Quercus is the University of Toronto' s online learning environment and virtual space where you’ll find the online portion of your courses, including: announcements and, in many cases, your grades on certain assignments (this varies from course to course).
The learning management engine (LME) that supports Quercus is called Canvas. Your Quercus courses are connected to ACORN (U. of T.’s student information system where you register for courses.)
Quercus Overview Video
This video provides an overview of the basic functions in Quercus:
There is a Canvas Student mobile app available for download on iOS and Android.
Canvas Student mobile app allows students to conveniently access their courses to review course content, and to receive and send course communications on a mobile device.
The Canvas Student app should not be used for any high-stakes activities such as submitting assignments or quizzes—important tasks and assessments should be completed on a desktop or laptop computer instead. For quizzes and assignment submissions it is always best to use the full web version of Quercus (Canvas) on a computer that has a hard-wired (ethernet) internet connection. Campus computer labs and the library offer many workstations that have a hard-wired internet connections and you are welcome to use these for submitting assignments or completing quizzes. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan ahead and don't wait until just before your deadline or due date.
Note: The Canvas Student mobile app is developed and supported by Instructure, not the University of Toronto.
More information on the Canvas Student mobile apps can be found by following the links below.
Student Quercus Guide
The Student Quercus Guide contains information that will help you get started with using Quercus (Canvas), including links to Canvas Community website resources such as the Canvas Student Guide
Quercus FAQs for Students
Answers to some commonly asked questions.
How to submit a written assignment in a Quercus course.
Taking a Test/Quiz
Tips for taking an online test or quiz in Canvas.
Viewing Grades and Feedback
How to view your grades and any Instructor-provided feedback in a Quercus course.