SHRS Classroom Technology Update (Fall Term 2020)
Beginning Fall Term 2020, please direct all classroom technology issues to the PITT IT Helpdesk. The 24/7 IT Help Desk will be on call and available during all instruction hours for on-site support in the event of a technical issue or equipment malfunction.
Flex@SHRS incorporates the existing technology available in SHRS Classrooms to accomandate both in-person and remote instructors and students.
SHRS Classrooms are scheduled through our own
Student Services Team in the SHRS Dean's Office.
Flex@PITT equipment is only available in classrooms scheduled through the Office of the University Registrar. A
Virtual PITT Computer Lab and Virtual SHRS Computer Lab are now available to all faculty and students.
Zoom has been installed on all SHRS classroom computers at Forbes Tower, Bakery Square, Bridgeside Point and the Murdoch Building. All SHRS classrooms include webcam/mic mounted to a tripod.
Avaya Huddle Cameras with intergrated microphones have been added to all SHRS classrooms. These cameras include the following features:
High quality 4K sensor video source with HD 1080p 30 frames per second (fps)
8x digital zoom and an optimal horizontal field of view for video conferencing
Intergrated microphones array with omnidirectional pickup and a 3m radius with 360° coverage
Tripods can be moved to view instructor and/or demonstrations but should be in close proximity to instructor when lecturing for best audio quality
Instructors should repeat all questions from onsite attendees, for benefit of remote viewers and allocate time to address remote students/questions
modify their Canvas course to enable Zoom and Panopto add-ins. Once Zoom is integrated into Canvas, recordings will automatically be accessible to the Canvas Course for student viewing.
Canvas as the central teaching hub for any instructional implementation.
By uploading all course content on Canvas, you can insure the most equitable experience for all students.
All data, curriculum information and assignments are available online.
Access all Course instances and Class Calendars
NOTE: Given the quality of a live classroom video demonstration, it is recommended that instructors prerecord skill demonstrations and upload to Panopto. Please review the SHRS IT Classroom Technology "
Train the Trainers Sessions" Recordings. Before you arrive to the classroom:
When you arrive in the classroom:
Turn on the display system.
Ceiling Data Projector On/Off Console
Flatscreen TV Remote Control
Log in to the instructor computer with your PITT username and password.
Do not use your email alias.
My.pitt.edu portal. Launch
Access Specific Canvas Course Shell/Class Instance.\
Scheduled Zoom sessions are available via the Zoom menu option, and/or the Calendar navigation option
Sessions scheduled via Canvas, will
not automatically sync with your Outlook calendar Start today’s ZOOM session.
Test Speaker and Microphone Join with Computer Audio
Start Your Video
If Recording hasn’t started automatically, Start Recording to the CLOUD
Screen Share when you want to display your PowerPoint presentation Online Resources, Workshops and Documentation: