Courses

Below are courses and workshops relevant to IT at the university; listed here are courses offered by Discovery Commons, as well as others offered by other U of T divisions and by outside organizations.

For courses or workshops offered by Discovery Commons, please submit a ticket to discovery.commons@utoronto.ca.

Administrative Management Systems (AMS)

The Organizational Development and Learning Centre (ODLC) Resource Centre offers training opportunities for U of T staff on Administrative Management Systems (AMS) like HRIS and FIS. Further information is available here and on the ODLC website.

Appointments

This is a hands-on course, in partnership with Human Resources, for those responsible for coordinating the Academic Appointment process in their department.

At the end of the workshop you will understand:

  • Appointments Workflow
  • Setting Column Headings in Laserfiche
  • Uploading Documents
  • Letters of Offer
  • Changing Status of Dossier
  • Final Steps to completing a new Appointment

FOCUS

This workshop will familiarize you with the key features of FOCUS.

At the end of the workshop you will understand:

  • Navigation
  • Importing Shared Groups
  • Communication
  • Basic Reporting

Computer and Software

LinkedIn Learning

Formerly Lynda.com, this platform has a wealth of courses on a variety of technology, creative, and business skills and software. https://www.linkedin.com/learning U of T staff, faculty, and librarians have full access to all courses.

Organizational Development and Learning Centre (ODLC)

The Organizational Development and Learning Centre (ODLC) offers many training opportunities for staff at U of T, including free tutorials and training in a variety of software. Further information is available on the ODLC website.

Microsoft IT Academy

With the Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) program, University of Toronto faculty and staff can obtain certifications for fundamental technology skills. http://www.its.utoronto.ca/services/186

School of Continuing Studies

The School of Continuing Studies meets the needs of adult learners with non-degree courses delivered, in class and online, on a large variety of subjects by instructors who are leaders in their fields. http://learn.utoronto.ca/

Information Security

Classrom Presentation

We can organize custom sessions on information security to meet the specific needs of your program or department, ranging from a 10-minute high-level presentation on how to secure confidential and personal information, to a one-hour hands-on training session on the secure use of ShareFile and Microsoft Office. Click here for details or contact Discovery Commons.

eLearning Module

In 2013 Discovery Commons created an eLearning module called “Information Security Made Easy,” an interactive online module, with a video introduction and 10-question quiz, addressing the many real-life information security challenges & concerns of staff working at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Taking no more than 10-15 minutes to complete, it helps to clarify their responsibilities with regard to information security, and describes the systems and tools available to them in order to make confidential data secure. The module, which does not require you to log in, can be found here: http://uoft.me/infosecurity

Promotions

A hands-on course, offered by DC, for those responsible for administrative support and coordination of the promotions process in their department.

Quercus

Training on Quercus, the University of Toronto's online learning management system, is available from the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI): https://teaching.utoronto.ca/ctsi-events/quercus-training/

Reappointments

This session, offered by DC, will provide training on the Adjunct and Part Time Clinical Annual Re-appointment process via LaserFiche. 

At the end of this workshop you will understand:

  • Re-appointments directory structure
  • Steps to Re-appointment
  • Sending reminders
  • DAC review
  • Finalization of outcomes

ROSI

Training for ROSI is available from Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration (EASI).

http://www.sis.utoronto.ca/rosi/selfstudy.html