108 is furnished with rectangular tables on casters that can be configured as a conference table, in pods, and in individual workspaces. The room also has chairs on casters, making this room easily configurable for seminar-style discussion, working individually or in pairs in a “lab” setup, or lining tables and chairs around the room to leave open space in the middle of the room. There are whiteboards on two walls.
Because of the mobile nature of the furniture, it is possible that the room will not be configured in the way you’d like when your class meets; have your students join you in reconfiguring the room in the way you’d like to use it for your class.
The laptop cart is for secure storage and charging of the laptops. In order for the computers to charge, the laptop cart must be plugged into a wall outlet. Laptops not in use should be stored and plugged in for recharging.
There are 26 13″ MacBooks laptops in the cart, enough for one instructor and 25 students.
There are electrical cords in a box in the cart for plugging the computers into the wall sockets, should you need to.
Although the laptops may be used by the group coming in after yours, please allow a few minutes at the end of a class for you and your students to replace and plug laptops into the laptop cart.
If another class or meeting is scheduled for 108 after your class or meeting, please stay in the room to hand it off to the next group. This helps ensure the security of very expensive technology that would be very difficult to replace.
Instructors scheduled to teach regularly in 108 are issued keys to the room and red padlocks on the laptop cart, as well as the code to the lockbox (or “realty box”) attached to the projector cart that houses the projector cart key.
If you reserve the room for a drop-in session, you can check out the room key from the front office on the 4th floor of Curtin. The laptop cart padlock key can be checked out from the L&S IT office in Curtin B85. Please get the lock code from Kristi (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you will be using the projector cart.