EdTech Catalogue

This is a current catalogue of educational technology tools and services supported at the University of Toronto (either as a central resource, or supported at the divisional or departmental level).  <last updated March 2015> __________


We realize that this could be a massive list, since most professional educational technology staff and  librarians are willing to help someone use something they may not have even seen before.  However, in an attempt to keep things manageable, this catalogue of educational technology services, platforms, tools, etc. consists of only those items that are currently supported here at UofT in some routine or ‘official’ way.

The catalogue is organized on the basis of Laurie Harrison’s excellent typology (reference: http://teaching.utoronto.ca/ed-tech/online-learning/toolkit/beyond-portal/beyond-lms/ )

For resources that are not centrally supported, the name of the division that is supporting or using the service is located in parenthesis (if known).

Finally, if you know of a teaching tool, resource or service that you think should be officially supported here at UofT, please send the suggestion to ati@utoronto.ca – we are always looking to add to the toolkit!


UofT Institutionally-supported teaching and learning tools developed here or acquired under contract or agreement:

  • Assessment (peerScholar, Crowdmark, Blackboard)
  • Assignment Submission (peerScholar, Blackboard)
  • Audience Response (i>Clicker)
  • Authoring Tools – Modules, Tutorials (Articulate Storyline)
  • Blogging (WordPress, Blackboard)
  • Bubble Sheet (Remark Office)
  • Citation Management (RefWorks)
  • Conference Management (OCS)
  • Content Management (Active, WordPress, Drupal)
  • Discourse/Discussion (Listserv, Blackboard)
  • Document Sharing/Management (MS Live@Edu, Blackboard)
  • Exam/Quiz (WeBWork, Blackboard)
  • Exam/Quiz/ SCORM (Articulate Storyline)
  • Faculty Profiling (Focus, BlueBook)
  • High Performance Computing (SciNet)
  • Image Hosting (FADIS)
  • Interactive Module Creation/Editing (Blackboard)
  • Journal Publishing (OJS)
  • Lecture Capture (Camtasia, Echo360)
  • Object Repository (TSpace)
  • Personal Journals (WordPress, Blackboard)
  • Plagiarism Detection (Turnitin)
  • Portfolios (WordPress, Blackboard)
  • Presentations (MS PowerPoint)
  • Rubrics (Blackboard)
  • Surveys Online (Blackboard)
  • Surveys Paper (Remark Office)
  • Video Hosting (MyMedia)
  • Video-conferencing (Movi/Jabber, Collaborate)
  • Web Productiivity Apps (MS Live@Edu)
  • Webinar/Webconferencing (Collaborate)
  • Wiki (Blackboard)
  • all kinds of GIS and related stuff from the map library.

Divisional and/or Departmentally Supported tools under contract or agreement:

  • Assignment Submission (UTMSubmit – UTM)
  • Audience Response (Turning – Medicine)
  • Audience Response (TopHat – Engineering)
  • Discourse/Discussion (Pepper – OISE)
  • Discourse/Discussion (InteraNet – UTSC)
  • Document Sharing (FileTransfer – UTSC)
  • Faculty Profiling (StarCV – Medicine, OISE)
  • Interactive Module Creation/Editing (Captivate – Medicine)
  • Lecture Capture (WebOption – UTSC)
  • Lecture Capture (Echo360 Appliance – Engineering, Dentistry)
  • Lecture Capture (Panopto – iSchool)
  • Plagiarism Detection (UTMSubmit – UTM)
  • Surveys (Fluid Surveys – Nursing/Medicine)
  • Video Collaboration (Vidyo – OISE)
  • Video-conferencing (Tanberg – Medicine)
  • Video-conferencing (Hardware Codecs – many divisions)
  • Video-conferencing (Skype – CTSI)
  • Webinar/Webconferencing (Connect – Rehab, UTM, OISE, SGS)
  • GIS stuff (UTM, Geography)

Web 2.0 and Cloud-based Technologies not under contract to someone at the University but generally supported by some divisions at UofT (for more information about the appropriate use of Cloud technologies, please see http://uoft.me/socmedia).

It is very important to remember that unless you have a formal contract with a 3rd party company that protects the personal information and intellectual property of you and your students, you should not force your students to use that service. Please read a company’s Terms of Service materials very carefully; they often contain clauses that run counter to the University’s guidelines.

  • Assessment (Crowdmark – Math Department)
  • Assessment (Pearson MyLabs, Mastering – assorted departments)
  • Audience Response (Twitter – Engineering)
  • Blogging (Twitter, Edublogs, Blogger – ?)
  • Citation Management (Zotero, Wizfolio, EndNote, Sente, Mendeley – UTL)
  • Discourse/Discussion (CoursePeer – Engineering/Rotman)
  • Document Sharing/Management (Dropbox, EverNote, Google Docs – ?)
  • Image Hosting (Flickr, Creative Commons Search – UTL)
  • Online Proctoring Services (ProctorU – Rotman/Nursing
  • Online Proctoring Services (BVirtual – SCS/Nursing)
  • Presentations (Prezi – UTL)
  • Screen Capture (Jing, Screenr – UTL)
  • Video-Conferencing (G+ Hangouts – ?)
  • Virtual pinboard (Pinterest – UTL)
  • Web Productivity Apps (Google Docs – ?)
  • Wiki (PBWiki, MediaWiki – ?)

MOOCs: The University has an agreement with Coursera and EdX for the delivery of MOOCs, and in turn, those environments can be used in conjunction with UofT credit courses in some cases. Please see the Open U Toronto <http://open.utoronto.ca> for more details.


Please send corrections or additions to: a.hyman (at) utoronto.ca – thanks. If you’d like to find out more about accessing any of these services, please contact ati@utoronto.ca