Educational Technology

The Office of Medical Student Education’s Educational Technology and Innovation Unit (ETIU) supports educational technology in the MD Program. Supported teaching and learning tools, systems, and processes include MD Program Canvas, Keystone, and Student Laptop Guidelines (below).

Visit ETIU’s page to contact the team and for more information.

Student Laptop Guidelines

ETIU recommends the following hardware and software to successfully use teaching and learning systems within the MD Program.

Students eligible for federal aid may request a one-time increase to their cost of attendance to add educational laptop expenses into their federal loans. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning prior to purchase to discuss eligibility.

Review Student Laptop Guidelines

WashU Campus Store Laptop Options

The Danforth Bookstore Technology Center, managed by Follett Higher Education Group, serves students, faculty, and staff on the Danforth Campus and Medical campuses. All laptops below meet, or exceed, current student laptop recommendations. Special deals are available via the following link:

Shop WashU MD Program Recommended Laptops

Pickup on Campus Option: If desired, Follett can hold your computer order for pickup at either the Medical or Danforth Campus bookstores. You will be asked your preferred pickup location with your order.

Dell Laptop Options: All systems include 3-year Dell Premium warranty with Accidental Damage Protection. As needed, Dell laptop repair diagnostics and on-site service are scheduled via the Dell Premium warranty service.

Apple Laptop Purchase Options: All systems include 3-year AppleCare+ warranty and up to 2 accidental damage repairs for a service fee. As needed, MacBook repair diagnostics and service are offered at Danforth Campus Store Tech Center or any Apple Store or authorized service provider.

MD Program Canvas

The Canvas learning management system (LMS) houses course-specific events and communications, such as lectures, assignments, messages, and study sessions. Canvas course sites for students also include orientation materials, IT help, resources, and guidance.

For assistance with MD Program Canvas, contact NOTE: If you take courses outside of the MD Program, you may also need to access MyCanvas. For MyCanvas support, contact

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