Information Security is applying advanced Microsoft 365 Defender security features to a subset of staff and faculty at the University. These security features will provide an added layer of protection to Microsoft 365 accounts and will safeguard the community against malicious threats posed by attachments, links and documents.
The Student Information Systems (SIS) team is working to replace its current SIS for Staff website with a more secure, modern, and up to date SharePoint site. It’s a development that will provide users with an improved user experience thanks to its new design, accessible interface, extended search results and accessibility features.
Users will be able to gain access to additional, secure information since SharePoint requires UTORid authentication. In addition to this added security, the SIS team has also worked on enhancing content accuracy, and website structure and design.
Information Technology Services (ITS) has introduced external email notification banners for UTmail+ (Microsoft 365) for all faculty, staff and students. This banner will help to protect U of T from hackers and phishing attempts, and will also protect valuable information.
Phishing emails often ask recipients to click on links or open attachments, and frequently appear to come from internal senders. This warning banner appears on all emails originating from outside U of T systems and will serve as a reminder to treat external emails with caution. Messages from legitimate U of T senders will not display the banner.
This year, the University of Toronto’s Digital Workplace team will migrate its clients’ computers to Microsoft Intune, a powerful cloud-based mobile device management service, from its legacy Managed Desktop Service. The migration to Intune will introduce a modern desktop experience for a modern workplace.
U of T is currently working to replace its current phonebook directory with a more modern, accurate and mobile-friendly website – it’s a development that will provide users with a completely revamped and accessible interface, available on tablets and phones.
Since fall 2019, Information Technology Services along with Human Resources & Equity have worked to improve data accuracy and have also conducted extensive research, design and usability testing across all three campuses.
U of T’s Enrolment Services, in partnership with Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration, is pleased to announce the launch of the Public Repository as part of Award Explorer – a centralized, searchable database from admissions to in-course and graduating awards. Future and current undergraduate and graduate students can easily look for awards in one location using a combination of keyword searches and filters, including award type, campus/faculty/college, citizenship and more.
Following consultation with a cross section of students, instructors, staff and senior leadership, Accommodated Testing Services (ATS) is bringing accommodated tests and exams services to the next level, implementing new processes and technology to support a growing need at the University.
Users will find the process transparent, seamless and intuitive, providing easy online access to information through pre-existing University platforms.
This new tool will better meet departmental and divisional needs for accurate, multi-year compensation planning, and will improve the University’s long-range operating budget process – a process that accounts for 70 per cent of the University’s total expenditures.
In reviewing options to upgrade and modernize U of T Administrative Management Systems, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI) will use the latest SAP technology to upgrade all systems – providing a consistent, intuitive and streamlined user experience.