Student Resources

Working together in moving from face-to-face to online or blended learning.

We want to assure you that we are here to support your needs as you move to online learning. This page offers resources to help you through this uncertain time and, hopefully makes your transition to online learning an engaging and successful learning experience for you.

We continue to develop this page to reflect updates in supports and resources for students. 

You can also visit our Wellness page and look at some of our Teacher Video Resources for more information around how teachers will be using PeppeR, Quercus and Zoom

Online Learning Tips

These ten tips will help you figure out what is right for you as you transition to online learning.

The UofT online learning website provides a checklist for online learners and a few other resources to support you as an online student.

North Eastern University enlists some great strategies for online learning success here.

An infographic by Queen’s University that illustrates some tips for success in online learning.

Student & Family Care

The Family Care Office provides confidential guidance, resources, referrals, educational programming and advocacy for the University of Toronto community and their families. We raise awareness of family care issues central to the achievement of education and employment equity at the University of Toronto.

The Family Care Office supports current University of Toronto students, staff, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and their families with any family care related issue. The FCO has always emphasized an inclusive definition of family.

The office remains open and available to provide support to members of our community. 

Our Office hours remain the same, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To access support, we request that individuals e-mail or call (416-978-0951) to book an appointment.

Kids and Company has created Kidco at Home, an online family resource centre to support families in keeping their small ones occupied and learning, along with some parenting resources for adults. You’ll find a variety of curriculum activities, virtual events, reading resources, webinars and more.

The University of Toronto’s Early Learning Centre has created a COVID-19 Activity Guide with ideas for activities parents can do with their children during this time.

Accessibility & Support

The Accessibility Services at Student Life Programs & Services assists in navigating disability related barriers to students academic success at UofT. Have a look at this guide on Online Assistive Technology Resources for Students with Disabilities from the Student Life services at UofT. 

Learn strategies to stay motivated while studying and preparing for online exams and assessments. Sign up for our Accessibility Dialogue.

During these times of social distancing, it’s important to stay connected. Join our private Facebook Group to connect with peers. To join, please visit our Accessibility Services Facebook group and stay connected!

Frequently Asked Questions by our community when it comes to Learning Online

Video Tutorials

Latest Student Resource Posts

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Micro-videos as an online assessment submission format

Videos are a great way to mimic classroom activities. You normally ask students to tell/show/demonstrate in your classroom, why not the same now that they are at home? A great thing about online digital submissions, is that they can be any format – pictures, sounds, video, let students be creative.

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I recently read a LinkedIn post by Dr. Steve Joordens. Steve is a Professor at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. His posts are always relevant, timely and a quick read,

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Bedtime routine

Creating and sticking to a bedtime routine can help with energy levels and positive mental health. Read this blog to learn more about my bedtime routine and how to create your own!

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Creating a “Books Read” List

Take pride in your reading! It doesn’t matter what you read or what form, the fact that you’re reading matters. Check out this blog post to hear about Alyse’s experience creating a “books read” list.

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Still haven’t found what you are looking for? Chat with one of our experts or visit our student homepage to find more resources to help you succeed online.