Information Technology Services (ITS)

Enhanced online learning experience for international students in mainland China

Published on: July 9, 2020

Chief Information Officer Bo Wandschneider is pleased to announce the availability of a new network service – Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN). The service will meet some of the challenges (high latency connectivity to the internet) faced by international students located in mainland China.

June 26, 2020 marked the partnership between the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Information Technology Services (ITS) and cloud vendor Alibaba. The service is available for use beginning Thursday, July 9, 2020.

This latest network service is located in the People’s Republic of China and will allow for a fast, reliable and consistent connection to U of T’s network and in turn its online learning resources such as Quercus, Collaborate Ultra and more. This optional service will enhance the student experience.

If you require technical support or help with the Alibaba Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) service visit Information Common’s resources page.

To learn more about the features and benefits of this service visit the ITS website.