What is Quercus?

Quercus is a learning management engine, and is the University of Toronto’s main online teaching and learning environment.

It is web-based software which gives you and your instructor a shared learning space online to receive and exchange course content as well as to communicate using a range of tools. Its main purposes are to add online elements to courses delivered in-class and to deliver completely online courses with few or no face-to-face meetings.

If you’re enrolling in an in-class course, you will typically use Quercus to access course materials, assignments and assessments. Your instructor may use it to post class announcements. If you’re enrolling in an online course, your Quercus course site will be the “virtual classroom” where you, your instructor and the other course participants will interact throughout the duration of the course. If you’re enrolling in a hybrid course, you will meet in-class for some sessions and will interact online for others. You will receive a detailed schedule for your course and information about how Quercus will be used for all course formats (in-class, online and hybrid) in your Course Outline once your course starts.

You can login to your Quercus account here.


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