Large Enrollment Classes

Whether you’ve been doing large enrollment classes for several years or you’re about to do your first one, there’s always something new you can try in your approach. We’ve assembled some of the best large enrollment resources on the web to help you meet the challenge. Resources: If you are just getting started with your…

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Using Blackboard Discussion Boards, Blogs, or Wikis to Engage Student Interaction

By: Miranda Meyers Are you trying to find ways to make your course more engaging for students? We have a great solution for you. The University of Pittsburgh offers the use of the Learning Management System (LMS) called Blackboard. Our instance of Blackboard (CourseWeb) has several communication/collaboration tools that can enhance student interest. One of…

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Blackboard World: Why You Should Attend

By: John Shaw What is Blackboard? Blackboard is the Learning Management System (LMS) used by the University of Pittsburgh although most of us know it by the University-given name of CourseWeb. Blackboard World is an annual conference held each summer (usually July) where educators, administrators, and technologists gather to attend small informational/instructional sessions and large-group…

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Coming Soon: The UPTC!

By: Erik Arroyo A new era of academic testing is rapidly approaching for the University of Pittsburgh, and CIDDE is at the forefront of the movement! The CIDDE Academic Testing Center, currently located in Alumni Hall, will move to a brand-new, premier testing facility on the ground level of the Cathedral of Learning next summer….

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Nationality Classrooms & Technology Upgrades

By: Ed Gyurisin Since 1992 the University of Pittsburgh as part of an annual and on-going project has renovated more than 200 classrooms. As a result all the registrar scheduled classrooms have been fully or partially renovated with one noticeable exception, the Nationality Rooms. This has not been by omission. In 2002 the University hired…

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