Dear GSAS Students,
As you may know, FAS Dean Claudine Gay recently tasked FAS faculty with preparing for the eventuality of teaching remotely via Zoom. Harvard offers Zoom for both teaching remotely and general video conferencing, and the Canvas site for every FAS course is enabled to use Zoom for remote teaching. If you have not already, I encourage you to sign up for a Zoom account and complete Zoom training as soon as possible.
If you have not used Zoom before, you can download a Quick Start Guide that explains how to set up your account and Zoom: The Basics, which provides an overview of meeting controls and how to join a meeting. You can also review the Zoom help center.
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) has other resources available, including best practices for remote teaching and general information about getting ready to work remotely. You may request additional assistance with Zoom or other technology resources through the ITHelp Portal or by calling 617-495-7777. Additional resources will continue to be added to HUIT’s Get Ready to Work Remotely website.
If you need further guidance, or are teaching outside the FAS, please be in touch with the course department and faculty course head.
Above all, please be sure to monitor University messages, review the Harvard Coronavirus web page, and practice good hygiene. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, you should call HUHS at 617-495-5711 (24/7) for advice, or your primary care provider if you do not receive your care at HUHS. Most importantly, take good care of yourselves.
All best wishes,
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics