Learning & Development

2021 Jul 07

Email Management

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

This workshop by the Harvard University Archives will introduce methods for gaining control of email and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your email.

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their email.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling email
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to email...
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2021 Jun 30

Out of Sight: Off-site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

This workshop by the Harvard University Archives will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Harvard Depository. We cover everything from how to pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

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2021 Jun 16

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop by the Harvard University Archives provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

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2021 Apr 28

What Spiders Have to Say

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Online

Consider the spider: eight legs, eight eyes, and a brain the size of a poppy seed. These are some of nature’s most amazing and charismatic creatures, and yet we know so little about their worlds. Paul Shamble will discuss the lives, habits, and marvelous morphologies of these animals—from sensory structures and cognition to locomotion and behavior. Understanding these creatures helps us better understand evolution and diversity—and leads us to ask what it means that even tiny animals inhabit complex lives.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series

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2021 Apr 26

Bark: Get to Know Your Trees

6:00pm

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Online

The traits typically used to describe trees—leaves, twigs, and buds—are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Join Michael for an exploration of bark, which is always visible, in any season. As you hone your perceptive abilities you will learn about a system for identifying tree species by their bark, and discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel?

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2021 Apr 28

Tree Mob™: Dredging to Renew the Ponds

6:00pm

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Online

Maintaining ponds is messy business! Join Associate Project Manager Danny Schissler to learn about the history and upcoming restoration of two of the Arnold Arboretum's most well-loved water bodies, Faxon and Rehder Ponds. Both provide habitat for wildlife and visual delight for humans, and also are part of an essential drainage network within the Arboretum’s landscape.

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2021 Apr 28

User-focused Accessibility: Designing beyond standards

6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Online

Join us for UXPA Boston's April Meeting and learn how to create more inclusive products and services with a user-centered design approach

We know how important accessibility is to make sure we’re not excluding any of our users. But how can we know if our products and services are truly inclusive? Is it following a prescribed list of criteria, or meeting the minimum legal requirements? Too often, websites might “check all the boxes,” but their users are still unable to meaningfully engage with their product. In this session, we’ll look at what it means to shift...

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2021 Apr 23

DAS Office Hours

10:00am to 12:00pm

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Online

Got accessibility questions? Not sure where to start? We're here to help!

The Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) team is available to answer your accessibility questions and provide guidance and support to the Harvard community. We host open office hours in a Zoom meeting room on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 10am - 12pm.

Stop by with your questions, meet our team, or just say hello!

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2021 Apr 22

Digital Accessibility for Content Creators

9:30am to 12:00pm

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Online

This training will introduce learners to digital accessibility, demonstrate its importance, and provide guidance about Harvard’s Digital Accessibility Policy. We will discuss best practices for creating accessible web content, and also for updating existing content to make it accessible to all users. 

The audience for this training is anyone who develops, edits, or publishes content for a website at Harvard, even if it's not your main job responsibility. There will be some...

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2021 Apr 22

Writing for the Web (IT Academy)

10:00am to 11:30am

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Online

Writing for websites and digital platforms is different from writing for print and other more traditional (offline) formats. The Writing for the Web 1.5 hour course, offered by Harvard Web Publishing, offers insights and best practices on online content consumption, content strategy, and how you can improve your website's usability by following simple proofreading, readability, and accessibility practices.

Audience: University-Wide
Pre-Requisites: None
Cost: None
Late Drop/Cancel Fee: None

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2021 Apr 22

Site Building with OpenScholar

9:30am to 12:00pm

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Online

Intended Audience: Those working independently or participating in building an OpenScholar website.

In this interactive training we will work through a series of hands on activities showing you how to use the OpenScholar software to build a website (such as research projects, initiatives, or department sites).

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use the administrative interface of OS to build a website on OpenScholar. No previous experience creating websites is needed.

Sign up is required. This training will be held remotely....

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Introduction to DIB Academy

April 21, 2021
This virtual workshop on May 4 is the first in this series, designed to start you on the journey, or support your journey, to become more culturally confident. The goal is to gain knowledge and strategies to enhance inclusion and belonging at Harvard and in your daily interactions. Learn more. Read more about Introduction to DIB Academy

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