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  • Q. Who can help me with course website questions?

  • Q. How do I log-into the Canvas course management system?

    A. To access your HLS course websites, go to canvas.harvard.edu and click on the “Courses” drop-down menu. You will need your HarvardKey credential to access Canvas. If you have further questions, contact Canvas Help for Faculty and Staff, (ask@edtch.libanswers.com or 617-500-1038)

  • Q. When will I have access to my course websites?

    A. This is tied to your appointment term (July 1st for Fall Term, January 1st for Spring Term and December 1st for Winter Term).

  • Q. How do I log into my email when I’m off campus?

    A. Email is accessible through Microsoft Outlook (Windows/Mac), via Office 365 Outlook, and various mobile devices. If you have further questions, contact Faculty/Staff Email. (hlshelp@law.harvard.edu or 617-495-0722)

  • Q. How can I get into library databases off campus?

    A. To access JSTOR and Hollis you must use your HarvardKey credential. For others, you should use your HLS Me Account (LDAP) credential. Access Harvard Library databases page.

  • Q. I have a teaching appointment. How do I submit grades, or change my bio on my Faculty Profile?

    A. You can do this through HELIOS. If you are having difficulty, you should email Miriam Leigh, data administrator for the Office of Academic Affairs. You can also contact the HLS Helpdesk at 617-495-9576.

  • Q. I seem to have so many computer accounts and passwords. How can I make understanding this less confusing?

    A. Please visit IT Services for Faculty for more information. You can also contact the Information Technology Service Desk.

  • Q. Where can I find information about HLS academic policies or policies applicable to Visiting Professors and Lecturers on Law?

  • Q. How do I add publications to my HLS Faculty Profile, or get support with other publication efforts?

    A. You should contact June Casey (617-495-4492) in the HLS Library. She is the librarian for Open Access Initiatives & Scholarly Communication.

    The Library offers a range of services to support you in publishing your scholarship, from posting your working papers to publicizing your final work. June can help you with:

    • Posting drafts to SSRN or other online discussion paper services;
    • Registering for the ExpressO or Scholastica Manuscript Submission Service or finding other resources for submitting your work for publication;
    • Complying with the Law School’s Open Access Policy through Publication Agreement advice and review and with depositing your work into Harvard’s repository, DASH;
    • Adding the reference to the Law School’s Faculty Bibliography so it appears on your Law School web page;
    • Including recent citations in the next issue of “Scholarship@Law” (distributed to HLS faculty).
    • Adding newly published works to the Library’s Red Set (an archive of faculty works).
  • Q. How can I apply for an entry-level law teaching position at Harvard Law School?

    A. If you are interested in applying for an entry-level position, you should use the Association of American Law Schools and its Faculty Appointments Register.