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Who’s True Blue? U of T launches everyday recognition platform

U of T has a lot to celebrate – with over 20,000 faculty, staff and librarians helping 88,766 students realize their goals every day. Now, employees across all three campuses can easily recognize each other’s daily accomplishments through the revamped U of T True Blue recognition program. The program, accessed through an online recognition platform, …

New U of T exams app saves time and trees

It’s the most stressful time of the year – final exams. Now, a new U of T application will help to ease anxiety by speeding up exam attendance, improving student tracking, and enhancing the overall staff and student experience. The application, called Exam Invigilation, was recently piloted with over 500 students at the Faculty of … Continue reading “New U of T exams app saves time and trees”

ROSI CAB: Why collaborative change works at U of T

It has helped to manage students’ course loads better and ensure they receive their OSAP funding sooner. And those are just two of the 30 changes that the ROSI Change Advisory Board (CAB) has implemented over the past two years – enhancing ROSI functionality and improving the overall student experience. In May 2016, Enterprise Applications … Continue reading “ROSI CAB: Why collaborative change works at U of T”

Streamlining OSAP, simplifying the student experience

From tuition and financial aid to fees and incidental costs, many students struggle to figure out the actual cost of university. But U of T is implementing an online statement to make this process easier, helping students plan their finances and academic future. In July 2018, students will have access to a simple snapshot of … Continue reading “Streamlining OSAP, simplifying the student experience”

U of T drives first Ontario public sector data user group

How can universities and colleges increase enrolment, or better tailor their services for international students? These were just some of the questions addressed at the first Ontario Public Sector Tableau User Group. On March 19, U of T’s Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI) welcomed over 120 attendees from Ontario’s public sector to learn how …

U of T launches Manager Self-Service team management solution

Requesting, approving and tracking vacation at U of T used to involve multiple emails, spreadsheets and a lot of patience. Now, a new application for managers will streamline the vacation process, providing valuable business insights and saving time and money. The Division of Human Resources and Equity, in partnership with Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration …

ROSI Student Web Service retires after 19 years

After 19 years, ROSI Student Web Service (SWS) will officially retire on February 15, 2018. In its place, ACORN has now become the primary student web service since launching in 2015 – with over 12 million logins in the past year. U of T’s Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI) kept the two systems running … Continue reading “ROSI Student Web Service retires after 19 years”

Top five FAQs: NGSIS Platform Modernization project

Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI) and Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS) have been working to modernize U of T’s student information system, ROSI. This project involves converting over 2 million lines of code and replacing the mainframe server to improve system performance and capacity and real-time integration with other applications. Throughout October and … Continue reading “Top five FAQs: NGSIS Platform Modernization project”

U of T launches student financial planning calculator

Tuition is just the beginning. Housing, utilities, food, textbooks, transit and recreation costs all add up, and managing expenses can often become an overwhelming task for busy students. But the Financial Planning Calculator, now available to all U of T students, is helping them to easily and accurately predict their living costs for a year … Continue reading “U of T launches student financial planning calculator”

Reinventing ROSI: Q&A with U of T’s Enterprise Architect

It’s a project that will convert 2 million lines of code, replace a 1,014 kg mainframe server and will modernize U of T’s registrarial system, ROSI, for years to come. Set to launch in spring 2018, the Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS) has been updating the system’s code and hardware to enhance services for … Continue reading “Reinventing ROSI: Q&A with U of T’s Enterprise Architect”