Pitt will transition to Canvas as its learning management system (LMS) for the fall 2020 term. To help faculty prepare, our Educational Software Consulting unit has been regularly hosting Introduction to Canvas workshops. Visit our Canvas Training page to view upcoming workshops and register. Instructors can also browse our catalog of Canvas recorded webinars, available at any time on Panopto. Canvas help is available 24/7/365 from within the Canvas application and through the Pitt IT Help Desk. Our Educational Software Consulting team is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we will share the latest news and updates via the Canvas @ Pitt section of our website.
The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center will remain closed while the University is in the High and Elevated postures. UPTC will reopen for limited testing services after the University of Pittsburgh moves to the Guarded Risk posture, and after an evaluation of building readiness by Facilities Management. Please continue to visit our Assessment Strategies webpage on a regular basis for information about alternative forms of assessment. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Every instructor has experienced challenges with designing an engaging, rigorous assignment. Whatever your assignment challenge, we’ll help you “hack” it in our workshop on August 15. You will learn about some common assignment challenges and collaborate and receive feedback from colleagues in order to design, redesign, or improve your assignment. Visit the University Calendar to learn more and register.