Other Technological Solutions to Assist Instructors
A number of technological solutions are available for instructors to assist them in the delivery of courses [Please note: there may be costs associated with some of these technologies. We recommend that you contact CTSI staff for more information prior to implementation.]
Instructors of small courses (with a maximum enrolment of 20) may wish to use the University of Toronto’s audio-conferencing system, organized through an agreement with Bell Conferencing Services. This allows instructors to conduct live discussions with students over the telephone. Participants are provided with a phone number to call through which they will be linked together for the group audio-conference. There are charges for this service for which the instructor will be responsible. Please see the audio-conferencing website for more information.
In some cases, videoconferencing may be a viable option for the delivery of lectures/seminars. They are most effective when used with groups of 20 or less. Interested faculty should contact Academic and Collaborative Technologies (ACT) staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss needs, to determine suitability of this method of delivery, and to review available locations and technological requirements. Additional information is available on the IT+S website.