Archive for the ‘Computing Fundamentals’ Category

Conferencing with Zoom at Stanford: Introduction and Demo (Tech Briefing)

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Material from the session:

 Slides (PDF) / Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Zoom is the new recommended web, video, and audio conference platform for the Stanford community.

Topics covered in this session:

  • Service accessibility
  • Major features
  • Support processes
  • Associated service pages

This product demo addressed how to join, host, schedule meetings, share content, and control desktops.

Getting Started with Slack (Tech Briefing)

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Slack is a collaborative tool used by a number of groups at Stanford, allowing for group and individual discussions and file sharing. In this 90-minute session we will: – cover the best uses of the platform – talk about what it takes to start using Slack in your workgroup, and – explore a host of features of the program so you’ll be primed to do your best work in one of the fastest growing chat platforms today

Canvas Winter Update (Tech Briefing)

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning (VPTL) Canvas team will give a Canvas update on the transition from CourseWork to Canvas as well as:

  • provide a brief overview of the new usage rights feature
  • show a preview of upcoming Canvas features for Spring 2016 and share information
  • tips and resources to help you and your faculty get up to speed quickly with Canvas




Introduction to Stanford Box

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Is your group making the move to Stanford Box? In this session you will learn how this service provides document and folder management and collaboration. Stanford Box features a simple-to-use interface, document version control, individual permissions on folders, editing through Microsoft Office, and 25GB of cloud storage for individuals or groups.

Topics include:

  • How to get started in Box as an individual or a workgroup
  • How to upload, manage, and share documents and folders
  • How to deal with collaborators
  • How to use Box Sync
  • All-around tips and tricks