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Classroom Services is Pitt’s 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.

We offer training for all instructional technologies installed in campus classrooms as well as those available for loan. Training is available during our normal business hours in B10 Alumni Hall, or in an office or classroom.

Please browse our list of available technology, peruse our service options below, and feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns regarding integrating technology into your classroom. You can reach us at 412-648-7240 or ClassroomServices@pitt.edu.

For information on prices related to our equipment and services, contact us at 412-648-7240 or ClassroomServices@pitt.edu.

Service Options

Classroom Services offers several solutions for your instructional technology needs. You can pick up equipment from our office during our regular business hours with approval from your faculty sponsor via email. Faculty can stop by at any time for rentals or training demonstrations. Inventory is limited.

You can request a Term Loan/Will Call by using our online request form.

Notes about this service:

  • Upon submission of your request, you will receive an automated e-mail response. This response confirms we have received your request. This response does not guarantee service. Classroom Services will continue to assign operators up to 24 hours before the requested date of your event in order to provide the most comprehensive coverage possible.
  • Scheduling is prioritized based on factors such as complexity of request, availability of staff, and physical disabilities, among others.
  • “Confirmations of staff availability” are delivered via Pitt email. If you receive a “No Staff Available” notice, Classroom Services offers several other options to ensure that you will have the necessary technology for your class. We are willing to work with you. Please contact us to decide which alternative option best suits your needs.

Classroom Services will arrange for your requested technology to be delivered to and set up in your classroom before your class begins. Our operator will ensure that the equipment is functioning to your expectations, and will return following class to pick up the equipment.  Note that this service may be limited depending on staff availability and priority of request.

You can request a Term Loan/Will Call by using our online request form.

Notes about this service:

  • Please submit your request at least three service days before your event.
  • Upon submission of your request, you will receive an automated e-mail response. This response confirms we have received your request. This response does not guarantee service. Classroom Services will continue to assign operators up to 24 hours before the requested date of your event in order to provide the most comprehensive coverage possible.
  • Scheduling is prioritized based on factors such as complexity of request, availability of staff, and physical disabilities, among others.
  • “Confirmations of staff availability” are delivered via Pitt email. If you receive a “No Staff Available” notice, Classroom Services offers several other options to ensure that you will have the necessary technology for your class. We are willing to work with you. Please contact us to decide which alternative option best suits your needs.

We offer video recording services in campus classrooms and other spaces. Recordings can be hosted online and made public or password restricted, depending on your needs. Please be as specific as possible when submitting the order form so that we can best assess how to fulfill your request.

Patrons are encouraged to manage their own Blackboard content when possible. If you are interested in one of the following services, please contact us so we can work with you to find the best solution.

Graduate Student recording:

Graduate students who wish to record and then discuss their teaching with a Teaching Center teaching consultant may use this option to request a one-hour recording of a class. This video will be processed and shared with both you and a teaching consultant, who will contact you to set up a one-on-one consultation. Contact the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative for more information.

Interested in one of these services? Please contact us so we can work with you to find the best solution.

Basic Lecture Capture:

An operator will be assigned to video record your class with a basic camera and microphone package. This service is appropriate for traditional lectures, student speeches and presentations. Separate recordings of presentation media (i.e. “screen capture”) are not included with this service.

Patrons will be provided a link through My Pitt Video within three business days of the lecture capture. For more information on My Pitt Video, reference our training resources.

You can request a Basic Lecture Capture by using our online request form.

Advanced Lecture Capture:

If your event requires a more complex recording, Classroom Services has a number of options that may accommodate your needs. These options include but are not limited to:

  • Video and screen capture.
  • Live broadcast capabilities (limited availability). More information available upon request.
  • Flipped lectures.
  • Lecture series recording and hosting.

Patrons will be provided a link through My Pitt Video within three business days of the lecture capture. For more information on My Pitt Video, reference our training resources.

You can request an Advanced Lecture Capture by using our online request form.

Self-Service Lecture Capture:

The University Center for Teaching and Learning and CSSD have partnered together to bring you My Pitt Video powered by Panopto. My Pitt Video allows faculty, staff, and students to create their own recordings and share them virtually anywhere. This service is free to all registered Pitt users and is also integrated within CourseWeb to help manage course content. My Pitt Video is the University’s enterprise solution for lecture capture, flipped classroom recordings, webcasting, and video hosting.

Visit My Pitt Video or view our online training resources to learn more about this service.

The University Center for Teaching and Learning offers multiple levels of video conferencing and webcasting. Charges apply to this service.

Please be as specific as possible when submitting the order form so that we can best assess how to fulfill your request. Please submit your request at least two weeks before your event.

Web-Based Video Conferencing:

This mobile service enables you to connect from any location on campus with a reliable internet connection. The Teaching Center uses tools such as Microsoft Lync, GoToMeeting, Skype, BlueJeans, and others to connect any number of users across multiple locations.

You can request Web Based Video Conferencing by using our online request form.

Standards-Based Video Conferencing:

Standards based video conferencing features high definition video, professionally balanced audio, and requires no additional equipment from the customer. However, this service is available only in one of the University Center for Teaching and Learning’s video conferencing rooms. Please note that seating and availability are limited. Since not all video conferencing systems are compatible, involved parties must coordinate with the Teaching Center prior to the event to ensure a connection can be made.

You can request Standards-Based Video Conferencing by using our online request form.

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