Quercus Sandbox Course
A Sandbox course is a space created for an individual instructor to experiment with Quercus, the Canvas-based teaching and learning environment.
This unofficial Quercus course is setup with an enrollment of 1, yourself, so you are free to experiment as you wish in a safe space without any student involvement. It is automatically available for instructors with an active teaching assignment in ROSI. If you are with a Federated College, contact your divisional Quercus support to gain access to a sandbox course.
How to Get Started
A Sandbox course is a space created for an individual instructor to experiment with Quercus, the University of Toronto’s Canvas-based teaching and learning environment.
How to Use This Tool
Initially, Sandbox courses have no content added to them and only the one instructor added. Instructors are encouraged to experiment with the new functionality offered and add colleagues and support individuals as needed.
Instructors can experiment with adding and importing content and different ways of organizing a course. Unlike an academic course calendar based course shell, the Sandbox course’s lack of other members makes experimentation easier because otherwise unwanted notifications and other items are not being sent. While experimenting instructors may want to take advantage of the feature in Settings to Reset Course Content and start over.
Sandbox sites can also be used a sources to import content into future academic course calendar based course shells.