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Active Learning Classrooms

Faculty in an Active Learning Workshop

Overview

During Fall 2015, Cal State LA launced several new Flexible Learning Classroom spaces (FLeC-spaces). FLeC-spaces are designed to encourage active learning, small group activities, and increase faculty and student engagement. Currently, there are 3 "low-tech" FLeC-spaces and 3 Technology Enhanced FLeC-spaces (aka T-FLeC-spaces). For questions about the FLeC-spaces, please email [email protected]du.

T-FLeC Spaces

  • Fine Arts Active Learning Classroom
  • King Hall Active Learning Classroom
  • Salazar Hall Active Learning Classroom

Each T-FLeC-space features an instructor station with touch control panel, flat panel displays with integrated PCs at each table, and 3 moveable whiteboards in the room. These rooms have 6-7 small group tables and generally accommodate up to 50 students.

Scheduling and Support

Your department is now able to schedule courses in active learning classrooms without special permission or training requirements. If you need technical support in the classroom, please reach out to your college ITC, or take a look at our technical documentation.

FAQ's

I sent the instructor PC to stations but they don't appear.

Hide All Button on Touch Panel Please make sure that the Hide All appears dark. If the button is yellow it means the displays are hidden and need to be shown in order to work.

I am unable to hear sound from my microphone/computer.

Mute Button on Touch PanelPlease make sure the microphone is turned on and that sound from the source is not muted. For example, when playing videos, make sure the YouTube video sound is on as well as the Windows sound. Also make sure that on the media selector the mute icon is grey. If it is yellow, sound will be muted. If you verified that sound should be on, try switching between another source and the source for the sound; this usually fixes most issues.

The projector is flashing, and won't turn on.

If the projector is flashing, it means that it is cooling and cannot be turned on yet. Please wait until the flashing stops and then attempt to send a source to it again.

The presentation remote is not working.

Please make sure that the USB antenna is plugged in and that the remote is powered on.

Where do I plug in my flash drive?

There are 2 USB ports on the front of the computer and 2 additional ones along the side.

How do I show a DVD?

On the side of the computer there is a CD tray where you can load the DVD and then use the computer to play it. You may have to double click on the DVD from My Computer.

A mouse/keyboard/microphone ran out of battery.

If something runs out of battery, we store some backup batteries in each room. If you look below the instructor station, you will find a ziploc bag with AA, AAA, and 9-Volt batteries. Please use the appropriate battery and leave the empty batteries to the side. If the room is running low on batteries or is out of them, please contact us and let us know.

Who can I contact for scheduling?

Departments are now able to schedule courses in these rooms without special permission or training requirements.

I am still having additional problems, who can I contact?

For any problems with displaying stations, hearing sound, or the microphone not working, please contact your department ITC.

If you have problems with a specific computer and are not able to log on, you can contact the ITS Help Desk.

Or, consult the T-FLeC Space Technical Guide.