COVID Update: Quercus Browsing (part one)

April 7, 2020

Like almost all North American schools (and many around the world), we’ve had to switch the way we teach and learn due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That means significant increases in the use of technology, and in demand for support around those technologies. In a series of posts, we will be sharing some visualizations of those changes.

On April 1st, we published a post about usage patterns for our learning management system, Quercus. We challenged readers to explain the interesting hourly pattern (usage peaking in the early afternoon). And we had some fun on Twitter talking about the pattern too.

In that conversation, Twitter user @sakhmeth asked about the devices used to access Quercus. So by popular demand we present you with part one of the answer … the browsers used to access Quercus.

browsers pie chart

other browsers pie chart


And for the real aficionados, here is the list of the obscure “other other” browsers:

Android Browser • UC Browser • Amazon Silk • androidTeacher
YaBrowser • Coc Coc • Playstation 4

My favourite? Clearly the person checking their homework from their Playstation 4. What’s your favourite?

BTW, the leading hypothesis for the hourly usage pattern is people (students?) sleeping in 🙂