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.
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 LMS Support and 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.