The TeachAIDS software model is platform-independent. The HTML- & Flash-based software can be used online or offline. Online, users may watch the Linear versions through our Products
page or on our YouTube Channel
. Alternatively, the software is also available for download in multiple formats
for use offline, including for replication and dissemination under our Creative Commons
Physical copies of the TeachAIDS software (e.g., DVD, CD-ROM) are available for purchase (at the cost of printing the materials only)
, through the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education
TeachAIDS operates under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works License
. In short, this means any entity is free to use (or replicate) the TeachAIDS software in its current form only. The content may not be altered in any way and must be attributed to the TeachAIDS organization.
Please contact us
if you are interested in collaborating to create new language versions of the TeachAIDS software or derivatives of our products.
Please visit our Products
page or YouTube Channel
for the most up-to-date list of the animation language versions. To learn more about our activities, feel free to sign-up for the TeachAIDS mailing list available on our Home
If you do not see the language you are looking for, please contact us
with your request. We keep a master database of all requests made and consider these requests in evaluating the development of our future language versions. If you have connections to help fund particular versions, please contact us directly.
How do I know which format of the TeachAIDS software to download?
For accessibility and ease of use, the TeachAIDS software is available in multiple format types that may be used based on the resources available in your community environment. The formats available are listed below.
If you do not see a format you can use, please contact us directly.
CD Disc Image: This master copy, available as an ISO file, allows for software replication and distribution. It can be used to burn copies of the TeachAIDS software onto any storage device (e.g., CD-ROM, DVD, thumb-drive). Under our Creative Commons license, this Master may be used to play or install software onto multiple devices.
The CD Disc Image is available for both Apple Mac OS and Microsoft Windows. If you are using a different operating system, please contact us directly.
DVD: This master copy, available as an ISO file, can be used to burn copies of the TeachAIDS DVD. Under our Creative Commons license, the DVD can be used for replication and distribution. The DVD can be played on any device that is compatible with the format selected for download.
The DVD Disc Image is available in both NTSC and PAL formats. The NTSC format is used in most of North and South America (except Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and French Guiana), Burma, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and some Pacific Island nations and territories. The PAL format is used in more than 120 countries around the world. See this map of DVD compatibility around the world for more information.
Software: The TeachAIDS software can be played directly from your computer and does not require any additional programs to launch the animated software.
The Apple Mac version of our software is available as an HTML file and can be launched offline using an existing web browser.
The Microsoft Windows version is available as an EXE file, which installs the animation onto the computer. After being downloaded, the software can be launched offline using the TeachAIDS icon on the desktop.
The software is available for both Apple Mac OS and Microsoft Windows. If you are using a different operating system, please contact us directly.
Video: This is available as an MP4 file. It can be played on any computer running compatible video software.
Based on your download speed, you may select which size you are able to download. The video versions are available in three different sizes, which are high-quality (~500MB), medium-quality (~200MB), and low-quality (~100MB).
We always recommend that you use the highest quality versions of the videos when possible but certainly appreciate the difficulties around limited download access and speed.
The Educator’s Handbook may be viewed online directly from our Products
page or downloaded for free (available in multiple formats). Physical copies may be purchased (at the cost of printing only)
through the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education
All TeachAIDS products, including the Educator Handbook, are available for free under our Creative Commons license.
The single-page layout displays each page separately. This may be useful if you are interested in printing particular pages from the Handbook. The double-page layout displays the content in a magazine format. This is typically used to print the entire Handbook as a bound hard copy.
The high-quality (large) version is optimized for printing hard copies, while the lower-quality (small) version is optimized for viewing the Handbook online or on a screen.