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University Child Development Center Teachers Keep Pitt’s Youngest Students Connected

Teachers at Pitt’s University Child Development Center are using technology to connect with and foster community—as well as to sharpen their professional development—during the COVID-19 crisis.

Pitt (Still) Creates!

The spirit of creativity is alive and well despite social distancing. Stay in the loop about virtual events and other workshops through the Center for Creativity.

New Scam Sends Harmful USB Drives through the Mail

Pitt Information Technology is aware of a new scam in which hackers mail harmful USB devices to potential victims through the United States Postal Service or other delivery services.
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Professional Development Goes Digital for Employees

The Office of Human Resources’ Faculty and Staff Development Program is launching new virtual courses to enable professional development while working from home.

CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn) Maintenance This Weekend

CourseWeb (Blackboard Learn) will be unavailable beginning at midnight on Saturday, April 4, until noon ET on Sunday, April 5. This maintenance is necessary to maintain the stability and reliability of CourseWeb.
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Pitt Turns Teal for a Virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion leads a campuswide committee devoted to advocating for sexual assault awareness virtually this April.
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Etiquette and Best Practices for Zoom Meetings

Many in the University community are learning to host Zoom video conferences on the fly. Pitt IT has tips to ensure a positive experience for all participants.
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Pitt Zoom Backgrounds Available to Download

Whether you're using Zoom to attend or teach a class, meet with colleagues or enjoy a virtual visit with friends, the Office of University Communications and Marketing has your back(ground).
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Be Vigilant: Government Stimulus Checks Phishing Scams

As the federal government discusses the possibility of sending stimulus checks to Americans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers are already plotting ways to exploit the proposals. Pitt IT has tips for spotting such scams.
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Take Cyber Security Seriously When Working Remotely

With most faculty, staff and students working and learning from home, Pitt IT shares what you can do to help maintain the security of Pitt's and your personal data, network, devices and services.