U. of Texas Students, Faculty Get Dedicated Collaboration Space

Faculty and students at the University of Texas at San Antonio can now get their collaborating done at “GroupSpot,” a teched-out room in the library dedicated to collaboration.

The digital classroom includes the following:

  • 20 tables, each with 5 laptops and a 46-inch monitor
  • 2 retractable projection screens
  • 2 wall monitors
  • 2 podiums, each with a laptop

The technology driving the collaboration space is Tidebreak software TeamSpot, which uses the concept of a “host” desktop can be controlled and shared by each collaborator and displayed on the large monitor at each table. Collaborators will have access to what’s being shared on screen and be able to make changes with a unique cursor. Through TeamSpot, teams can also share and access files.

The collaboration space is intended to be used for classes during the day and by students the rest of the time.

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Yvonne Chan

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable, Boston.com, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.