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Political clubs have adapted their campaigning methods prior to the Nov. 3 election and are now doing the majority of phone banking online.

Political campaigning moves online during pandemic

By Punya Bhasin, For The Pitt News October 30, 2020
Multiple student organizations, including College Republicans and College Democrats, are coming up with new ways to politically engage their peers while America faces a global pandemic at the same time as the upcoming Nov. 3 presidential election.
NameCoach allows students to share their name pronunciation and gender pronouns with their professors.

Pitt implements new tool to avoid misgendering, mispronunciation

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.
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.

Students, professors adapt to online learning

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

Students, professors complete first day of online classes

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.
A side by side comparison of Blackboard and Canvas.

Students, faculty paint future of learning with 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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