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In The Loop: ITS Monthly Newsletter

In The Loop is a monthly newsletter created by University of Toronto’s Information Technology Services to share information about technology-related projects and events of interest to ITS staff and the U of T community.

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2020 In The Loop Publication Schedule

Planned publication dates are as follows. However, please check here often, as the dates are subject to change.

Issue Publication Date Content Deadline Theme
September 2020
Vol. 7, Issue 1
Sept. 29, 2020 Sept. 15, 2020 ITS Town Hall
October 2020
Vol. 7, Issue 2
Oct. 27, 2020 Oct. 16, 2020

Cyber Security Awareness Month

November 2020
Vol. 7, Issue 3
Nov. 26, 2020 Nov. 16, 2020

Multi-Factor Authentication

December 2020
Vol. 7, Issue 4
Dec. 17, 2021 Dec. 7, 2020

Happy Holidays

January 2021
Vol. 7, Issue 5
Jan. 27, 2021 Jan. 18, 2021

Data Privacy Day

February 2021
Vol. 7, Issue 6
Feb. 25, 2021 Feb. 16, 2021

TBD

March 2021
Vol. 7, Issue 7
March 30, 2021 March 19, 2021

TBD


Past Issues of In The Loop

2020
  • August 26: Vol. 6, Issue 12

    • Tech Talk
    • IT@UofT People Profile
    • Teaching Remotely and Security
    • AMS Upgrades
    • Peak Enrolment on ACORN
    • New Teams Features
    • Security Matters
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • July 29: Vol. 6, Issue 11

    • Alibaba Network Service
    • Tech Talk Event
    • IT@UofT People
    • Gartner for Tech Professionals
    • Improved Phonebook Directory
    • Security Matters
    • U of T News
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • June 24: Vol. 6, Issue 10

    • ITS Town Hall Survey
    • Report: Online Learning
    • VoIP Reporting & Billing
    • Microsoft Bookings
    • Tools for Virtual Events
    • Security Matters
    • U of T News
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • June 9: Vol. 6, Issue 9

    • ITS Town Hall
    • Dial-in Audio Conferencing
    • Online Learning Success
    • New Teams Features
    • Data Collection & Storage
    • Security Matters
    • U of T News
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • May 26: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • New ITS Infographic
    • Recruitment & Orientation
    • ITS Preparedness
    • Connect & Learn
    • Security Matters
    • CanSSOC Webinar Video
    • U of T News
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • May 19: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • ITS Preparedness
    • IT@UofT Strategic Plan
    • Phonebook Directory
    • Virtual ITS Town Hall
    • Security Matters
    • U of T News
    • HR & Equity
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • May 12: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • ITS Preparedness
    • Teams Tips
    • MFA Security Service
    • Resource Hub
    • ACT Director’s Blog
    • Online Learning Resources
    • U of T News
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • May 5: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • ITS Preparedness
    • Connect+Learn
    • Teams Resources
    • CanSSOC Webinar
    • ACT Director’s Blog
    • Security Matters
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • April 28: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • ITS Preparedness
    • ACT Director’s Blog
    • CanSSOC Services
    • Information Security Council
    • ITS Infographic
    • U of T News
    • HR & Equity
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • April 21: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • ITS Preparedness
    • CIO Blog
    • Connect+Learn
    • New CISO web page
    • Remote Security Matters
    • U of T News
    • HR & Equity
    • Upcoming (Remote) Events
  • April 14: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • ITS Preparedness
    • ACT Director’s Blog
    • Connect+Learn
    • Video Conferencing Options
    • AMS Availability
    • Tip of the Day
    • U of T News
    • HR & Equity
  • April 7: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • CIO Blog
    • ITS Preparedness
    • ACT Director’s Blog
    • ITS People Infographics
    • Microsoft Webinars
    • Tip of the Day
    • U of T News
    • HR & Equity
  • March 31: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • CIO Blog
    • ITS Preparedness
    • Security Tips: Remote Working
    • ACT Director’s Blog
    • Connect & Learn Session
    • Tip of the Day
    • HR & Equity
    • U of T News
  • March 24: Special Edition (COVID-19 Update)

    • CIO Blog
    • ITS Preparedness
    • Phishing Advisory
    • ACT Director’s Blog
    • ITS System Usage
    • U of T Events
    • University of Toronto News
  • Feb. 27: Vol. 6, Issue 8

