From Portal to Quercus: By The Numbers
Overall Summary Every year around this time, we take stock of the past year’s activities. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good opportunity to have a look at the Portal to Quercus transition by the numbers. When we set out, our target was to have approximately 5,000 active courses for Fall … Read More
Welcome to September
Welcome to September. Quercus is now the University of Toronto’s new online teaching and learning environment. You can read all about support and training opportunities on our Toolbox project website.
Toolbox Renewal Website
For those wanting all the latest information about the roll out of Quercus, please bookmark our project website: http://toolboxrenewal.utoronto.ca
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Hello again. The LME project is off to a great start. We will be posting project updates on a regular basis on the project website. Please make sure to bookmark the site, and here’s a link directly to project updates for your convenience: http://toolboxrenewal.utoronto.ca/category/updates/
New Engine for Academic Toolbox Selected
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
Portal Scheduled Maintenance – May 5-7
Portal (Blackboard) Maintenance is Scheduled for May 5, 22:00 EDT – May 7, 22:00 EDT The Portal will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday May 5, 2017 at 10:00 PM until Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 10:00 PM in order to install an updated version of the product. Details of the new version will be made … Read More
UofT Portal Week (part of the Academic Toolbox Renewal)
The University is currently testing three new systems that can serve as the “engine” for our new Learning Portal (LMS). The week of November 14-18 has been designated “Portal Week” with many opportunities for members of the community to learn more, get involved, take a test drive, and share their opinions and feedback. To learn … Read More
Varsity Articles about Portal
Our student newspaper, The Varsity, has been covering our Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative. Read what they have to say: The Portal to the Future (Feb. 2016) http://thevarsity.ca/2016/02/01/the-portal-to-the-future/ UofT Seeks New Learning Portal (Sept. 2016) http://thevarsity.ca/2016/09/12/u-of-t-seeks-new-learning-portal/
The Learning Portal is Changing!
* Please share widely * The Learning Portal is Changing! Our current Learning Portal hasn’t changed much in the last decade. Feedback from the University community is that the web interface for the Portal is clunky and out of date, and it doesn’t flow the way people would like. It’s also hard for instructors to … Read More