The Kaltura integration into Blackboard will be disabled on August 21st, 2015. This will end the ability to directly upload videos into Blackboard using Kaltura and disrupt most videos that are linked from Kaltura into Blackboard, depending on exactly how the videos are linked. The entire Kaltura service and all…
New Faculty Orientation
Faculty who are new to the University will be invited
to attend a day of special events designed to welcome
them to Pitt. This year’s orientation will be held on
Thursday, August 27th. The event will be held in the
J.W. Connelly Ballroom in Alumni Hall and attendance
is by invitation.
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Fall 2015 New TA Orientation is August 28!
This event introduces new TAs to foundations of effective
teaching, provides them with techniques and strategies to use
in their classrooms, and addresses important University of
The preferences and habits of the Millennial Generation,
those born between 1980 and 1995, have shaped the college
environment for more than a decade, but a new cohort
of students is about appear on campuses nationwide.
Blackboard Has Been Upgraded!
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The CourseWeb upgrade is complete. What’s changed you ask?
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I attended last year’s Adobe MAX conference which took place in Los Angeles (October 4–8, 2014). Adobe MAX is an annual conference bringing together professional people in the graphics and video arts. Adobe makes applications such as Photoshop (for photos), Illustrator (for graphics), InDesign (for print), and Premiere Pro (for…
Ask students to get engaged in the learning process and they respond: perhaps not with enthusiasm (at least initially) but certainly with results. When active learning techniques are designed and implemented in line with evidence-based practices, they promote deeper engagement with course content and better retention of course material. The…
Online discussion forums offer several advantages over face-to-face classroom interactions. Shy or self-conscious students are more willing to express their thoughts online. Everyone in the class can participate. Students can absorb and interpret perspectives shared online at their own pace and schedule. Discussion posts tend to be more thoughtful and…