    • TKF 2020: Brief
    • Office 365 Website
    • HERUG Conference
    • IT@UofT People
    • Team Up!
    • ITS Leadership
    • True Blue
    • Security Matters
    • ICYMI
  • Jan. 30: Vol. 6, Issue 7

    • CIO Blog
    • Data Privacy Day 2020
    • TKF 2020
    • IT@UofT People
    • Phishing Alert
    • UTSC Legacy Email
    • Security Matters
    • New Staff
    • ITS Milestones
2019
  • Dec. 20: Vol. 6, Issue 6

    • CIO Message
    • ITS Holiday Celebrations
    • End-of-Year Video
    • Join ITS Committees
    • U of T Holiday Outages
    • Upcoming Events
  • Dec. 12: Vol. 6, Issue 5

    • CIO Blog
    • Redesigned ITS Homepage
    • IT@UofT People Profile
    • Holiday Outages
    • Join ITS Committees
    • CanSSOC Webinar
    • Security Matters
    • New Staff
  • Nov. 28: Vol. 6, Issue 4

    • CIO Blog
    • My Research Application (MRA)
    • IT@UofT People Profile
    • CanSSOC Webinar
    • ITS Strategic Plan Feedback
    • ITS Holiday Giving
    • Security Matters
    • Milestones
  • Oct. 24: Vol. 6, Issue 3

    • CIO Blog
    • ITS All Staff Meeting
    • IT@UofT People Profile
    • CanSSOC Webinar
    • Enterprise Service Centre
    • ITS Holiday Giving
    • Security Matters
    • Milestones
  • Sept. 30: Vol. 6, Issue 2

    • CSAM 2019
    • CIO Blog
    • ITS All Staff Meeting
    • IT@UofT People Profile
    • CanSSOC Webinar
    • Enterprise Service Centre
    • Security Matters
    • Upcoming Events
    • Milestones
  • Aug. 29: Vol. 6, Issue 1

    • CIO Blog
    • IT@UofT People Profile
    • VPOREP Than-Q BBQ
    • CanSSOC Webinar
    • MX Record Migration
    • Security Matters
    • Social Media Corner
    • Upcoming Events
  • July 24: Vol. 5, Issue 12

    • CanSSOC Webinar
    • IT@UofT People Profile
    • Digital Workplace Celebration
    • Email Privileges
    • Sustained Service of Excellence
    • MS Stream
    • Social Media Corner
    • Upcoming Events
  • June 26: Vol. 5, Issue 11

    • CanSSOC Webinar
    • IT@UofT People Profile
    • Digital Workplace Celebration
    • Email Privileges
    • Sustained Service of Excellence
    • MS Stream
    • Social Media Corner
    • Upcoming Events
  • May 31: Vol. 5, Issue 10

    • UnITe 2019 Retrospective
    • Strategic Plan Video
    • New Service Desk
    • Enterprise Modernization Program
    • Security Matters
    • RDP Blocked at U of T
    • Social Media Corner
    • ITS Milestones
  • April 17: Vol. 5, Issue 9

    • UnITe 2019 Program
    • Conference Speakers
    • CanSSOC Initiative
    • Data Visualization Workshops
    • UTSC IT Transformation
    • Security Matters
    • Social Media Corner
    • New ITS Staff
  • March 27: Vol. 5, Issue 8

    • UnITe 2019 Registration
    • CIO Blog
    • Conference Volunteers
    • ITS Creative Ventures
    • New Budgeting Tools
    • Security Matters
    • Social Media Corner
    • Milestones
    • New ITS Staff
  • Feb. 28: Vol. 5, Issue 7

    • Digital Moments
    • eProctoring Solutions
    • Open Education Week
    • Storm Website Traffic
    • Letter Grades
    • Social Media Corner
    • Upcoming Events
    • Milestones
    • New ITS Staff
  • Jan. 31: Vol. 5, Issue 6

    • CIO Blog
    • Managing Risk & Staying Safe Online
    • Data Privacy Day
    • U of T Speedtest
    • Course Information System
    • Security Matters
    • Social Media Corner
    • Milestones
    • Upcoming Events
2018
  • Dec. 28: Vol. 5, Issue 5

    • CIO Blog
    • Wireless Website
    • Lecture Capture Software
    • Year In Review Video
    • Holiday Social Recap
    • Social Media Corner
    • Upcoming Events
    • Security Matters
    • Charity Drive
  • Nov. 29: Vol. 5, Issue 4

