Canvas Learning Management System

Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) by Instructure that has been adopted by all of the schools of Harvard University. Canvas provides tools for teaching staff to develop and administer course websites. Support – including training and one-on-one sessions – is offered by the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team.  METS works closely … Continue reading “Canvas Learning Management System”

Classroom and Conference room support

Our METS team (Media and Educational Technology Services) handles all installations, configuration, upgrades, and onsite support for the classrooms and departmental conference rooms here at the school.  From projecting your powerpoint to live-hosting a class in multiple locations simultaneously, this METS service is available to help. To make a request, please complete the request form … Continue reading “Classroom and Conference room support”

High Performance Research Computing

Supported with FAS Cluster

Faculty and other eligible PIs at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health are provided no-cost access to the FAS RC (Research Computing) high-performance computing cluster.  The system underwent a significant upgrade in 2019 and the new system known as Cannon is up and running.

Lecture Capture

Supported with Panapto

This service allows for the recording and posting of class sessions that take place on campus.

Online Surveys

Supported with Qualtrics, Microsoft Forms

Qualtrics is web-based survey software that allows you to easily create surveys, collect and store data, and produce reports. Features include: an easy-to-use survey editor, requiring no prior training dozens of templates and sample surveys to customize for your own use integrated graphics and statistical tools the ability to download data into a variety of formats

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a web-based audience response system that allows faculty to engage with their audience in real-time through the use of online polling.

Protecting Academic Integrity

Supported with Turnitin

Anti-plagiarism software is provided by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to promote and ensure a healthy academic environment exists for all students and faculty.  Training on the use of our current solution, Turnitin software, is available from our METS team.

Remote Access

Supported with Cisco AnyConnect, VMWare Horizon

Many users consume IT resources while not on campus.  There are 2 main options for remote access to restricted computing resources at the school:  Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).  Keep in mind, however, that many services such as OneDrive, SharePoint and FILR are available from any computer with an internet connection. … Continue reading “Remote Access”

Student Information System

Supported with my.harvard

The centralized student information system (SIS) used by multiple schools across Harvard, which includes the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is called my.harvard and powered by Oracle technologies. Using the my.harvard platform, students manage their relationship with SPH throughout the entire student life cycle (e.g.,course registration, advising, graduation planning). Applicants are granted access … Continue reading “Student Information System”


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