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Update on Spring Canvas sites and combined sections

November 19, 2021

By Thurs. Dec 2, spring Canvas sites will be available for faculty to edit for all scheduled spring 2022 courses. By Wed. Nov 24, course needing combined section Canvas sites must have the correct primary section selected in so that only one site is generated. If your department needs assistance locating the Primary checkbox, they can contact The Registrar’s Office at After that date you will need to contact Academic Technology directly at to combine any course sites.

[Nov. 17] Discovery Series Talk: Opportunities Beyond Bars

November 16, 2021

Can Virtual Reality be used in a time of extreme isolation to connect undergraduate students from Harvard with mentees in a juvenile detention center in meaningful ways? Will this service-learning environment be as fulfilling as in person work? How can VR provide unique educational opportunities to mentees now and in the future?

Learn more and register.

Read more about [Nov. 17] Discovery Series Talk: Opportunities Beyond Bars
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[Aug. 27] Digital Teaching Workshop: Tools for Assignments and Activities

August 5, 2021

The Digital Teaching Methods seminar provides a hands-on introduction to several approaches that have been used successfully at Harvard, all grounded in specific pedagogical examples and use cases. Whether you will be teaching with digital tools for the first time in the coming semester, or have already been doing so for some time, this remiote workshop provides a focused and supportive environment for improving your practice... Read more

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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 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