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Living Our Strategic Vision

June 20, 2019

Over the past year, the University of Toronto, led by our CIO Bo Wandschneider, has been engaged in a deep and meaningful IT strategic planning process. You can read more about that process in this article, “New ITS strategic plan to guide the future of tech at U of T,” but the Vision that we … Read More

What Teaching & Learning Tools Are You Using?

May 9, 2019

As we approach one year on Quercus, we’ve begun to look at the other (other than the LMS) teaching and learning tools in use at our school. My colleague, Vahideh Rahnama, the project control analyst on our team, has been doing some research – looking at what other universities are doing (particularly other schools who … Read More

From Portal to Quercus: By The Numbers

April 15, 2019

Overall Summary Every year around this time, we take stock of the past year’s activities. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good opportunity to have a look at the Portal to Quercus transition by the numbers. When we set out, our target was to have approximately 5,000 active courses for Fall … Read More

Great stuff keeps coming – the Quercus Student Blog

March 1, 2019

If you haven’t book-marked the Quercus Student Blog yet, you definitely should – it’s a great sources of information and ideas – ostensibly for and by students – but in actuality, it’s great for everyone at UofT. Check it out here: https://qstudents.utoronto.ca/category/blog/

Pages vs Modules

February 27, 2019

Our colleagues in our Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have developed a lovely and helpful document explaining the differences between Pages and Modules in Quercus. As they write, “In Canvas/Quercus, a Module is a way to organize and display course content. They are buckets that hold any number of different types of elements – … Read More

Quercus Support Site

October 1, 2018

The wonderful members of the ACT support team in the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation have put together a fabulous new Quercus Support Site with the collaboration of educational technology professional colleagues from all around the University. Check it out!

Welcome to September

September 1, 2018

Welcome to September.  Quercus is now the University of Toronto’s new online teaching and learning environment. You can read all about support and training opportunities on our Toolbox project website.

Student Quercus Blog

August 18, 2018

The team has launched a website (blog) for students and by students, all about our new Learning environment – Quercus – check out the first post here: https://qstudents.utoronto.ca/quercus-theres-an-app-for-that/

U of T’s online AODA training

August 3, 2018

The University’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office 30-minute online training modules are moving from Portal to Quercus. As a result, notifications asking participants to register as a student in the course are being sent out by Quercus <notifications@instructure.com>. If you are concerned about the legitimacy of this email, you can access the AODA … Read More

Quercus Training

June 1, 2018