Classic TILE classrooms offer round tables that seat nine students with three computers at each table. These technology-rich TILE rooms provide central switching stations that faculty members and students can use to project images from classroom laptops to LCD screens. The rooms are lined with glassboards for teams of students to use when collaborating.
TILE-Lite classrooms are our newest brand of space that are technology light (no provided laptops, additional monitors, or equipment to project students' own devices). This unique classroom does not use tables, and instead has movable tablet-arm chairs that cluster around power pods to form groups, enabling different types of active-learning teaching and learning. These classrooms are lined with whiteboards for teams of students to use when collaborating.
TILE-Flex classrooms are similar to TILE-Flex-Plus classrooms in that they provide different student ratios with furniture that provides flexible switch between individual and group work. TILE-Flex classrooms do not provide student laptops but are well equipped for students to bring their own devices. The rooms are lined with whiteboards for teams of students to use when collaborating.
TILE-Flex-Plus classrooms provide different student ratios with furniture that provides a flexible switch between individual and group work. TILE-Flex-Plus classrooms provide laptops at either a 1:1 or 1:3 student ratio. The rooms are lined with glassboards for teams of students to use when collaborating.
TILE Classroom Comparison
For a complete list of TILE classrooms, seating arrangements and available features:
To request a TILE, TILE-Flex, or TILE-Flex-Plus classroom space, instructors and event facilitators must first become TILE enabled.
The TILE training process examines the foundational concepts and skills in active learning teaching practices supported in TILE classrooms. Training is coordinated by staff in the Center for Teaching in the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Training is not required for TILE-Lite spaces.
TILE Enabled Instructors
Visit the TILE Training page for additional steps to start the process.
Learn more about TILE teaching practices and how to best utilize active learning classrooms.
Request a consultation, additional information, or a TILE refresher.