Welcome to Stanford!
We are VPTL, supporting your success in the classroom.
Start your Stanford career with a dedicated team behind you. VPTL is here to support your teaching and your students’ learning. We offer assistance, consultation, and technology resources to help you advance pedagogy, student engagement, and learning outcomes in your classrooms. We can also help you develop and extend new, innovative educational content beyond the Stanford campus.
Our programs and services are designed to help you navigate new systems and processes as well as understand which resources are going to be the most useful for you. Take a look at the menu below for the ones we think will be particularly valuable, or reach out to us to learn more.
Get Ready to Teach Your Course
ATTEND COURSE DESIGN INSTITUTE
Provides early-career faculty with a collaborative and immersive environment in which to design new courses or modify existing courses to optimize student engagement and learning.
SET UP YOUR COURSE WEBPAGE
This learning management system helps you organize courses, stimulate active learning, and track, grade, and communicate student outcomes. Clear, step-by-step instructions and videos help you get up and running quickly.
PLAN & DESIGN A COURSE
We provide help in areas including goal-based design, engagement, inclusion and reflection and offer tips and tools for preparing your new or existing course faster and more effectively.
Designed to spur pedagogical innovation, support instructor-led initiatives in teaching and learning, and connect educators for the benefit of the Stanford community and distance learners.
SCHEDULE CLASSES & GET SUPPORT
We provide a number of classrooms with advanced capabilities to support enhanced projection and display, active learning, collaboration and/or group work.
USE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY
Our instructional design and media production teams are here to help you create.
PROMOTE INCLUSIVE LEARNING
We provide tools and strategies to help you build an inclusive culture in your classrooms and support the success of all your students.
LEARNING RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
From tutoring and language help to academic skills coaching, our learning support services provide a great resource for undergrad and grad students to learn, adapt, and excel.