Department of Mathematics FAS Harvard University One Oxford Street Cambridge MA 02138 USA Tel: (617) 495-2171 Fax: (617) 495-5132
FAS Computer Services to Harvard University IT: (617) 495-7777.

Check out the documentation at FAS or start here at FAS. Some Documentation and and a Toolkit tour are availble too at FAS.

1. Step: If your course has the URL point your browser to In order to preceed you have to have your Harvard ID as well as your PIN ready.
2. Step: Enter the 8 digits of your Harvard ID as well as your PIN and click on authenticate. The FAS Portal is loading.
The loading of the page can take some time. Be patient until the page is completely loaded.
3. Step: By opening folders like in the finder on a Mac or PC, go to the file, which you want to edit. Double-click the file and make the changes. Save. In the left menu to the left, you can add new documents, folders or upload documents, pictures from your computer to the website.

For smaller changes - or when you don't have the PIN ready - it can be faster to ssh directly to the fas account and make the changes there:

1. Step. ssh to FAS. Login with your course login name (i.e. math21b) and give the password.
2. Step. edit the files in public_html. Edit the necessary files with emacs or an other editor. It is good idea to make a backup of the file before editing.

Simplicity, Clarity, Generality B.W. Kernighan, R. Pike, in "The Practice of Programming".