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Strategies

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: https://cln.utoronto.ca/staff-faculty/overview/wspublic.htm 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

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

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY FAIR

September 3, 2014

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY FAIR LOCATION: MADLab, Gerstein Library DATE: Thursday September 4, 2014 CTSI Back to School Series REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Meet with educational technology specialists from the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI) and Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT) to learn about various technologies for teaching. The Teaching with Technology fair will showcase … Read More

Growing our Teaching Technology Toolbox at UofT

August 6, 2014

Innovative approaches to teaching and learning are evident throughout the University of Toronto. People at UofT are constantly discovering (or sometimes building) and evaluating new applications that enhance teaching and support student learning. While instructors try out apps, websites and services that may be appropriate for their own teaching contexts, there are overall institutional contexts … Read More