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The Portal on Sunday

April 7, 2014

As many of you know, many students who logged in to the Portal early on Sunday, April 6, couldn’t find their course websites. The Portal (known to some as Blackboard) was actually functioning perfectly. Unfortunately a glitch on another system was responsible for the ‘absent’ courses. Once the Portal support team figured that out, we … Read More

Exchange Service Update

April 3, 2014

MEMO From: Avi Hyman, Director, ACT Date: April 4, 2014: 00:20 Re: Update on Exchange Issue on April 3 First, I want to thank everyone in the community who participated in troubleshooting the earlier Exchange issue. I also want to thank those who helped with patron communications. It was, as usual, a community effort. As … Read More

Long Absence

April 2, 2014

This semester has flown by very quickly and we’ve been busy with many things, and I keep forgetting to update my blog. Terrible really. I’ll try to get back to it with more timely and relevant entries. Sorry for the long absences.

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: Co-Curricular Record Town Halls

January 14, 2013

The Co-Curricular Record is an official U of T document that recognizes students’ school spirit, engagement and involvement as a significant part of their university experience. The CCR provides a database of activities that allows you to search for opportunities outside of the classroom, and keep track of your accomplishments. It will be available to all University … Read More

News: UofT Joins Liberated Learning Consortium

March 5, 2012

We are very pleased to announce that the University of Toronto has joined the Liberated Learning Consortium as its newest partner in the effort to increase access to information through the advancement of speech recognition (SR) technologies. The Liberated Learning Consortium was founded to research and develop two interrelated applications: (1) using speech recognition technology … Read More

UTM Strikes Instructional Technology Task Force – Call for Ideas and Input

March 1, 2012

As part of the academic planning process,  UTM has established an Instructional Technologies Task Force (ITTF) to outline a vision for the  instructional technologies that support teaching and learning at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The ITTF is expected to create a shared vision for instructional technology at U of T Mississauga in support of … Read More

Mobile: Discussions on a Mobile Strategy for UofT

January 13, 2012

Over the past several months, a number of primary stakeholders participated in a consultative process around the idea of creating a comprehensive mobile strategy at UofT. Out of those conversations a proposal has been developed (below), and through the circulation of this document we are furthering the opportunity for interested members of the community to … Read More

Online Learning Strategies at UofT – a great new blog!

December 8, 2011

My colleague, Laurie Harrison, Director of Online Learning Strategies for the University of Toronto, has started a new blog about Online Learning Strategies! Check it out at: http://onlinelearning.utoronto.ca/ ____________________________________________________________