The University of Pittsburgh will host the fourth annual Diversity Retreat: Instituting a Culture of Inclusion in Alumni Hall on June 25. The event will feature an array of engaging workshops, roundtable discussions, poster presentations, a community panel session, and featured presentations that outline how we can foster an equitable, just, and inclusive campus community. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The retreat is free to attend, but seating is limited and registration will close when capacity is met. Register online to attend, and view the event flyer for more information.
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.
Pitt Information Technology has introduced new web pages for additional and expanded resources to assist with the transition to remote learning.
- Virtual Lab: The Pitt IT Virtual Lab enables you to access much of the same lab software and resources that you use while sitting in a Pitt IT Computing Lab on campus.
- IT Resources to Support Remote Work: You can leverage Pitt IT resources to work productively from any location.
- Important Message Regarding Zoom: Faculty with pre-existing and/or personal Zoom licenses have expressed interest in switching to the University enterprise Zoom account. Visit Pitt IT’s Zoom page for more information about using your University Zoom account with an existing Zoom account.