Welcome to the SLS Educational Technology Hub (EdTech Hub)!
The EdTech Hub is a resource center for faculty, staff and students at Stanford Law School using academic technology for teaching and learning.
Some of the services that we provide are:
- Introduce and provide training on new educational technologies
- Research and recommend best practices for current and emerging technologies
- Research and recommend tools that complement your teaching style
- Help you troubleshoot issues and resolve problems
We are here to help you learn new tools and look forward to meet with you to discuss your instructional support needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canvas is Stanford University’s Learning Management System. Canvas is an easy to use application, equipped with robust tools to allow instructors to easily communicate and engage with students in and out of the classroom. All law school LAW-designated courses have a course site in Canvas and are automatically published two weeks before the start of the quarter.
Need help with Canvas?
If you are new to Canvas, or need a refresher, we recommend that you browse the resources below:
Canvas Training Sessions
Canvas Overview for SLS Faculty and Staff (33 mins.)
Fall 2023 Canvas Essentials (20:42 mins.)
Canvas supports and facilitates the creation of project sites. Project sites are non-academic course sites which are not linked to official class rosters. Use project sites for project management, tenure tracking, committee work, etc.
Need help with Zoom?
Use Zoom to do live lectures for a synchronous experience and engage with your students in real-time, or use Zoom to pre-record your lectures. Here are some helpful links that will guide you on how best to use Zoom for online teaching:
- How do I present and record my class in Zoom?
- FAQs for Online Teaching with Zoom
- How to protect your Zoom meetings
- How to Keep Your Zoom Meetings Private
- Use Zoom to support your course
- Common Fixes for Home Networking Issues
- Using Canvas For Online Teaching If You Can’t Meet With Students Face-to-Face
External Apps you can use with Canvas
Below is a list of the tools that have been approved for wide use in Canvas at Stanford:
Ed Discussion – Q&A-style discussion
Gradescope – Grading homework or exams
Harmonize – discussions
Hyposthes.is – Collaborative annotation tool
iClicker – Classroom polling
Panopto – Video capture and streaming, called Panopto Course Videos in Canvas
Poll Everywhere – Classroom polling
Redirect – Adding links to external web sites to course navigation bar
Slack – Instant group communication
Zoom – Video and web conferencing tool
If you would like to use any of the tools listed above, please email email@example.com.
Stanford Syllabus is Stanford’s online repository for class syllabi. Syllabus you post via the Syllabus tool in Canvas get automatically added to this repository. The Law Library also maintains an online repository of law school course syllabi.
Copyright Guidance for Course Materials
While we can’t provide copyright advice, we have created a resource guide to assist in determining whether to post copyrighted material to your Canvas site.
Copyright Best Practices