Support available from your Academic unit
Look up your Divisional Support Contact who can support you and your academic technology needs with the tools in the Quercus Academic Toolbox. Your Divisional Support representative may have local knowledge of practices and procedures specific to your academic unit.
The global calendar includes online webinars and events across the University. You can filter events :
Quercus training workshops are also offered by some Divisions and Departments for instructors, TAs and staff.
- Start with our Educational Technology / Academic Toolbox home page (formerly Quercus Support Resources).
- View our Quercus Quick Guide for guidance around getting up and running with your Quercus course as well as important administrative functions that occur in Quercus.
- Browse our Tool Finder menu.
- Search the full list of Tool Guides to find an exact available U of T supported academic tool.
- Not sure what tool you need? Browse our Teaching with Technology resources.
- Quercus is powered by Canvas, and additional assistance can be found in the Canvas Community Guides.
Quercus Sandbox Course
As part of Instructor training, a Quercus sandbox course was automatically created for all instructors to try out the tools, features in the course site, and begin building a fully developed course. Sandbox courses are unofficial, non-ROSI courses that do not have student enrollments. These courses are a space created for an individual instructor to experiment with a Quercus course site.
Quercus for Teaching Assistants
Quercus for Students
Documentation is available on the Student Quercus Guide for students with information on how to navigate Quercus, access courses and download student mobile apps.
Students can also be directed to the Quercus for Students blog site designed specifically for U of T students. Blog posts are written by students who share their experiences and tips when using the Quercus academic toolbox.
System Status and Technical Requirements
- What Technology Requirements Does U of T Recommend?
- Which browsers does (Quercus) Canvas support?
- What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?
- Canvas System Status
- Upcoming Canvas Changes
- This page provides a central location for communicating all significant upcoming changes in Canvas.
- View Canvas Incident History
Online Training & Self-Paced Videos
Quercus Videos and Workshop Recordings
The materials on the Quercus Videos and Workshop Recordings page are designed to familiarize instructors with the tools and features of Quercus that are essential for effective course design and delivery.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
Faculty, staff and students at the University of Toronto have free access to LinkedIn Learning on-demand courses, an online learning resource with high-quality instructional videos. Log in with your UTORid.
Canvas Community Training Portal (offered by Instructure)
Note: Canvas Community training webinars and videos were not created at the University of Toronto. Some of the tools and features presented may not be available at the University.