Quercus Information

Essential Quercus Information

The University of Toronto Portal is being replaced by Quercus (pronounced "qwhere-kis"), and the University has started the transition to this new academic toolbox which is powered by Canvas.

As of August 31, 2018, the Blackboard Portal will no longer be available and all courses will be available on Quercus.


"From Portal to Quercus: A Feature Comparison Chart for U of T Instructors and Course Staff" has been created to help instructors and course staff understand the similarities and differences between the two systems. This document can be found here and at the bottom of this page. 

What do you need to do?

  • Archive all course content on the Portal by August 2018. A "Blackboard to Canvas" guide for archiving, exporting, and saving course content is available here and below at the bottom of this page.
  • Check U of T's Training and Support webpage here for more information.
    • Quickstart Quercus Webinar Recording is posted here.
    • The basics of Content Migation is posted here.
    • The simple, what instructors need to know is posted here.
    • Quercus’ growing online documentation is posted here.


  • All courses with online content will be on Quercus, the new academic toolbox, as of September 2018. Further information for students can be found in the "Quercus (Canvas) Student Guide" found here and below at the bottom of this page.

TST Member Colleges Training and Support Contacts:

Emmanuel College

Knox College

Regis College

St Augustine’s Seminary

University of St. Michael’s College, Faculty of Theology

Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity

Wycliffe College