July Edition

July 26th, 2022

Welcome to the July edition of the Rotman Digital Newsletter.

Fall 2022 course shells are now available on Quercus. The Rotman Digital Office has applied the course page template to both graduate and Commerce courses and they are ready and waiting for instructors to fill them with all sorts of exciting content.

As you likely know, Ouriginal is the University's integrated plagiarism detection tool. Until recently, connecting a positive plagiarism case to the source material proved to be a significant challenge. Happily, an improvement has been made to simplify the process. We have included a step-by-step guide below.

We are also highlighting a resource called, How to Canvas which contains useful ideas on how to create unique Quercus content. You will also find a link to CTSI's (Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation) calendar for the next month. There are many helpful sessions to check out before the Fall semester begins. We particularly like, "Making Your Syllabus Work for You and Your Students" on August 19th and,  "Designing Better Assignments" on August 24th.

For more information on course design, video creation, and Quercus please visit rotmandigital.ca. If you have feedback, questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us at rotmandigital@rotman.utoronto.ca.

For Quercus questions, email us at q.support@rotman.utoronto.ca.


Fall 2022 Courses now Available

Important announcement for instructors: Fall 2022 course shells are now available on Quercus. Find yours on your Quercus dashboard. Click here to access our Quercus documentation or contact us directly at q.support@rotman.utoronto.ca with questions or to book a course page review.


Library Reading List Tool in Quercus

In the summer of 2021, the UofT Library introduced a new application to help instructors create and share course reading lists.

The Library Reading List (or Leganto) application streamlines reading list creation by tapping into the University's library search tools inside of Quercus course pages. Click here to learn more about the Library Reading List and how to activate it in your course.


Create Amazing Quercus Content with "How to Canvas"

How to Canvas is a website created by Sean Nufer, a Canvas/Quercus community expert. This site contains tutorials with very unique and exciting new ways to design course pages. It's worth a look if you're looking for fresh and new ways of organizing and displaying your course content. Click here to take a look.


How to Create an Ouriginal Account

Ouriginal is UofT's integrated plagiarism detection tool. By default, for users who have not logged in, submissions from University of Toronto students are anonymized in Ouriginal. In order to see which student has submitted a particular document, you will need to create an Ouriginal account. Click here for instructions.


Upcoming CTSI Events

CTSI is hosting a number of events throughout the month of August. There are webinars on captioning, tuning your syllabus, drop-in consultations, and more. Click here to see the CTSI calendar of upcoming events.