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Portal Training Workshops: Summer 2017 & Fall 2017

Recent Updates: View Courses Wherever You Are | What's New (new features from Portal upgrade)

Tips for Instructors:   Get Your Course Ready | Accessibility Considerations | Creating a Turnitin Assignment (Video)  Youtube "play video" icon

Tips for Students: Course Access | Blackboard App

Recently Reported Issues:  No reported issues at this time.

Portal Training Workshops

Register for Portal Training Workshops:

  • Getting Started: Building Your Portal Course
    - September 6, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    - September 14, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
    - September 26, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Grade Center: Providing Feedback & Marks Online 
    Sessions will be offered in October.
  • Web Conferencing with Blackboard Collaborate (Webinar Tool)
    August 24, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    - September 19, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Recent Updates

View Courses Wherever You Are

Blackboard Instructor LogoUse the new Blackboard Instructor app to view your Portal course on your mobile device! The older Mobile Learn will be unsupported by the end of August 2017. See a comparison of all of the various Blackboard mobile apps here.


What's New

See an overview of the changes and new features that were introduced as part of the annual Portal upgrade in May 2017.

Tips for Instructors

Get Your Course Ready

photo of laptop with the text "get your course ready" on screenA one-stop shop for anyone teaching, setting up or supporting an online course! Find out how to access Portal courses, perform common course tasks, troubleshoot issues, and explore additional support resources with this quick start guide for instructors.

Logging into the Portal
Accessing Your Courses
Before the First Class

Accessibility Considerations

A guide on leveraging Portal accessibility features to deliver a more inclusive, accessible course experience to students.image of an unlocked lock with the text "accessible"

Alternative text for images
Meaningful hyperlinks
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Structured pages and documents
Closed captioning for videos



Creating a Turnitin Assignment (Video) Youtube "play video" icon


Tips for Students


Course Access

Wondering where to find your Portal courses? Learn how to log in and access your courses.

Blackboard App

Looking to access your Portal courses on the go? Download the Blackboard mobile app (formerly known as Bb Student) on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The Blackboard app allows students to find their course materials, view course announcements, and receive notifications from the convenience of their mobile device.


Recently Reported Issues

No reported issues at this time.

For updates and service status of the Portal and other University of Toronto systems, please visit the System Status dashboard.