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


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,, Software Licensing.


Course Websites (Canvas)

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


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

Desktop Management

Also known as: LANDesk.


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 (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 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


Office 365’s powerful cloud-based suite of tools makes it easy to securely share files and collaborate with colleagues across the University and outside of Harvard.

Office 365 will be available University wide, and for the first time, all Harvard faculty and staff will have access to the same email, calendar, and file sharing platform to support and foster collaboration, organization, and efficiency.

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.


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


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 .


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 transfer payment liability from Harvard corporate to personal billing for my Verizon Wireless account?

  1. The subscriber should obtain permission from his or her department or school to release the cellular number. Permission is only granted through an authorized point-of-contact person in the department or school.
  2. The authorized point-of-contact person from the school or department would contact HUIT-Telecom to cease billing.
  3. HUIT-Telecom will then add a note to the Verizon Wireless account, which will grant permission for the subscriber to takeover payment via personal billing. 
  4. The subscriber should then call… Read more about How do I transfer payment liability from Harvard corporate to personal billing for my Verizon Wireless account?

If I want to be listed, but am not in the directory, what should I do?

If you are a student, please contact your Registrar. Your requested privacy settings may be blocking display, or data may be missing.

If you are an employee, please call or email your local directory contact. You may need to provide your Harvard ID number in addition to your contact information.

If you are from the FAS, visit

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How do I change my FAS email display name?

The display name currently listed on your FAS Exchange Account (as seen in the Global Address Book) is determined by your 'Listing Name' in the FAS directory.

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 or through My Harvard. Please note the listing name can take 24-48 hours to update. 

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