Flexible Classroom Layouts
What are flexible classroom layouts?
Stanford School of Medicine features many flexible classrooms and learning spaces that have moveable tables and chairs, allowing instructors to customize room layouts to suit their session's needs.
What kind of room layouts can I use?
In order to use a specific room layout, the room must be able to support it. To see specifically which room layouts are supported by a room, visit Space Reservations and Features and click on the "Details" link for the specific classroom.
The most common room layouts supported include:
- Case Style: A standard lecture-oriented layout, with rows of tables and all chairs facing the front of the room.
- Large Double-U: Two "U" shaped layouts (one smaller U inside a larger U) designed for maximum flexibility, suitable for case style teaching sessions, open class discussion sessions, or 6-15 person meetings.
- Team Learning: Many clusters of tables, usually with 6 chairs per cluster of tables.
Other less common layouts include:
- Small T: A hybrid lecture/small group layout for sessions that have a combination of lecture and team learning.
- Large/Small Rectangle: A rectangular layout for the entire space, generally for meetings or group discussion.
Note: In the LKSC LK101/102 Studio Classroom and the Alway M112 Team Learning Classroom, the podium position can also be adjusted with the room layout.
How do I get a room layout for my reservation?
- Visit Space Reservations and Features to find which layouts are supported in the room you would like to reserve.
- Specify in your reservation request that you would like a specific layout for your room, and be sure to list the specific dates and times required.
Note: Some layouts require set-up time and take-down time which may take from 10 minutes up to 1 hour depending on the complexity and size of the room. Also, the actual room layout may not necessarily exactly match the photos displayed, as room dimensions and proportions may vary.