Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning​

In preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, HDS and Harvard have prepared a set of technology tools and pedagogies for online instruction.

Familiar technologies – primarily the Canvas online classroom environment and Zoom meeting software – have been linked and enhanced with new teaching tools. Please take time to explore these resources and refer back to them during the semester. For questions or technology troubleshooting, email the Harvard University IT Service Desk at ithelp@harvard.edu or call 617.495.7777. For HDS-specific questions, email the HDS academic technology team at coursesites@hds.harvard.edu.

Announcements

ATC Virtual Office Hours

 

 

Technology Outage Contingency Planning

The HDS Academic Technology Consultants (ATCs) are available for drop-in sessions to work with you via Zoom. See the schedule and Zoom links on the HDS Intranet

 

Due to the potential for global outages and interruptions, it is more important than ever to have a clear plan in place should your Internet connection, Zoom meeting, or Canvas class be disrupted. In order to better communicate with your students in the event of an issue, the Harvard University Information Technology group has put together a number of valuable instructional contingency recommendations.

Activities

Canvas

HDS uses Canvas online course technology for conducting coursework and administering classes. Use your Harvard Key to log in. The Canvas help menu includes training and commonly asked questions. 

Zoom

Live class sessions, appointments with instructors, and other activities will be largely conducted through Zoom online meeting technology. Learn the best practices for using Zoom in the classroom. 

Library

Staff of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library can help you in multiple ways with remote research, teaching, and learning. Get more information