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The Open Lab is excited to announce the next phase of its collaboration with the University Library System: a satellite space for VR and 3D printing.

A New Space

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The University of Pittsburgh recently announced the immediate availability of Blackboard Collaborate and Top Hat. Both technologies are now free to use for both faculty and students, and both offer opportunities to increase communication, collaboration, and feedback inside the classroom and online.

Blackboard Collaborate
& Top Hat Polling
Now Available at Pitt

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

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

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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

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Upcoming Workshops

The Center for Diversity in the Curriculum has a number of opportunities for faculty to learn how to build a more inclusive learning environment. Please look over their schedule of upcoming workshops and register early to guarantee your spot!

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This fall, the University Center for Teaching and Learning is piloting a series of professional development events designed for part-time faculty. Part-time faculty can sign up for two types of events: open hours sessions and workshops.

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Interested in working for the University Center for Teaching and Learning? Look over the available positions at the PittSource site.

The Teaching Center is Hiring!

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