Learning Management System Assessment

Service Overview

CourseWeb, the University's learning management service, currently runs on Blackboard Learn software. This service provides a collaborative platform where University instructors and students have access to course-related materials.

Project Plan

Last updated on May 26, 2017

Lab Line: Check Lab Availability

Find out which lab has available Windows, Mac, or Linux computers before you get there. There are four easy ways to check:

Voice Mail

The University offers voice mail service to faculty and staff including a variety of standard features such as personalized greetings, envelope information, and forwarding of messages.

Training: Logging in to Lynda

Using a Computer or Tablet

You have three options when logging in via a Web browser:


Via lynda.pitt.edu:

  1. Go to lynda.pitt.edu and click Log In.

  2. Enter your University Computing Account username and password on the Pitt Passport authentication page and click Submit.

CourseWeb Maintenance Scheduled for May 4

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 08:50


CourseWeb, the University of Pittsburgh's implementation of Blackboard Learn, will be unavailable during a maintenance period from 1 AM through 8 PM on Thursday, May 4. Access to My Pitt Video will also be unavailable during this time.

Although a maintenance period has been scheduled during this time, the systems will be returned to service earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule. This maintenance is necessary to maintain the stability and reliability of the CourseWeb system.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

Help with HTML


Your University Computing Account gives you access to space in the Andrew File System (AFS), including space where you may host a personal Web page. The first step is to create your Web pages using HyperText Markup Language (HTML). This help sheets covers some of the basics of HTML. More information on HTML can be found in the brief guide to HTML hosted by the World Wide Web Consortium, available on the Web at http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/.

My Pitt Video: Availability (Publishing)

My Pitt Video (Panopto) allows you to designate the time frame when a session is available. This can be set at the folder or session level, allowing you to control what your viewers can see and when. This help sheet will walk you through the steps on setting up Availability rules for your folders and sessions.

Setting up Availability on Folders

To set up or change the Availability rules on the folder level, you will first want to locate the desired folder you wish to modify.