Resources for Students

Welcome to our new and returning students. HGSE Information Technology is here to help you with your computing needs. We offer publicly available computers throughout campus loaded with the most up-to-date software. Our IT Service Center staff can help you any of your questions from recommending and repairing hardware to offering statistics support, and more.

Essential Resources

Course Web Sites and Course Materials
All HGSE courses have an associated course web site in the Canvas LMS. Once you are enrolled in a course, you will automatically be given access to the site. All course materials are found on this site or via this site. Once you are enrolled in a course, you will automatically be given access to the site. All course materials are found on this site or via this site. For a student orientation to Canvas please visit this.  

Email and Microsoft Office365
All incoming HGSE Students will be set up with a Microsoft Office365 account giving them access to email, the full MS Office suite, as well as online file storage and sharing.

For access, training, and to download Office365 visit

If you are experiencing issues logging into email after you have waited 24 hours for setup, please follow these directions

This PDF shows how Google Apps maps to Office365 Apps and may be helpful if you are used to using Google Apps.
Your O365 account will remain active for 230 days after your commencement date. It will be automatically be deleted after this time period.

Wireless Printing for Students
Wireless printing for students is available on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of Gutman Library. To use any of these printers you will need to be connected to the internet via Harvard Secure. 

Access to HGSE public computers
Each student has a network account for accessing computers and printers located throughout Gutman Library.  For instructions on how to login and/or change your password please click here

Digital Equipment Loans 
The Gutman Library loans out digital equipment such as cameras, voice recorders, and transcribers to the HGSE community following established check-out and check-in procedures with the borrower.

Harvard Emergency Text Service
Harvard’s emergency text service helps you to stay informed in the event of an emergency by sending alerts to your personal electronic device (cell phone, PDA, smartphone, etc.) through text messaging, voice, and/or email. To sign up, click here

Printing, Copying, and Scanning
Publicly available printers are located on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of the Gutman Library.  
MFD Scanners are located on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of Gutman Library. When book scanning it is best to use the Gutman 2nd floor MFD. 
Printing and Copying requires use of Crimson Cash card swipe.To add Crimson Cash to your HUID card visit
Costs are:

  • B/W, single-sided: $0.04 per page
  • B/W, double-side: $0.06 per page
  • Color, single-sided: $0.12 per page
  • Color, double-sided: $0.18 per page
  • Scanning is free
  • Wireless Connection
    Wireless internet access is available from most places at the HGSE Campus. We recommend that you connect to our secure wireless network, "Harvard Secure" when on-campus, or the "eduroam" wireless network.  The "eduroam" network is a secure, worldwide Wi-Fi roaming for the research and education community - HarvardKey holders may access "eduroam" wireless networks at participating educational and research institutions around the world.
    Click on your device's Operating System for information on connecting to "Harvard Secure".  FAQs and more information on Wireless Access can be found here.

Apple OSX
Microsoft Windows
Apple iOS

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