The Teaching Center has a number of resources available to assist instructors with Pitt's transition to the Canvas Learning Management System. Visit our Canvas @ Pitt web pages to learn more about this transition and to sign up for one of our January workshops. Canvas will become the University's sole learning management system at the start of the summer 2020 term.
Earlier this month, we invited Animal Friends to the Cathedral of Learning to provide a little respite for students during finals week. You can watch the interactions and hear from both students and our furry friends in latest edition of Headlines.
The Hybrid and Online Teaching and Learning Seminar is an eight-week course for faculty who are interested in strengthening their online teaching acumen. Participants will build a sample online course and evaluate the demo courses of their peers. This seminar work together as a cohort and will meet once a week for 90 minutes (four times face-to-face and four times synchronously online)
The annual Assessment and Teaching Conference will be held on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Faculty are invited to submit proposals for poster sessions that focus on any aspect of teaching, learning, and/or assessment in their teaching practice. Topics should provide examples of innovative teaching, such as classroom strategies, technologies to enhance pedagogy, diversity in the curriculum, or innovative approaches to teaching. Proposal submissions are due by Dec. 20, 2019. Acceptance letters will be sent by Jan. 6, 2020. To submit a proposal, please visit the conference web page.
The University of Pittsburgh will transition to the Canvas Learning Management System during the 2019-2020 academic year. To prepare for this transition, our center has a number of resources and workshops available for instructors. Visit our Canvas @ Pitt web pages to learn more about this transition, how it will impact you in the coming months, and how we can help. Starting Dec. 16, instructors can participate in a number of workshops aimed at preparing the campus community for Canvas.
The Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum. The award formally recognizes faculty’s efforts to integrate diversity and inclusion concepts into their course and curriculum. You can read more about each faculty’s accomplishments in recent articles published by @Pitt and the University Times. Congratulations, faculty!