U of T Launches New Phonebook Directory – Public Website

Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce that U of T has launched the public website for the phonebook directory, which features 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 & Equity have worked to improve data accuracy and have also conducted extensive research, design and usability testing across all three campuses.

In addition to the public website, the Authenticated Search and Departmental Administrator Modules will launch on August 11.

Want to learn more about the Authenticated Search and Departmental Administrator Modules? Attend one of our training sessions to find out about the minor changes that will be introduced. This new phonebook directory will ease Departmental Administrators’ workload, since staff and faculty can update secondary information (for example alternate email/phone number). Primarily, Departmental Administrators will need to maintain departmental-specific contact information.

Learn more about the project and read an article about the new phonebook.

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BENEFITS

Public Search – Available to all internal and external users (Launches July 29)

  • Will allow for users to easily search for staff, faculty members and division or department information.
  • Will offer more reliable and robust data due to a new process flow, continuous data cleansing and automation.
  • Similar to Google, the site will take the guesswork out of searching by providing autosuggestions, and will guide people through the searching process with helpful tips.
  • Will display helpful information from all three campuses, including emergency, media and safety contacts.
  • Will provide a more modern user experience, which is accessibleand mobile-friendly.

Authenticated Search (Launching August 11) – Available to U of T staff and faculty when they log in using their UTORid

  • Will provide a self-serve option, allowing users to update their contact information.
  • Will allow users to download a list of search results and departmental contacts.

Departmental Administrator Module (Launching August 11)

Questions? Contact Brian Galvis, IT Project Manager with EASI at brian.galvis@utoronto.ca

Sincerely,
Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI)