Top five FAQs: NGSIS Platform Modernization project

Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI) and Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS) have been working to modernize U of T’s student information system, ROSI. This project involves converting over 2 million lines of code and replacing the mainframe server to improve system performance and capacity and real-time integration with other applications. Throughout October and … Continue reading “Top five FAQs: NGSIS Platform Modernization project”

U of T launches GPA Calculator application

GPAs – they can determine whether a student secures that next scholarship or gets into graduate school. Now a new application, called the GPA Calculator will help all U of T students easily calculate their grades and plan ahead for academic success. “Through ongoing interviews and usability tests, we discovered the need for this calculator,” says … Continue reading “U of T launches GPA Calculator application”

U of T launches student financial planning calculator

Tuition is just the beginning. Housing, utilities, food, textbooks, transit and recreation costs all add up, and managing expenses can often become an overwhelming task for busy students. But the Financial Planning Calculator, now available to all U of T students, is helping them easily and accurately predict their living costs for a year – … Continue reading “U of T launches student financial planning calculator”

Reinventing ROSI: Q&A with U of T’s Enterprise Architect

It’s a project that will convert 2 million lines of code, replace a 1,014 kg mainframe server and will modernize U of T’s registrarial system, ROSI, for years to come. Set to launch in spring 2018, the Next Generation Student Information Services (NGSIS) has been updating the system’s code and hardware to enhance services for … Continue reading “Reinventing ROSI: Q&A with U of T’s Enterprise Architect”

Co-op students contribute to EASI

It was a fast four months, but the ten co-op students who joined Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI) this past summer gained a wealth of experience – from developing applications to analyzing data and improving user experience. “We have a lot of projects on the go and really needed the extra help over the … Continue reading “Co-op students contribute to EASI”

Future ACORN features: U of T students have their say at Street Fest 2017

New friends, new activities and a new school year were all part of UTSU’s Street Festival orientation 2017. And on September 12, students also voted on ACORN’s newest feature – helping to determine the future of the application that serves more than 75,000 users. This year, over 10,000 students from U of T’s three campuses … Continue reading “Future ACORN features: U of T students have their say at Street Fest 2017”

Black Friday: How It Played Out, An Eyewitness Account

by Alex Dault, NGSIS Program Assistant “If we make it to 9:10 am, we’ll be okay.” Miki Harmath utters these words at 8:54 AM, August 4th in the EASI war room. The room is lit up with projections of ACORN log-on stats and server usage. There is a box of untouched doughnuts and muffins on … Continue reading “Black Friday: How It Played Out, An Eyewitness Account”

NGSIS releases pilot application ‘Timetable Builder’ at UTSC

by Alex Dault, NGSIS Program Assistant “I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do.” These words are etched into the magical “time turner” featured in author J.K Rowling’s best selling children’s book Harry Potter and the … Continue reading “NGSIS releases pilot application ‘Timetable Builder’ at UTSC”

Future of IT at UofT: Business Analysis

Technological demands are changing at the University of Toronto (and, if you’ve been paying attention, have been changing for some time). Staff are being asked to take enormously complex systems (SAP, ROSI) and make them appear simple to users. The ease with which students and staff can interact with U of T’s technology systems (SAP, ROSI) needs … Continue reading “Future of IT at UofT: Business Analysis”