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 Educational Software 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.
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.
Have you been thinking about updating a course to be more inclusive, to incorporate greater diversity, or to promote social justice through your discipline? These are important goals, and yet finding the time and resources to make these changes can be challenging. That’s why the Extended Diversity Experience was created. If you would like to work with a cohort of collaborative faculty, instructional designers, and librarians to enrich, enhance, or reinvent a course, consider applying for the Extended Diversity Experience. Applications must be submitted by Monday, June 25. There are 12 seats available.