Tools and Technology

This list contains technologies for teaching and learning supported by the Teaching and Learning Hub (TLHub) or other groups at Stanford. To learn more about these technologies, or to suggest a new one, please contact the Teaching and Learning Hub.

New Technology Requests: Please allow at least one full quarter for the onboarding process prior to the intended use of the new technology. Please continue reading below for a detailed description of our technology adoption process.

ForClass Student response platform including student names and pictures associated with their answers. Integrated with Canvas

Poll Everywhere Polling system with templates for student engagement and ice-breakers

Slack Robust and popular tool for collaboration and discussion

Atomic Assessments Embeds assessments and interactive questions into Canvas, and can be used to author course content

Canvas The primary learning management system for GSB and Stanford University

DesignPLUS Helps easily design custom course menus and course page templates for Canvas

NovoEd Learning management system primarily used by Executive Education and LEAD

GoReact Online video feedback platform, integrated with Canvas

Kaltura Video hosting platform, integrated with Canvas

PlayPosit Interactive video platform, with annotation, quizzing and peer review features

Thinglink Interactive image and video tool

Adoption Process for New Technologies

The TLHub relies on a standardized, four-phase process for the evaluation and onboarding of new technologies for teaching and learning. This process ensures that technologies meet strict University and Federal standards for data security and privacy, and that the technology can be fully evaluated and implemented into your course.

Prior to entering the four-phase process, technology exploration and implementation requests are prioritized based on the following criteria:

Impact

Ability of the tool to be used broadly and benefit the maximum number of faculty, students, and courses

Alignment

Alignment with the mission and goals of the GSB

Staff Availability

Priority of existing commitments and projects

Four-Phase Process

The phases begin with research and testing followed by a limited pilot, usually within a small number of courses. Next, the pilot is evaluated, and, following a positive evaluation, offered for GSB-wide adoption.

Below are the detailed steps within each phase of the process. The Learning Design and Technology team within the TLHub guides the technology through this process in partnership with others as noted. The Steering Committee is our Educational Technology Steering Committee, an advisory committee composed of leaders from the GSB and across Stanford.

  • Testing of platform, including a functional comparison with existing technologies at the GSB and Stanford-wide
  • Proposal for use of tool to Steering Committee for approval, in partnership with faculty
  • Data security and privacy compliance review in partnership with DS (expect that this process could take 4-6 weeks)
  • Contract (allow about 30 days)
  • Funding source identified (typically course funds)
  • Training/onboarding of the Faculty Support Team (FST)

A technology is in pilot when it is being used within a course or subset of GSB courses. 

  • Implementation of technology, including integration with Canvas course site if applicable
  • Support of teaching team and students in pilot phase (provided by TLH staff rather than FST during pilot)
  • Collection of stakeholder feedback

The Steering Committee will review feedback gathered during the pilot phase and make a decision on its continued use.

  • Presentation of pilot feedback from staff and all stakeholders to Steering Committee
  • Decision made by Steering Committee to extend pilot, adopt tool, or end support based on feedback and evaluation

Adoption of a platform is when it becomes widely available and supported across GSB.

  • Transition of tool's primary support to FST
  • Management of integration administration tasks is performed by TLH on an ongoing basis
  • Adjustment of funding source (e.g. TLH, DS), if the tool will be broadly adopted

New Technology Requests

Please allow at least one full quarter for the onboarding process prior to the intended use of a new technology. To request a new technology for teaching and learning, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team.

Email gsb_dls-team@stanford.edu or use this form.