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Creating a Student Account in Top Hat

Top Hat is now available to all Pitt faculty and students for free. Top Hat helps faculty easily take attendance, administer polls, and deliver quizzes in the classroom. Student roster, attendance, and grade information can be easily synced with your Blackboard course. Creating an Account If your instructor is using . . . Read more

Submitting an assignment through

Your instructor has two options for having you submit work for your class to be checked for plagiarism or facilitate feedback through Turnitin. This knowledge base article focuses on submitting assignments through the website. Your instructor might also be using the Turnitin tools available through an integration with Blackboard/CourseWeb. If you need instructions on how to submit your assignment through Blackboard, visit the knowledge base article titled “Submitting an assignment to Turnitin through Blackboard.”

Accessing, an online library of thousands of video courses and tutorials, is free to University of Pittsburgh students, faculty and staff. This post will show you how to access so that you can begin using its resources.

Student Opinion of Teaching Surveys

Over the years, Student Opinion of Teaching Surveys have come to be referred to as “OMETs” by many Pitt faculty. Regardless of what they are called, teaching surveys are an important part of each academic term. Instructors value your feedback; they want to hear from you. They may be gathering feedback about changes they made to their course or some may be looking for new ideas.

Adobe Premiere Tutorial

Adobe Premiere is an advanced video editing tool available for student use in most student computer labs. It allows you to edit video clips from digital cameras and camcorders, as well as videos downloaded from the internet.

Windows Movie Maker Tutorial

Windows Movie Maker 12 is a free software from Microsoft as part of the Windows Essentials software suite and it gives users the ability to edit and make movies as well as to publish them onto the internet.

iMovie Tutorial

iMovie 10 is a video editing tool created by Apple for OS X and it gives users the ability to edit and makes movies as well as to publish them to the internet.