Academic Courseware for Faculty

All eligible teaching faculty can download more than 75 academic courses.

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.

Need Multifactor Authentication Help? We Are Coming to You!

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:54


Multifactor authentication is an additional layer of security designed to prevent unauthorized access to your information and University data, including confidential retirement account details, pay statements, or direct deposit information. It will be required for faculty and staff beginning March 5. 

Our support specialists will be visiting departments in buildings all across the Pittsburgh campus to help you register your device for multifactor authentication, use it to log in to University services, or answer any questions you might have. Check the schedule below for a location near you. 

  • Monday, 2/27
    • Morning: Music Building, Falk School
    • Afternoon: Salk Hall, William Pitt Union
  • Tuesday, 2/28
    • Morning: David Lawrence Hall, Crawford Hall, Langley Hall, Clapp Hall, Crabtree Hall, Parran Hall
    • Afternoon: Information Sciences Building, Crawford Hall, Langley Hall, Clapp Hall, Crabtree Hall, Parran Hall
  • Wednesday, 3/1
    • Morning: Oxford Building, Chevron Science Center, Benedum Hall & Engineering Auditorium
    • Afternoon: Loeffler Building, Chevron Science Center, Benedum Hall & Engineering Auditorium
  • Thursday, 3/2
    • Morning: Posvar Hall, Sennott Square, Forbes Pavilion
    • Afternoon: Posvar Hall, Sennott Square, Forbes Pavilion
  • Friday, 3/3
    • Morning: Frick Fine Arts Building, Scaife Hall, Victoria Hall
    • Afternoon: Barco Law Building, Scaife Hall, Victoria Hall

If you miss a support specialist in your area, don’t worry. You can contact the Technology Help Desk any time at 412-624-HELP [4357]. We can help over the phone or via live chat, and we can send support to your location as needed.

More information about multifactor authentication, including step-by-step instructions, is available online.

Phishing Alert: Salary Notice Claims to be from the Chancellor

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 09:04


Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims to be from the Chancellor. The fraudulent email claims to contain information about a salary increase and bonus payment. It includes an attached HTML document that contains a Web form that attempts to gather the reader's username and password.

The following is a sample of the recent fraudulent email. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), please report it as a phishing scam by forwarding the email message as an attachment to phish@pitt.edu. Detailed instructions on reporting scams are available at http://technology.pitt.edu/phishingscams.


Subject: Important Notice

Dear Faculty/Staff,

This is to officially announce to you that the payment schedule for the recently 2 per cent salary increase interest Award has now been confirmed. All eligible active faculty/staff members will receive a bonus payment and increase adjustment to leave payment. Those considered for this award and nominee must be a  classified staff member with a minimum of two years of service. In order to complete the volume of adjustments, we have pulled resources from other areas to assist. Attached is the description of how staff member has demonstrated excellence in support of the school, list of all the names of nominees, entitled to this award, position title, department, Years of Service to Pittsburgh  University and PUP Number. Please download and login to your mymail account to view. Thanks

Yours Sincerely,

Patrick Gallagher

Office of the president

University of Pittsburgh



The attachment in the email contains a Web form (shown below) that attempts to collect the reader's username and password:

Phishing scam login page

CSSD strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. Avoid clicking on links contained in such emails, as these may lead to sites that contain harmful software. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.

In addition, CSSD recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, CSSD offers Malwarebytes Premium for individuals and departments at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

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

Office 2013: Installing on Windows


This document will guide you through the installation and activation of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013.

File type

Locate the downloaded .exe file in folder. The .exe file will be used for installation.


Removing Old or Trial Versions:

Before starting the download of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013, you must uninstall any old or trial versions you may still have installed on your machine. Remove the following applications:

Outlook: Getting Started (versions 2010, 2011, 2013)

The following videos provided by Lynda.com are available to help you get started using Microsoft Outlook:

Vendor Maintenance to Affect Lynda.com on October 21st

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:07


Lynda.com, the service provider for the University’s technology training service, will be performing maintenance on October 21st outside the University’s standard downtime period. Lynda.com will be unavailable between 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21st and 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22nd while maintenance is completed. Users of Lynda.com training will not be able to access recordings during the maintenance period.

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