A list of past initiatives:
The redesigned and cloud-based Timetable Builder allows students to easily create and optimize their course schedules with a convenient, user-friendly and accessible user experience. After a successful pilot at the University of Toronto Scarborough, this application has been enhanced and released.
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.
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.
The University of Toronto has implemented a new compensation planning tool with a “made @ U of T” approach to better meet departmental and divisional needs.
The University of Toronto has moved from the legacy UTORmail email service to Office 365 (UTmail+), an email platform powered by Microsoft 365. By the end of 2021, the University will migrate all remaining eligible UTORmail email accounts to Office 365 and decommission the UTORmail service.
Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration (EASI) along with Financial Services is pleased to announce that a new version of the ERDD-web application launched on June 14, 2021.
The new ERDD-web application leverages SAP’s new interface design principles, which provides an updated user interface with improved usability and accessibility. Based on testing done to date, we expect this to be a low change impact and business processes will remain the same.
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.
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.
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 in partnership with Information Technology Services are excited to improve reporting and billing for end users.
With the implementation of Office 365/UTmail+ across the University, the University began decommissioning the institutional legacy email services, UTORexchange and UTORmail on February 1, 2019. UTORexchange was decommissioned as of January 2020 and all email accounts still residing on UTORexchange were closed and permanently deleted.
In 2018 the University faculty and staff migrated to Office 365, joining the over 235,000 students and alumni. The outcome of the migration included the replacement of the legacy UTORexchange and UTORmail services for faculty and staff. The UTORexchange equipment reached end-of-life, which meant that 20,000 UTORexchange accounts were migrated to UTmail+ powered by Office 365.
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.
The University of Toronto is implementing a centrally supported service desk solution to streamline, track and respond to service requests to the central Information Technology Services and Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture divisions. The scope of the current project is expected to streamline over 40,000 annual PSEC requests and 38,000 ITS inquiries. The solution will serve as a model for implementation within other areas at the University.