Graduate School of Design
Library Information Systems
48 Quincy Street, L06b
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-496-2667
Tel: 617-496-9310

Frances Loeb Library


Course iSites is completely mobile ready!

More information:
Harvard's Mobile Initiative.

Video Publishing Tool:

Use the Video Publishing Tool to display video on your Course iSites.

Features of this tool allow you to:
  Create a collection of videos
  Share bookmarks to specific areas
  Capture and display video from a webcam, camcorder, or file on your computer
  Display video hosted on the web or streaming server


Quick Survey Tool:

Looking for an alternative to the iCommons Poll Tool? Try the
Quick Survey Tool found within your Course iSites space.

Features of this tool allow you to:
  Quickly set up simple questions
  Set question type to multiple choice, scaled response, or short answer
  Create timed surveys with open/close dates
GSD Course iSites

Course iSites is the GSD's official course website platform, a collaborative project between many of Harvard's schools that is coordinated by the Office of the Provost. Course iSites makes it easy for instructors and teaching fellows to communicate with students, provide course-related resources, assign and collect class work, and more. It is the successor to the GSD Courseware platform.

This website is the documentation portal for all your GSD Course iSites needs. Documentation on how to use the toolkit, and information about how to post and manage your online content are available here. You may want to bookmark this page for future reference.


iCommons new releases.
  iSites Release Highlights: May 2011
    Bug Fixes: May 2011 Release

  Enhanced Search
This enhanced search tool enables search capability within the current Course iSites space matching keywords within a file, a file's name, or the name of a topic box.

  New Text Editor
The new editor gracefully handles content pasted from external applications, no longer requiring the user to toggle between editor and html modes with more options for customizing iSite content.

  My Account
Using the My Account feature you can easily set up notifications, view a list of your iSites and update your iSites account information.
My Account features:
  • Sign up to receive email notifications about new announcements and discussion/blog posts, as well as dropbox and sign-up sheet updates.
  • Add, group, and categorize your iSites.
  • For XID Users: Update your iSite profile picture and specify a preferred email address to receive iSite emails and notifications.
  Topic Editing
Navigate between the content, permission, and sharing areas of your topics using a new tabbed interface.