Leveraging the use digital tools and technology, we can help you enhance teaching and learning in classrooms, blended classes, and fully online courses. We provide resources for designing curriculum, courses, and programs, applying innovative classroom and digitally mediated teaching practices, and effectively leveraging structured evaluation and feedback. Find out how our tools and platforms, programs and workshops can help you create engaging and accessible learning for your students.
Our interdisciplinary Design & Innovation team has broad experience bringing pedagogical principles into classrooms, blended classes, and fully online courses. We collaborate with faculty throughout Stanford to spur innovation and develop new and effective digital learning content and activities delivered on campus, or to learners around the world. Learn More
Blended and Online Learning Design
This online resource guides you through online and blended course design. Learn how to create an engaging and inclusive learning environment, best present content online, develop solid assessments, and more.
This learning management system helps you organize courses, stimulate student engagement and track, grade, and communicate student outcomes easily. Discover how Canvas can best support you and your students.
Teaching with Technology
Learn how to integrate digital tools, content, and pedagogies into engaging learning experiences through our annual workshop and group luncheons.
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Academic Technology Solutions Lab (ATSL)
ATSL is a resource center for faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants interested in using academic technology to improve teaching, learning, and research at Stanford. We offer a wide variety of tools and platforms, from software and hardware technologies, media checkout, and programs and workshops. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your instructional support needs.
Academic Technology Tools
We have a variety of Stanford approved tools that can help you manage your teaching and learning, including tools to annotate documents and presentations and video record projects or lectures. Find out more.
iPads for Teaching & Learning
This program aims to explore the extent to which the use of iPads can potentially impact teaching, learning, and research when applied in the service of specific goals. iPads and requested apps are awarded quarterly to select faculty and instructors to support their course, workshop, or research project.
We’ve got a host of services available to help you connect online and at a distance. From Web conferencing via Zoom, WebEx, Owl Labs camera system, to Virtual Office Hours applications, to robotic telepresence via Swivl, Double II, and Kubi. Contact us to find out more.
Assess Student Learning
Gradescope helps streamline some aspects of grading paper-based assignments. The tool allows instructors to see detailed analytics for overall assignments and for specific questions. Canvas also has an app called SpeedGrader that facilitates assessment and allow faculty to provide richer feedback.
An e-portfolio is a web-based collection of a student’s work gathered over time. As a learning tool, a portfolio promotes student self-assessment and critical thinking about learning goals, and encourages sharing of work and feedback from others. We support several applications for e-portfolios through Stanford Domains including WordPress.
Support interactive classroom instruction and real-time student engagement through Poll Everywhere. iClickers, a personal response system, is a way to introduce interactivity into your large lecture courses.
Discussions and Q&A
Encouraging discussion online is easier with tools like Piazza. Let us show you how to get started with these tools.
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408 Panama, Rm. 138