Explore your options
Focus on pedagogy
However you decide to combine these new instructional mediums into your course, it is crucial that you be attentive to how you communicate your expectations to students. Students will also be new to the online platforms you are using, and given the unusual circumstances, they may be dealing with situations outside of your virtual classroom that may affect their ability to engage with your course. Remote teaching and learning is at least somewhat new to almost everyone at Harvard, and flexibility and open-mindedness will be crucial as everyone adjusts to it.
Read our advice about moving online
Academic Technology for the FAS / HUIT
Your starting place for learning about and accessing many of the technological tools you may need, such as Zoom, Canvas, and related plug-ins.
- AT-FAS's Remote Ready page
- Attend training sessions on Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, and more
- Attend daily office hours
The Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL)
VPAL convenes university-wide conversations about teaching and pedagogical research, particularly in the online space.
The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE)
OUE oversees, and stewards resources devoted to, the undergraduate curriculum at Harvard College..
- Resources for Faculty
- OUE's Remote Ready site
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests for assistance
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE)
DCE offers a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online courses, and their staff are experienced in thinking about multiple ways to achieve your goals through different mediums.
- DCE's Contingency planning page
SEAS and the Division of Science
Advice on teaching in the sciences.
The Harvard Libraries
Request help modifying/troubleshooting your research-based assignments.
- How to Use Library Resources for Remote Teaching
- Request the digitization of materials
- Ask a Librarian
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Humanities, Social Science, Gen Ed
Gen Ed, Humanities, Social Science
Writing, Gen Ed
Teaching fellows; Humanities, Language
Equity & Inclusion, Gen Ed
Communication & Language, International TFs
Teaching fellows; communication & language
Teaching Fellows can attend the Fall Teaching Conference, which includes both asynchronous Canvas resources and synchronous sessions devoted to collaboration and practice.
The media production staff of the Bok Center's Learning Lab can provide consultations for faculty teaching Harvard College courses using Zoom and other modes of media capture. We can provide suggestions for setting up remote video capture environments in your home or office, and on ways to integrate media into your courses. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your needs with our staff.