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  • COVID-19: In-Class Instruction – First Lesson Mini-Guide

    What should I do in my first class? As government regulations and public health advice continue to evolve, the health and safety of instructors, teaching support staff, and students is a priority. In addition to the health and safety measures being put in place, a key element of the planning process for a return to […]

  • Overview of Online Assessment Options

    This resource focuses on two common online assessment types that are fully supported in Quercus, U of T’s Learning Management System: (1) assignments and (2) online exams/quizzes. Examples of effective practices that support Academic Integrity are included throughout this resource. Importantly, as you make assessment choices for the online/remote context, be cognizant of your students’ […]

  • Engaging Students

    Plan Your Course | Build Your Course | Engage Students | Assess Students | Ensure Accessibility In the section: Designing student learning activities Designing student learning activities In online delivery it possible to provide engaging opportunities through active learning strategies. These include: Discussions Collaborative Group Projects Presentations Breakout discussions Active learning and student engagement activities […]

  • Instructor Resource to Help Students: 5 Tips for Students

    Supporting Your Online/Remote Learning Instructors and Learning Strategists care about your transition to the University of Toronto online/remote environment and want to assist you in your learning during these challenging times. More detailed support and services are embedded in this document. 1. Consider your study space. How might you optimize it? Minimize distractions by using […]

  • Active Learning and Adapting Teaching Techniques

    The following information is adapted from the Active Learning and Adapting Teaching Techniques guide produced by the Teaching Assistants’ Training Program. WHAT IS ACTIVE LEARNING? Active learning comprises a wide range of activities that are defined as “any instructional method that engages students in the learning process. In short, active learning requires students to do […]

  • STHLE 2016

      Society for Teaching and Learning In Higher Education (STHLE) held its 36th Annual Conference in London, Ontario. Western University and Fanshawe College hosted over 800 participants this year! The theme explored was “Empowering Learners, Effecting Change”. Forty-three (43) members of the U of T community participated in this year’s STHLE event through presentations and posters. Below is a compiled […]

  • Effective Practices in Supporting of Student-Faculty Interaction

    Initiatives that promote student-faculty interaction enhance the quality of student learning as well as students’ overall academic success. For faculty, such interactions inform instructional decision-making and design, enhance job satisfaction and can expand collaborations (for example, in research opportunities). The following UofT practices currently promote and enable such benefits. Many of these initiatives can easily […]

  • Developing a Course Syllabus

    The following information is available as a PDF. Before crafting your University of Toronto course syllabus: Always check with your own division or home unit first to identify the relevant local policies and procedures that need to be considered or applied when designing a syllabus for your course. NOTE: Given current measures/precautions being taken in […]

  • Online Proctoring

    Online proctoring (eProctoring) offers students the convenience of writing exams off-campus, while assuring academic integrity is maintained. In order to accomplish this, students may write an assessment in an online environment, supervised by a remote proctor who will ensure that the test proceeds according to the instructor’s specified protocols. The University of Toronto has agreements […]

  • Technical requirements for Request for Proposals (RFP) for course evaluation software

    FOR DISCUSSION ONLY Please note this information is being posted by the University of Toronto for internal review only. This information is not intended to solicit any proposals or feedback of any kind. The following information is subject to change. Nothing posted below is intended to create a legally binding agreement between the University and […]

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