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Learning Spaces Technology [LST] provides A/V consulting, management and support for 25 technology-equipped TILE learning spaces across campus.

Variations

In addition to the TILE learning space, two other variations of learning spaces are supported, called TILE-Flex and TILE-Lite learning spaces. TILE-Flex learning spaces provide either varying laptop ratios, or a Solstice "Bring-Your-Own-Device" option, allowing for a flexible transition between individual and group work. Additionally, a further variation of TILE-Flex, called TILE-Flex-Plus, provides student laptops. For additional information on TILE variations please visit the Classrooms TILE page.

TILE-Lite learning spaces are technology-light [no provided laptops or additional monitors, but include a single Solstice Pod for wireless presentation or collaboration, projecting content from own devices]. These unique TILE-Lite classrooms do not use tables, instead having movable tablet-arm chairs that cluster around power pods to form groups, for active-learning and teaching. It should be noted TILE-Lite spaces do not currently require completion of a TILE Essentials consultation.

Standard TILE Learning Space Technology

All TILE learning spaces are equipped with the following standard technologies:

TILE learning spaces typically also offer these additional technologies:

The following technology is available in select TILE learning spaces:

Requesting New Classroom Technology/Software

LST welcomes requests for software in campus University Classrooms. To request specific software for a University Classroom, please complete the Learning Spaces Technology Software Request Form:

If you are an instructor with other software needs for your TILE learning space, please complete the request form from the link provided below. Please allow up to two weeks for review, processing, and deployment of your software. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact learningspaces@uiowa.edu

Learning Spaces Software Request

LST welcomes requests for new hardware in campus University Classrooms. To request specific new hardware for a University Classroom, please complete the Learning Spaces Design & Installation Request Form:

Learning Spaces Design & Installation Request

Documentation

FAQs

How do I get a key for the audio/mic drawer?

  • Contact the ITS Help Desk to unlock an audio/mic drawer in a lectern or AV rack.

Can I annotate/draw over my presentation?

What is the food policy for a TILE learning space?

  • Due to the amount of technical equipment, we strongly request no food or beverages be allowed in TILE learning spaces.

Where do I get additional dry erase markers?

  • The Registrar's Office is in charge of replenishing the TILE learning spaces with dry erase markers. If you notice the markers are running dry or in shortage, please contact the Registrar's office to request more. It is good practice for instructors to bring along their own markers to TILE learning spaces as a backup.

Can I visit a TILE learning space?

  • LST welcomes requests for learning space tours, walkthroughs, and demonstrations. If you're not yet "TILE-enabled" by the Center for Teaching, we recommend you contact them directly to initiate a request; however, if you're already "TILE-enabled," please use the button link below to initiate your request. As much as possible, we recommend these occur during summer or semester breaks, and be at least two weeks in advance of the requested time frame.
  • You may also use the button link below to complete the Learning Spaces Tour Request Form for a guided visit to any standard University Classroom:

Learning Spaces Tour Request

    TILE Technology Configurations

    TILE learning space technology supports instructional spaces configured for student-centered, active learning pedagogy with wall-lined whiteboards and flexible seating options that provide a collaborative atmosphere for inquiry-guided learning. These learning spaces range in size from 24 to 81 seats and are managed by Classroom Scheduling. Several of these TILE spaces offer round tables that seat nine students, with three laptops at each table. 

    Many of the standard TILE learning spaces provide Solstice wireless presentation collaboration devices with central AV switching, allowing faculty members and students to project content from classroom laptops and personal devices to group LCD screens, one per table. Additionally, TILE learning spaces are equipped with webcams and microphones for online delivery and/or recording.

     

    Learning
    Space

    Capacity

    TILE Type

    Number
    of
    Laptops

    Student
    to Laptop
    Ratio

    Number
    of
    Solstice

    Seating Type

    Student
    Group
    Size [Max.]

