Teaching Center Update

Teaching Center Update for Sept. 8, 2017

Teaching in the Information Age makes use of a great deal of digital content, such as PDF files and video recordings. Students with disabilities may have difficulty using such materials. We can help you evaluate and improve the accessibility of your course materials in order to better serve the vibrant and diverse community at Pitt.

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Teaching Center Update for Sept. 1, 2017

Research suggests that experimenting with additional ways of measuring and assessing teaching, beyond student opinion surveys, can be valuable and help instructors to improve and refine their teaching practices. The University Center for Teaching and Learning has a number of resources that can assist with measuring and evaluating teaching effectiveness. Visit Assessment of Teaching for more information.

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Teaching Center Update for Aug. 25, 2017


The Teaching Center is a 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. Visit Classroom Services for information on available technology and service options you can utilize this fall.

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Teaching Center Update for August 18, 2017

Blackboard has introduced new mobile apps for Instructors and Students replacing the original MobileLearn app. The new Blackboard app is optimized for students and the new Blackboard Instructor app is optimized for Instructors wishing to view content and grade assessments on their mobile devices. Look for both in your preferred app store.

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Teaching Center Update for July 19, 2017

The University Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to introduce Pathways for Faculty, an educational experience designed to enrich the teaching practice of Pitt faculty by focusing on a specific aspect of teaching. Organized into cohorts, faculty can earn a teaching credential by completing the program, and also gain access to a community that nurtures the teaching practice – while staying focused on research guided principles.

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