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Educational Technology Related Guidelines

September 17, 2019

An esteemed colleague at another Ontario university recently asked colleagues about educational technology policies.  “I am curious about the educational technology policies (for students and faculty) that people have in place at your respective institutions. Policies or mechanisms around such things as procurement, tech requirements for students, adoption of new tech, etexts, institutionally supported versus … Read More

What Teaching & Learning Tools Are You Using?

May 9, 2019

As we approach one year on Quercus, we’ve begun to look at the other (other than the LMS) teaching and learning tools in use at our school. My colleague, Vahideh Rahnama, the project control analyst on our team, has been doing some research – looking at what other universities are doing (particularly other schools who … Read More

Great stuff keeps coming – the Quercus Student Blog

March 1, 2019

If you haven’t book-marked the Quercus Student Blog yet, you definitely should – it’s a great sources of information and ideas – ostensibly for and by students – but in actuality, it’s great for everyone at UofT. Check it out here: https://qstudents.utoronto.ca/category/blog/

Microsoft Teams

November 1, 2018

Hello again. We are pleased to let faculty and staff know that the Microsoft Teams tool is now available for use at UofT. Check out the Team @ UofT website for more information on this very useful collaboration tool: http://office365.utoronto.ca/about/teams/

Quercus Support Site

October 1, 2018

The wonderful members of the ACT support team in the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation have put together a fabulous new Quercus Support Site with the collaboration of educational technology professional colleagues from all around the University. Check it out!

Welcome to September

September 1, 2018

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.

Microsoft Forms

August 1, 2018

We are pleased to let everyone know that Microsoft Forms is now available for use via Office 365 accounts. For full information, including support and training materials, please visit the MS Forms @ UofT website: http://office365.utoronto.ca/about/forms/

Quercus Training

June 1, 2018

Lynda

November 4, 2017

Great news that Lynda.com resources are now available to members of the University community. Check out the announcement here: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/partnering-lynda-com/ According to the Ontario Minister for Advanced Education and Skills Development, Deb Matthews, “The partnership between eCampusOntario and Lynda.com will allow students from across the province to access new, innovative learning tools beyond the classroom. … Read More

ITIF Deadline Approaching – Apply Now!

October 25, 2017

UofT Instructors – do you have an interesting and innovative idea for incorporating technology into your teaching but just need a little help getting it off the ground? For more than 15 years, the Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund has been providing seed funding and support for innovative teaching ideas. The fund features three streams … Read More