April 1, 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 this post, we are sharing a couple of visualizations regarding the University’s Learning Management System, Quercus. The first graph shows daily visitors and a fairly steady state for the last half of March, which is a good sign that the system remains an important teaching resource for the community (~50 to 75 thousand unique visitors a day). The second chart shows visitors on an hourly basis (peaking at ~15,000 an hour). This one we need some help interpreting – why do you think things almost always seem to peak around 2:00 pm? Send us an email if you think you know why.
(For community members looking for help using Quercus, start here: http://uoft.me/qresources
visitors by day
visitors by hour