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Education Commons announces a Virtual Computer Lab for the OISE community. This online system will give OISE faculty, staff, and students access to OISE's licensed software, and will provide a teaching environment for classes using that software.

COVID-19 Procedures Update: Individuals who have an occasional need to enter the OISE building (252 Bloor St. West) must use the online Building-access Booking Form to book a time to come into the building.

Important Information for Homespace Users. The Homespace system is now read-only. You can access your files there, but you cannot alter them, or upload more. Please see our information explaining how to move your data from HomeSpace to its replacement, OneDrive



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FREE NVIVO 12 Plus for Faculty, Students and Staff 

NVIVO12 Plus is a qualitative research data analysis software used to manage and analyze text, audio, video emails, images, spreadsheets, online surveys, web content and social media. It is now being offered by University of Toronto Libraries at no cost.   

Learn how to get it for free! 


Note About MacOS X Catalina

As some of you may know, MacOS Catalina has been released. This new version of MacOS brings with it a number of Music, TV show, and Social Media enhancements, and we recognize that some users may be eager to download and use with this new edition of MacOS.

MacOS X Catalina is not directly compatible with certain applications that are widely used at OISE, including Nvivo 12, SPSS 25, Acrobat Pro 11, and other (particularly older 32-bit) software. There are work-arounds, but we would wait for application updates directly from the developers.  

We therefore recommend against upgrading to MacOS X Catalina at this time.

Learn how to stop installation of MacOS X Catalina