Academic Courseware for Faculty

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

My Pitt: Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I find the service I’m looking for in Ask Cathy?

Not all of the services available through My Pitt have been added to Ask Cathy yet. If you can’t find the service you are looking for in Ask Cathy, try accessing it through My Pitt (my.pitt.edu). We also encourage you to click the Send Feedback link in Ask Cathy and submit that service you would like to see added.

Why am I prompted to log in to some services in Ask Cathy but not others?

eduroam: How to Connect to eduroam

Connecting to eduroam

When Traveling

Use these instructions if you are from Pitt and are visiting another institution.

Note: The institution that you are visiting must participate in eduroam in order for you to use the service.

  1. Select eduroam from the list of available wireless networks.
  2. Enter your University email address and your University Computing Account password.

When Visiting Pitt

Use these instructions if you are visiting Pitt from another institution.

How to Reserve a Computing Lab Classroom

How to Reserve a Lab Classroom

The following guidelines must be followed to reserve a classroom:

Read your email with an email client (like Outlook)

You can connect your email client to My Pitt Email. Email clients are programs that you install on your desktop or laptop computer to access your email and calendar. You can access your My Pitt Email with a variety of email clients.

Using Digital Certificates for Email Messages


This document explains how to apply for a digital certificate through the University’s Manage My Account Web site and then how to use that digital certificate to sign and encrypt email messages. A digital certificate is a security tool that can be attached to an email message to verify that the sender of the message is who he or she claims to be and that the message has not been altered since it was sent. It can also be used to encrypt email messages.

Office 2013: Introduction


When Office 2010 was released in 2009, its new interface represented a significant change from the previous version of Office, Office 2007. The introduction of Office 2013 three years later did not introduce as many changes to the look and feel of Office applications as the previous version, but did feature several new enhancements that expands the access of Office applications.