Meetings

2018

January 18
NGSIS Core Team Meeting

February 23
Registrars’ Professional Development Day

May 4
TechKnowfile

June 4 and 6
User Acceptance Testing Kickoff Sessions

June 8
NGSIS Core Team Meeting

Email to User Acceptance Testers: Invitation – User Acceptance Testing kickoff for NGSIS Platform Modernization project

Hello,

At some point over the past few months you have volunteered to act as your division’s primary contact with respect to user testing for the NGSIS Platform Modernization Project (aka ROSI migration).

We are about to begin broader User Acceptance Testing, which will run from June to September. During this phase, you and other staff you identify from your division and departments will have a chance to test the browser-based interface for ROSI, as well as the new file download/upload tool.

While we have performed more than 1,200 tests as part of the QA process, we’d like you to test the system using it as you would for normal business.

Please join us for a one-hour session to learn about the testing process, and feel free to bring others from your division who will play a significant role in testing.

Please RSVP by May 25 to Kelly Jay, Senior Information Systems Analyst (kelly.jay@utoronto.ca) to let her know which session you will be attending and who will be coming with you. Also, please let her know if you are flexible about which session you attend so we can balance the number of attendees.

UTM and UTSC – we’d love for you to attend in person, but if you need to attend remotely please let us know.

Details:
June 4 or June 6
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Bahen Centre, Room 1210 (TBC)
Pizza will be served

Email to ROSI Users: NGSIS Platform Modernization Update

We’d like to update you on the progress of the NGSIS Platform Modernization project. As many of you are aware, this project will modernize the existing ROSI infrastructure with a series of high-powered servers to decrease costs and increase efficiency.

Part of our communications plan includes demos at divisional visits throughout the summer 2018. We will also be asking representative staff members to take part in user testing between late spring and early fall 2018, and will offer hands-on help and orientation for individual users in early fall. The change to the new system will happen from end of day Friday, November 16 to the morning of Monday, November 19, 2018.

We will offer full support and documentation after the cutover, and we will provide more details as the project progresses.

Project Benefits

  • Permits 15,000 students to access the system via ACORN simultaneously versus the current 700
  • Provides new option for PDF output
  • Allows for a modern file management interface
  • Works directly in popular web browsers
  • Opens up the potential for live integration between divisional systems and ROSI
  • Helps U of T stay at the forefront of technological innovation

For more information, visit https://www.sis.utoronto.ca/ngsis/

Article: 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 November 2017, the EASI team met and consulted with 21 academic divisions and 6 administrative units. Here are the top five FAQs – visit www.sis.utoronto.ca/ngsis for the full list.