June Edition

June 28th, 2022

Welcome to the June edition of the Rotman Digital Newsletter.

This month we highlight an insightful article from Harvard Business Publishing that highlights story-telling as an effective learning tool in business education. We also feature a quick guide demonstrating how to generate links that point directly to Quercus modules.

Final reminder about the new Zoom Cloud Recording Retention policy. July 5th is the last day to download any important Zoom recordings stored on the cloud before they are deleted. Instructions on how to download your records are included below.

eCampus Ontario has launched a new initiative called the Ontario Exchange (OEX) program which supports various digital learning projects with funding from Ontario's Virtual Learning Strategy mandate. See below for more information.

The University is asking interested faculty for any feedback on selecting a new online proctoring solution. The comment period closes on June 30th.  You can find more information below.

As instructors begin planning for the 2022-2023 academic year, here is quick reminder of the supported teaching tools available as part of the University’s Academic ToolboxClick here to take a look.

For more information on course design, video creation, and Quercus please visit rotmandigital.ca. If you have feedback, questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us at rotmandigital@rotman.utoronto.ca.

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Reminder: New Zoom Cloud Recording Retention Policy

All Zoom recordings saved to the cloud prior to July 5, 2021, will be automatically deleted by July 5, 2022 at 4pm. A 365-day retention policy will be implemented as well. If you would like to keep your Zoom cloud recordings you will need to download them before that date. Click here for more information, and click here for instructions on downloading Zoom recordings.

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Story-telling as a Learning Tool Article

Telling stories is one of the most powerful means that leaders have to influence, teach, and inspire. What makes storytelling so effective for learning? For starters, storytelling forges connections among people, and between people and ideas. Stories convey the culture, history, and values that unite people. When it comes to our countries, our communities, and our families, we understand intuitively that the stories we hold in common are an important part of the ties that bind.

This understanding also holds true in the business world, where an organization’s stories, and the stories its leaders tell, help solidify relationships in a way that factual statements encapsulated in bullet points or numbers don’t.

Click here to read Vanessa Boris's article from a few years back. We think it's worth a look.

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Quick Tip: How to Link Directly to a Quercus Module

Linking to parts of a Quercus course is generally quite straightforward. Linking directly to a module though is slightly more complicated. We've created this quick guide demonstrating how it's done. Click here to learn how to link directly to a Quercus Module.

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Ontario Exchange: Funding for Digital Learning Development Services

eCampusOntario has announced the launch of the Ontario Exchange (OEX) program, which supports digital learning projects by covering the cost of matched external service providers for qualified projects.  Funding provided by the Government of Ontario’s Virtual Learning Strategy mandate will be disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds have been distributed.​​​​​ Click here to learn more about this program.

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Feedback Requested for New Online Proctoring Solution

The University is asking any interested faculty to give their feedback and input into recommending a new online proctoring solution.The RFP process will identify a solution that allows students to complete tests and exams off-campus, while supporting academic integrity. Some program areas at the University of Toronto have chosen to facilitate assessment in an online environment (including some courses here at Rotman), and require supervision by a remote proctor who will ensure that the test proceeds according to the instructor’s specified protocols. Members of the University of Toronto community are invited to provide feedback on draft requirements linked below by sending their comments via email to: d56a93d9.utoronto.onmicrosoft.com@amer.teams.ms

The comment period closes June 30, 2022

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