As a Pitt Online student, you will have access to the same resources as our on-campus students.
- Disability Services
- Office of Veterans Services
- Preparing for Your Online Course
- During Your Online Course
Welcome Back to top
Student Welcome Letters: Back to top
Please review Student Welcome Letters for your respective program. The Welcome Letters contain information about accessing your course(s) and components of the online class!
- School of Nursing Welcome Letter
- School of Education Welcome Letter
- Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Welcome Letter
- MLIS: Pitt Online Welcome Letter
- Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
- School of Law
Disability Services: Back to top
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS), 140 William Pitt Union, (412) 648-7890/ (412) 383-7355 (TTY) or visit the DRS web site as early as possible for more information. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
Pitt Online courses use a variety of media and technologies in our courses, so we’ve compiled a list of Accessibility Statements for each technology.
Office of Veterans Services: Back to top
The Office of Veterans Services facilitates the transition of veterans from military to University life, support their ongoing academic success, and assist veterans, guardsmen, reservists, spouses, and dependents in receiving their military education benefits.
Preparing for Your Online Course Back to top
Virtual Student Orientation: Back to top
The Virtual Student Orientation is a webinar that will introduce you to the basics of CourseWeb, as well as the resources available to you as a Pitt Online student!
Navigating CourseWeb: Back to top
You will use a variety of communication tools during your course work at Pitt Online. Click Navigating CourseWeb for instructional guides and videos that will assist you!
Technical Requirements: Back to top
A list of supported browsers can be found in our Knowledge Base.
University Store on Fifth: Back to top
You can order your textbooks online from The University Store on Fifth. Once you’ve accessed this homepage, you will see a variety of options for textbook reservations. Please order your textbooks as soon as possible.
Panther Badge Request: Back to top
As a University of Pittsburgh student, you have the option of requesting a Panther Card which allows you to:
- Physically check out library assets from all library systems on the Pittsburgh campus.
- Access any of the computer labs on the Pittsburgh campus.
To request a form, please print and fill out this form, have it notarized, and return it to the address included in the form.
During Your Online Course Back to top
Academic Advising: Back to top
Each University of Pittsburgh student is assigned an advisor who will follow you through your path of studies. Your advisor will provide guidance on course selection.
University Libraries: Back to top
Online students at the University of Pittsburgh have access to the same digital library resources as our on-campus students.
There are several library systems available to Pitt Online students:
- The University Library System [ULS] houses collections in the humanities and social sciences, and includes area studies, psychology, computer science, and maps. Of the collections listed above, the following are located in Hillman Library: Hillman, African American, Buhl, East Asian, Government Documents, and Special Collections.
- The Health Sciences Library System [HSLS] comprises several libraries that support the educational, research, patient care, and service activities of the schools of the health sciences (Medicine, Dental Medicine,
Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health) as well as the hospitals of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
- The Barco Law Library was originally conceived as both a law library and a research center. The current collection includes all of the major legal databases as well as 468,000 volumes and volume equivalents.
When you are connecting from off-campus, EZProxy allows you to access the library systems from a remote location.
Using My Pitt Video (Panopto) Back to top
You may be asked to record a video or presentation using the University’s video capture service, My Pitt Video (powered by Panopto). Review the Getting Started With Panopto page to prepare for this experience.
Virtual Library Series: Back to top
Pitt Online has created two virtual Library Series to assist students with using various search engines in Pitt’s libraries. The Health Sciences Library Series shows how to use the Health Sciences Library System, with special segments dedicated to PubMed; and the University Library Series illustrates the resources available to you through the Library’s homepage, http://library.pitt.edu.
Help Desk Support: Back to top
The Technology Help Desk is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer all of your technology-related questions.
We encourage you to visit Pitt’s Information Technology page for additional information about Pitt’s Services, Software and Security protocols.
University Writing Center: Back to top
The University of Pittsburgh Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring to Pitt students seeking help with their writing. If you are a campus-based student, you may set up a face-to-face appointment using the online scheduler.
If you are a Pitt Online student, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Online tutoring sessions will be conducted in real time by means of a Web-conferencing tool. Students may schedule one hour-long session per week. If you miss a scheduled session without notifying the Writing Center in advance, you will not be permitted to schedule further appointments.
University of Pittsburgh Testing Center: Back to top
Some courses at Pitt Online may require students to complete an examination under proctored supervision. The University of Pittsburgh Testing Center will contact each student individually approximately three weeks ahead of the exam to assist you with locating a proctoring facility that’s convenient for you. Once a proctoring facility is identified, students may schedule a testing session that fits their schedule.