    • ITS Supports Rotman
    • Platform Modernization Project
    • Excellence Awards
    • CIO Blog
    • Upcoming Events
    • Security Matters
    • Social Media Corner
    • Halloween Recap
    • Charity Drive
    • ITS Milestones
    • New Staff
  • Oct. 30: Vol. 5, Issue 3

    • SharePoint Online
    • IT@UofT
    • GPA calculator application
    • Quercus
    • Social Media Corner
    • Security Matters
    • Cyber Security Awareness Month
    • ITS Milestones
    • New Staff
    • Events
  • Sept. 27: Vol. 5, Issue 2

    • Cyber Security Awareness Month
    • IT@UofT
    • CIO Blog
    • Social Media Corner
    • UTSU Streetfest
    • ITS Community Supporting Kidney Research
    • ACORN
    • EASI Co-op Students
    • Security Matters
    • Awards
    • ITS Milestones
    • New Staff
    • Events
  • Aug. 29: Vol. 5, Issue 1

    • Quercus
    • IT@UofT
    • ACORN
    • VoIP Flex Plan
    • Hybrid IT
    • Security Matters
    • Experiential Learning
    • ITS Milestones
    • New Staff
    • Upcoming Events
  • July 31: Vol. 4, Issue 8

    • ITS strategic planning launch
    • CIO blog
    • Quercus
    • ITS in action
    • iSchool
    • NGSIS
    • Data Dragons recap
    • Office 365
    • New ITS Staff
    • Upcoming Events
  • June 28: Vol. 4, Issue 7

    • Quercus
    • Data Dragons Competition
    • Lynda.com
    • Digital Workplace Training
    • Wild Area Network Strength
    • NGSIS
    • Social Media Corner
    • Riipen
    • Virtual Reality
    • Anti-Phishing Campaign
    • New ITS Staff
    • Security Matters
    • Upcoming Events
  • May 31: Vol. 4, Issue 6

    • ITS Core Values
    • Quercus
    • EASI
    • Who’s True Blue?
    • Science Rendezvous
    • NGSIS
    • Office 365
    • VoIP
    • Security Matters
    • May Event Photos
  • April 29: Vol. 4, Issue 5

    • TKF Preview & Unconference News
    • Quercus Day
    • Manager Self-Service (MSS)
    • NGSIS streamlines OSAP
    • Quercus Poster Campaign
    • Open eTextbook Toolkit
    • Hacking CERN
    • Spot the Phish Contest
    • Office 365 Tip #19
    • Gartner
    • VoIP Update
    • ITS Spring Cleaning at 215 Huron
    • Bring our Children to Work Day
    • Welcome to New ITS Staff
  • March 27: Vol. 4, Issue 4

    • TechKnowFile 2018
    • HR&E’s new Technology Roadmap
    • Gartner Campus Access
    • HTTPs & Chrome
    • Ontario Public Sector Data User Group
    • Quercus Sandbox Updates
    • Data Dragons Competition
    • Office 365
    • Security Matters blog
    • Recent Security Advisories
  • Feb. 28: Vol. 4, Issue 3

    • Quercus
    • Office 365
    • VR in education
    • Integrated Learning Experiences with Riipen
    • NGSIS
    • ROSI Student Web Service Retirement
    • VoIP at U of T
    • information sessions
    • Security Matters blog
  • Jan. 25: Vol. 4, Issue 2

    • Office 365
    • Quercus
    • TechKnowFile 2018
    • Security Matters Meme Contest
    • CIO’s Blog
    • ITS Education & Awareness Team
    • IT Student Advisory Committee
    • Four Tips for Adult Digital Learners
    • Thinking Architecturally
    • NGSIS Blog
    • VoIP at U of T
    • Security Matters blog
    • Free Lynda.com online courses
    • Wifi-Citizens video
    • Security Advisories
2017
  • Sept. 10: Vol. 4, Issue 1

    • Office 365
    • IT Student Advisory Committee
    • Reduce Spam in your inbox
    • New Project Dashboards
    • NGSIS Blog
    • Thinking Architecturally
    • ISEA
    • UTM Libraries Video
    • Telecommunications Website
    • OUCI 2017-18
    • Accessibility Considerations Guide
    • Tutorial: KeePassXC
  • June 1: Vol. 3, Issue 7

    • Meet Bo Wandschneider
    • TechKnowFile 2017
    • VoIP Update
    • Security Matter’s Game
    • Thinking Architecturally
    • Online Learning Strategies
    • Security Matters Blog
    • NGSIS Blog
  • March 30: Vol. 3, Issue 6

