ITIF Staff Activities

ITIF Coordination and Support is provided by staff from Academic & Collaborative Technologies (ACT), and the Centre for Teaching, Support, and Innovation (CTSI), under the leadership of Avi Hyman (Director, ACT).

In November 2020, Teddy Cameron joined the staff of ACT as the Faculty Liason Coordinator. Teddy brings 20 years of experience at U of T as a Project Coordinator and a Biomedial Communications professional, building multimedia and development projects that include learning objects and teaching tools.


Consultation & recommendations,UX & Multimedia Design

In addition to project coordination for ITIF as a whole, Teddy is also providing hands-on development to projects in the Support portfolio. She is providing consultation, UX design, and graphic design assets for mobile games such as CQTM (2020, Family & Community Medicine), and PT Games: O2 Titration (2020, Physical Therapy). Similar activities will be provided for VR to Manage High-Stress Exam Anxiety (2019, Pharmacy); Teddy has also been involved with the successful application of this client to eCampus Ontario, which will expand from their ITIF project.

She is also working on planning and technical recommendations for Quizzical 5.0 (2020, Biology), Adaptive Testing for Korean Language Placement (2020, East Asian Studies) and Learning Objectives in Quercus (2020 Engineering). She will be providing multimedia module creation for projects including Best practices for Online Learning (2019, Occupational Therapy) and Learning Skills Development (2018, Academic Success).



Analysis, Design & Development

Other important staff activities include development work by Peter Cheung (Projects & Development Manager, ACT), Thomas Lynch and Abe Kanofsky (Projects & Development, ACT). Peter, Thomas and Abe are providing analysis, design and development to create Comparative Judgement Classroom Response System (2019, Engineering).

Process flow for Comparative Judgement Classroom Response system, where students are
given a question to answer, and their peers judge
pairs of answers.


Avi Hyman
Teddy Cameron
Screens from CQTM a serious game for health care professionals to manage their competencies.

Peter Cheung

Building solutions for the Educational Toolbox

The ACT team worked on Quizzical 4.0 (2017, Biology) and are now creating a major upgrade with Quizzical 5.0 (2020, Biology). All these projects are exciting developments that are expected to have multi-faculty uptake; indeed Quizzical orginally came to ITIF from Dr. Dan Riggs, and is now getting further development done with Dr. Naomi Levy-Straus taking the lead. Quizzical is now part of the Educational Toolbox available in Quercus.

PeppeR (2017, OISE) is another initiative that started as an ITIF support project, and has since gone on to further development with other faculty as QA Community of Practice Using PeppeR (2020, Pharmacy) through an ITIF Seed grant. Peter and Thomas are providing analysis, design and development support for PT Games: O2 Titration (Physical Therapy, 2020), and will be needed for Adaptive Testing for Korean Language Placement (2020 East Asian Studies).



Mobile & Game Development

Michael Spears (Manager, MadLab, ACT) has already begun work on CQTM and has provided his mobile development expertise to the process of interviewing work-study students to fill 3 positions for Unity development associated with CQTM.

Pedagogical Expertise

Other contibuting ACT staff includes Tamara Bahr (ACT Support & Training Manager, CTSI) who, as the previous coordinator of ITIF, provided leadership and development to all the Support project cohorts of 2017 – 2019, including Accessible Branching Decision Tree Games (2018, Psychology), and Clinical Faculty E-Development Program (2019, Nursing.) Tamara continues to offer expertise in educational technology and pedagogy to these projects.

Screen from Clinical Faculty E-Development Program, for nursing instructors.


Tamara Bahr


We have had an incredibly affirming and rewarding experience with our ITIF award….Together, we have been able to bring to fruition the ideas we have been thinking about and discussing for the past 3.5 years. We have been able to respond to clinical faculty feedback/learning needs from over the years and modernize how we support and develop our clinical faculty in a way that aligns with our faculty’s strategic plan. We have been able to build and conduct a program evaluation around this project to measure its effectiveness while building our scholarship.

Clinical Faculty E-Learning and Development Program

Manjit Dhanoa-Yasi & Mary Ann Fegan. Nursing