skip to Main Content
3D-printed Brain Section

Students design 3D brain models to learn and teach neuroanatomy

  • November 21, 2019
The human brain is an incredibly complex 3D structure that is difficult to comprehend using only 2D images. However, visualizing the 3D structures of brain components and their spatial relationships is critical for understanding brain function and diagnosing neurological disorders. Students in Erika Fanselow’s neuroanatomy course tackle this by designing 3D models of multiple related brain structures based on measurements made from 2D images such as brain scans. In conjunction with Pitt’s Open Lab, students use web-based modeling software to develop and print their models. This project facilitates students’ conceptualization of brain structures and allows them to teach their peers.
Read More
Gradescope Feedback Loop

Introducing Gradescope

  • September 26, 2019

Gradescope, a popular grading software, is now available for all Pitt faculty and students at no cost. The software makes administering many paper-based assessments much easier for instructors, while simultaneously providing students with quicker and more meaningful feedback on their…

Read More
Cynthia Golden, Director, University Center For Teaching And Learning

What’s Ahead for Fall 2019?

  • August 26, 2019

The calendar shows that we celebrate our new year in January, but for me, the beginning of the fall term has always been my new year. The arrival of a new school year brings change. It’s a time to reflect…

Read More

Making your course content accessible with Ally

  • July 26, 2019

The University Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be piloting Ally in Blackboard* this Fall 2019. Ally provides guidance on how to correct accessibility issues with your digital course content, which means your…

Read More
2019 Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium Banner

Regional Faculty Symposium a Success

  • March 22, 2019

The University Center for Teaching and Learning welcomed nearly 250 faculty, faculty support specialists, and graduate students to campus on March 11th for the 2019 Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium. The one-day conference gave education professionals a chance to spend a…

Read More

2018 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

  • December 20, 2018

We’d like to congratulate Cressida Magaro (instructional technologist, LMS Support and Consulting), Brittany Page (media producer, Academic Digital Media), and Bobby Ackerman (manager, LMS Support and Consulting) for earning the Teaching Center’s 2018 Advancing Educational Excellence award! The annual honor…

Read More
2018-2018 Staff Recognition - Blaine Walker

Blaine Walker Earns Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Award

  • December 13, 2018

Blaine Walker, manager of the Teaching Center’s Academic Digital Media unit, was recognized by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony for completing 40 years of service at the University of Pittsburgh. “My time at Pitt has…

Read More
Back To Top