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Portal Update: April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

MEMO April 3, 2014 Re: Portal Status Update From:  Avi Hyman, Director, ACT As many of you will note, the Portal returned to improved service after 01:00 this morning thanks to the efforts of our extended team. We are now pursuing a strong hypothesis that the load on a particular piece of software was … Read More

April 2, 2014 – Portal Sluggish

April 2, 2014

MEMO Re: Portal Status Date: April 2, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm From: Avi Hyman, Director, Academic & Collaborative Technologies As you may know, the Portal has been very sluggish today. First and foremost, I would like to apologize for any disruption to people’s work that has occurred as a result of the problems, especially at … Read More

Portal Upgrade May 10, 2014

The Portal will be upgraded to the most recent version of the Blackboard Learn software on May 10th and 11th, 2014. The new version will include a number of new features as well as enhancements to existing tools and capabilities. Additional information will be shared as documentation is completed over the upcoming weeks. 
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Portal Downtime Dec. 20 – Dec. 23

November 27, 2013

Please note that the Portal (Blackboard) will be down for maintenance on the weekend immediately after the end of the current semester, Dec. 20 – Dec 23. For full details and updates, please visit the Portal System Status Page <>

News: UTSC Centre for Teaching and Learning

October 8, 2013

Check out UTSC’s CTL Educational Technology News “CTL’s Ed Tech team supports teaching and learning with technology at UTSC including Blackboard support, WebOption Lecturecasting, Test Scanning Services, Presentation Skills, iClickers, and more. This occasional newsletter features news, events and information related to those programs and services, and highlights interesting emerging educational technologies.”

MEMO: Turnitin Integration

October 1, 2013

This memo originally appears at: ______________________________ PDAD&C #17 2013-14 To:    PDAD&C From:     Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students & First-Entry Divisions Date:    September 10, 2013 RE:    Update on the University of Toronto’s license Overview is an electronic resource that assists in the detection and deterrence of plagiarism. It is widely used by universities … Read More

Portal: New Storage over the Summer

June 6, 2012

A note from Jeremy Graham, Manager, Learning Systems Operations “Hi All. I don’t know whether it’s common knowledge that we’ll be adding a considerable amount of new storage to the Portal infrastructure over the course of the summer. This is driven by a few things, primary among which, of course, is that user content on … Read More

News: Learning Portal Upgrade May 11 & 12, 2012

May 10, 2012

A quick note from Jeremy Graham regarding the upgrade to our Learning Portal on May 11 and 12, 2012. _______________________ Hi All. Just a reminder that our scheduled upgrade of the Blackboard Learn software that underlies the Portal will commence just shortly after midnight tonight. We will be out of service for the duration, and … Read More

Portal: Outages on April 17 and 18

April 18, 2012

Once again, please accept my sincere apologies if you have had trouble accessing the Learning Portal yesterday and/or today (April 17 and 18). I can assure you that we would never intentionally take down the Portal, especially without prior notice, and especially not during exam time. As I’ve reported here before, we have been having … Read More

News: Access the Learning Portal with your Mobile Device!

April 3, 2012

We are happy to announce that you can now access our Learning Portal through your mobile device! The Blackboard Mobile Learn app enables students to receive course notifications and updates to course content from their mobile device. The app can be used with both wireless and cellular networks. While Mobile Learn is not intended to … Read More