To facilitate teaching in the MScPT program, the Department of Physical Therapy uses Quercus, the University of Toronto’s Learning Management Engine. Academic Leads use Quercus to post course schedules, outlines, readings, assignments and unofficial student marks, and conduct interactive activities including live synchronous lectures, online quizzes and surveys, communication via email, and discussion boards. This is a user-friendly system and is easy for students to use for communication and interactive learning.  

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Student access to Quercus is activated automatically through registration on ACORN. To log into Quercus, students need their UTORid. Students must activate their UTORids before the first day of class otherwise they will be unable to access courses. Additionally, an @mail.utoronto.ca email address must be recorded in ACORN in order to use the built-in email feature within Quercus.

Once logged into Quercus, the main page is the ‘Dashboard’. All courses in which students are enrolled for the current academic session will be listed here. If courses are not visible, please contact the SLO.

To log out of Quercus, students must exit the browser window completely. Without exiting completely, someone else who uses the same computer will be able to access the account. To protect privacy and prevent unauthorized use, students must completely exit the browser to log off.

To learn more about Quercus, students can click the Help button on the left navigation bar once logged in, and choose Quercus Support Resources. Questions about access or requests for technical support should be directed to the IT Manager, Rob Page