The University of Pittsburgh will transition to the Canvas Learning Management System in 2020. Canvas will allow instructors to deliver content in a more organized way, communicate with students through multiple channels, and grade assignments for students with better tools, along with a host of other features. Recently, Canvas representatives met with our LMS Support and Consulting team and our CSSD colleagues to begin learning how to best implement this LMS for the University community. Watch Headlines: Canvas @ Pitt video or visit our Canvas @ Pitt web page to learn more information about the resources available to you in the new learning management system.
Dr. Jeffrey Aziz, lecturer in Pitt’s Department of English, Film, and Media Studies Department, and Jake Dechant, assistant professor in the Pitt School of Nursing, had an idea for a medical humanities podcast but needed technical support to make it happen. They found a solution at our Media Creation Lab, where our team helped them produce a professional-sounding podcast entitled Remains to Be Seen. Learn more in our latest edition of Headlines!
Pitt student Maddie McCrea took her interest in prosthetics to the Open Lab, where she worked with staff on 3D printing technology to create a prosthetic hand for an individual in need. Learn more about Maddie's life-changing project, as well as the resources and support available in the Open Lab, in our latest edition of Headlines.
Are you a faculty member interested in incorporating what you learned about diversity and inclusive concepts into your course this year? If so, consider applying for a spot in the Extended Diversity Experience program. This extended professional growth experience will connect you to a cohort of faculty who are interested in diversity, equity and inclusion issues, with liaison librarians who can find and utilize resources related to your teaching interests, and with pedagogy experts who will work collaboratively with you to transform your course. An application is required for acceptance into the program. Visit the Extended Diversity Experience web page for details, and apply online
The School of Law is now accepting applications for Human Resources Law Online, a new Pitt Online graduate certificate program that tackles the legal issues that sometimes arise in the human resource industry. Classes begin in fall 2019 and will be taught over 40 weeks by Pitt Law faculty and employment law practitioners, with a focus on practical applications of the law within human resources. Learn more about this program on the Human Resources Law Certificate page and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Join us on June 12 in Posvar Hall for "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning," the final event of the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development. Attendees will explore how to approach diversity, equity, and inclusion during the coming academic year. Faculty who were members of the Extended Diversity community in 2018-19 will offer short presentations on their work. Following the presentations will be a book giveaway as well as a poster session where participants can talk one-on-one with the presenters. Please register online to attend.