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New Staff - Getting a UTORid

UTORid username and password, TCard and Email address.

The three most important things a new staff member will need are a UTORid, a TCard, and an email address. 

Your UTORid - Computer/Login Account gives you access to: 

  • Your '@utoronto.ca' email address 
  • Blackboard Portal - the online home for students and groups 
  • Computer access - OISE computer labs & UofT Libraries 
  • Wireless Internet access on campus

Setting up an Email Account 

When you are activating your UTORid, you will automatically be asked to set up an e-mail address (firstname.lastname@utoronto.ca). 

Your Email username and password is the same as your UTORid username and password. 

How do I use Outlook (or Entourage) to Access my Email? 

Instructions for setting your email program up can be found on the Information Commons Help Desk web site.

Getting your UTORid setup

New staff will receive a “Getting on-line at UofT” letter from your department. This letter contains your UTORid username and a Secret Activation Key.  Current staffs who do not have a UTORid can request the “Getting on-line at UofT” letter from your department or HR.

To activate your UTORid account:

 

Getting your TCard

Your TCard is a photo ID smartcard which provides identification for university services, facility access and also acts as your Library Card.

To get your TCard, go to the TCard Office located in Room 2054A on the second floor of Robarts Library at the corner of St. George and Harbord. For TCard Office hours and required identification documentation, visit the TCard web site.

Staff should remember to bring their "Getting on-line at U of T” document to the TCard office to receive their TCard.
 

 

Important Points to Remember About Your UTORid Account

 

Setting up a UTORmail Account

When you are activating your UTORid, you will automatically be asked to set up a UTORmail e-mail address (firstname.lastname@utoronto.ca).

Your Email username and password is the same as your UTORid username and password.

 

How do I use Outlook (or Entourage) to Access my Email?

It is recommended that OISE Staff upgrade their UTORmail email account to the UTORexchange server.  This process takes a few minutes to complete via the UTORexchange migration page.

The UTORexchange account will provide advanced communication features and calendar organization that uses Outlook or Entourage to access.  Please consult the Faculty & Staff Email section for more information.

 

Forgotten UTORid Passwords

For security reasons, staff UTORid passwords can only be reset by visiting the Information Commons Help Desk in Robarts Library. Please remember to bring photo identification.

 

Need Further Assistance?

Talk to our friendly folks at the Client Care Portal.

For more detailed information about UTORids at UofT and related services, go to the Computing and Networking Services UTORID Management page.