    • New CIO Announced
    • TechKnowFile 2017
    • Office 365 Announcement
    • VoIP Coming to U of T
    • HR Technology Announcement
    • Thinking Architecturally
    • Phishing Prevention in 2 Minutes
  • March 1: Vol. 3, Issue 5

    • TechKnowFile 2017
    • This Tax Season: Protect Yourself Against Fraud
    • Inspire Us!
    • Information Security Awareness & Education Initiative
    • Travel Security in 2 Minutes
  • Jan. 25: Vol. 3, Issue 4

    • TechKnowFile 2017
    • Thinking Architecturally
    • EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues
    • Financial Planning Tool for Students
    • Data Privacy Day
    • Lunch & Learn
    • Behind the Scenes
2016
  • Nov. 10: Vol. 3, Issue 3

    • The Future of the Portal
    • Academic Toolbox Renewal
    • Corporate Mobile Plan
    • Monthly Tech Tip: The Anatomy of a Phishing Email
  • Oct. 13: Vol. 3, Issue 2

    • October Campaign
    • ITS Staff Directory
    • TechKnowFile 2017
    • Monthly Tech Tip: Did you go over your mobile data again?
    • Academic Toolbox Renewal
    • Cyber Security Awareness Campaign Digest to Date
  • Sept. 13: Vol. 3, Issue 1

    • Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative
    • TechKnowFile 2017
    • CUCCIO Fast-Five: IT News
    • EDUCAUSE
    • From PDAD&C
    • University Operations Awards
    • New SIS Website
    • Monthly Tech Tip: Keep Your Desktop and Hard Drive Free of Clutter
  • Aug. 9: Vol. 2, Issue 13

    • The Portal is Changing!
    • IT Services Catalogue
    • Important Update: Campus Wireless Access
    • Email Attachment Changes
    • Monthly Tech Tip: How to View Email Message Headers
  • July 8: Vol. 2, Issue 12

    • CIO receives CUCCIO Community Award
    • Software Centre
    • Toolbox End-User Support Team
    • New NGSIS Website Released
    • U of T Cell Phone Plans
    • Tech Tip: Your Cell Phone Battery
  • June 14: Vol. 2, Issue 11

    • Cyber Security Incident Memo
    • ISEA Unit, Interim Leadership
    • ITS Organizational Structure Update
    • Excellence Through Innovation Awards
    • TechBits
    • Administrative Web Services
  • May 10: Vol. 2, Issue 10

    • TechKnowFile 2016 Photos
    • Integrate: Academic Technology Toolbox
    • TechBits: Top 5 Shortcuts for Speeding Up Search in Outlook
    • UofT Winner in App Challenge!
    • Preventing Device Theft
    • Did You Know?
    • Articles of Interest
  • April 4: Vol. 2, Issue 9

    • Client Support Services (CSS)
    • New Excel Functions
    • TechBits
    • Can you Outsmart Internet Scammers?
    • TechKnowFile University 2016
    • Don’t Get Hooked
    • IT Services Catalogue
    • ITS Policy Report (Final)
    • Accessibility in OneNote
    • Articles of Interest
  • March 1: Vol. 2, Issue 8

    • TKF16 Keynotes Announced
    • O365 ProPlus
    • Enhanced ESS
    • Fact of the Month
    • TechKnowFile University 2016
    • Securing Mobile Devices
    • ITS Policy Report (Final)
    • NGSIS Highlights
    • Articles of Interest
  • Feb. 1: Vol. 2, Issue 7

    • What is eCampus Ontario?
    • Featured Project: Projects Dashboard
    • Facts to Know
    • TechKnowFile #TKF16
    • Three Services to Remember in 2016
    • Guard Your Privacy When Offline or Travelling
    • UTAlert by BBConnect
    • ITS Policy Report
    • Articles of Interest
2014
  • Nov. 27: Vol. 2, Issue 6

    • Getting Things Done on Mobile
    • NGSIS & Staff Consultation
    • Academic Toolbox Renewal Initiative
    • TechKnowFile 2015
    • CUCCIO’s Fast Five
    • ITIF 2014
    • UTORid Password Reset
    • 30-Day Plank Challenge
  • Oct. 2: Vol. 2, Issue 5

    • Microsoft IT Academy
    • New NGSIS Website & Blog
    • Designing with Users in Mind
    • TechKnowFile 2015
    • CIO Updates
    • ACORN
    • Advisory
    • Health and Safety Awareness Program