While for many instructors your computer's camera and microphone will be the simplest media tools for online teaching, sometimes a media equipment upgrade can solve specific online teaching challenges and enhance your student's understanding of the material.
Different tech solutions fit best with different teaching styles and class goals.
Step 1: Self-evaluate what equipment you might need. The Teach Anywhere article on "Remote Teaching Setup Options" walks you through different teaching scenarios and recommends equipment based on your needs. Do you need to be able to write by hand? Do you mind sitting down while you teach, or is it important for you to be able to walk around? Spend a bit of time working through the scenarios and thinking through what you need.
Step 2: Get in touch with your local IT. They will know best what is available to your department and can connect you with Stanford's equipment loans. (If you don't know your local IT, move on to step 3.)
Step 3: Arrange an SCPD consultation and media equipment loan. Email email@example.com to set up a consultation and borrow equipment. Equipment is loaned on a first-come, first-served basis, and includes:
- Document cameras
Looking to borrow an iPad for teaching? Request one from iPads for teaching loan program managed by the Center for Teaching and Learning.