University Center for Teaching and Learning

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Teaching Center Expands Instructional Continuity Resources

Moving materials online, conducting live and recorded lectures, facilitating discussion from a distance and academic integrity and cheating are among the topics covered during a comprehensive schedule of remote office hours and virtual workshops that began March 15.
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Learning through Making at Open Lab

The University Center for Teaching and Learning’s Open Lab features new technologies like virtual reality, 3D printing and laser engraving video that can bring courses and projects to life in new ways—and they’re free and open to faculty and staff.

One More Week for Open Education Resource Grant Proposals

The Office of the Provost is funding faculty ideas for adapting, adopting and creating open education resources for existing courses. There is one more week to submit proposals.
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Vice Provost Laurie Kirsch Announces Plans to Step Down

Laurie J. Kirsch has announced plans to step down from her role as vice provost for faculty affairs, development and diversity effective June 30. She's led efforts promoting diverse and inclusive development and recognition among Pitt faculty.

Teaching Center Honors Four with Advancing Educational Excellence Award

The University Center for Teaching and Learning recognized Charline Rowland, teaching consultant; Mark Vehec, web...

Walkshop Event Highlights Campus Architecture, Teaching

Join the University Center for Teaching and Learning on Friday, Sept. 27, for a walking workshop discussing how to use the physical space of Pitt’s unique urban campus to foster experiential learning.

Intuitive and Accessible Course System Begins Limited Rollout This Fall

This fall, 85 faculty and their students are participating in an early adopter cohort of Canvas, the learning management system that will replace Blackboard (CourseWeb) as of summer 2020.
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A Model Makerspace: 3D Printing at the Teaching Center’s Open Lab

The Open Lab in the University Center for Teaching and Learning has 3D printers and trained specialists who consult with faculty, staff and students to create 3D objects that you can hold in your hand from virtual 3D models on a computer screen.

Registration Open for the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development

The Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development will take place April 29 to June 12 and offers faculty the opportunity to increase their awareness about diversity and to develop skills needed to teach in a diverse, multicultural environment.

Open Lab Sets Up Shop in Hillman Library Location

A new location for the Open Lab includes new virtual-reality workstations in addition to 3D printing, 360 video and vinyl cutting.