Initiatives

External Email Banner Project

Information Technology Services (ITS) has introduced external email notification banners for UTmail+ (Office 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.

Phonebook Directory Refresh

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.

Award Explorer

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.

Accommodated Tests and Exams

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.

Compensation Planning Tool

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.

U of T Enterprise Modernization Program

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.