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Recommended Technology Requirements

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 With more teaching and learning happening online, a working group was recently struck to review the University’s minimal technical recommendations needed for students to access remote/online learning … Read More

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 … Read More

Did You Know: Drupal Support

April 1, 2018

Did you know that the fine folks at UofT Procurement Services have a list of pre – qualified Drupal suppliers that you can work with if you want to build … 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 … Read More

UofT Joins IMS Global

August 28, 2015

Very happy to share the news that our school has joined the IMS Global Consortium. IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve … Read More

Pedagogical Principles in the Toolbox Common Criteria

June 4, 2015

One of the interesting items of feedback we received on the Academic Toolbox Renewal site went like this: “The criteria are exceedingly thin on pedagogical guiding principles. No effort seems … Read More

Tool Monoculture

May 14, 2015

NB: Opinion ahead; proceed with caution 😉   I have a wonderful colleague, Sian Meikle, Director of Information Technology for the University of Toronto Libraries. Sian uses a wonderful meme … Read More

Renewal Thoughts: The Metaphor of the Vestibule

December 3, 2014

I have been to many committee meetings and had numerous other conversations about the Toolbox Renewal initiative, and I am thoroughly enjoying those (especially being pushed to think about new … Read More

Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials

October 10, 2014

About a month ago, our Office of the Vice-President and Provost issued new Provostial Guidelines on the Use of Digital Learning Materials in response to provincial government’s revised Tuition Fee … 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. … Read More