Awards

Blackboard Catalyst Award Winner LogoPitt Online earned the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award for four consecutive years! The award is given to schools that design high quality online courses that excel in design, student and faculty interaction and collaboration, assessment and learning support. You can explore each of our award-winning courses on this page!


2015 Blackboard Award Poster for LIS 2600

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2014: LIS 2600 Introduction to Information Technologies with Dr. Chris Tomer from the School of Computing and Information. This course explores how computing and networking technologies are used to create, manipulate and disseminate information related to library and archival sciences. Three standout practices that earned the course an award were the variety of technologies used to create course content, the mixture of assignments that measured mastery at the conceptual and hands-on levels, and consistency of course design and organization. Also featured here is the poster graphic that was on display at the award ceremony during 2014 Blackboard World!


Evidence Based Quality Improvement Poster

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2013: NURSP 3294 Evidence-Based Quality Improvement with Dr. Linda Dudjak from the School of Nursing. This course prepares students for creating and implementing a culture of clinical excellence using quality improvement theories, strategies and organizational analysis. Three standout practices that earned the course an award were exceptional student engagement, authentic assessments from workplace settings and diverse use of multimedia resources. Also featured is the poster graphic that was on display at the award ceremony during 2013 Blackboard World!


Management Essentials Online Poster

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2012: Management Essentials Online from the Center for Executive Education at the Katz Graduate School of Business. This business certificate was a 10-week experience for students, with 10 different faculty combining to teach one module on business-related topics like accounting, ethics and leadership. Three standout practices that earned the course an award were the variety of content presentation and media, learner-to-learner interaction and the mixture of learning activities. Also featured is the poster graphic that was on display at the award ceremony during 2012 Blackboard World!


Organizational Theory and Management Poster

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2011: NUR 2261 Organizational and Management Theory with Dr. Gail Wolf from the School of Nursing. This course focuses on the application of organizational, leadership and management theories to health service organizations in an effort to improve quality and performance. Three standout practices that earned the course an award were faculty presence, course site design and the variety of learning activities. Also featured is the poster graphic that was on display during 2011 Blackboard World!