Quercus Sandbox Course

What Can I Use It For?

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A Sandbox course is a space created for an individual instructor to experiment with Quercus, the University of Toronto’s new Canvas-based teaching and learning environment.

This Academic Toolbox tool helps you...
Organize Content
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

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 External Link icon 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.

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