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Next Generation Enterprise Web Services Project

August 28, 2015

Last year we began an analysis of our enterprise web hosting services. What we determined was that our current enterprise web hosting services are out of date and don’t reflect current needs and the way in which divisional web services have developed at our University. Moving forward, we want to move away from sites that … Read More

Pilot Projects

June 2, 2015

A couple of our colleagues, Fareed Teja and Simone Laughton, recently suggested that it would be great to have a place to list pilot projects being conducted by different units around the university. It might help with collaborative efforts (or save someone time if a pilot was already being conducted). It could even lead to … Read More

Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative

October 7, 2014

The Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative is now in full swing! The University of Toronto’s enterprise education technology ecosystem (our ‘Academic Technology Toolbox’) has grown organically over the past several years. At times services and solutions have been added in an ad hoc way. At other points, the University has gone through a formal acquisition process. … Read More

Event attendance tracking solutions at UofT

August 15, 2014

A few weeks ago I sent out a note asking if anyone at UofT had an event attendance tracking solution (not a registration system). I received a number of responses, which I now share back with the community. I haven’t seen them or tried any (so I make no claims about them), but if you … 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 Upgrade May 10, 2014

April 2, 2014

The Portal will be upgraded to the most recent version of the Blackboard Learn software on May 10th and 11th, 2014. The new version will include a number of new features as well as enhancements to existing tools and capabilities. Additional information will be shared as documentation is completed over the upcoming weeks. 
Please note … Read More

MEMO: Staff Changes in ACT

October 1, 2013

It is with mixed emotions that I write to tell you that both Rosemary Kasyom and Michael Clark will be moving to new UofT departments in the next few weeks. Both Rosemary and Mike have been excellent colleagues throughout our evolution (AMS, ICS, and ACT), and I want to thank them for their collegiality. For … Read More

Our Presentation about the UofT Mobile App

July 18, 2013

In our CANHEIT session, we showed our app, discussed the processes we are using to manage it, and engaged attendees in some brainstorming about the pros and cons of this approach. The session was recorded and can be viewed here:

MEMO: ACT Projects & Development Manager

MEMO From: Avi Hyman, ACT Director Re: ACT Projects & Development Manager I am pleased to tell you that Peter Cheung has been appointed to the new position of Manager, Projects & Development, within the Academic & Collaborative Technologies Group in I+TS. Peter has been working at UofT for a number of years, most recently … Read More

UofT Mobile app

June 28, 2013

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the link to the iOS version of the “U of T Mobile” app: (there’s also an Android version in the Google Play marketplace)