Dr. Jacques Bromberg, assistant professor in the Department of Classics, teamed up with the Teaching Center to implement 360-degree video into his Pitt in Sicily study abroad program. Learn about the creative spark that led to Dr. Bromberg utilizing this immersive technology, as well as how it positively impacted the student learning experience, in our latest feature story.
Special Message from Pitt Information Technology About Zoom: To increase security and privacy, a change will be made to default settings in the University’s Zoom Video Conferencing service (pitt.zoom.us) on Saturday, April 4. This effort is an important step to minimize “Zoombombing,” a practice in which uninvited attendees disrupt a meeting by sharing inappropriate or offensive material. Following this change, only hosts and co-hosts will have the ability to share their screens by default. However, hosts may complete these steps to enable screen sharing for participants on a per meeting basis or change settings to enable participant screen sharing by default for all meetings. Please refer to Pitt Information Technology’s list of Zoom best practices and training resources for additional tips on securing your online meetings. Zoom also offers guidance for protecting virtual classrooms. Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) at any time if you have questions or need assistance using Zoom.
The Center for Diversity in the Curriculum has several diversity workshops you can take advantage of each month during spring term. Some even offer remote participation for attendees.
- Feb. 28: Understanding the Background and Academic Preparation of Students from Chinese Cultures
- March 7: Teaching Inclusively
- April 3: Not Speaking the Same Language? 4 Steps to Engaging Your International Students