Project Communique: April 20, 2018

Hello everyone,

Hope you are doing well.

You are receiving this as you are the key technical and training lead for your division and key communication contact for each division has also been cced.

Following up with my previous communication, we are now at the phase of training the end users.
As the Technical and Training leads please kindly inform us of your divisional training plans and scheduled training sessions so we can post the time and location on our website. CTSI is also offering some virtual and in person QuickStart Quercus workshop that can be shared with your community. The schedule is posted on our website:

Furthermore, CTSI has developed a 12 minute QuickStart Quercus training video that can be shared with your community and is very helpful to help them get started:
If you require assistance with running your training sessions please contact us.
Content Migration
The summer shells are now available and fall course shells will become available by May 1. With Portal going away on August 31, 2018, it is essential for ALL content to be backed up and all fall courses be build in Quercus.
Matt Clare is leading this initiative. Please reach out to us to work on your divisional content migration plan and schedule your divisional migration clinic sessions with our content migration assistants if required. 
As shared previously, the experience of other institutions going through the same process has been it is best to build the courses fresh in the new LME rather than export/import. More guidelines are posted on
Quercus Days!
The Training Working Group is leading three Quercus Days on the followings dates for the end users with presentations and hands-on demos of Quercus. Please share this information with your community to participate in these exciting Try.Learn. Build events!

A Tri-Campus Event.

  • U of T Mississauga: Monday May 07
    UTM Room (formerly Faculty club) 
    Room 3140, William G. Davis Building, 1867 Inner Circle
  • U of T Scarborough: Tuesday May 08
    Rooms AC221/AC219, Academic Resource Centre, 1265 Military Trail
  • St. George: Friday May 11
    Rooms: 4036, Blackburn Room, 4034 CTSI Teaching Studio and 4035, CTSI Boardroom, 4th Floor Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street
Administration Access Roles and Training

Two Admin Access Training sessions were held at CTSI with over 50 participants in person and virtually. If your division contact with admin access has not attended these sessions, please ensure the identified person has submitted the confidentiality form and contact us to book a 1:1 training for them:

Please visit our website for more information and feel free to reach out to me (or email us) for more information or any questions you may have. 
Thank you
Haniyeh Yousofpour, PhD, MBA, PMP
Toolbox Renewal Project Manager