Welcome to TC60, our video blog series where we snapshot what’s happening at the University Center for Teaching and Learning in 60 seconds or less. We’ll add a new webisode every month, highlighting a current event at the Teaching Center.

Have an idea for a vlog entry? Tell us about it at teaching@pitt.edu.

Top Hat Classroom is a powerful student engagement application that offers a suite of tools for faculty to engage their classroom in different ways, adopt and author next generation interactive textbooks, and create assignments on the fly.

In the Media Creation Lab, which opened in Alumni Hall earlier this year, faculty are enhancing their courses with educational media that adds depth and interactivity to their courses.

The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center hosted this year's meeting of the Pennsylvania College Testing Association (PACTA) in May. PACTA is an intrastate network that brings together professionals from testing centers throughout the state.

A new faculty community has blossomed here at Pitt, one that brings together instructors from every campus, several schools and multiple disciplines - the Teaching Partners. Learn more in our latest installment of "TC60."

The Office of the Provost and the University Center for Teaching and Learning hosted the Sixth Annual Assessment and Teaching Conference in January. The conference brought together nearly 200 faculty and staff from all five campuses for a day to discuss assessment, student learning, and teaching.

The fall term culminated with finals week in mid-December and it represented a fantastic finish for the University of Pittsburgh Testing Center.

Faculty share their experiences with Teaching Surveys, and offer insights into how survey results have positively impacted their course delivery.

In today’s digital age, the ease of information access has led to some misunderstandings about what constitutes plagiarism, since the concept can be based on cultural norms and assumptions.

To help inform students, the University Center for Teaching and Learning and the University Library System created a self-paced tutorial, “Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism.”

Fall term is underway here at Pitt, and the University Center for Teaching and Learning welcomed more than 300 new faculty and teaching assistants to campus in late August. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Teaching Center has hosted New Faculty and New Teaching Assistant Orientations for more than 20 years.

Pitt Online’s Massive Open Online Course, “Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace,” explains how identity shapes our experiences in the work environment.

Student feedback on teaching is useful, but it’s better to assess teaching effectiveness through a variety of methods. The University Center for Teaching and Learning can help you and your department design a holistic strategy that looks at teaching through multiple lenses.

In March, the Teaching Center joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, affectionately known as SARA. 1,600 institutions have joined, with more added monthly. Learn more in our latest installment of "TC60."