Welcome to education commons

As a community partner & digital leader, we enable the OISE community with IT services and solutions in the pursuit of Discovery.

virtual events

Introducing the new Zoom Events Platform – not just a Zoom event.

June 1, 2022
12:00 – 1:00PM
Register for the workshop

If you’re planning a virtual conference or open house and need a secure video solution to run concurrent meetings with multiple speakers, then join Education Commons for this one-hour introduction to the Zoom Events platform. We will showcase the features of the new platform and answer your questions.


Windows Activation Notifications

If you are receiving a Windows Activation notice, use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN application available on OISE laptops to activate Windows. This app will let you connect to University-supported applications such as ROSI, AMS and many other U of T services that might not otherwise be available through the Internet. Learn how to activate Windows and connect to U-of-T services with Cisco VPN. 


HomeSpace – Permanent Deletion

Last year, on May 7,  Education Commons advised the community of the process to retire HomeSpace. Now, the time has come for the final retirement of the platform. On September 15, all content from personal and department HomeSpace will be permanently deleted. If you require more time to move your content please contact oise.help@utoronto.ca by September 8, 2021 and we can provide you with a one week extension. We encourage the OISE community to use MS 365 to securely store your files for access any time on SharePoint or OneDrive. How to access HomeSpace:

1. Using an online browser, and visiting https://drive.oise.utoronto.ca/

2. Using Cyberduck.

HomeSpace Remote Access on a PC »

HomeSpace Remote Access on a Mac »

Rethinking Education Commons: Building Strategic Priorities

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Have We Got a Story for You!

At any given moment we are working on a number of different projects that have a direct impact on OISE. Visit our stories section to see what we’ve been up to.