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!

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News & Announcements

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Fall Canvas course sites are ready

July 6, 2021

Canvas sites have been created and are ready to be set up! Faculty and teaching staff will find their list of Fall courses in my.harvard.edu. Faculty are asked to have their sites ready with syllabi and published for students to preview by August 16th. More information about Canvas, including tutorials and documentation, is available on our Canvas page.

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Fall Update: XIDs are being replaced by HarvardKey Light

July 2, 2021
XIDs are being replaced by HarvardKey Light. In the past, individuals without Harvard IDs who needed to be added to Canvas sites were prompted to sign up for an XID. Beginning this summer, XIDs are being replaced by HarvardKey Light. Information on HarvardKey Light, including how to activate an account, is available in the HUIT Knowledge Base.
March 11 - Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship seminar

March 11 - Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship seminar

March 1, 2021

Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship introduces participants to the core stages of digital scholarship’s research workflow: the acquisition, manipulation, analysis, and presentation of data. This seminar serves as a springboard for faculty, students, and staff who wish to explore the potential of digital scholarship. Register via the Harvard Training Portal.

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New Workshop: Using VoiceThread in Canvas

January 26, 2021

We're excited to announce a new workshop offering for faculty and teaching staff: Using VoiceThread in Canvas, February 1, 2021, at 2:00 pm EST. Please register in advance at this linkbreakIn this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create VoiceThreads and then add them to your Canvas course as lessons or assessments and see examples from real courses. We will also cover the new assignment feature for those who have already been using VoiceThread.... Read more about New Workshop: Using VoiceThread in Canvas

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January 2021 Zoom updates for remote teaching

January 6, 2021

A few key Zoom updates this fall offer great improvements for remote teaching:

  • Self-select breakout rooms: this new option lets your meeting participants choose which breakout room to join.
  • Co-host features: Co-hosts now have the same breakout room controls as the meeting host, such as starting or ending breakout rooms, assigning participants, etc.
  • Zoom recordings to Panopto: If you are recording your class meetings in Zoom, we recommend you enable the new integration with Panopto, which automatically migrates all Zoom recordings to our video management tool. Fill out this form to get started.... Read more about January 2021 Zoom updates for remote teaching

Remote-Ready Contingency Planning

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

Upcoming Workshops, Events, and Office Hours

2022 Oct 07

Panopto Office Hours

Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Nov 18 2022 .
11:00am to 12:00pm


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