Initiatives

Microsoft 365 Defender

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.

Student Information Systems Website Refresh

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.

Digital Workplace Intune Migration

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.

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.