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MS Teams – Resources and Best Practices

April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020 Bo Wandschneider, our Chief Information Officer, recently published a useful memo on that’s worth repeating: From: Bo Wandschneider, Chief Information Officer Date: April 16, 2020 Re: Microsoft Teams – Resources and Best Practices As many of us continue to work from home, there has been more demand for collaborative work spaces where … Read More

Creating an Inclusive Online Environment

April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020 The University’s policies and statements make clear that we must support and encourage free expression for all members of our community to express themselves and engage with each other. We also strive to create an equitable community, one that is diverse as well as inclusive and that is respectful and protects the … Read More

A&S Online Learning Academy

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020 In response to the rapidly changing teaching and learning environment, our Faculty of Arts & Science recently launched its A&S Online Learning Academy to bring together professors and instructors to share their expertise in providing outstanding online learning opportunities for our students. “We want to ensure students have access to high-calibre courses, … Read More

Living Our Strategic Vision

June 20, 2019

Over the past year, the University of Toronto, led by our CIO Bo Wandschneider, has been engaged in a deep and meaningful IT strategic planning process. You can read more about that process in this article, “New ITS strategic plan to guide the future of tech at U of T,” but the Vision that we … Read More

Pages vs Modules

February 27, 2019

Our colleagues in our Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have developed a lovely and helpful document explaining the differences between Pages and Modules in Quercus. As they write, “In Canvas/Quercus, a Module is a way to organize and display course content. They are buckets that hold any number of different types of elements – … Read More

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!

New Engine for Academic Toolbox Selected

October 19, 2017

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

Work Study

June 1, 2016

The University’s annual Work Study Program is now accepting applications from faculty and staff to create jobs for students for the coming 2016-2017 academic year: We often hear about interesting course or curriculum projects that just need a little bit of extra help – so why not consider hiring a UofT student to help … 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 educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and … Read More

Soft Launch: ACTion

October 20, 2014

We’ve started a new publication called ACTion: The Journal of the Academic & Collaborative Technologies Group ACTion is a general-interest publication that explores stories related to the how technology is used for teaching and learning at the University of Toronto. Through narrative journalism and essays written by current students and recent grads, ACTion provides readers … Read More