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.
Tom Morton, lecturer of history of architecture and urbanism in the History of Art and Architecture department, and Tahirah Walker, manager of Teaching Support at the Teaching Center, developed and led a "Walkshop" on April 2 with the purpose of helping instructors consider opportunities to incorporate the physical space of our campus into their learning activities. The University Times followed along and captured the experience in a new feature article. The Teaching Center's Academic Digital Media team joined as well and captured the event.
As we begin a new school year, we are pleased to announce several new resources and services available to the University community. The Mentoring Academy was launched in April to offer faculty the opportunity to participate in a program based on the National Research Mentoring Network curriculum. Trained faculty facilitators will lead the program, which will offer workshops on eight mentoring competencies over four sessions, resulting in a credential for participants. Read about the more new resources in this week's newsletter.