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Campus Connectivity Tools

Harvard-offered tools to support remote connectivity

Zoom Video Conferencing

  • Easy-to-use video conferencing tool
  • Can be used on laptops, desktops, mobile devices, and in conference rooms
  • Access is provided through HarvardKey with a single sign-on (SSO) process
  • Meeting attendees do not need to have a Zoom account to participate in a Zoom meeting
  • Available as desktop application or website
How to access Harvard Zoom account

Go to, click "Sign in" button, and use HarvardKey to log in.

Preparing to host or participate in a Zoom meeting
  • Test Zoom software in advance
  • Configure your computer settings
  • Ensure appropriate connections and adapters for computer
  • Consider room set-up
  • Mute pop-ups/alerts such as email
  • Prep content for screen sharing
  • Familiarize yourself with meeting controls such as gallery view, mute/unmute
  • Always have a back-up plan in case of tech issues
For large meetings with many participants
  • Set up USB webcam and microphone(s) as necessary
  • SEAS AV services assistance: email with subject line, "SEAS AV Support."

Instant Messaging Platforms

  • Microsoft Teams - can be integrated with Office 365; both desktop app and web browser options

File Sharing/Storage


Non-Harvard tools to support remote connectivity

Task Management Applications

Instant Messaging Platforms

  • Slack - both desktop app and web browser options