Remote Teaching & Research

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is posing huge challenges for teachers, researchers and learners. The Department of History of Art & Architecture at Harvard is committed to supporting the academic community during this difficult time. Please find a list of resources and guides in the left-hand menu. We will continue to develop and expand these resources within the upcoming weeks.

Remote Teaching - Tips & Updates

Jabber Softphone - receive your office calls from home

June 8, 2020

Jabber Softphone:

  • Replaces desk set with a softphone applicaiton on your mobile or desktop device of your choice
  • Place & receive calls on your published Harvard phone line on your mobile device or desktop/laptop:
    • While in the office, at home, traveling or during office relocations 
    • While working in flex workspace
  • Allows calls to be placed and received on the Harvard network, no cost to the user’s personal devices and home services (Long distance & International calls...
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[4/27/2020] Using Harvard VPN

April 27, 2020

It is strongly encouraged by HUIT that faculty and staff use Harvard's VPN (Virtual Private Network) while working from home. This not only ensures that your connection is secure, but also allows your computer to continue to receive updates.

Check to see if your computer has VPN installed:


  • Click the Cortana search icon at the bottomleft corner of the screen and type in “VPN”
  • ...
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