Online learning at University of Toronto occurs in many contexts including enhancement of face-to-face classes, blended formats or fully online courses. CTSI offers a range or resources and supports for faculty who are involved in the design, development and teaching of program components within this rapidly evolving landscape in higher education. Follow the links below to locate research-informed guidelines, resources, examples, instructions and more to support online teaching and learning.
New to Online Teaching?
Other information resources include:
- UofT Online Learning Strategies Blog for current projects and events
- I+TS Online Learning Strategies for general information on this portfolio
Engaging Students Online
- Online Course Design: Checklist of components for use before, during and after course design
- Accessibility Guidelines: Tips and advice to ensure you are reaching all your students
Alternative Online Environments: Guidelines for those considering moving beyond Blackboard
- Resources for Online Learning: Many resources to support online teaching and learning from the Learning Technologies Network.
- The Sloan Consortium: Includes publications, resources, membership and conferences around helping learning organizations improve the quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs, according to their own distinctive missions
- eLearning at UBC: Resources and information for teaching and learning online as well as emerging technologies and e-portfolios.
- Canadian Virtual University: Consortium of institutions offering online programs.
- Creative Commons: Non profit organization which "provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."
Academic Technology Resources (CTSI): links on community organizations, funding opportunities around technologies, instructional design, journals and research.
Pat Serafini, Librarian for Distance Education, is available to assist all students of distance education courses with their library needs. If your students do not already have a University of Toronto student card (TCard) or UTORID, she can facilitate this process. See studying online special library services.
- Canadian Copyright and Intellectual Property. Copyright is important when we distribute resources. Learn more about Copyright at UofT and for online teaching at Instructor Info of the Online Library section of this site.
- Code of Behavior on Academic Matters
- FIPPA at UofT | The Act: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
- Appropriate use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- Student Code of Conduct (share with your students)
- Plagiarism (part of Code of Behaviors on Academic Matters)