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When ideas and suggestions are received, they are published out to the community on this page. Ideas are discussed in a number of standing forums, such as the Toolbox End-user Support Team (TEST), the Academic Technology Reference Group (ATRG), and the Teaching, Learning & Technology Advisory Committee (TLTAC). On a quarterly basis, using the Toolbox Decision, ideas are prioritized, and recommendations are made to the Executive Steering Committee for Quercus and Academic Technology, who adjudicate and approve a set of projects for the coming quarter. If an idea becomes a project, it will move from this page to the Projects page (see tab above).

Tool NameDescriptionLinkTypeSubmitterStatus
APA style central LTIAPA Style Central is an integrated learning product that teaches students how to conduct basic social sciences research, track their research activities, write and cite using APA style.http://apastyle.org/ascContentU of T LibrariesSubmitted
BadgrBadgr for Canvas is a free service that enables organizations to automatically issue Open Badges to learners as they complete modules in their Canvas courses.https://badgr.com/AssessmentRotman School of Management,
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Submitted
Canvas Studio (formerly ARC Media)Canvas Studio is a video player that tracks how many students have seen a particular video (and which parts they actually watched), allows students to leave comments on specific sections of the video and also features a discussion channel below the videohttps://www.arcmedia.com/AnnotationRotman School of Management,
Faculty of Music,
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Submitted
Cengage WebAssignWebAssign is a powerful digital solution designed by educators to enrich the teaching and learning experience. It provides extensive content, instant assessment, and superior support.https://www.webassign.net/AssessmentUTM LibrarySubmitted
Crowdmark Exam MatcherThe Exam Matcher app enables professors and exam proctors to match students to their papers during an exam.https://crowdmark.com/blog/introducing-exam-matcher/AssessmentFAS MathematicsSubmitted
DataCampDataCamp offers a wide range of interactive programming / data analysis courses in R, Python and data science.https://www.datacamp.com/groups/educationContentUTM BiologySubmitted
DeckChair TutorDeckChair Tutor is a mobile eLearning platform that measures viewing time and reaction time during the learner’s online performance.http://deckchairlearning.com/ContentUTM PsychologySubmitted
EdpuzzleVideo vignette recording toolhttps://edpuzzle.com/ContentFAS MathematicsSubmitted
edX LTIedX is a massive open online course provider.https://www.edx.org/ContentRotman School of ManagementSubmitted
EHS Tracking AppTrack EHS is a feature-rich & fully customisable EHS Management System that makes incident reporting, investigation and analysis all the more easier and efficient.https://www.trackehs.com/AdministrativeSubmitted
Evolve LinkIt allows a link to be created to the Evolve textbookshttps://evolve.elsevier.com/education/on-demand-learning/next-generation/evolve-link/ContentFaculty of MedicineSubmitted
FACTThe Faculty and Advisor Communication Tool (FACT) is only used as a method of providing feedback to advisors for early intervention, coaching, and assistance.https://its.northeastern.edu/services/teaching/fact/AssessmentFaculty of Applied Science & EngineeringSubmitted
Faculty of Dentistry Opencast systemOpencast is a flexible, scalable and reliable video capture, distribution, and management system for academic institutions.https://opencast.org/ContentFaculty of DentistrySubmitted
FlickrOnline photo management and sharing applicationhttps://www.flickr.com
ContentUTM LibrarySubmitted
FlipgridFlipgrid is a lightweight video recording tool that lets instructors and students create and share short vignettes in a class context.https://info.flipgrid.com/ContentFAS PsychologySubmitted
GitHubGitHub Education helps students, teachers, and schools access the tools and events they need to shape the next generation of software development.https://education.github.com/ContentFAS Computer ScienceSubmitted
Google EducationIt is an ecology of digital tools from Google designed to host and distribute digital documents, communication, and collaboration through cloud-based technology.https://edu.google.com/?modal_active=noneContentFAS Earth SciencesSubmitted
GradeScopeGradescope is a tool to administer and grade assessments, whether online or in-classhttps://www.gradescope.com/AssessmentFAS Mathematics,
FAS Chemistry
Submitted
Grammar BytesGrammar drills to help students improve their writing.https://www.chompchomp.com/menu.htmAssessmentUTSC Political ScienceSubmitted
H5PH5P makes it easy to create, share and reuse HTML5 content and applications.https://h5p.org/ContentUTM Biology,
FAS Chemistry
Submitted
HypothesisDigital annotation tool for online readings.https://web.hypothes.is/education/AnnotationUTM Biology,
Faculty of Medicine,
Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Submitted
iClicker CloudEngage students in new ways, track attendance using GPS technology, ask target (heat map) questions, administer quizzes, and analyze student performance using a web browser. Students participate using mobile devices, laptops, and iClicker remotes. iClicker Cloud is one of the most advanced classroom engagement solution.https://www.iclicker.com/instructors/software/iclicker-cloudClassroom TechSubmitted
JupyterHub (IllumiDesk)JupyterHub is the best way to serve Jupyter notebook for multiple users. It is a multi-user Hub that spawns, manages, and proxies multiple instances of the single-user Jupyter notebook server.

IllumiDesk allows teachers and learners with seamless user experiences when using Jupyter Notebooks with their Canvas LMS.
https://jupyterhub.readthedocs.ioContentFAS Chemistry,
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Submitted
Kahoot!Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, for teachers and classroom to Play, learn, have fun and celebrate together!https://kahoot.com/CommunicationUTM ManagementSubmitted
KritikKritik is an online peer-to-peer interactive learning platform for helping professors engage students in a twenty-first-century way.https://www.kritik.io/AssessmentFaculty of MedicineSubmitted
LabsLandLabsLand connects schools and universities with real laboratories available somewhere else on the Internet.https://labsland.com/AssessmentFaculty of Applied Science & EngineeringSubmitted
LaunchPadLaunchPad is a resource to help students achieve better results by providing a place where they can read, study, practice, complete homework, and more.https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/digital/launchpadAssessmentUTSC Biological SciencesSubmitted
LinoLino is a web-based sticky note platform that lets users add virtual sticky notes to a virtual bulletin board, or "canvas."http://en.linoit.com/CommunicationU of T LibrariesSubmitted
LucidchartLucidchart is a web-based proprietary platform that is used to allow users who are located in multiple locations to collaborate with their colleagues in drawing, revising and sharing charts and diagramshttps://www.lucidchart.com/pages/CommunicationDalla Lana School of Public HealthSubmitted
MathJaxMathJax is a cross-browser JavaScript library that displays mathematical notation in web browsers, using MathML, LaTeX and ASCIIMathML markup. MathJax is released as open-source software under the Apache License.https://www.mathjax.org/ContentFAS MathematicsSubmitted
MediasiteMediasite is a desktop capture tool that can be used to record class sessions or lectures and upload recordings to university servershttps://mediasite.com/ContentRotman School of ManagementSubmitted
Microsoft BookingsMicrosoft Bookings is a scheduling tool and is part of the Microsoft Office family of products.https://products.office.com/en-ca/business/scheduling-and-booking-appAdministrativeFaculty of LawSubmitted
MobLabWith MobLab's interactive games instructors can help students build emotional connections with the material. Experiments and Surveys go from a task to a memorable point of discussionhttps://www.moblab.com/ContentFAS EconomicsSubmitted
NameCoachNameCoach provides a solution for embedding audio name pronunciations so others can learn and remember how to say themhttps://cloud.name-coach.com/CommunicationUTMSubmitted
Nelson MindTapThe interactive learning system from Cengage Learning that Engage students and improve outcomes with MindTap.http://www.nelson.com/site/mindtap/AssessmentFAS PsychologySubmitted
Online StorytellerOnline Storyteller is a narrative assessment tool used as a self-directed assessment and collaboratively to enhance 1-on-1 sessions.https://onelifetools.com/pages/online-storyteller-self-directed-narrative-assessmentAssessmentFaculty of Applied Science & EngineeringSubmitted
PerusallPerusall is a social annotation tool that integrates with Canvas via LTI assignments. it allows students and their instructors to collaboratively markup .pdf documents. Instead of reading a document and discussing it, Perusall brings the discussion to the text.https://perusall.com/AnnotationVice-Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education,
Toronto School of Theology, FAS Religion,
FAS Sexual Diversity Studies
Submitted
Poll EverywherePoll Everywhere is a web-based audience response system that lets speakers embed activities directly into their presentations.https://www.polleverywhere.com/Classroom TechRotman School of ManagementSubmitted
Presenters PodiumPresenters Podium is an easy to use e-learning tool that brings together everything an educator needs to arm their students with for their academic and professional environment. Used by individual instructors, students engage with course material, present their knowledge and ideas, and improve through feedbackhttps://www.presenterspodium.com/ContentVendorSubmitted
