Project Spotlight

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

Canvas Masters Series small logo

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:

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

Turning Point Technologies remote clicker

Using Clickers with Canvas

April 13, 2016

By Daniel Jamous, Senior Instructional Technologist for FAS ATG

One of the benefits resulting from the adoption of the Canvas Learning Management System has been the integration with third-party tools.

An example of this is the Turning Technologies clicker registration app. For several years, many courses in FAS, particularly in the Sciences, have used Turning Technologies clickers in the classroom to make lectures more interactive and to gauge students’ understanding of the materials through polling. In… Read more about Using Clickers with Canvas

The Rubric feature of the canvas learning management system

Evaluating Project Reports Using Rubrics

November 30, 2015

In Applied Physics 50b, the Rubrics feature in Canvas was instrumental in allowing students to get feedback on their project reports and to submit an improved version based on this feedback.

Applied Physics 50b, which is a new project-based introductory physics course, includes three month-long hands-on projects where students, working in teams, are asked to build physical devices applying the concepts taught in class.

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Art of numbers

Using the Art of Numbers to Predict the Weather

November 19, 2013

The goal of this project was to produce a web-based mobile application that would:

  • Give students a visual representation of the weather forecast based on modern forecasting services (e.g., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA) and past weather predictions
  • Offer students an opportunity to select data to download and experiment with on their own
  • Provide a quick-and-easy interface to these data

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