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Renewal

From Portal to Quercus: By The Numbers

April 15, 2019

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

LME Updates

December 3, 2017

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/

Toolbox Renewal Update

December 30, 2016

At the end of December, the LME Evaluation Committee made its formal recommendation to the Provost via our Executive Sponsors. The next stage of the process will be negotiations, led by the University’s Procurement Services. For more details on the Toolbox Renewal process, please check in at the main project website regularly: http://toolboxrenewal.utoronto.ca

UofT Portal Week (part of the Academic Toolbox Renewal)

November 2, 2016

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

September 13, 2016

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!

August 2, 2016

* 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 Feedback from the University community is that the web interface for the Portal is clunky and out of date, and it doesn’t flow the way people would like.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

LME RFP

June 1, 2016

As many of you know, the University of Toronto has been going through an extensive process we’ve been calling our ‘Academic Toolbox Renewal.’ As part of that process, we recently posted an RFP for a ‘Learning Management Engine’ – which is our attempt to actualize the theoretical model defined in Brown, Dehoney and Millichap’s seminal … Read More

“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

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour

March 3, 2016

Dr. Haniyeh Yousofpour has recently joined the ITS Project Management Office, and among her other activities, she has been assigned PM responsibilities for the next phase of our Academic Toolbox Renewal initiative. Haniyeh has a doctoral degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour and an MBA with Finance Concentration. Further, she is a certified … Read More