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Teaching Center Update for Dec. 11, 2020

8 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Spring Term
The past several months have demonstrated an evolutionary trajectory in which faculty, students and staff have progressively leveraged online pedagogy to make the most of the online learning environment. To understand better how we can continue to implement best practices in online teaching, instructional designers and teaching consultants at the Teaching Center have made recommendations in for teaching under the Flex@Pitt instructional model in our latest blog entry.

Teaching Center Update for Dec. 4, 2020

CourseWeb/Blackboard Retirement: Dec. 11
As previously announced, the University will retire CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn) at the end of this term. Faculty should download any remaining copies of content from CourseWeb before Friday, Dec. 11, at 11 p.m. Faculty who have not already done so can learn more at our virtual workshop today at 2 p.m. You may also access the following resources to complete the transition.

Please contact the Pitt IT Help Desk if you have any questions.

Teaching Center Update for Nov. 27, 2020

Teaching Center Video Series
Our center is looking to interview students for a video project specific to the learning experience during fall term and student-instructor interactions under the Flex@Pitt instructional model. If any faculty have recommendations on students who would be willing to contribute to this project, please contact us at

Special Edition: Teaching Survey Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 29

Students have until Sunday, Nov. 29, to complete their Teaching Surveys. There's still time to reach out to your students to communicate the importance of the survey process. Here are a few tips that may help:

For more resources please visit OMET's web page.

Teaching Center Update for Nov. 20, 2020

WATCH: Faculty Town Hall
Representatives from across the University gathered on Thursday afternoon to discuss the spring term ahead and other topics of interest to faculty. You can view the town hall recording on our YouTube channel.

Special Edition: Teaching Surveys Are Open – Deadline to Respond is Nov. 29

The Teaching Survey period is underway and students have until Nov. 29 to complete their surveys. Research has shown that the most effective way to increase response rates and get quality feedback is to communicate the importance of the survey process to your students. Here are a few tips for faculty during the survey period:

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