About Academic Technology for FAS

Academic Technology for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences supports the thoughtful use of digital methods and tools in teaching and learning throughout the FAS. Our services include helping you get the most out of your course website; providing evaluation, training, and ongoing support of digital tools and methods; developing new applications to meet your pedagogical needs; and more! Not sure who to ask about support for your teaching and learning goals? Ask us and we'll help figure it out!

News & Announcements

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April 14 Workshop: Online Writing Assignments with Scalar

April 7, 2020
Are you looking for a way to make a final writing project or capstone assignment more remote-friendly? In this workshop, staff from Academic Technology and the Bok Center will introduce faculty and TFs to Scalar, a free, open-source authoring and publishing platform, and provide assistance planning and remediating course assignments. Register here
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View a recorded 'Teaching Remotely with Zoom' workshop

March 22, 2020
Engage with Academic Technology for FAS's introductory 'Teaching Remotely with Zoom' workshop at the time and place of your choosing by following this link. Topics covered include chat, screen sharing, and managing participants within Zoom, as well as creating and hosting Zoom meetings from your Canvas course site.
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Coronavirus planning: Zoom Training to Support Teaching

March 7, 2020

As you may be aware, Dean Gay has asked FAS faculty to familiarize themselves with Zoom in preparation for possible interruptions to residential teaching due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Her message to faculty (included below) highlights the training and resources now available to faculty and instructional support staff, and we hope you will share these resources within your departments. Read more...

Visual Eloquence: A Hands-On Workshop for Creating Effective Data Visualizations, 4pm to 6pm on Feb 27, 2020 at Lamont Library B-30

Feb. 27: Visual Eloquence

February 26, 2020
Visual Eloquence is a participatory workshop on visualizing data and understanding the powerful role it plays in analysis and presentation for digital scholarship. Pizza is provided! Register free on the Harvard Training Portal.
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Discovery Series Talk, Nov. 6: Identity, Personhood, and Material Culture

October 25, 2019
Wed., Nov. 6, 2-3pm at Cabot Science Library: Concentration camps were much more than a corollary to National Socialism: they represented the most fully articulated manifestation of its ideology. This talk will showcase the use of advanced digital techniques to shed light on one of the most crucial steps in the admissions process, the removal of personal effects from arriving prisoners, and explore how we can use these objects to gain insight about their owners, the system that victimized them, and the distinctions it created.... Read more about Discovery Series Talk, Nov. 6: Identity, Personhood, and Material Culture
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Contingency Planning

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View our contingency planning guide to some of the tools, practices, training, and resources that are available to help you teach remotely when needed.

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