We are pleased to announce that University of Pittsburgh on Coursera is now available. This program allows Pitt students, faculty, and staff to access nearly 4,000 courses offered by Coursera partner institutions at no cost. The courses are non-credit, but successful completion could earn joint credentials from both the universities offering the course and Coursera. The program was designed by the Coursera community to assist colleges and universities with delivering courseware online to help minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on students, faculty and staff. For more information on how to enroll, please visit Pitt Online's page on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Requests for fall midterm course surveys increased 60 percent from the spring 2020 term. Thank you to all faculty who have requested this service through the Office of Measurement and Evaluation of Teaching (OMET). Key Dates:
- Sept. 21-27: Surveys will be available to students.
- Sept. 29: Results will be available to instructors through the Teaching Survey dashboard.
Face-to-face classes are scheduled to begin on Sept. 14. To support faculty who will be using the newly installed Flex@Pitt classroom technology, the Teaching Center has developed several resources:
- Our Zoom Rooms Introduction video provides an introduction to technology embedded in the classroom.
- The Zoom Rooms Technical Overview video provides information on creating Zoom meetings, setting up audio recordings, using screen sharing, and navigating controls.
- A guided tool will walk you through the steps of how to schedule your synchronous Zoom class sessions in Canvas, associate the classroom technology, and find your class recording afterwards.