Quercus Support Resources & the Academic Toolbox
Learn about the educational technology tools the University has access to.
Use our Tool Finder to see guides for the various tools in our Academic Toolbox.
Learn how technology can assist in teaching your course.
The Academic Toolbox helps you...
The tools in your Quercus Academic Toolbox can assist in keeping your course content organized and easy for your students to find.
For example, you can Copy Content from a previous Course, Organize your content in Modules and Pages , make your content stand out using the Quercus Rich Content Editor, or add Videos & Pictures to your Quercus course page.
You can view these example and many others to help organize your content in the Tool Guides section.
The Academic Toolbox can also assist with...
Ensuring your course is accessible is an important part of course design and delivery. Please consult some of our resources:
We also have numerous webinar recordings to assist with incorporating and embedding accessibility into your course:
- Accommodations and Accessibility in Remote/Online Teaching – View recording (October 26, 2020)
- Exploring Captioning and Transcription Tools – View recording (August 11, 2021)
- Making Learning Accessible: Accessibility Services and Accommodations – View recording (January 26, 2021)
We have the following resources to assist with Active Learning in the classroom:
You can also view the following webinar recordings:
- Active Learning Strategies for Online Teaching – View recording (January 11, 2022)
- Teaching with Technology 2.0: Improving Engagement and Collaboration with Educational Technologies – View recording (August 20, 2021)
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Just getting started? No problem, check out the Quercus Quick Guide for guidance around getting up and running with your Quercus course as well as important administrative functions that occur in Quercus.
We have webinar recordings on various topics regarding teaching with technology.
You can also consult our information pages on the following Quercus elements:
Looking for something specific? You can search and browse all of our Teaching with Technology Resources and Tool Guides here:
Your Course Home Page sets the tone for your course and often is the source of a student’s first impression of your course. Join CTSI’s new asynchronous program that provides you with the tools you need to build an inviting and welcoming learning environment, starting with the Course Home Page. We anticipate this program will take up to two hours to complete.
By the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Describe social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence as part of the community of inquiry model
- Utilize the Rich Content Editor in Quercus to edit text and include audiovisual materials on Quercus Pages
- Create a Course Home Page that fosters social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence