Our newest addition to the Media Creation Lab is a Lightboard that allows you to face forward while writing — giving students a clear view of your written words, speaking, and gesturing. Instead of writing on the board with your back to the camera, you can face forward and not lose momentum as you diagram concepts or illustrations during your lecture. You are welcome to experiment with the Lightboard and any other technology in the Media Creation Lab and you can reserve time using our online form.
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.
Join our staff for a Researchers’ Writing Group every Friday in Alumni Hall. This voluntary writing program aims to provide support and accountability to faculty working on research. The program is open to all faculty and provides a space for individuals to meet and write together for a weekly three-hour block of time. The hope is that the writing groups will carve out time in researchers’ busy schedules for writing. For more information, contact Dr. Josie Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 412-624-7213.