Information Technology Services (ITS)

Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT)

Academic and Collaborative Technologies (ACT) is a partnership between the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation and Information Technology Services (Chief Information Officer Portfolio) at the University of Toronto.

ACT provides strategic, tactical and operational leadership in the development and implementation of enterprise services and systems that support the academic, collaboration, and communications missions to the university as a whole.

ACT works with instructors, academic administrators, librarians, students and professional staff (including teaching support units, instructional technologists and divisional IT staff) to advance the University’s mission and in particular, its commitment to teaching, enhanced learning opportunities, and research.

You may visit the following ACT resources for further information:

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning

  • Quercus & The Academic Toolbox (LMS)
  • Course Evaluation System
  • Learning Analytics
  • Plagiarism Detection
  • Assessment Tools
  • Audience Response (clickers)
  • Online Learning Infrastructure
  • assorted other tools (blogs/wikis/surveys/etc.)

Video-Mediated Communications

  • Lecture & Video Capture
  • Webinar Services
  • Video-Conferencing

Research and Web Support

  • Content Management Systems
  • Custom Web Development
  • Small Application Development
  • Webspace Analytics
  • Web-based Data Collection and Surveys (REDCap, MS Forms)


  • Mobile Application Development
  • The University of Toronto’s Main Mobile App
  • The MADLab


  • Office 365
  • MS Exchange

Training, Professional and Faculty Development for all of the above

Core Team:

The Academic & Collaborative Technologies group is divided into four teams:

  1. Support
  2. Operations
  3. Projects & Development, and
  4. ACT Administration.


Our Support team is fully embedded in the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation at Robarts Library.  Our Operations and Projects & Development teams are located elsewhere in Robarts, and the MADLab is located at Gerstein Library.

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