Microsoft Campus Software

Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on May 14

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 16:36

Scheduled maintenance will affect wired and wireless network service in several buildings during the standard downtime period on Sunday, May 14. Network service will be unavailable from 2:00 to 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 14 in the following locations: 

  • 400 North Lexington Ave (via 7500 Thomas Blvd)
  • 480 Melwood Ave.
  • 530 Melwood Ave.
  • 635 Clyde St.
  • 5607 Baum Blvd.
  • 7500 Thomas Blvd.
  • Alumni Hall
  • Bakery Square
  • Bellefield Hall and Annex
  • Cathedral of Learning
  • Clapp Hall
  • Craig Hall
  • Crawford Hall
  • Forbes Craig Apartments
  • Heinz Chapel
  • Information Sciences Building
  • Langley Hall
  • Life Sciences Complex
  • Music Building
  • Ruskin Hall
  • Sterling Plaza
  • Stephen Foster Memorial

Although the maintenance is scheduled to end at 3:00 a.m., network service will be restored earlier if work is completed ahead of schedule. This maintenance is necessary to enhance the stability and reliability of the network.

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

Electronic Lab Notebook: Introduction to the Course Manager: Creating a New Course

Introduction to the Course Manager: Creating a New Course

As an instructor, the Course Manager will be your number one tool for pushing out class content to your students, editing existing class content, monitoring student activity, grading student submissions, and organizing your students into separate sections and courses.  If you have Teaching Assistants (TAs), they will be able to use parts of the Course Manager as well.

The Course Manager contains four panels. Note that these panels will not be visible until you create at least one course.

Information Technology Graduation Checklist


Congratulations, Seniors! Soon you’ll be graduating from Pitt and starting a new career. Now is a good time to take a few moments to wrap up some important technology items before you go.

SecureZIP: Getting Started (Windows)


This document will help you begin using PKWARE’s SecureZIP, a compression and encryption tool for Windows that does the following:

Creating Your Own Web Site


Did you know you can publish your own personal Web site here at Pitt? The first step is to create your Web pages using HyperText Markup Language (HTML). More information about HTML can be found in the Getting Started with HTML help sheet. Next, you need to upload those pages to a location where others can view them. This document explains how to do so.

Email Delivery Can Be Affected by External Service Providers’ DMARC Policies


Some external email service providers have enabled an email authentication policy intended to help prevent email spoofing (a technique used to forge the "From" address of an email message so that it appears to come from a known sender). However, in some scenarios this email authentication policy can interfere with the delivery of legitimate email messages, including messages addressed to @pitt.edu addresses.

Microsoft for Students: Download and Install


Microsoft Campus Software Agreement provides a suite of the most popular Microsoft applications, operating systems, and programming software to regular full-time and part-time students. Microsoft software for students is available via the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

Detailed Help

As a students, choose from the following instructions to install Microsoft applications, operating systems, and programming software:

Welcome Faculty and Staff


Welcome to Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) at the University of Pittsburgh. CSSD provides computing resources for students, faculty, and staff. This page was created just for you as a new faculty or staff member. It's a great place to get started with your computing account, CSSD's services, and technology in general at Pitt.