Category Archives: New Tools

Online Proctoring – Early Explorations at UofT

As adoption of online learning strategies grows there is an increased demand for effective assessment that meets expectations for academic integrity. One option that is garnering interest is the possibility of online proctoring by third party service providers. In this … Continue reading

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Active Learning Online – More Ideas from Prof. Steve Joordens

If you missed it on TVO, take a look at the online archive of a recent interview segment with UTSC’s Prof. Steve Joordens discussing the theoretical underpinnings of his exploratory work in development of active learning strategies. You’ll find the … Continue reading

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Teaching Online in Real Time with Blackboard Collaborate

The university recently announced the acquisition of Blackboard Collaborate software as an institutional Webinar/Webconferencing solution. This will extend our online learning “tool kit” as Collaborate allows for the creation of live (synchronous) virtual classrooms and meetings, where participants can remotely access … Continue reading

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Webinars: New opportunity at UofT for reaching students online

The University of Toronto currently is conducting a demonstration pilot of the Blackboard Collaborate webinar tool. Once activated for the instructor, the webinar interface can be accessed from a course’s website on the Portal. If you are interested in using … Continue reading

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