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Quercus (Canvas) Help

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Below are links to tips, tools and strategies that you can use to teach and support your students and their learning from anywhere. 

  • For support with your online teaching, please reach out to the Instructional Technology Team at
  • We can set up individual or group consultations by phone or via virtual meeting.

Dear UTM Instructors and Staff,

Online Faculty Help Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12 - 1 pm on March 24th, 26th, 31st and April, 2nd, 7th, 9th.

The publicly available UTM Teach Anywhere Quercus information is available at

Also, we have created a UTM Teach Anywhere Quercus course and have sent an invite to all UTM instructors who are currently teaching full and half year courses.  This is a central online place to work together, share information and meet online.  If you are a UTM instructor who is currently teaching this semester, you should be able to access the UTM Teach Anywhere course already by logging into Quercus at https://q.utoronto/ca with your UTORid and password.

If you declined the invite in Quercus and would like us to resend an invitation, please let us know by entering your information in this form - FORM - Request for reinvite to UTM Teach Anywhere Quercus course.


If you require Zoom access,

Login  to submit a ticket to request access.  Zoom meetings can accommodate up to 300 people. 
Your request should include the following information

  • Course code
  • Size of the class 
  • Day and time of your session(s)

Please indicate if you are requesting large enrollment Zoom option for a class of greater than 300 participants (this option usually requires at least 72 business hours) and can be used for up to a maximum of 1,000 participants (NOTE:  This would have limited functionality).


Canvas is the university's Learning Management Engine (LME), and the interface for Quercus, our new teaching and learning environment.

The new LME will integrate various educational technology applications and functionalities, in addition to supporting many of the tools that faculty are using with their courses. Canvas is integrated with ACORN/ROSI (UofT's student information system).

Please use the links in the left side menu to navigate to instructions for basic course setup in Quercus, including assignment creation and more.

The Course Life Cycle provides the timeline of when instructors have access to Quercus courses, and can be found at the link below.

Logging into Quercus

Instructors can login to Quercus at to access their courses, including their sandbox test course.

More information can be found at How to Log Into Quercus.

Note: All instructors have a Sandbox course that can be used for testing tools and features in the course and to help prepare a finished course.

Upcoming Quercus Training Sessions