Teaching Center Update

CourseWeb/ Blackboard Archive Notice

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CourseWeb/Blackboard classes taught between Fall 2013 and Summer 2016 (Terms 2141 through 2167) will be archived on May 7, 2018, by LMS Support and Consulting. Please note that archived courses are retrievable by e-mail request. In this message, you will find important information about this process.

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Teaching Center Update, April 20, 2018

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We will once again be joined in the by Animal Friends in the Testing Center during finals week! Stop by during the following times to relieve a little stress as the semester comes to a close.

  • Monday, April 23:
    • 2-3 p.m., Kozmo (therapy dog)
  • Tuesday, April 24:
    • 10-11 a.m., Beatrice (therapy cat)
    • 11-Noon, Olive (therapy dog)
    • 1-2 p.m., Reuben (therapy rabbit)
  • Wednesday, April 25:
    • 11-Noon, Reuben (therapy rabbit)
  • Thursday, April 26:
    • 10-11 a.m., Beatrice (therapy cat)


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Teaching Center Update, April 12, 2018

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Registration is now open for the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development. The program offers faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity and develop the skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. Whether it’s expanding your diversity mindfulness in classroom discussions or designing learning activities that incorporate a variety of perspectives, this institute is appropriate for full- and part-time faculty that want to deepen their teaching practice. All faculty are invited and can sign up on the Diversity Institute’s web page.

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Teaching Center Update, March 30, 2018

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The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with SensusAccess to offer a file converter tool that makes inaccessible documents (such as Word or PDF files) into more accessible media (such as searchable PDFs, audio MP3 files, Braille, or e-text). SensusAccess is available to all Pitt faculty, staff, students, and alumni that have an active University email address.

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Teaching Center Update, March 23, 2018

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Teaching surveys begin April 2, so now is the time to start planning for the survey period! Here are some tips from the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching to get you and your students prepared.

  • You may customize your survey by adding questions. Check our Question Library for a comprehensive list of custom questions you can add to your survey.
  • Plan now to allow class time for students to take the survey. Look for days and times between April 2 and April 22 to give students the opportunity to complete their surveys.
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