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Pitt implements new tool to avoid misgendering, mispronunciation

NameCoach allows students to share their name pronunciation and gender pronouns with their professors.

By Rashi Ranjan, For The Pitt News

August 30, 2020

NameCoach allows one to record the pronunciation of their name, add gender pronouns and even add some history behind their name, all in a personal NameBadge.

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.

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

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.

Students, professors complete first day of online classes

 Most professors’ lectures will now be accessed electronically through Panopto or Zoo

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Virtual instruction began at the University on Monday after an extended break. Professors are utilizing a variety of platforms that the University has provided, ranging from Panopto, an online lecture system, to Zoom, a video-conferencing program that allows professors to teach in real time.

Students, faculty paint future of learning with Canvas

A side by side comparison of Blackboard and Canvas.

By Rebecca Johnson, For The Pitt News

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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