The Office of the Vice Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education oversees academic and policy matters related to design, development and delivery of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) supported by the institution. An advisory committee established development of Open UToronto principles and practice and has provided strategic advice and guidelines regarding online and open access resources and courses.

Over the past 10 years of MOOC offerings, our institutional strategy remains focused on addressing the following goals: 

  • Contribute to the education community and the broader public through sharing of institutional expertise and open curriculum content 
  • Explore and evaluate a range of pedagogical approaches and open course platforms 
  • Leverage use of open educational resources through integration into University of Toronto degree program courses 
  • Showcase the University of Toronto’s capacity as a leading institution for teaching, learning and research

MOOC Partnerships

Program Oversight

Director – Digital Learning Innovation provides support in the area of faculty development related to MOOC initiatives; consults on resourcing, team-based planning and design; coordinates institutional research and evaluation activities; and acts as liaison with the Office of the Vice-Provost Academic Programs as required.

Academic and Collaborative Technologies also provides support to the area of Open UToronto initiatives broadly, identifying institutional strategies and processes related to resourcing and infrastructure integration.

Please contact for information or consultation.

Approvals and Funding

The Open Course Initiative Fund (OCIF) supports instructors seeking to develop a MOOC. Proposals may be reviewed and submissions accepted on a rolling basis and are continuing for the 2022-23 academic year. Other important resources to support your MOOC proposal include:

MOOC Impact Report 2023

University of Toronto (UofT) MOOC activity remains strong and for our 2023 report we look at the impact MOOCs have had at UofT and beyond. Read the full 2023 MOOC Impact Report for more on our MOOC reach and how our offerings are meeting our institutional goals for MOOC programming.

MOOC Research Activities