Celebrating CTSI’s 10th anniversary with a countdown of teaching and learning initiatives and partnerships at U of T
The University of Toronto officially launched Quercus, our online academic toolbox, in Fall 2018. This was the culmination of a long process that included a year-long consultation period with the U of T community (from RFP through vendor demonstrations) then another year for roll-out and integration, and CTSI, in particular the Academic and Collaborative Technologies Support and Operations teams, was involved at every step, working with units, offices and individuals across the University to create an academic toolbox that meets the needs of our community.
From creating registration for events to designing posters, producing promotional and how-to videos, online resources, leading in-person and online training sessions, to integrating tools into the toolbox and providing support to the U of T community (educational technology professionals, faculty and administrators), CTSI and Quercus work together at every stage.
- As of March 2019, there are 13,665 published courses, 94,658 active students and 5,236 active instructors on Quercus!
- Quercus Academic Toolbox Integrated Tools from A-Z – learn more about the tools available for your Quercus courses
- Are you looking for new ways to use Quercus? Your U of T colleagues have some tips, including Creating a Course Tour Using Lecture Capture Software and Managing Large Classes with Quercus, to get you started.
- You are never on your own with Quercus. You can find Quercus Support Resources online (more information is added as more tools are integrated) to help yourself. You can sign up for Quercus training at CTSI or your own unit, contact the educational technology support in your division or the general help line at email@example.com.