Teaching Online Resources IHPME (TORI)

Guidelines & Policies for Online Teaching

The following information is important for course instructions to be aware of, and the text may also be copied into course syllabi.

Participant Confidentiality

Recordings of Webinar Sessions
Recordings of webinar lecture sessions held within the context of this course will be archived and posted to Quercus to support access to course content by all students. These resources are intended to be used as a student study aid and are not a substitute for participation.

Video recordings will primarily capture the instructor and onscreen content. Students will not be visible on video recordings unless their webcam is enabled. Your voice, however, may be captured as an audio recording if you ask a question in class. The same holds true for questions posted in the chat tool. Please speak to the course instructor(s) if you have any concern about your image, voice or text being recorded, to determine if alternative means of participating are possible.

Course videos may not be reproduced, posted, or shared anywhere other than the official course Quercus site and should only be used by students currently registered in the course. Recordings may be saved to students’ laptop for personal use.

Students may not create additional audio or video recordings without written permission from the instructor since recordings will be provided for all lectures. Permission for such recordings will not be withheld for students with accommodation needs.

Rules of Conduct

Respect for classmates

The University of Toronto is committed to equity, human rights and respect for diversity. All members of the learning environment in this course should strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect where all members of our community can express themselves, engage with each other, and respect one another’s differences. U of T does not condone discrimination or harassment against any persons or communities.

Academic integrity

Students must adhere to the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters. It is your responsibility to know what constitutes appropriate academic behaviour. You are responsible for ensuring that you do not act in such a way that would constitute cheating, misrepresentation, or unfairness, including but not limited to, using unauthorized aids and assistance, personating another person, and committing plagiarism. For more information see U of T Academic Integrity website.

Academic integrity includes understanding appropriate research and citation methods. If you are uncertain about this, please seek out additional information from the instructors or from other institutional resources. In particular, the following tip sheet provides clear and helpful information about appropriate academic citation: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/citing


Students with diverse learning styles and needs are welcome in this course. In particular, if you have a disability or health consideration that may require accommodations, please feel free to approach me/us and/or the Accessibility Services Office as soon as possible. The Accessibility Services staff are available by appointment to assess specific needs, provide referrals and arrange appropriate accommodations. The sooner you let them and me know your needs, the quicker we can assist you in achieving your learning goals in this course. For more information, or to register with Accessibility Services, please visit: http://studentlife.utoronto.ca/as.

Guest Speaker Consent Form

If course instructors invite an external guest speaker to one of their classes, it is recommended they sign the following consent form.

Click here to download form.

Additional U of T Resources

Click here for additional resources from the U of T Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation