Visit our accessibility pages for 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.

Instructional Accessibility @ Pitt

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Teaching Center
@ Hillman

Sessions will cover digital pedagogy and include hands-on experiences, like the use of Google Cardboard Virtual Reality viewers (available in the Digital Scholarship Commons).

The Open Lab supports progressive and engaging learning experience by helping faculty orchestrate new media and innovative technologies solutions.

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Teaching Center’s
Open Lab

Assessment of Teaching

Expand the portfolio of approaches to assess teaching practices, going beyond
the standard teaching survey.

Assessment of Teaching

Are you ready to develop a new course or revise an existing course? Let us help you maximize the effectiveness of your course with proven learning strategies.

Teaching Consultations

The Center for Communication is a
special extension of the Teaching Center
that focuses on all things communication.

Center for Communication

Blackboard Help

If you’re in need of resources and information regarding setting up your Blackboard course for the Fall term, the Teaching Center offers a one-stop shop on our Faculty Knowledge Base.

Blackboard Help

The Teaching Center is a central resource for instructional technology. We offer a variety of services to the University community, which include delivering technology to classrooms, lecture video recording, long-term
equipment loans, and more.

Equipment Rentals

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TC60: Social Impact Campaign

The latest edition of our TC60 video blog series spotlights Pitt Online’s Massive Open Online Course, “Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace.” The course addresses how identity shapes our experiences in the work environment. The MOOC was selected by Coursera to be part of its Education for Social Impact campaign. The MOOC, co-taught by Dr. Julie Beaulieu of Pitt and Dr. Susan Marine of Merrimack College, has now reached an audience of nearly 2,000 online learners since April.

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The Teaching Center Welcomes Dr. Alan Lesgold

We’d like to welcome Dr. Alan Lesgold to the Teaching Center. Dr. Lesgold, Professor Emeritus and recent Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education (2000-2016), will be working with us part-time during this academic year and will…

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A review of Carl Wieman’s latest book on Science Education

Based on the title, and Wieman’s reputation in the field, my expectations were that this would be a book about using best practices for teaching science at the undergraduate level, and lots of data – both quantitative and qualitative – to back up the conclusions. I was disappointed to discover that I was mistaken.

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