Introducing Toolkit

The intranet for the Division of Physical & Biological Sciences1

Mockup of new Physical and Biological Sciences intranet.

Coming November 12

Toolkit is your intranet for all internal policies, forms, services, and official messages administered by our division. Use the search bar first. It will help you find exactly what you need, when you need it. For example, if you need keys to your lab, type “lab keys” in the search bar and Toolkit will take you there.

What you need to know

  • The division has centralized all internal administrative resources that are non-confidential into one place, called the Toolkit (includes internal academic department resources)
  • Toolkit will not be indexed by public search engines, you will no longer be able to search public search engines for internal resources related to the division and your department
  • Toolkit will improve and modernize our external public search engine results, external audience website user experience, and internal admin practices/communications
  • Toolkit access will still be open to the public (no password required to access), you will still be able to share webpages on the intranet with colleagues, both inside and outside of UC Santa Cruz
  • Toolkit will be accessible in the footer of all divisional websites or by the main URL (here)
  • Academic department staff will have access to the new Toolkit starting in July 2019 and faculty will have access starting on November 12, 2019
  • The division will host multiple Q&A demo sessions to share important details about Toolkit, as well as visit your department faculty meetings to introduce Toolkit
  • All internal administrative resources on academic department external websites and the entire "business office" website will be taken offline on November 12, 2019 and replaced with the divisional Toolkit



For questions or comments, contact Ryan Sirles


1This project is part of the division's Web Redesign Project (WRP), a digital communications strategy outlined in the Physical & Biological Science Strategic Marketing Plan for 2018-2021. The purpose of the WRP is to deliver a consistent, engaging, and modern online experience for key stakeholders that is both sustainable and flexible in today's digital world. The WRP consists of four main components and best practices. To learn more about the WRP click here.

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