Welcome to Pitt Online!
If you have taken a course with Pitt Online previously, welcome back! We are happy to have you with us. Most of this information will be familiar, but please take a moment to reacquaint yourself!
If you are a new student at the University, you will receive a welcome letter from Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) that contains your University credentials (username/password). These credentials grant you access to Pitt Passport. This is the official portal of the University of Pittsburgh, through which you can access your online course(s), email, and other resources. If you have not received this information, please submit a help ticket at or call 412-624-HELP . As an online student, your course work will take place entirely over the Internet. In preparation for the term start, consider viewing the Student Orientation. Below is some information to help you get started!
Courses will be available for access 3 days before the start of the term! You will access your course through Pitt Passport (Figure 1). Once you’ve accessed the main menu, you’ll want to select CourseWeb to access your online courses (Figure 2).
Figure 1 – Use your University credentials to enter Pitt Passport (Click to enlarge).
Figure 2 – Using the Academic Resources menu, select CourseWeb
for access to your online course (Click to enlarge).
Please note that courses become unavailable after the semester ends. You are strongly encouraged to download and save any course documents and work you will need to refer to in the future.
Project Concert (School of Nursing)
Project Concert is a data management system and a repository for storing data, records, health forms, portfolio and course projects for School of Nursing students. It is accessed through the Pitt Portal using your Pitt ID and password. Since your Pitt ID is active even after graduation, this repository is also available to you.
Student Knowledge Base
Looking for ways to get the most out of your online course experience? Use the Student Knowledge Base to review articles, read about best practices and learn the tools that are at your disposal in CourseWeb.
If you encounter technical difficulties at any time, please contact the Computing Services & Systems Development [CSSD] Help Desk. You can reach them any of the following ways:
Submit a ticket to the CSSD Help Desk
Call 412-624-HELP 
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitt offers a number of library services. The University Library System is a beneficial resource for all online students. Pitt also offers access to the Barco Law Library and The Health Sciences Library System. These libraries offer thousands of digital resources that can assist during your scholarly work. You can view the information on accessing their resources from off campus.
When you are connecting from off-campus, EZProxy allows you to access the library systems from a remote location.
Office of the Registrar
For questions about billing, tuition, and fees the registrar can be reached via email at email@example.com or visit the University of Pittsburgh Registrar Homepage.
University of Pittsburgh Testing Center
Some Nursing courses may require students to complete an examination under proctored supervision. The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center will contact each student individually approximately three weeks ahead of the exam to assist you with locating a proctoring facility that’s convenient for you. Once a proctoring facility is identified, students may schedule a testing session that fits their schedule. Read the Testing Center page for off campus options for more information.
Read Me First
Each online course at the School of Nursing has an area called “Read Me First.” Accessible from the left navigation menu, this area contains important information to help you get started. Please review the “Read Me First” section when you log in to the course the first time.
Each online course at the School of Nursing includes information about how to navigate the online course management system. This tab is also accessible from the left navigation menu and contains tips and tricks to help you access your online materials.
Once you’ve accessed your CourseWeb class, the Faculty Info page will provide contact information and a short bio on your instructor (Figure 4).
Figure 4: You’ll find information about your faculty member, and ways to contact him/her throughout the semester (Click to enlarge).
To review the Schedule or Course Syllabus, click on the appropriate titles in the navigation menu (Figure 5). You’ll find course objectives, grading rubrics, due dates and other important course information on these documents. Use them to help plan your time efficiently and ensure that you’re satisfying course deadlines.
Figure 5: The Syllabus and Schedule are both available to you from the first day of class (Click to enlarge).