CSUSB emphasizes its importance on education by redefining group projects. Student collaboration tables reinvent group projects by making it easier for groups to collaborate effectively.
“We realize with 20,000+ students that we have now, spaces to study are crucial.” said Felix Zuniga, Director of Project Management and Assessment of Information Technology Services. “Rather than having empty corner with chairs and desks, we ordered nicer furniture and set-up a collaboration station to give students the resources to succeed, technology wise.”
Student Collaboration tables consist of two monitors, puck connections, and chargers in the middle of the table. Puck connections allow for quick connections from the device to monitor screens. Once the device is paired with the right connectors, simply tap on and it will automatically display on the screens. The right connections include: VGA, HDMI, and mini display port of apple devices.
In order to use the monitors, simply connect your computer to one of the available “pucks”. These pucks will have different connectors to choose from, so be sure to pick the one that fits your machine. Once your computer is connected to the puck, press the icon located on the puck. This will share your computer screen to the media scape. If your laptop screen is still not shared to the media scape, make sure that your laptop display settings are set to either “duplicate display” or “projector only”, as some laptops will not automatically change this setting.
Currently, the only fully accessible collaboration station is located on the first floor of the outer library, right across from the Tech Support center. It operates on a first come, first serve basis.
There will be more collaboration stations added in the Pfau Library and ATI idea lab.