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A-Z list of all Information Technology Services available at U of T.

Tools and resources supporting academic activities in the classroom and beyond.

Resources for access to systems, password resets, anti-virus, encryption and security.

Information on available administrative applications and available support.

Resources for applications development and enterprise service architecture model.

E-mail, video/audio conferencing and other communication tools available at U of T.

Resources + support for acquisition, maintenance + disposal of hardware + software.

HelpDesks, Training and Support resources for all central IT services at U of T.

Resources and support for networking, wireless and remote access at U of T.

All policies and guidelines concerning Information Technology at U of T.

PMO resources for assessment, planning, governance and implementation of IT projects.

TECHSMITH SNAGIT: TechSmith Snagit software can be used to record lecture audio synced with the on-screen display of your computer or laptop. It also offers simple editing tools that allow you to excerpt portions from the lecture.

TechSmith Snagit creates a local recording on the client’s laptop or computer that can be manually updated to a streaming server (the U of T Libraries’ MyMedia service, YouTube, etc.) or file sharing service (i.e., OneDrive) of their choice.
UTORTIME: The enterprise infrastructure solutions (EIS) team offers a network time service, UTORtime, to the University of Toronto (U of T) community.

This service allows your Unix, PC or Mac workstation to maintain accurate time.

U of T’s time servers

To synchronize with U of T’s time servers, use one or more of the host names below:


IP addresses are subject to change, so always use the host names above when synchronizing with U of T’s time servers.

Please Note: 
For those still using ( as a time server, this server remains but now operates at the stratum 3 level.

Please synchronize with one or more of the three host names above.


NTP software is available for all versions of Unix (Linux/BSD and Mac OS X) and Windows. Please refer to the Time Synchronization Software website for a comprehensive list.

For Unix machines running the xntpd (or ntpd) daemon, a sample /etc/ntp.conf file is available.

Supported protocols

U of T time servers support Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP).

General Information on network time services

There are three internet time protocols:

  1. The Network Time Protocolor NTP (RFC 5905), is a sophisticated protocol that allows a system to continuously synchronize its clock with multiple time servers (to protect against transient-behaving servers) with adjustment for network interruptions. For more information, visit NTP FAQ  and
  2. The Simple Network Time Protocol, or SNTP (RFC 4330), is a simplified version that allows clients to take advantage of some of the features of an RFC5905 service without a full (RFC5905) implementation.
  3. The Time Protocol (RFC 868) provides a simple way for a system to poll for the current time from a time server.
Wherever possible, use SNTP (RFC 4330) or NTP (RFC 5905) over Time Protocol (RFC 868).

For more information on network time services, visit the National Research Council Canada or Network Time Protocol Project website.


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