U of T to Launch New Phonebook Directory – Summer 2020

To: All staff and faculty
From: Administrative Management Systems
Date: June 24, 2020
Re: U of T to Launch New Phonebook Directory – Summer 2020

Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce that 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 engaged in a variety of research and design sessions across all three campuses, to improve the user experience.

The new directory is scheduled to launch in summer 2020.

Learn more about the project and read an article about the upcoming launch.

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BENEFITS

Public Search – Available to all internal and external users

  • 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 fully accessible.

Authenticated Search – 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.

Business Officer / Human Resources Module

  • Will ease Business Officers’ workload, since staff and faculty can update non-official information – Business Officers will still need to update individuals’ official information and departmental information.
  • Will allow Business Officers the ability to hide a personal record from the public search.

Please stay tuned for more details.

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

Sincerely,
Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI)