Quercus Rich Media Files – Videos & Pictures

What Can I Use It For?

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Many instructors use rich media files (videos and pictures) as part of their teaching. While Quercus does not have the capacity to host many files, we have other institutional solutions that can provide a solution.

This Academic Toolbox tool helps you...
Organize Content / Connect & Communicate / Teach from a Distance
Typical course activity format:
Synchronous or Asynchronous
Quercus Intergration
Built-In Tool

Where Can I Get More Support?

Cost
Centrally Funded

How to Get Started

We recommend alternative hosting solutions for hosting pictures and videos due to Quercus size limitations.

How to Use This Tool

Many instructors use rich media files (videos and pictures) as part of their teaching. Quercus does have some capacity to locally host such files (up to 3 gigabytes per course), however, Quercus should not serve as a media repository, because it is a specialized application suite and not a cost-affordable storage service.

Luckily, U of T provides a variety of hosting and streaming services that are meant explicitly for media, and we are actively looking at other solutions as well. For more information, download the Streaming Tools Comparison Chart 15112019.

 

Instructions

  • Federated Academic Digital Imaging System (FADIS)

    Federated Academic Digital Imaging System (FADIS)

    The Federated Academic Digital Imaging System (FADIS) from U of T Libraries was originally designed to house high-resolution art and architecture images, but has expanded to serve all disciples. Images loaded into FADIS can be linked to from a Quercus course. Please visit FADIS for more information.

  • Video Streaming Service - MyMedia

    MyMedia

    MyMedia, also from U of T Libraries, is an archival storage and streaming solution that provides an interface for uploading a wide array of video and audio file formats and for managing and sharing your media. It can be linked to from a Quercus course. Please visit MyMedia External Link for more information.

     For support with MyMedia, please contact the Information Commons Help Desk – help.desk@utoronto.ca

  • Video Streaming Service - MS Stream

    MS Stream

    Faculty and staff can use Stream to upload and share video content, students can view videos but cannot upload and share. When logged into  Office 365 External Link, faculty and staff will find Stream in the suite of available apps. Please visit the Stream External Link support site for more information.
  • Video Streaming Service - YouTube (not supported at U of T)

    YouTube

    Not supported at U of T.  Please see the Tools Beyond Quercus External Link resource for more information.
  • TSpace

    TSpace

    A third option may be TSpace, a free and secure research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of the University of Toronto community. Instructors may have already curated an integrated collection that includes multi-media components, and can use TSpace to make that collection available to their students. Again, a TSpace collection can be linked to from a Quercus course. Please visit TSpace  External Linkfor more information.

  • OneDrive in Microsoft Office 365

    OneDrive in Microsoft Office 365

    Instructors may also want to leverage their personal OneDrive (part of their Office365 account) to store media files, that can be linked to from their Quercus course. Each instructor has up to 1 terabyte of storage in their OneDrive account. Please visit the OneDrive External Linksupport site for more information.

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