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U of T external email banner launches September 30

September 24, 2020

Information Security and Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration are pleased to announce that the new external email notification banners for UTmail+ (Office 365)  will be rolled out university wide on September 30. The banner will help to protect U of T from hacking and phishing attempts, and will also protect faculty, staff and students’ valuable information. These banners will appear on all emails originating …

Upcoming upgrade of U of T’s SAP Administrative Management Systems

August 20, 2020

Starting in November 2020, U of T will launch the next phase of an upgrade to its Administrative Management Systems (AMS) – called the S/4HANA Migration. While changes to business processes will be minimal, the transition will create the foundation for improved overall system performance and future modernization of the SAP systems at U of …

AMS Password Policy Change and AMS Outage August 22

August 13, 2020

In an effort to implement best practices and increase security, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration is implementing a new password policy  for U of T’s Administrative Management System. While this update will occur on Saturday, August 22, it will take effect when  users are prompted for their regularly scheduled password change (this normally this happens …

EASI Retirements: August 2020

August 13, 2020

Congratulations to Gaye Wignall, who will be retiring on August 31 after 31 years of dedicated service to the university. Gaye joined the Student Information Systems team in January 2000 and has worked on a broad range of projects, including ROSI, ROSI Express, Convocation, Degree Explorer, Varsity Blues Registration System, StarRez and OUAC. Learn more …

Peak enrolment 2020: two years after platform modernization improvements

August 7, 2020

It’s been over two years since U of T completed a massive upgrade to its student information system. After converting millions of lines of code and replacing an aging server, how did the system handle peak enrolment this year?  On July 31, over 35,000 Faculty of Arts & Science students logged in to ACORN during the largest enrolment day for U …

New U of T phonebook directory, searching made easy

July 24, 2020

On July 29, you’ll notice that U of T has a revamped phonebook directory with a more modern, accurate and mobile-friendly website. Now you can easily search for staff, faculty members and division or department information using an accessible interface that’s available on tablets and phones. Since fall 2019, Information Technology Services along with Human Resources …

EASI Retirements: July 2020

July 22, 2020

After 40 years of dedicated service to the University (yes, 40 years!!), Cidalia Carreiro has decided to retire. Her last day at U of T will be July 31.  Cidalia joined the UTBI team when the CIO portfolio was formed and the AMS and SIS departments were merged to become EASI. As you can read in the …

U of T streamlines VoIP reporting, automated billing

June 15, 2020

Since early 2017, U of T has been transitioning over 12,000 faculty and staff from a Bell phone system to VoIP. Now that this massive initiative is almost complete, Financial Services and Information Technology Services are excited to improve reporting and billing for end users – with the VoIP Billing Project. On June 15, U …

U of T to launch new accommodated testing services platform

June 9, 2020

Since 2010, U of T has seen a 146 per cent increase in accommodated test bookings – from quizzes to tests and final exams. To deal with the growing demand and success of the program, Accommodated Testing Services (ATS) is creating a new streamlined process for students, instructors and staff. Starting in March 2019, ATS …