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 schedule for the 2020 Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development has been announced and registration is now open. This event offers Pitt faculty the opportunity to increase awareness about diversity and develop skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment. The first session takes place on May 13.
The Open Lab is excited to announce the next phase of its collaboration with the University Library System: the opening of a satellite space for virtual reality exploration and 3D printing demonstrations in Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons. Faculty, students, and staff can stop by during open hours Mondays through Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m during the fall term to meet with Open Lab team members, discuss these innovative technologies, and receive training.