Other Harvard Resources

HILT (Harvard Learning and Teaching Initiative) has the latest resources and best practices for remote learning. Sign up for their email newsletter to get the latest.

Panopto Office Hours and Workshops – Links to weekly office hours with Panopto as well as office hours with HUIT

The Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) at Harvard conducts research and curates resources for online learning and other nontraditional pedagogies.

Teach Remotely – Learn best practices, available tools, and how to get support for teaching your classes online.

Learn Remotely – Where to go, what to do, and how to get help as you learn online.

Socialize Remotely – Socialize Remotely is a University-wide platform designed to bring us together to do exactly that. On Socialize Remotely, you can publicize and explore a variety of online gatherings available to the Harvard community.

Remote readiness IT checklist – find answers to frequently asked questions about working remotely.

Preparing for Technology Disruptions: A Faculty Checklist – When you’re teaching remotely, it’s important to have a backup plan for technology outages or interruptions. Use the suggestions here to assemble your plan, then share it with your students so they’ll know what to expect in the event of any issues.

Web Conference Technology Guidelines – Harvard Summer School technical guidelines for remote learning. These guidelines are one the strict end (you can have lower technical specs), but if you meet them you should have no issues.

HDS Zoom Backdrops - Missing the HDS campus? Feel free to download one of these images to use in Zoom as Background. Click on an image to open a larger view. A download link will appear. When you are in Zoom, you can set it as your Virtual Background or your Zoom Room Background. (requires login to HDS Intranet)