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Professional Development Workshops

All workshops, unless noted, are open to anyone in the Pitt Public Health community.

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Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

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Wed 5/9 10:00AM - 12:00PM - Event
Creating Interactive E-Learning with Articulate Storyline Professional Development Event
Creating Interactive E-Learning with Articulate Storyline
Wed 5/9 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Alumni Hall

Articulate Storyline 360 is available for faculty and staff use in the Teaching Center Media Creation Lab. With Storyline, anyone can create rich, interactive multimedia e-learning modules. You can present animation, video and audio, give quizzes and assessments, and create lessons that branch based on learner input and performance. This workshop will introduce Storyline’s capabilities, present examples, and cover basic workflows for getting started. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Reserve time in the Media Creation Lab and know which Teaching Center staff members to contact for assistance
  • Create a basic Storyline presentation with two branches and a quiz
  • Identify more advanced capabilities of Storyline and know where and how to receive further instruction in their use
  • Produce a SCORM package and upload it into Blackboard

*Please note: Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own laptop computer (Mac or PC) to this workshop. Before the workshop, you may download the trial version of Articulate 360 so that during the workshop you may gain hands-on experience with the application. Articulate 360 is only available for faculty and staff use on a single computer workstation in our Media Creation Lab and will not be available on the loaner laptops we normally provide for technology workshops.

 Location: Alumni Hall, Room B-23

Fri 6/1 10:00AM - 11:30AM - Event
Creating Instructional Videos with Panopto Professional Development Event
Creating Instructional Videos with Panopto
Fri 6/1 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Using video to teach can promote self-paced mastery learning for your students and reduce the number of times you have to cover the same content. Panopto provides instructors with both a video hosting and streaming service and a platform to record and upload lecture capture videos from your computer. Panopto also integrates directly into Blackboard, so your videos are as private and secure as your other course content. This workshop is designed to help instructors better understand how to use the handiest tools and master the most common workflows in Panopto.

By the end of this workshop, instructors will be able to:- Navigate to Panopto's web interface and upload video for streaming on the web;

- Download and use the Panopto Focus Recorder to record and upload video and screen casts;
- Integrate Panopto videos into your Blackboard course;
- Understand best practices for creating video for students;
- Learn about additional support resources for Panopto.This workshop may be counted toward the Online

Teaching concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: or contact

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B-23

Certification Options

Workshops with a teaching focus are eligible for credit in the Student Fundamental of Teaching Certification and the Faculty Certificate of Teaching Excellence. Click to learn more about this certification.

Questions on Workshops?

Contact Robin Leaf with questions about or ideas for workshops. 

Related links

Provost's Diversity Institute for Faculty Development | Sponsored by the Office of the Provost

University Center for Teaching & Learning (formally CIDDE) workshops in three categories: Teaching Support, Educational Technology Services, and TA Services.

Pitt HR Faculty and Staff Development Series

Faculty Certificate in Teaching Excellence 

Student Certification in Teaching Fundamentals 

For other opportunities, including those sponsored by Pitt's Office of Academic Career Development, visit Career Services

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