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SEAS in collaboration with Harvard University IT offers solutions for creating personal or group websites, wikis, and course websites. If you want a seas domain for your site see: Requesting a seas.harvard.edu domain name for your site
SEAS Computing may be able to help you set up a new website, or consult with you on migrating content from another hosting service. Contact email@example.com for more information. We also host walk-in web support office hours on Wednesdays from 2pm - 4pm in the second floor lounge in Maxwell Dworkin (outside room 221).
1. Open Scholar
Harvard offers Open Scholar as a web hosting platform. Open Scholar is maintained by the Harvard Web Publishing Group (HWP) and is built on Drupal.
(self-service) free for Harvard current faculty, researchers, academic departments, centers, and programs. You may have a site up and running in a small amount of time by choosing one of the existing themes and uploading your content yourself. For more on how to set up your free site visit OpenScholar Getting Started.
(for-fee) HWP also offers professional web design servicss. You may request support in creating the site or migrating content. For more visit HWP Professional Services.
- Open Scholar should not be used to store High-Risk Confidential Information (HRCI), as defined by Harvard's Information Security Department.
If you want a seas domain for your site visit Requesting a seas.harvard.edu domain name for your site.
For any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Harvard Wiki
HUIT provides wiki hosting built on the Confluence platform at http://wiki.harvard.edu. Although wikis are mostly suited for collaborative work they can be used as websites.
To create a new Wiki, contact the Academic Technology Group (ATG) at email@example.com. For help configuring your Wiki, see the user documentation, which includes instructions on changing permissions to view and edit content.
3. Harvard Google Sites
Google Apps for Harvard provides a suite of online tools for collaboration and communication, for use in confidential teaching, learning and research. With it, you can collaborate on word-processing and spreadsheet documents, conduct live online chats with members of the Harvard community, create simple websites, and more.
Key Features and Benefits
Google Apps for Harvard suite includes:
- Google Drive: Create and share documents, spreadsheets, drawings, and presentations
- Google Calendar: Create and share calendars with collaboration inside or outside Harvard University
- Google Sites: Create websites using simple tools and publish them via Google
- Google Video: Store, search, and watch video content for use in teaching and research
- Google Groups: tool that allows students, teachers and administrators to discuss common interests, conduct research (non-HRCI) create online and email-based groups and more
Some of the benefits include:
- Access: Easily control who can view or edit your documents
- Version control: Centrally managed documents and information to reduce the risk of duplicated work and lapses in communication
- Protection: Harvard’s contract with Google prevents the company from showing advertisements to users and using content kept in Google Apps for any other purpose (such as data mining).
Creating Canvas sites: Faculty and their designates can now create Canvas sites on their own, as a new option when they link to their course sites:
Shopping Period Canvas Access: As of Fall 2015, anyone with a Harvard ID will get temporary access to view course sites during shopping period; students will be able to choose to add themselves to Canvas sites so they can participate in course discussions and turn in assignments prior to Study Card Day.
For help with setting up your Canvas site please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Wordpress class website hosting in beta.blogs.harvard.edu
Contact email@example.com to have your Wordpress course site up in beta.blogs.harvard.edu
If you already have a website hosted in the seas.harvard.edu domain see: Update an existing faculty, group, or class website. We encourage you to migrate your site to one of the above better supported platforms. Although we do our best to keep the sites running, we do not have the people to guaranteed uptime or 24/7 support.
For existing EECS websites see: Update an existing EECS website
If the above options do not cover your needs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org