Resources for Faculty

HUIT supports faculty (across the university and specifically within FAS) in many different ways. Whether it is enabling you to incorporate technology into your classroom, access your email and other accounts, or conduct research, we are here to help you achieve your teaching and research goals.

IT Services for Faculty A-Z

Audio Conference Calling

Description

Several audio conference options accessed by telephone.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Conference calls involving only 3 parties (using a land line) - no additional cost
  • Self-Service Audio Conferencing (Always-On account) - least expensive service
  • Audio Conferencing scheduled through the a Conference America Operator - most expensive service

Last Updated: July 23, 2015

Campus Licensed Software

Also known as: Adobe, Campus Software, Software Downloads, downloads.fas.harvard.edu, Software Licensing.

Course Websites (Canvas)

Also known as: Canvas, Course Blogs, Course Wikis.

Description

Tools for Harvard faculty, teaching fellows, and staff to develop and administer course websites.

Desktop Management

Also known as: LANDesk.

Description

Landesk is an application that provides remote software updates, patch management, and hardware/software inventory for Harvard-owned desktop and laptop computers.

Key Features and Benefits

• Secure remote updates for supported software
• Patch management
• Hardware/software inventory

Available To

Users of eligible Harvard-owned computers in FAS, HDS, Radcliffe, and Central Administration.

Eduroam

Description

Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community.  This service provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location.

FAS Mail

Also known as: FAS Exchange, IRIS, EMail.

NOTE: This service has been discontinued for most users. Please visit http://mso.harvard.edu to learn about HUIT's Office 365 email platform.

FAS Mailing List Service

HUIT offers a mailing list service to FAS faculty and staff (using Mailman, an open-source mailing list system). While HUIT hosts and operates the Mailman service for its clients, individual faculty or staff members administer each list as the list owner.

Mailman allows list subscribers and owners to utilize and manage a robust bulk mailing platform using a web interface or by sending email-based commands. Mailman also offers a number of configurable options for individual list owners, including spam filtering and list archiving.

File Shares

Description

Shared file storage for FAS faculty and staff and Central Administration teams and workgroups. This storage space is managed through Windows Active Directory and allows for authentication and sharing with individuals, departments, or other groups for the purpose of collaboration.

SharePoint for Harvard provides a range of functionality for projects and teams, including the ability to manage documents in a secure central location.

Harvard ID (HUID) and HarvardKey

Harvard University ID (HUID) numbers and HarvardKey accounts are administered by HUIT as a secure means of identity authentication to access the Harvard secure network. Your HarvardKey account enables access to a wide range of online applications and services across the University using a single login name and password. You will need to know your HUID in order to claim your HarvardKey

Where Can I Find My HUID Number?

Live Video Streaming

Also known as: Live Webcasting, Live Streaming, audiovisual, AV, A/V.

Description 

Stream live video events for your School or department. This service is available for FAS faculty and staff through Media & Technology Services.

Lync

Also known as: Microsoft Lync Messaging Service, ICEMail Messaging, Instant Messaging, IM.
NOTE: This service has been replaced with Skype for Business as of August 12, 2016.

Microsoft Office ProPlus

Also known as: Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Skype For Business & Access.

Mobile Phone Services

Also known as: Cellular Service, Cell Phone, cellphone, cellphones, Voice Services, BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, PDAs, Cellular Services, Tablets .

Description

HUIT Unified Communications offers managed cellular service plans to take advantage of discounts and flexible contract terms provided by AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Managed plans are available only to Harvard departments.

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Common FAQs

How do I change my FAS email display name?

Faculty and staff have the ability to edit this listing name completely to reflect a preferred version over the officially listed name in your employee data. You can change this information by accessing the directory update tool directly at dirupdate.fas.harvard.edu or through My Harvard. Please note the listing name can take 24-48 hours to update. 

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