Learning & Development

2021 Sep 29

ABCD OpenScholar September

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online

Topic: TBD

 

How To Join Our Group

Officially sign-up to be part of the ABCD-OpenScholar group. You will receive email reminders of upcoming meetings and any materials from past events.

To sign-up:

  1. Go to the ABCD Membership page
  2. Sign-up to be a member of ABCD OR log-in to using your ABCD credentials
  3. Once you get access to the ABCD Database page, select "yes" next to the abcd-...
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2021 Sep 29

Site Building with OpenScholar

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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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2021 Sep 24

DAS Office Hours

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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!

Log in with HarvardKey to view Zoom info:

https://...

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2021 Sep 23

Writing for the Web (IT Academy)

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

Please contact the IT Academy...

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2021 Sep 22

Creating Accessible Documents

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

This course provides an overview of the concepts and concrete steps to create accessible documents. Designing with accessibility in mind improves ease of use and access to your content for everyone. To ensure a hands-on learning experience in this course, there are a number of activities for which your laptop will be required.

Software requirements: Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Recommended software: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

This course will provide:

  • Understanding of core concepts and benefits of accessible design
  • How to...
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2021 Sep 21

Introduction to Digital Accessibility and Harvard's Policies

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

This training introduces and explores basic concepts of digital accessibility and relevant university policies including the Digital Accessibility Policy and the Accessible Technology Procurement and Development Policy.

No prerequisite experience with accessibility is required. Learn how you and your department can create more inclusive and welcoming...

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2021 Sep 19

The Fossils Are Talking!

11:00am to 11:45am

Location: 

Online

Advance Registration Required.

Are you curious about what fossils tell us about life on Earth—and how dinosaurs and other ancient animals, in turn, awaken our imaginations to create true and imagined tales? Come along on a journey to find out! The adventure will kick off with children’s book author Elizabeth Shreeve, reading and sharing surprising secrets from her newest book, Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas (Candlewick Press, 2021...

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2021 Sep 14

After-School Animal Encounters: Pint-Sized Predators

4:00pm to 4:45pm

Location: 

Online

What might your life be like if you spent half your day on land and the other half in the ocean? How would you hunt for food if you were only a few inches long? Is one type of snake really all that different from another? Get the answers to these questions and more as human museum staffers Javier and Ryan introduce you to several live animals. Each month we will discuss a different theme while feeding and interacting with some of the museum’s incredible animals!

Predators come in all sizes. Imagine that you are only a few inches long. How would you get around, hunt for food,...

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2021 Sep 16

Testosterone: The Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Online

While most people agree that sex differences in human behavior exist, they disagree about the reasons. But the science is clear: testosterone is a potent force in human society, driving the bodies and behavior of the sexes apart. As Carole Hooven shows in her book T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us (Henry Holt & Company, 2021), it does so in concert with genes and culture to produce a vast variety of male and female behavior. And, crucially, the fact that many...

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Time Approvers / Keepers / Adjusters - Keeping, Adjusting, or Approving Time for Employees Working in Harvard Registered States

September 1, 2021
In this training session on Sept. 13, we will provide Time Reports, Approvers, and Adjustors an overview of steps to complete in PeopleSoft. This session will include a PeopleSoft demonstration and time for Q&A. Learn more. Read more about Time Approvers / Keepers / Adjusters - Keeping, Adjusting, or Approving Time for Employees Working in Harvard Registered States
2021 Nov 02

Email Management & Retention

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

This is a virtual workshop held via Zoom.

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...
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2021 Oct 19

Out of Sight: Offsite Records Storage

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

This is a virtual workshop held via Zoom.

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.

What you...

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2021 Oct 04

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining your Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Online

This is a virtual workshop held via Zoom.

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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