Stanford Medicine LMS Cost Sharing

More About LearnMed

The LearnMed platform is powered by Canvas, the same product that Stanford and the School of Medicine uses for its learning management platform. The difference is the licensing. Stanford Canvas is licensed ONLY for matriculated Stanford students. LearnMed has the exact same look, feel, and features as Canvas. The difference is that LearnMed can be used for external learning audiences for internships, professional development, CME courses, etc. LearnMed provides all of the features necessary for housing a hybrid or fully online course, and can serve as a digital home base for face-to-face courses as well. 

LearnMed allows course creators to design and manage:

  • Syllabi 
  • Learning modules
  • File management and downloads
  • Discussion Forums
  • Assignment submissions
  • Quizzes (and a ‘speedgrader’ for essay exams)
  • Gradebook
  • Zoom integration
  • Google Docs Integration
  • Yuja and HapYak – Interactive video platforms
  • Course Calendaring for events, and due dates – Outlook and Google Calendar compatible
  • Course Email – Outlook and gmail compatible
  • Basic User/Course Analytics 

Instructure, the company that develops Canvas, has free mobile apps for students, teachers and parents, that allow them to use the platform from mobile devices in addition to the LearnMed website. As opposed to Stanford/SOM Canvas, LearnMed doesn’t require SUNet IDs to be in place. Course developers and students can have accounts added with their existing emails.

LearnMed Pricing

EdTech subsidizes most of the cost of licensing and maintaining LearnMed. The following lists our 2021 cost-sharing terms:

  • Required: $100/year per course
  • Required: $6/year per user 
  • $300/year per subaccount (if you plan to have 4 or more courses, then we require a subaccount to simplify the course management process)
  • $500/year for the self-registration Catalog feature (allows users to self-register into courses)

 
These costs include initial course configuration, training, and technical support. But they do not cover instruction design and production of the course. EdTech will create accounts and add NEW users to your courses. Existing users on LearnMed will need to be added manually by the faculty to avoid duplicate charges.

More About MedEducation

The MedEducation (MedEd) platform utilizes the LearnDash learning management system to offer more versatility in course development, enrollment, and management. As a WordPress-based LMS, LearnDash allows for HTML coding, more stylistic options, and a variety of different plugins for more course-building customizability. Its modular structure enables more possibilities for tailoring the learner experience and course design. MedEducation can be used for external learning audiences for internships, professional development, CME courses, etc. MedEducation provides all of the features necessary for housing a hybrid or fully online course, and can serve as a digital home base for face-to-face courses as well. 

As opposed to Stanford Canvas, MedEducation doesn’t require SUNet IDs to be in place. Course developers and students can have accounts added with their existing emails.

  • Wordpress LearnDash LMS for anyone

  • no SUNetID required for login

  • available at cost, see pricing info below

  • students registered manually

  • operated by Stanford Medicine EdTech

  • Custom options available, some at additional cost

MedEducation Pricing

EdTech subsidizes most of the cost of licensing and maintaining MedEd. The following lists our 2021 cost-sharing terms:

  • Required: $1000/year/course

These costs include initial course configuration, training, and technical support. But they do not cover instruction design and production of the course. EdTech will create accounts and add NEW users to your courses. Existing users on MedEd will need to be added manually by the faculty to avoid duplicate charges.