    TV Monitors

    BHC 214

    30

    TILE-Flex PLus

    30

    1:1 

    6

    U-Shaped Tables and Chairs 

    6

    5 LED Monitors

    BB 154

    36

    TILE

    12

    3:1

    5

    Round Tables and Chairs

    9

    4 LED Monitors

    CNB 30

    42

    TILE-Flex

    0

    N/A

    8

    Rectangle Tables and Chairs

    6

    9 LED Monitors

    CNB 34

    42

    TILE-Flex

    0

    N/A

    8

    Rectangle Tables and Chairs

    6

    9 LED Monitors

    CNB 337

    25

    TILE-Flex

    0

    N/A

    6

    Rectangle Tables and Chairs 

    5

    5 LED Monitors

    EPB 102*

    24

    TILE

    8

    3:1

    1

    U-Shaped Tables and Chairs

    6

    4 LED Monitors

    LC N105

    24

    TILE-Flex [BYOD]

    0

    N/A

    5

    U-Shaped Tables and Chairs 

    4

    4 LED Monitors

    LC N150***

    50

    TILE-Flex [BYOD]

    0

    N/A

    9

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs;
    Tables and Chairs 

    8

    8 LED Monitors

    LC S110***

    48

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A 

    1

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs  

    6

    4 LED Monitors

    LC S112

    30

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A 

    1

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs  

    6

    2 LED Monitors

    LC S118

    30

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A 

    1

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs 

    6

    2 LED Monitors

    LC S120

    24

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A 

    1

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs  

    6

    2 LED Monitors

    LIB 1022**

    54

    TILE

    18

    3:1 

    1

    Round Tables and Chairs 

    9

    6 LED Monitors

    LIB 1140

    45

    TILE

    15

    3:1

    6

    Round Tables and Chairs 

    9

    5 LED Monitors

    PBSB B60

    30

    TILE-Flex

    0

    N/A

    6

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs 

    6

    6 LED Monitors

    PC C10

    24

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A

    1

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs 

    6

    N/A

    PH 216

    27

    TILE

    9

    3:1

    4

    Round Tables and Chairs 

    3

    3 LED Monitors

    PH 315

    30

    TILE-Flex Plus

    0

    N/A

    6

    U-Shaped Tables and Chairs 

    6

    5 LED Monitors

    SH 40***

    66

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A

    11

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs

    12

    12 LED Monitors

    TH 134

    72

    TILE

    24

    3:1

    9

    Round Tables and Chairs 

    9

    9 LED Monitors

    TH 136

    36

    TILE

    12

    3:1 

    5

    Round Tables and Chairs

    9

    4 LED Monitors

    UCC 1100

    30

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A

    1

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs 

    6

    N/A

    VAN 310

    N/A

    TILE Commons

    0

    N/A

    0

    Tables and Chairs

    N/A

    2 LED Monitors

    VAN 350

    81

    TILE

    27

    3:1 

    1

    Round Tables and Chairs

    9

    9 LED Monitors

    VAN 469

    54

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A

    1

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs 

    6

    N/A

    VAN 474

    36

    TILE-Lite

    0

    N/A

    1

    Movable Tablet Arm Chairs

    6

    N/A

    Special permission required for scheduling 102 EPB
    ** TILE learning space is X-Box equipped
    *** Assistive Listening System equipped

    Room Requests

    Departmental reservation requests for TILE learning spaces can be submitted using the Room Reservation Form.  For instructions on requesting a TILE learning space for a semester course assignment, please see the "Location" section on this Course Offering Planner page for more information. 

    For additional information and photos of the TILE learning spaces, please visit the Classrooms TILE page. Or, you may Find a University Classroom and filter your search by "Type" if you choose the TILE options in the dropdown menu. There are also links in the table below to specific learning space pages.

    Required Training

    Faculty and other users must participate in a TILE Essentials consultation session in order to request use of TILE and TILE-Flex learning spaces [this training is not required for TILE-Lite spaces]. Contact the Center for Teaching [CfT] at tile@uiowa.edu for additional information on the TILE program, or if you are interested in becoming trained to use TILE learning spaces.

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