Faculty Senior Promotions System

Short description

The Faculty of Medicine’s Senior Promotions (Associate and Full Professor) process is managed by the Faculty’s Human Resources office, and facilitated by a workflow and document management system (Laserfiche) supported by Discovery Commons.

Learning Portal Support

Short description

Discovery Commons supports the strategic use of the Learning Portal (Blackboard) for courses and organizations which are included in the curriculum and not found in ROSI.

Learning Portal (Blackboard)

Short description

The Learning Portal (Blackboard) is the University’s institutionally-supported learning management system (LMS) and secure portal.

Learner Information Systems (MedSIS, POWER, GradSIS)

Short description

The Faculty’s major learner information systems—MedSIS (UME), POWER (PGME) and GradSIS (Graduate Studies)—were all developed in partnership with and are supported by Knowledge4You.

Microsoft Campus Agreement

Short description

The University of Toronto has negotiated a Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (ESS) Program at no charge for all faculty and staff.

Network File Server

Short description

The Faculty’s network file server provides individuals (the M: drive) and departments (the N: drive) with a business-class secure central repository located on Faculty’s local area network, or LAN.

Online Surveys

Short description

Discovery Commons can create online surveys based on Fluid Surveys for a variety of purposes.

Information Risk Management Program

Short description

The goal of the Information Risk Management Program (IRMP) is to ensure that risks to the Faculty and the University, arising from mis-handling or mis-identification of information, are managed as an integral component of information solutions throughout their lifecycle, and in full accordance with the policies and guidelines of the University.

HR Reporting System (FOCUS)

Short description

FOCUS is a full-featured HR reporting and relationship management tool for the Faculty of Medicine that provides units one place to track and manage demographic data about faculty members. Managed by the Faculty’s Human Resources office, FOCUS was developed and is supported by the Discovery Commons specifically to meet the needs of the Faculty of Medicine.

Staff & Faculty Email (Microsoft Exchange)

Short description

Allows Faculty of Medicine staff and faculty members to safely and securely send and receive work related email, and to manage an electronic calendar.

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