University of Iowa

1022 LIB

TILE classrooms are instructional spaces configured for student-centered, active learning pedagogies. The various whiteboards and flexible seating options in these classrooms provides a collaborative atmosphere for inquiry-guided learning. Classroom Scheduling manages several active learning TILE classrooms on campus which range in size from 24 to 81 seats.  Several of these rooms offer round tables that seat nine students, with three computers at each table. These technology-rich “classic” TILE rooms provide central switching stations that faculty members and students can use to project images from classroom laptops to LCD screens, one for each table. The rooms also are lined with glass white-boards for teams of students to use when collaborating.  

In addition, we offer two other variations of learning spaces called TILE-Flex and TILE-Lite rooms. TILE-Flex classrooms provide different laptop ratios with a flexible switch between individual and group work. TILE-Lite is our newest branding of space that is 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 active-learning teaching and learning.

Faculty and other users must participate in a two-part training workshop, TILE Essentials Training, in order to request to utilize the TILE and TILE-Flex classroom spaces (this training is not required for TILE-Lite spaces, however). Contact the Center for Teaching in the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology at tile@uiowa.edu for additional information on the TILE program or if you are interested in becoming trained to use the TILE spaces. 

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

For additional information and photos of the TILE classrooms, please visit the Classrooms page. You can filter your search by "type" if you choose the TILE options in the dropdown menu. There are also links in the table below to the specific classroom pages.

Classroom Capacity TILE Type Number of Laptops Students:Laptops Seating Type Student Group Size TV Monitors
214 BHC 30 TILE-Flex 30 1:1  U-Shaped Tables and Chairs  6 5 LED Monitors
154 BB 36 TILE 12 3:1 Round Tables and Chairs 9 4 LED Monitors
30 CNB 42 TILE-Flex 0 N/A Rectangle Tables and Chairs 6 9 LED Monitors
34 CNB 42 TILE-Flex 0 N/A Rectangle Tables and Chairs 6 9 LED Monitors
337 CNB 25 TILE-Flex 0 N/A Rectangle Tables and Chairs 5 5 LED Monitors
102 EPB* 24 TILE 8 3:1 U-Shaped Tables and Chairs 6 4 LED Monitors
2C KRC 30 TILE-Flex 10 3:1 U-Shaped Tables and Chairs  6 5 LED Monitors
1022 LIB 54 TILE 18 3:1  Round Tables and Chairs  9 6 LED Monitors
1140 LIB 45 TILE 15 3:1 Round Tables and Chairs  9 5 LED Monitors
216 PH 27 TILE 9 3:1 Round Tables and Chairs  9 3 LED Monitors
134 TH 72 TILE 24 3:1 Round Tables and Chairs  9 9 LED Monitors
136 TH 36 TILE 12 3:1  Round Tables and Chairs 9 4 LED Monitors
1100 UCC 30 TILE-Lite 0 N/A Movable Tablet Arm Chairs  6 N/A
350 VAN 81 TILE 27 3:1  Round Tables and Chairs 9 9 LED Monitors
469 VAN 54 TILE-Lite 0 N/A Movable Tablet Arm Chairs  6 N/A
474 VAN 36 TILE-Lite 0 N/A Movable Tablet Arm Chairs 6 N/A

*Special permission required for scheduling