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Students, professors adapt to online learning

Pitt experienced a “major outage” on My Pitt that affected access to the site on the first day of classes, and Zoom suffered a partial outage that affected many U.S. users on Monday.
August 26, 2020
Pitt’s fall semester kicked off last week, but the Cathedral of Learning was empty as students largely connected in Zoom meetings instead of classrooms. The Zoom meetings had their own set of glitches though — literally.

Editorial: Top 15 alternatives to Blackboard

The victory lights could potentially be used to send signals in Morse code.
September 19, 2019
These are our top 15 alternatives to CourseWeb that we’d like to see Pitt pilot — because 10 just wasn’t enough.

Students, faculty paint future of learning with Canvas

A side by side comparison of Blackboard and Canvas.
September 17, 2019
After years of using Blackboard as Pitt’s learning management system, the University is gearing up to give students and faculty a clean slate — a canvas, in fact.
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