Deployment Aug 10th - Sept 2nd, 2016
Fresno State's DISCOVERe tablet program will grow to approximately 250 course sections with 150 faculty members for the Fall 2016 semester that will be offered as tablet only courses. These tablet courses have
been designed to offer students an -enhanced learning experience. The tablet will offer students portability,
convenience, and teaching materials anywhere anytime.
When registering for classes, these courses will be
denoted as "tablet required."
"Tablets are a teaching and learning tool that Fresno State will embrace to meet the needs of today's tech-savvy students-those already enrolled and future students from throughout the Valley and state who already are using tablets in K-12 schools." - Joseph I. Castro, President, California State University, Fresno
President Castro has identified funds for launching a tablet rental program for DISCOVERe and students will be able to rent a tablet free of charge on a semester-by-semester basis. This rental program will be done through the DISCOVERe Hub. A follow-up email with more information will be sent to students who would like to apply for a tablet rental.
Please note that the grants offered for tablet purchase in previous years are no longer available.
For those students that would like to purchase a tablet, the Kennel Bookstore will be offering up to a two payment plan option for students enrolled in a DISCOVERe course. The student would be required to make a payment in the Fall 2016 semester and their last installment payment would be due in Spring 2017. Installment charges are posted to the students university portal account.
If you have any questions or concerns about the DISCOVERe program based on your needs as a student with a disability, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities office at 278.2811.
Students who currently own a tablet may bring their own device as long as it meets the current minimum specifications listed below.
Students enrolled in a DISCOVERe tablet course must have an iPad, Windows or Android tablet that meets the
required minimum specifications.
Minimum System requirements for Fresno State DISCOVERe Tablet Program:
- iOS 9.0+ or newer (iPad 2+; iPad Air 2, iPad Pro recommended)
- Android 5.x+ or better
- Windows 8.1+ (excluding RT)
- Front and Rear Facing Web Cameras
- Minimum of 7.9" Screen
- Minimum 16GB (32GB+ recommended) Capacity
- 802.11n Wireless
- (Must be able to add a mechanical keyboard, headphones)
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