Achieving efficiency through automation

Student residence billing just got a boost We are pleased to announce yet another enhancement implemented for the University of Toronto residence management software, StarRez.  In collaboration with residences across the three campuses, Student Accounts and Housing Services, has implemented a new automated billing process for student residence financial transactions as part of the Next Generation … Continue reading “Achieving efficiency through automation”

Making the Fee Payment Process Easier

Introducing a New Online Invoice and Improved Fee Payment Process Information Five Ways We are Making the Fee Payment Process Easier to Understand The Student Accounts Office in collaboration with the Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS) project team have revised your online invoice and other SWS screens. Online Invoice Improvements to make it easier to understand: … Continue reading “Making the Fee Payment Process Easier”

New tool helps students transfer to UofT

New “Transfer Explorer” shows whether course credits taken at other institutions are eligible for transfer to U of T. University of Toronto has released a new tool on its student web service that will allow students (current and prospective) to check the eligibility of courses taken at other Canadian post-secondary institutions for transfer to the … Continue reading “New tool helps students transfer to UofT”

A Vital Process: Process Streamlining Inspires Two New NGSIS Projects

  In February, In the Loop featured a story on ‘process streamlining.’ a methodology designed to incrementally improve a process. Goals include providing a better experience for clients of the process; releasing time for those delivering the process by making it more efficient,;and aligning the process with the organization’s vision. This month, we look at U of … Continue reading “A Vital Process: Process Streamlining Inspires Two New NGSIS Projects”

Ordering a Transcript on ROSI just got easier

The University of Toronto Transcript Centre processes over 71,000 transcripts through ROSI each year.  In order to create a more efficient and streamlined ordering experience for students, UTTC reviewed the current ordering process to identify desired improvements.  After extensive consultation with stakeholders and users, UTTC partnered with the NGSIS user experience team to deliver a … Continue reading “Ordering a Transcript on ROSI just got easier”

Labour of Love

Degree Explorer for Students goes Live on Valentine’s Day Student Face of Degree Explorer impresses early users and student testers Last month, we looked at a powerful new web tool called Degree Explorer that had recently been released by NGSIS to administrators at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Arts and Science and at the … Continue reading “Labour of Love”

An Introduction to Process Streamlining

As a process owner, it is without a doubt that your ultimate goal is to meet your client’s expectations.  To achieve this, you need to reduce the amount of time required to serve the client.   So, how do you begin to examine the possible ways to remove unnecessary complexities, increase adaptability to future needs … Continue reading “An Introduction to Process Streamlining”

“Degree Explorer, I Presume”

Powerful new degree planning web application for students and administrators ready to launch. After two years of weekly meetings, more than a hundred thousand lines of code and the efforts of a small but dedicated team of registrarial staff and software developers, the Next Generation Student Information System’s degree planning tool Degree Explorer is ready for a … Continue reading ““Degree Explorer, I Presume””

Behold Course Finder

“Course Finder”, a web-based course calendar containing undergraduate course offerings for four university divisions, went live in mid-November 2012. The tool allows students to search through an all-inclusive record of courses that includes meeting time, section and prerequisite details. Students can search by subject, term, course code and even breadth & distribution requirements. Students have … Continue reading “Behold Course Finder”