PressBooksPressBooks is a platform for publishing open text books.https://pressbooks.com/ContentITS OLSSubmitted
QUIPTeaching teams for on-campus courses can use QUIP (QUiz and Interactive Poll) to provide data-driven quizzes and polls to their students.https://sites.google.com/site/quiptool/AssessmentFAS Computer ScienceSubmitted
QuizletQuizlet is a mobile and web-based study application that allows students to study information via learning tools and games.https://quizlet.com/AssessmentUTM LibrarySubmitted
RespondusAssessment tools for Learning Systemhttps://www.respondus.com/AssessmentFAS Economics, Physician Assistant Program,
UTM Institute for Management & Innovation
Submitted
Revel PearsonRevel is an interactive learning environment designed for how you want to teach — and how students want to learnhttps://www.pearsonhighered.com/revel/AssessmentUTSC Social Sciences & HumanitiesSubmitted
SCORM CloudSCORM Cloud is a SaaS training delivery platform that hosts your eLearning content (SCORM, xAPI, AICC and cmi5)https://rusticisoftware.com/products/scorm-cloud/ContentSubmitted
SemesterlyIt helps students create their schedules by generating possible timetables and ranking them based on the user's preferences.https://semester.ly/AdministrativeFAS Computer ScienceSubmitted
ShareLaTeXShareLaTeX is an online LaTeX editor that allows real-time collaboration and online compiling of to PDF format.https://www.sharelatex.com/ContentFaculty of Applied Science & EngineeringSubmitted
ShiftsThe Shifts app in Microsoft Teams keeps Firstline Workers connected and in sync.https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/expand-teams-across-your-org/shifts-for-teams-landing-pageCommunicationFaculty of LawSubmitted
SlackSlack is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and serviceshttps://slack.com/CommunicationUTM Geography,
UTM Chemical and Physical Sciences
Submitted
Smart SparrowSmart Sparrow is an adaptive e-learning platform that allows you to create personalized, adaptive and active lessonhttps://www.smartsparrow.com/ContentRotman School of ManagementSubmitted
SocrativeSocrative is a cloud-based student response system and It allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on laptops – or, more often, via classroom tablet computers or their own smartphones.https://socrative.com/Classroom TechUTM Management
Submitted
Sonic Foundry - MediasiteVideo platformhttps://sonicfoundry.com/ContentRotman School of ManagementSubmitted
TeamWorksThe tool helps students learn teamwork skills through comparison of self to peer assessments and tutorials to address areas identified as weak.https://www.teamworksed.com/AssessmentFaculty of Applied Science & EngineeringSubmitted
TwitterEmbed lists of recent tweets or individual tweets from Twitter. Lists can be derived from search results, or from a user’s twitter feed.https://twitter.comCommunicationDaniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and DesignSubmitted
VoiceThreadVoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence.https://voicethread.com/AnnotationFaculty of MusicSubmitted
WebexCisco Webex, formerly WebEx Communications Inc., is a company that provides on-demand collaboration, online meeting, web conferencing and videoconferencing applicationshttps://www.webex.ca/en/CommunicationTST Knox CollegeSubmitted
YellowdigYellowdig is an
engagement platform that connects learners and empowers educators
https://yellowdig.com/CommunicationFaculty of Applied Science & EngineeringSubmitted
ZoomZoom Video Communications provides remote conferencing services using cloud computing.https://www.zoom.usCommunicationUTM LibrarySubmitted
MilanoteTool for organizing ideas and projects into visual boardshttps://milanote.com/ContentUTMSubmitted
PackbackPackback enables Inquiry-Based Online Discussion at scalehttps://www.packback.co/CommunicationFAS Art HistorySubmitted
CATMECATME is a system of secure, web-based tools that enable instructors to implement best practices in managing student teams.https://info.catme.org/AssessmentFaculty of Applied Science & EngineeringSubmitted