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COVID Update: Using Cloud-Based Teaching Tools

April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 With all the planning going on for the delivery of remote/online courses in the summer and perhaps beyond, we are hearing from many instructors and departments that they have an interest in using additional tools for teaching – whether for real-time video calls, or assessment tools, or asynchronous discussion tools. As such, … Read More

COVID Update: The Machines are Working But …

March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020 The machines are working, but sometimes we just need a little humanity! Over the past two weeks, our world has changed significantly. Like almost all North American schools (and many around the world), we’ve had to switch the way we teach and learn due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That means significant increa … Read More

COVID Update: 3D Printing

March 22, 2020

Like almost all North American schools (and many around the world), we’ve had to switch the way we teach and learn due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That means significant increases in the use of technology, and in demand for support around those technologies. In a series of posts, we will be sharing some visualizations of … Read More

Prof. Melody Neumann wins IMS Global App Challenge

April 15, 2016

A big congratulations to Melody Neumann, Associate Professor at University of Toronto, who has won the IMS Global 3rd Annual App Challenge in the Institutional App category for the online tool Team Up!. Team Up! started as a tool for synchronous online group work that enables groups of students to work on problem sets remotely … Read More

Just for fun: best LMS message of the month :)

January 10, 2016

This was posted by someone on a higher ed edtech listserv: “I would no more choose an LMS today which doesn’t comply 100% with 1) IMS Question & Test Interoperability 2)Learning Tools Interoperability and 3) Learning Analytics Interoperabilty (either xAPI or Caliper) than I would agree to set my hair on fire while smoking a … Read More

In The News: Some nice coverage about Collaborate

June 7, 2013

The Toronto Star gave us some nice coverage about our webinar tool: http://www.thestar.com/life/coursesandcareers/2013/03/21/have_a_question_hit_the_raisehand_key.html

R&D Day @ ACT – RaspberryPI

April 12, 2013

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to some of the folks from the ACT and CTSI groups here at UofT – they are doing some cool R&D work with a RaspberryPI today – thinking about things like educational gaming and digital signage, among other things. (Below) Team members Mike, Marco and Ryan discuss the … Read More

LMS Evaluation Checklist

March 18, 2013

In early 2013, we set out to find some LMS evaluation tools and checklists we could use to assess Open Course / MOOC platforms. We found several good ones (thank you to those who posted them publicly). We combined them into this single checklist of about 250 items, and we now given it back to … Read More