U of T Portal - as mobile as you are!
The University of Toronto supports a number of technologies and initiatives concerning educational and academic technologies. You can find a list below, as well as information on using technologies in your classroom.
Information updates and topics of interest about technology at UofT can be found at the Academic Technology Initiative blog .
Echo360 Lecture Capture and Live Webcasting
The EchoSystem SafeCapture HD appliance records classroom-based lectures and presentations. Instructors have the option to use Personal Capture software on their computers to record content from their offices or even at home.
The UofT Portal: Blackboard: A help site for anyone using the University of Toronto's learning management system.
The portalinfo site provides documentation on how to use U of T Portal Blackboard and the many features it offers.
Managing Technology in the Classroom: This section covers topics such as accommodating student laptop use in the classroom, using discussion boards as a part of your course material and classroom media (e.g. Teaching Station and Teaching Station Jr.).
Audio & Video Recording Of Lectures amd Class Sessions: CTSI tips and guidelines on recording your lectures for students.
Camtasia Relay Lecture Capture: the University of Toronto has a licence for Camtasia Relay. We have provided a tip sheet for the use of this software, including a step-by-step guide.
Teaching and Technology: The university offers a variety of support for those using technology in the classroom and as an online teaching tool.
Turnitin.com: The University of Toronto uses Turnitin as a plagiarism detection system. CTSI offers support for this system and setting up your account.
CTSI has a set of Clickers that can be borrowed for use in a classroom. For more information and to fill out the online reservation form, please visit the iClicker page.
Remark Office OMRTest Scanning
The leading OMR Windows based forms-processing software package for surveys and tests.
Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Information Technology
You many also wish to read Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann's "Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever" for further information on this topic.
For more information on Blackboard and the Portal, please visit www.portalinfo.utoronto.ca