Project Communique: March 19, 2018

Good morning everyone!

You are receiving this email as you have been identified as the Divisional Lead for the Toolbox Renewal Project.

Hope you have started a great week.
Here are a few project updates:


We continue to attend the departmental meetings to raise awareness about the project and inform the attendees of, the sandbox available to instructors and the importance of instructors archiving their content before Aug 31, 2018. We have attended 22 so far. 

We had the early adopter day earlier in March and received very positive feedback from the early adopters regarding both their own and their students’ experience. The highlights include: Very clean interface, easy to use (love the drag and drop), self intuitive to build a course and great speed grader. Students love the mobile app and the calendar feature. 

There were a few challenges that they faces which we have noted to cover during our Quercus training. 

We will be holding a Quercus booth on April 30th at the University of Toronto Teaching and Learning Symposium held at Desautels Hall at Rotman School of Management. 

Technical – Action Required

The course and admin roles have been approved by the steering committee and have been created in Quercus. 

Next steps are assign roles to the responsible individuals at each division. For such, we will be sending out an email (today and tomorrow) to each division Technical and Training lead and will cc you (the divisional leads) to inform us who should get access to which role. Attached are the available roles for your review. To grant access this Confidentiality agreement has to be signed by the assignee and Department/Program Director:


As we completed the first round of information session at every divisional that request one, we are moving to the next level of training. 

We have held a few “Getting started with Quercus” training sessions already and we continue to work with our divisional key Technical and Training contacts to hold divisional end user Quickstart Quercus training locally at each division in addition to our central training at CTSI. 

Please visit our website for more information and feel free to reach out to me (or email us) for more information or to invite us attend any town hall, departmental, divisional meeting you see necessary beyond what we are doing!

Thank you

Haniyeh Yousofpour, PhD, MBA, PMP
Toolbox Renewal Project Manager