Lathrop Library - Flex Classrooms


Wide-angle photo of Flex Class

The Lathrop Flex Classrooms are designed to support courses that utilize collaborative pedagogies. The Flex Classrooms feature dual interactive whiteboards for whole-class sharing and displays for small-group interactions. A full complement of ACS software applications is also offered. 

The original Flexible Class-Lab opened in January of 1996, in Meyer 220, as a classroom for instructors who wished to teach with technology but wanted an alternative to traditional computer labs. The Class-Lab was furnished with multicolored beanbags and mobile tables and chairs. The rear-projection display system and wireless laptops created a technologically advanced learning environment that was ideal for small-group collaborative activities. Meyer Flex-Class beanbags with students

The Flex Classrooms host courses using collaborative pedogogy that integrate technology such as the use of large- and small-group shared displays.

If you are interested in applying to teach in a Flex Class, email classrooms[at]

To see the software applications currently available in the Flex Classrooms, see the Academic Computing Software Lists. (Note: This link only works from within the Stanford University network.)

Questions? Feedback? Email

For more information or to provide feedback on our classrooms, email classrooms[at]