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Course Design Institute 2022

The CTL Course Design Institute (CDI) is a multi-day workshop that provides Stanford faculty and lecturers with a collaborative environment in which to design a new course—or modify an existing course—optimized for student inclusion, learning, and engagement.

CDI will run September 7 to September 9, 2022. Due to limited spaces, admission is by application only by 5 p.m. PDT on Monday, August 8, 2022.

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Use Learning Technology

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

Plan and design a course
For faculty, instructors, staff, TAs, graduate students, and postdocs

Individual consultations

Our academic technology specialists can help with course design, technology-enhanced pedagogy, media production, tool selection, hardware and software setup, troubleshooting, and more.

People having discussion around table
For faculty, instructors, staff, and TAs

Small group workshops

We will lead a custom workshop or training session for your small group on topics and tools such as technology-enhanced pedagogy, remote instruction techniques, Poll Everywhere, Gradescope, iPads, and more.

Biker on campus
For everyone at Stanford

Connect to Stanford resources

Our experts are well connected to the various technology and pedagogy related service providers across the University. We can connect you to the best Stanford service provider to fit your needs.

hands using an ipad
For faculty, instructors, staff, and TAs

iPads for Teaching and Learning

iPads, Apple Pencils, and other accessories are available for faculty, instructors, staff, and TAs to support their course, program, or research projects.

VR Technology
For faculty, instructors, staff, and TAs

Academic technology hardware

We have various technologies available for testing and short-term loan, including Meeting Owl (360 web conference camera), Oculus VR headset, Surface Pro, Samsung Tab, and so on.

Poll Everywhere
For everyone at Stanford

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere provides faculty with an audience response system that can support active learning in the classroom.

For faculty, instructors, staff, and TAs


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

EdStem discussion
For faculty, instructors, staff, and TAs

Ed Discussion

Ed Discussion is a threaded discussion platform that allows instructors and students to interact asynchronously by posting text comments, questions, files, and more to online forums.

For faculty, instructors, staff, and TAs


Panopto is a video capture, delivery, and content management tool that provides teaching teams greater control over their content. 

For faculty, instructors, staff, and TAs


Canvas is the learning management system used to manage online course environments at Stanford.

For everyone at Stanford


The Qualtrics tool is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based tool for creating and conducting online surveys.

For everyone at Stanford


MATLAB is a graphical programming environment used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications.

For everyone at Stanford


Slack is a platform for individuals and groups to chat online, organize conversations, and share links and media synchronously or asynchronously.

For everyone at Stanford


Domains is a web hosting service for all Stanford users.

Contact us

Academic Technology Solutions Laboratory
Center for Teaching and Learning
(650) 723-4242