Learning & Development

2021 May 26

Testing for Digital Accessibility

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online

Learn how to conduct a complete assessment of your website’s accessibility using both automated and manual testing tools. The course will include a deep dive into Siteimprove, the Harvard-licensed accessibility testing platform, where we’ll demystify the many features and functionality that allow users to filter, sort, and remediate issues. We’ll also look at manual testing approaches, with interactive demonstrations of various methods and techniques.

This course will cover:  

  • Digital Accessibility Overview - understanding Web Content Accessibility...
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2021 Aug 02

New Employee Orientation

Repeats every 2 weeks every Monday until Mon Jul 26 2021 . Also includes Mon Aug 02 2021, Mon Aug 16 2021, Mon Aug 30 2021, Mon Sep 13 2021.
8:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with Harvard’s Coronavirus Guidelines, the University’s New Employee Welcome and Orientation program has changed from being an in-person session to a virtual online session. Please use the links on the right to sign up for an upcoming Orientation session.  A few days before your scheduled session, you will be sent instructions for accessing the online Orientation. If you have already signed up for an upcoming session, no extra steps are required.

Introduction to the structure...

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2021 Jul 07

Email Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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

Location: 

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.

What you will learn...

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2021 Jun 16

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

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.

Who...

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2021 Apr 28

What Spiders Have to Say

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

Series...

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2021 Apr 26

Bark: Get to Know Your Trees

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Location: 

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

Location: 

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

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!

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2021 Apr 22

Digital Accessibility for Content Creators

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

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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