the past year, the University of Toronto, led by our CIO Bo Wandschneider, has been engaged in a deep and meaningful IT strategic planning process. You can read more about that process in this article, “New ITS strategic plan to guide the future of tech at U of T,” but the Vision that we … 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

Shout out to ACT Staff

September 2, 2015

I just want to give a quick shout-out to ACT staff who won some awards at yesterday’s University Operations Annual Staff Achievement Awards ceremony. In particular, ACT members were part of two winning Outstanding Staff Team Award groups – the Lamp Server Compromise Response Team and the Learning Technologies Interoperability team. You can read more … Read More


September 3, 2014

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY FAIR LOCATION: MADLab, Gerstein Library DATE: Thursday September 4, 2014 CTSI Back to School Series REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Meet with educational technology specialists from the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) and Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT) to learn about various technologies for teaching. The Teaching with Technology fair will showcase … Read More

EdTech Conferences

June 17, 2014

ACT is very honoured and pleased to host the latest edition of Clayton R. Wright’s massive list of educational technology and related conferences – UPDATED MAY 2014. One piece of advice – try not to print the whole thing to paper – it’s 93 pages long! If you want your own copy, we suggest printing … Read More

Portal Upgrade and Thanks

May 9, 2014

Dear Colleagues, As most of you know, this weekend we will be doing an upgrade to the core software that underlies the University’s Portal (referred to by some as “blackboard”). First, I want to thank everyone who has been working on planning and testing for this upgrade. There are, of course, the staff in our … Read More

Portal Downtime Dec. 20 – Dec. 23

November 27, 2013

Please note that the Portal (Blackboard) will be down for maintenance on the weekend immediately after the end of the current semester, Dec. 20 – Dec 23. For full details and updates, please visit the Portal System Status Page <>

Events: TKF13 Resource Tweets Curation

May 9, 2013

An excellent first day of TechKnowFile 2013, with several dozen tweets during conference sessions. Among those tweets were at least 20+ references to relevant/related resources. So I’ve curated those out, and provide you with direct links below. Please share as appropriate: Collaborate Webinar Software for UofT: Lecture Capture with Echo360 at UofT: Aboriginal … Read More

Event: TechKnowFile 2013

Totally pumped for TechKnowFile 2013 (#TKF2013) – detailed, immersed, and totally intimate IT conference at UofT. Check out the full program at and look for it online vita Twitter and G+ (@techknowfile) Quick shout-out to members of the ACT crew doing TKF presentations this year: 11:15 Introducing the MAD Lab – Mike Spears (MedSci … Read More