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Portal Training Workshops: Fall 2017

Recent Updates: peerScholar Version 3

Tips for Instructors:  Assessment and Grading

Tips for Students: Submit to a Turnitin Assignment | Submit a Group Assignment | Completing a peerScholar Assignment

Recently Reported Issues:  No reported issues at this time.

Portal Training Workshops

Register for Portal Training Workshops:

  • Getting Started: Building Your Portal Course
    - November 9, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Grade Center: Providing Feedback & Marks Online 
    - October 31, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Web Conferencing with Blackboard Collaborate (Webinar Tool)
    - November 23, 2017, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Recent Updates

PeerScholar version 3 is now available in your Portal courses!  PeerScholar is an online peer assessment tool which enables students to provide constructive feedback on each others' work and facilitates critical reflection on how they might improve their own work. Please see our peerScholar in the Portal page for instructions and peerScholar's vision site for the pedagogical benefits of using this tool.


Tips for Instructors


Assessments and Grading

checkmark iconCreating an Assignment within your Portal course allows students to submit files to Instructors electronically. Instructors and TAs can then take advantage of the Inline Grading feature to view, grade, and provide feedback for assignments directly within the browser.

The Grade Center is your one-stop-shop for managing grades within your Portal course. Course staff can create manual grade columns for assessments that are graded in class and also take advantage of the Weighted Total column to automatically calculate the students' final grades.

Instructors and TAs that are using Turnitin in their course can learn more on how to review Turnitin submissions and understanding the Turnitin Originality Reports (PDF).

See other essential course tasks as we approach the middle of the semester in the quick start guide for instructors.


Tips for Students

Submit to a Turnitin Assignment

See how you can upload your completed Turnitin assignment to your Portal course.

Submit a Group Assignment

Visit our resources on submitting an assignment on behalf of your group.

Completing a peerScholar Assignment

Learn more about completing peer and self assessments through peerScholar.


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.