Resource Hub for Online Teaching

August 16, 2021: Update for Fall 2021

Effective August 31, 2021, Bb Collaborate will no longer be available for use at the University of Toronto and all recordings will disappear from the Collaborate cloud storage. Information on downloading past Bb Collaborate lectures and using MS Teams and Zoom has been added below.

The following is intended as a resource for CrimSL instructors and does not necessarily reflect the plans of other deparments or units at UofT.

Many of the linked resources require UTORid login through Quercus or the Faculty of Arts & Science Online Learning Academy for instructors.

If, in your course preparation and up until November 1st, you identify additional technological needs or questions, please let us know – we can help you find solutions and will incorporate those needs and solutions into our ongoing planning.

For information about hardware recommendations and infrastructure for in-person teaching, please contact the Centre at


Quercus Support Resources (see also Video: Quercus overview for beginers and Arts & Science Quercus Support - Faculty)

Video editing - TechSmith Snagit, supplied by UofT, has a very simple interface. Quercus support on using TechSmith Snagit for lecture capture

Audio and video storage through MyMedia (UofT Libraries)

Information about desktop and mobile versions of Microsoft Office through Office 365 ProPlus

Meeting platform

Comparing webinar tools

Arts & Science Quercus Support – Faculty: Webinar Options

Blackboard Collaborate

Please note that effective August 31, 2021, Bb Collaborate will no longer be available for use at the University of Toronto. MS Teams and Zoom will continue to be available for classes this Fall.

MS Teams

Quercus integration of MS Teams

Using MS Teams

U of T's MS Teams resource page offers training, including videos and privacy guidelines.


Zoom is now provisionally approved by UofT for teaching until the summer of 2021.

As part of this temporary provisional approval, the University has negotiated a one-year agreement for instructors and staff to have their own Zoom Education license. A Zoom Education license is similar to the Standard Pro license that can be purchased individually; it allows the individual to run their own interactive meetings with up to 300 participants. For more information and to access the UofT Zoom portal, see Zoom Education Licenses for U of T Instructors and Staff

CTSI resources page on externally hosted Web 2.0 technology and other information on using alternatives to institutionally supported tools

University of Toronto Knowledge Base Library for Zoom

Other needs

Do you have other technological needs for your fall teaching? The following resources offer suggestions for hardware and software tools.

Other information that may be useful for Fall 2020 teaching: