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New Faculty Orientation Event Sept. 20, 2022.

Welcome New Faculty

New faculty orientation culminated on Sept. 20, with a welcome reception co-hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Teaching Center in Alumni Hall. More than 200 new faculty attended for an evening of interdisciplinary networking with colleagues, deans,…

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Zoom & Canvas Issue With Latest Firefox Update

Mozilla Firefox recently released an update that increased its default security and privacy settings. While they can help protect your privacy, the new default restrictions can impede how systems interact with one another, such as Canvas and Zoom. If you…

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Fall 2022 Teaching Survey Information

Get Student Feedback Early Request A Midterm Course Survey: Sept. 6 - Oct. 7. Gathering feedback early in the term provides an opportunity for faculty to gauge how their class is progressing, identify concerns, and connect with students. This is…

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Michael Bridges, PhD, Interim Executive Director

Welcoming Fall 2022

The end of August has always signaled a time of transition. As a kid, it meant the end of my summer freedom and a return to the more structured routine associated with the beginning of school. For my entire professional…

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Reminder: Reserve Your Equipment for the Fall Semester

The Teaching Center offers equipment loans and rentals on a rolling basis for the fall 2022 semester. We offer a wide array of equipment to Pitt faculty and staff to support their registered courses. This includes laptops, microphones, speakers, cameras,…

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Support for Scholarly Activities Outside the Classroom

In addition to providing classroom support, the University Center for Teaching and Learning is available to provide academic event support for scholarly activities that occur outside of the classroom. If you are planning an on-campus meeting, conference, or symposium, we…

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Top Hat Updates: Integration, Syncing and Archives

A few updates are coming soon to Top Hat, including a change to the integration connection in Canvas. Please refer to these instructions for a detailed step by step guide. The LMS Sync button to sync grades with Canvas will…

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Open Lab Recognized in 2022 Horizon Report

The Teaching Center’s Open Lab is proud to be highlighted in this year’s Horizon Report, an annual EDUCAUSE publication that profiles important trends and key technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning. When the University of Pittsburgh…

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Ramadan

This year, Ramadan begins the evening of April 1 and ends the evening of May 1. During this time, those of Islamic faith fast from sunrise to sunset, and focus on contemplation and reflection. Ramadan involves prayers late into the…

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