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Academic Technology Solutions Laboratory

The Center for Teaching & Learning's Academic Technology Solutions Lab (ATSL) is a resource center for faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants interested in using academic technology to improve teaching, learning, and research.

Stanford University offers 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.

iPads for Teaching and Learning

iPads are awarded to selected faculty in support of their teaching and research projects. Free yourself from your laptop when you lecture and digitally ink your presentations in real time.   

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere provides faculty with an audience response system that can support active learning in the classroom.  Conduct polls in real time or assess student understanding anonymously.   

Academic Technology Check-Out

The ATSL Lab has technologies that can be checked out and evaluated by faculty and instructors.  Equipment includes iPad Pros, Microsoft Surface 6, Oculus Quest, Double Robotics II, etc.


Canvas is a Learning Management System that delivers courses to the Stanford community and integrates Gradescope, Panopto, Harmonize and other approved Learning Technology Integrations.  


With Gradescope paper-based assignments can be scanned, analyzed and quickly graded with a rubric to provide feedback to students on common problems.  Available now on Canvas.

Panopto for Video

Panopto is a video capture and delivery platform available to any teaching team.  Integrated with single sign-on via the Canvas Learning Management System.  

Slack for Group Communications

UIT-sponsored Slack Grid allows teams within Stanford to have separate, but connected, workspaces across the university.  Individuals and groups can chat live online and keep conversations organized and accessible.

Piazza's Q&A Platform

Piazza is an online Q&A platform that helps students who are stuck on homework problems get unstuck with the help of their classmates, TAs, and professors. Save time and help students learn using the power of community.

Qualtrics Surveys

The Qualtrics tool is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based tool for creating and conducting online surveys. May be used to store and transmit Low, Moderate, and High Risk Data, as defined by the Information Security Office. 

Stanford Zoom

In many classrooms a tablet provides options to host a Zoom meeting with one touch, and these can also be initiated and scheduled from your laptop or mobile device as well. 

Class X

Featuring short video segments of Stanford Engineering lectures.  ClassX is your personal digital publishing tool and gives you the power to customize important course content in playlists.

Stanford Domains

Create a digital portfolio, a dynamic course website, or a collaborative blog.  Experiment with over 50 web applications, create databases, and run your own code.