Blackboard Upgrade and Managed Hosting

Beginning August 17 through August 22, Blackboard will be unavailable
as it is upgraded and moved to managed hosting.

Pitt Online is hiring an Instructional Designer who can create dynamic
online courses and help faculty achieve course goals. Apply today!

Social Media and Education

The latest issue of the journal Learning, Media, and Technology
focuses on social media and education. If you’ve been thinking
about incorporating social media into your class, you should
probably take a look at some of these studies.

Provost’s Diversity Institute
for Faculty Development

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to
participate in live theatre and movie events that address
issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom.
For more information, and to register, visit CIDDE’s diversity

Pitt Campus Photos to Download

Tech May Streamline College Administrations

How might educational technology continue to change and shape higher
education? This provocative interview with Michael Staton in The Chronicle
offers some interesting ideas.

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.

New for Graduate Students in 2016!

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Gamifying the University Classroom

Gamification is one of the fastest growing consulting sectors in the world. Foreign Affairs projects that it will grow from a $242 million industry in 2012 to $2.8 billion in 2018. The most remarkable fact to me is not the 10-fold growth but the fact that Foreign Affairs magazine is…

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Teaching Surveys – When to gather Student Feedback

The Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching is responsible for administering Teaching Surveys on behalf of instructors upon request. The process of gathering student opinions of teaching at The University of Pittsburgh began in the mid 1970’s. Since that time, the survey period has been scheduled to end before…

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Building a centralized staff resource depot

Pitt Online uses a design in our online courses that includes custom HTML and CSS elements in conjunction with a theme provided by our Learning Management System, Blackboard. A growing list of new courses and our expanding staff has made consistency in course development and revision a growing concern. For…

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