Resources for Schools

HUIT provides support, beyond FAS, to the Harvard schools, primarily through the local IT departments. We offer teaching and learning technology, collaboration tools, standardized applications and platforms, behind-the-scenes technical services, and more -- all with the goal of helping you with your studies, teaching, research, and/or work.

For more information about the services available to you, contact your school's IT department.

IT Services for Schools A-Z

Security Education

Description

Designs and delivers programs and supports local efforts for increased end user awareness. Components may include online learning modules, presentations, and security product education for faculty, students, staff, and researchers

SharePoint for Harvard

Also known as: Microsoft SharePoint, HUIT SharePoint, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Live @ edu, Office 365 for education, SharePoint.

Description

Surveys

Also known as: Support for Online Surveys, Quizzes, and Tests.

Video Conferencing

Description

Video conferencing uses both audio and video to allow people at different sites to get together over the Internet. This can be a conversation between just two people (point-to-point) or several people at multiple locations (multi-point). Besides just the audio and visual transmission of video conferencing, it can also be used to share documents and display information on your personal computer.  These features allow for improved collaboration, more personal engagement, content sharing and improved productivity all in a video solution.

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Common FAQs

Do wireless printers work on the Harvard network?

Please be advised that wireless printers may not work on the Harvard wireless network.  These devices are currently unsupported by Harvard University Information Technology.

Wireless printers are designed for, and work well in, simple home networks.  They require multicast services, which are unavailable on most campus networks.  Many universities are experiencing the same issue with wireless printing.   Wireless printing may work in some locations from VPN.

How do I access my voice mail box?

Follow these steps:

If you are calling from your campus phone:

  • Dial 5-8168
  • Listen for the prompt and then enter your voice mail PIN (password)

If you are dialing from any other campus phone or an off-campus phone:

  • Dial 5-8168 from a campus phone or (617) 495-8168 from any other phone
  • Press # to indicate you are a subscriber
  • Enter your 5-digit mailbox number
  • Enter your PIN (password)

How do I get my MAC address?

The Media Access Control (MAC) Address is also called the physical address of a network adapter.

Note that, on a computer with a wired and a wireless connection (such as most laptops and notebooks), there will be one MAC Address for the wired (Ethernet) connection and another for the wireless connection.

The following instructions will walk you through obtaining the MAC Address for either your wired or wireless network adapter. Your MAC address is unique to your computer and will always be in the following format, which may contain both the numbers 0 through 9 and the letters… Read more about How do I get my MAC address?