Blackboard will be unavailable on Thursday, May 2, during an extended maintenance period which starts at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ends at 11:59 p.m. If work is completed ahead of schedule, the system will be returned to service and an announcement will be posted on the Information Technology Department's website. This maintenance is necessary to maintain the stability and reliability of Blackboard. During this system update, instructors will not be able to synchronize new materials between Blackboard and Panopto, but you can still log in to Panopto to view video content.
The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development continues in May with a couple of featured workshops:
- May 15: Teaching and Learning Support for International Students and Faculty
- May 28: Women of Color Teaching at Pitt: Resources and Discussion
Visit the Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development web page for more information and to register for all or individual sessions. Faculty on less than a 12-month contract are eligible to receive a stipend. The stipends range from $100 to $250 per session for participating in these workshops. Stipends will be paid at the conclusion of the 2019 Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development.
Pitt student Maddie McCrea took her interest in prosthetics to the Open Lab, where she worked with staff on 3D printing technology to create a prosthetic hand for an individual in need. Learn more about Maddie's life-changing project, as well as the resources and support available in the Open Lab, in our latest edition of Headlines.