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Academic Technology, History, and Harvard Library team up to offer inaugural Digital Scholarship seminar

March 20, 2017

On March 8, 9, and 10, 2017, HUIT Academic Technology offered its inaugural seminar on the Fundamentals of Digital Scholarship, a three-day interactive event dedicated to providing a hands-on introduction to technologies and technological approaches that are becoming more commonly used in both teaching and research. Planning for the seminar was coordinated by Academic Technology senior instructional technologist Brandon Bentley, and included representatives from the Department of History's digital history program, the Harvard Libraries, and Research Computing in the Arts and Humanities… Read more about Academic Technology, History, and Harvard Library team up to offer inaugural Digital Scholarship seminar

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2017 HILT Spark Grants for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement

February 7, 2017

The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) announces its next round of grants. Designed to help "spark" promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality and position innovations for future success.

  • Funding up to $15,000
  • Application opens March 1, 2017
  • Deadline is April 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Harvard University benefits-eligible faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply for funding individually, or as groups. For more information, … Read more about 2017 HILT Spark Grants for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement

Nanopore Sequencing

HUIT Supports Cutting-Edge Bioinformatics Research Tools in a Freshman Seminar

January 9, 2017

By Daniel Jamous, Senior Instructional Technologist, Academic Technology for FAS 
In Fall 2016, two HUIT groups – Academic Technology for FAS and the division of IT Support Services responsible for managing Harvard’s computer classrooms – collaborated to provide students with in-class access to cutting-edge bioinformatics research tools. … Read more about HUIT Supports Cutting-Edge Bioinformatics Research Tools in a Freshman Seminar

Academic Technology teams up with History Department, Bok Center, and Harvard Library to offer first Digital Teaching Seminar

Academic Technology teams up with History Department, Bok Center, and Harvard Library to offer first Digital Teaching Seminar

September 3, 2016

On August 29 and 30, HUIT Academic Technology offered its inaugural Digital Teaching Seminar, a two-day interactive event dedicated to providing a hands-on introduction to technologies and technological approaches that are becoming more commonly used in both teaching and research. Attendees in this first iteration included faculty and 2016-17 Digital Teaching Fellows (DiTFs), participants in a program dedicated to the thoughtful integration of technology into teaching and learning that was launched by the History… Read more about Academic Technology teams up with History Department, Bok Center, and Harvard Library to offer first Digital Teaching Seminar

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Canvas Masters Series Workshops Are Here!

August 15, 2016

Beginning this fall, Academic Technology for FAS will be offering Canvas training that goes beyond the basics of setting up and administering a course website. Designed as interactive workshops, these topical training sessions will cover more specialized elements of the Canvas learning management system that you may encounter as teaching staff member or course administrator.  

Topics include:

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Introducing HUIT Academic Technology

August 5, 2016

With the conclusion of the two-year Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) Strategic Program, including the very successful University-wide implementation of Canvas, HUIT has reintegrated the TLT team with Academic Technology Services (AcTS) to form HUIT Academic Technology. In this exercise, we seized opportunities to realign AcTS to better support the teaching, learning and research needs of the University, and to meet HUIT’s fundamental goals to enhance IT service delivery at Harvard and provide greater support to our IT professionals.

Mission

Our mission is to provide… Read more about Introducing HUIT Academic Technology

Canvas by Instructure, Harvard's Extensible Course Management System

Help With Canvas

July 18, 2016

Is this your first time using Canvas? We're here to help! Instructional technologists from HUIT Academic Technology are available this summer to help you prepare your course site.

In addition to email support and drop-in assistance at our Science Center office, we offer on-location office hours for faculty, teaching team members, support staff, and students in multiple campus locations throughout the summer and early fall. Our team can help orient you to Canvas while assisting you in preparing… Read more about Help With Canvas

We're Moving!

We're Moving!

July 18, 2016

This fall, after over a decade in the same space, the Academic Technology team is moving. Beginning the first week in August, you will be able to find us in Science Center suite 142, on the first floor just inside the Oxford Street entrance (next to the Museum of Historical Scientific Instruments).

Come visit us in our new space, either for help with Canvas, a technology consultation, or just to say hello!

Rubrics and Peer-Review in Canvas: Examples from FAS and HKS

Rubrics and Peer-Review in Canvas: Examples from FAS and HKS

June 2, 2016

Daniel Jamous, senior instructional technologist with the FAS Academic Technology Group, led a presentation on the use of two advanced Canvas features: rubrics and peer-review. The presentation included examples from residential courses in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as an online continuing education course offered through the Center for International Development at HKS.

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Getting the Picture: FAS ATG Presents Image Media Manager Application at 2016 IT Summit

Getting the Picture: FAS ATG Presents Image Media Manager Application at 2016 IT Summit

June 2, 2016

The FAS Academic Technology Group's Brandon Bentley (senior instructional technologist) and Mike Hilborn (associate director, academic technology development) participated in a session at the 2016 IT Summit on Canvas use and adoption across Harvard schools.

The subject of the demonstration was the new LTI-compliant Image Media Manager tool, an application that leverages the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF),… Read more about Getting the Picture: FAS ATG Presents Image Media Manager Application at 2016 IT Summit

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