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UofT News RSS Feed Change

May 19, 2016

If you’re using an RSS feed of U of T News top stories on your website please note the link has changed with the launch of the new site. The new RSS link to top stories is: – From S. Green, Director, Online Communications, Digital Creative Services, University of Toronto Communications

“Integrate” service launches

May 10, 2016

For the past few years, UofT has been working towards a new model of deploying educational technologies, and the ‘new idea’ recommendation service called Integrate allows instructors, students and staff to suggest ideas, and then allows other members of the community to show their support for those ideas by casting a ‘like vote.’ Read more about … Read More

Janice Patterson to Provide Leadership Around LME ‘Test Drives’

April 11, 2016

For several months, the University has been working towards issuing an RFP for a Learning Management Engine, a core piece of our Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative. A key process of the LME RFP will be a chance for members of the UofT community to “test drive” a select number of solutions that make it through … Read More

TechSmith Relay 5 is now live

April 8, 2016

From Scott Hollows, Senior A/V Specialist Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT), Information Technology Services (ITS), University of Toronto   TechSmith Relay 5 is now live. Among the more important features of this new release, clients are no longer limited to posting from the University network, or via VPN.  Uploads can now be made via TechSmith … Read More


March 28, 2016

evalUT, a course evaluation framework developed at the University of Toronto, is being made available to educators around the world.  Montreal-based eXplorance, a leading provider of software solutions that support learning, will be licensing evalUT and intends to make the framework commercially available to the global education market. Read more about it at or … Read More

166 Countries!

March 14, 2016

We were just skimming our monthly Google Analytics numbers for the Portal. We are on pace to surpass 40 million sessions this year (based on currently monthly numbers). But even more interesting, over the past month, we had sessions from 166 different countries! Other than Canada, the top ten countries are the U.S.A., the UK, … Read More

Update on Email Migrations & Quotas

March 9, 2016

We have received approval for some short term expansion of Exchange infrastructure, so we are able to partially relax restrictions imposed on Dec. 1st regarding UTORmail to UTORExchange migrations. Because the expansion provides only temporary relief for space pressures, please be judicious in requesting migrations – if the migration is not urgently needed, please hold … 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

UofT Exchange and UTorMail Quotas & Migrations

December 1, 2015

MEMO Dec. 1, 2015 From: AJ Hyman, Director, Academic & Collaborative Technologies, ITS Re: UofT Exchange and UTorMail Quotas & Migrations Please note, effectively immediately, we are unable to increase Exchange and UTORmail quotas, or perform account migrations between systems, due to space constraints. Please work with your clients to manage their use of email … Read More

Fake Blackboard Prompts

November 6, 2015

Please share widely We have been alerted to attempts by hackers to target UofT students with fake “Blackboard” prompts, which redirect to a fake Blackboard login page. This could include receiving an email that says you have an important course announcement or assignment due. The real UofT Blackboard can only be accessed via the UTORWeblogin … Read More