Things are changing in the world of teaching, learning and educational technology at Pitt. On June 24, Chancellor Gallagher announced the formation of Pitt’s University Center for Teaching and Learning. The new center was announced along with a set of broad initiatives associated with the University’s strategic plan. Provost Beeson’s…
Blackboard Upgrade and Managed Hosting
Beginning August 17 through August 22, Blackboard will be unavailable
as it is upgraded and moved to managed hosting.
CGS Faculty Orientation
Facilitated by CGS Academic Affairs and CIDDE
Audience: New and returning CGS Faculty
When: Monday, August 8, 2016, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
or Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 2-3:15 p.m.
(These are two separate sessions of the same workshop. Participants choose one or the other.)
Where: CGS McCarl Center Conference Room (1400 Posvar Hall)
For more information and to Register: www.cgs.pitt.edu/faculty-workshops
Instructional Accessibility @ Pitt
This website offers recommendations and resources to help
you evaluate and improve the accessibility of your course
materials in order to better serve the vibrant and diverse
community at Pitt.
Another week, another big announcement about maker culture here in Pittsburgh. As we continue on the renaissance pathway (Ohio-related news not withstanding), reports that the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh had received a $1 million pledge from Google towards its ongoing efforts to create educational makerspaces created quite a stir. The…
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