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2017 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

2020 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

We’d like to congratulate Andrew P.K. Bentley (instructional designer), Lex Drozd (instructional designer), Max Glider (learning space services coordinator), Joy Hart (senior program coordinator), Cressida Magaro (assistant manager of Educational Software Consulting) and Team Testing (Sue Richardson, manager, and testing…

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Student Wellness

As we all continue to strive to create the very best environments for our students to live and learn, we want to encourage you to think about how your engagement with students can support their well-being during this uniquely stressful…

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A Student Studying On The Newly Renovated 3rd Floor Of Hillman Library.

Online Student Toolkit Canvas Course

To help your students learn how to use educational technology tools and strategies they will need to succeed in hybrid and online courses, the Teaching Center has created a Canvas public course, the Online Student Toolkit. This toolkit, which should…

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Professor George Bandik's Chemistry Class In The Chevron Science Center For In Person And Remote Learning With The Flex@Pitt Technology.

Recommendations for Spring Term Flex@Pitt Teaching

In the spring of 2020, we were faced with the task of quickly transitioning to emergency remote teaching. For many of us, this meant trying our best to recreate our face-to-face class structure in the remote environment by using Zoom…

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New Recommended Syllabus Statement: Religious Observances

The University of Pittsburgh Faculty Assembly recommends that all faculty add the following text to their syllabi before the spring term begins. The statement addresses student-identified course conflicts due to religious observances. Religious Observances The observance of religious holidays (activities…

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CourseWeb/Blackboard Retirement

The University will retire CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn) at the end of this term. Students and faculty should download any remaining copies of content from CourseWeb before Friday, Dec. 11, at 11 p.m. Faculty can use the following resources to prepare for…

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Cathedral Of Learning

Recommendations On Alternative Forms of Assessments

Dr. Mike Bridges, director of our Teaching Commons unit, was recently interviewed by the University Times and offered recommendations about alternative forms of assessments as we approach finals. An impending finals week like no other has given Pitt faculty members…

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NCTA Logo - University Of Pittsburgh Testing Center Is Certified Through The NCTA.

UPTC Maintains National Recognition

The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center [UPTC] has been recertified by the National College Testing Association [NCTA]. Criteria for certification are rigorous and are based on the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines, which were developed to guide post-secondary test centers…

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