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Technology Elements & Integrations for your Digital Event

Please note, this list is not an endorsement but a tool to help meeting and event planners get started with their tech evaluations. As with any technology, security is key. Please consult Stanford University IT for questions about digital security, compatibility, and licensing before finalizing your event technology.

Tools to enhance attendee engagement and attendee experience with technology

Zoom Polling for Webinars: The polling feature for webinar allows you to create single choice or multiple choice polling questions for your webinars. You will be able to launch the poll during your webinar and gather the responses from your attendees. 

Slido: Crowdsource audience questions; Engage your audience with live polls; Spice up your meetings with quizzes. Slido now integrates seamlessly with Zoom Webinar. License is required.

Qualtrics: The Qualtrics survey tool is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based tool for creating and conducting online surveys. The survey tool is available at



Video Conferencing Hardware
Please note that Stanford Video is a great resource to help with your digital meeting needs. Visit Stanford Video online for more information.


-Desk lamp with an articulating arm
-Ring light – You can find these online for as little as $24
-Three-point lighting – This is a step up that will truly elevate the look of your presenters and webinar. We recommend contacting Stanford Event Services or Stanford Video for additional guidance on equipment needs.

Best practice alerts for looking your best on camera: Don’t have windows behind you but keep your light source in front of you. Avoid sitting in front of dark voids such as a hallway. Wear a shirt of contrasting color to your background.


  • Webcam
  • Mirrorless camera with a capture card


  • USB headset
  • Podcast microphone
  • Lavalier microphone
  • DPA microphone

Sound dampening treatments for your broadcasting space

  • Rugs
  • Curtains
  • Foam panels


Must-Have for Stage Managing Your Digital Event

  • Ultra-wide Monitors and/or Secondary Monitors are necessary for managing multiple tasks such as Chat, Q&A, Polls, and Virtual Breakout Rooms.



  • Wacom tablet: The perfect tool to digitally whiteboard, create cool drawing content, and more.

Additional third party services to help you produce better virtual events

SoundStripe: Paid service offering unlimited royalty free music searchable by energy/tempo, instruments, etc.