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1 Education Commons Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

2 Library Education Commons Computer labs Technical SupportOnline Learning Research SupportMedia Services Workshops Seminars EC Information & Technology Services

3 EC Reception Room General Q & A User account administration Workshop sign-up: Virtual Library Qualitative & Quantitative Data Management Complete Your Thesis EC Reception ElevatorsEC Reception

4 OISE Library The most specialized research collection in education in Canada and one of the largest in this field in the world. Event Space Reference Collection Computers & Online Catalogue Reference Desk Current Journals Journal Reading Area Study Area Circulation Services OISE Library, First Floor

5 OISE Library Circulation Services First floor, Library entrance Loans Books and curriculum resources Videos and computer software Renewals In person at the Circulation Desk By phoning (touchtone) or (operator-assisted) By going to Tools my.account Overdue materials Lost materials Requests/Holds Course Readings OISE Library, Circulation Desk

6 OISE Reference Services First floor or contact OISE Library, Reference Desk For help with… Navigating the catalogue and information sources Searching databases for scholarly materials Library computers and printers UTORids

7 Extensive research materials Over 2,000 journal titles Complete holdings of the ERIC microfiche document series Extensive multimedia resources Curriculum materials and textbooks (current & historical) Specialized collections: Childrens literature Franco-Ontarian Modern languages Womens education OISE Collections Our collection contains…

8 Online Resources at U of T Libraries Article databases Electronic Journals Newspapers Reference sources Go to: e-Resources E-books

9 If an item is not available at the St. George Campus, you can request it from a library located at another U of T campus. Choose Request Item while in the Library Catalogue. Intercampus / Interlibrary loans Online requests If an item is not available from the U of T Catalogue or article databases, you can request it from a library at another institution, via the RACER Service. To register for and utilize this service, please go to Library Services Loan Services Interlibrary Loans For help with Interlibrary loans at OISE, visit:

10 Academic Technology: Research Support Services The Education Commons offers a suite of research support services and workshops providing start-to-finish support for the research process. Services include: OISE Library Reference Services Assistance with academic research or organization of references APA Formatting and Thesis Services One-on-one coaching and fee-for-service formatting, editing and proofreading services available Research Design and Analysis Services Help with planning, development of research methods, data collection and analysis, as well as coaching and training on use of statistical software applications For information on services and workshops, visit:

11 The University of Toronto TCard: Faculty/Staff/Student Academic Identification/Library Card Identification for academic purposes Library card Needed for borrowing media equipment at OISE Can function as a cash card for photocopying, computer printing, and snacks and beverages at select locations Access to central athletic facilities, housing and career services Student/Staff # UTORid Bar Code OISE ROBARTS St. George St. Bloor St. To get your TCard, present a piece of ID and your student number at the TCard Office: Room 2054A, Robarts Library

12 UTORid: Computer Services Key Required for access to a number of U of T technologies Services accessed with UTORid: Library electronic resources Computers at the OISE Library Computers at OISE Computer labs Blackboard Portal Wireless network Free Antivirus software Free webspace UTORmail ( , which you can forward) UTORschedule (Calendar application)

13 How to get a UTORid Get Your T-Card: Room 2054A, Robarts Library Take Photo ID and your Student Number New Students – Activate your UTORid: Go to Click Activate Enter your UTORid (found on your TCard) Enter your Secret Activation Key (from TCard office) Returning Students – Create your UTORid: Go to Click Create Enter your Library number (found on your TCard) Enter your Student number (found on your TCard) For more information on UTORids at OISE, visit:

14 With the information from your TCard, enter: your library bar code your PIN (last 4 digits of your staff/student #) Accessing Library Resources Off-Campus With the UTORid method, enter: your UTORid your password Student/Staff # Bar Code

15 170 computers (Mac and Windows) running MS office, research tools and curriculum software Help with wireless and other connectivity issues Media Services Laser printing 6 bookable labs Drop-in area available 24/7 (except for building closures) Resources available to OISE affiliates ONLY OISE Computer Labs 3rd floor Lab help desk Elevators

16 Login for OISE Computer Labs UTORid Enter: your UTORid your password

17 The client software is available via download off the web, at If you have any problems with your account, please go to the Help Desk (Room 3-320) with your TCard. User ID = FirstInitialLastname e.g. Jane Smith = jsmith Password = Student Number (Students) or as specified by you (Faculty/Staff) OISENet First Class /Web System While at OISE, you are entitled to an OISENet account, which may be required for your OISE courses. To access your account, your User ID will be your FirstInitialLastname.

18 Blackboard Online Learning System The Blackboard suite is licensed by The University of Toronto and includes the Learning System, document management tools and the community portal, which serves as the gateway to various functions such as webmail, and student and academic online communities. Staff/Faculty member? With Blackboard you can put coursework online quickly, share information with students more easily and foster a supportive and collaborative learning community. To get started with Blackboard, visit: To log in, go to and enter: your UTORid your password

19 Technical Support Client Care Portal / Help Desk Lab Help Desk Room Mon-Thur:8am - 9pm Fri: 8am - 5pm Sat:9am - 2pm Sun:12pm - 5pm Phone For hardware and software support, OISENet accounts, computer lab printing accounts

20 Web Help Desk (For Faculty and staff only) Technical Support Client Care Portal / Help Desk

21 Multimedia Services Room 3-320, Production Facilities: Non-Linear Editing Suites Production Services: Digital Audio, Recording, Mastering, Restoration, Photography and Imaging; Video Production: Non-Linear Video Editing; Audio Tape, Video Tape and CD/DVD Duplications; Audio Tape and Video Tape Format Transfers; Data Projection in OISE/UT Auditorium; and much more……. Circulating Equipment: Video Playback, Video Camcorders, Overhead Projectors, Slide, Data Projectors, Audio Cassette Transcribers, Portable PA Systems, Microphones, Portable Audio Decks 48 hours notice is required for equipment bookings

22 Questions? Need Help? Interested in learning about technology? Call our Client Care Portal: us at:

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