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DISCOVERe

DISCOVERe is Fresno State's new tablet program that will launch in the Fall of 2014. Approximately 40 course sections will be offered as tablet only courses. These tablet courses have been redesigned 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

Required Device

Students enrolled in a DISCOVERe tablet course must have an iPad, Windows or Android tablet that meets the required minimum specifications. The Kennel Bookstore will have three (3) pre-approved tablet devices available for purchase: iPad Air, Lenovo Thinkpad 2, and ASUS MeMO Pad 10.

Minimum System requirements for Fresno State DISCOVERe Tablet Program:

  • 9.5" (10" class) or larger
  • 1024x768 minimum resolution (XGA or better)
  • Android 4.0+ or better
  • Windows 8+ (excluding RT)
  • iOS
  • Front facing web camera
  • Minimum 32GB capacity
  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 1GB RAM or greater
  • 802.11n Wireless
  • Must be able to add mechanical keyboard, headphones.

For additional device recommendations- Click Here
For a detailed list of devices available for purchase at the Kennel Bookstore- Click here

Getting a Tablet is Affordable for a Fall 2014 Tablet Course

There are payment options available for students that enroll in a DISCOVERe tablet course. Students who enroll will qualify for a one-time $500 grant made possible by the Fresno State Foundation. Students must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program at Fresno State. This grant helps to offset the cost to purchase a one-year data plan, extended warranty, ewaste fees, and the cost of the tablet device.

Tablet purchases are eligible for financial aid coverage.

Device Deployment

We expect that tablets will be available one to two weeks prior to the start of the Fall 2014 semester. Specific dates will be announced at a later date. Workshops will be held to assist students in setting up their devices and loading the basic apps.

Frequently Asked Questions

When using the Class Search:

  1. Locate the Class Type and look for Tablet Course.
  2. Select Detail and look for DISCOVERe Tablet Course- A tablet will be required.
  3. A Pop-Up screen will appear with specific information about the tablet program and an acknowledgement check box.

Yes. Students can use a personally-owned tablet as long as it meets the minimum tablet specifications.
Tablet Specifications- Click Here

If you are enrolled in a tablet course for the Fall 2014 semester you qualify for a one-time $500 grant made possible by the Fresno State Foundation. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible. Students must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program at Fresno State. Students will be able to select from three (3) pre-approved tablet devices which must be purchased from the Kennel Bookstore. The grant will be applied first to the cost of a one-year data plan, the cost of the extended warranty and ewaste fees. The remaining balance will be applied to the cost of the tablet device you select.

You will be allowed to pay the remaining balance each semester through installment payments. For further information refer to: Is there a payment plan available?

Yes, the tablet purchases are eligible for financial aid coverage under Textbook and Supplies.

Students who purchase their tablet through the Kennel Bookstore are eligible for a one-time DISCOVERe grant of $500 that can be used towards the purchase of the tablet, data plan, ewaste, and extended warranty.

Yes, if you are enrolled in a DISCOVERe tablet course for the Fall 2014 semester and you are a Freshman, Sophomore or Junior and have a remaining balance of over $100, you will be able to select a payment plan for a term of either two (2) or four (4) semesters. Balances of under $100 must be paid with a one (1) semester plan. Seniors and Graduate students with at least two (2) semesters remaining to graduate can only select a two (2) semester payment plan. Non-degree seeking students are not-eligible. Students must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program at Fresno State. A Fresno State I.D. and credit card* are required to participate in the payment plan. In addition, a Tablet Device Agreement will need to be completed at the time of purchase. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must also sign this agreement. University Accounting will add the semester fee to your student account. This fee may be covered by financial aid (textbooks and supplies).

* For students that do not have a credit card, the Kennel Bookstore will accept a parent or legal guardian's credit card. The Fresno State "Higher One" Card cannot be used, if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this credit security requirement, please contact the Kennel Bookstore directly at 559-278-4062 or kennel@csufresno.edu.

Yes, with the DISCOVERe grant, a one-year data plan and two-year extended device warranty are included in the bundled purchase price so that students enrolled in tablet courses have internet access at any place and at any time.

No. The DISCOVERe grant can only be applied to purchase any of the three (3) approved tablet devices.

  • Apple iPad Air 32GB with Wi-Fi and Cellular
  • ASUS MeMO Pad 10
  • Windows Lenovo Thinkpad 2
  • Accessories
  • eTextbooks
  • Apps

Tablet devices using the DISCOVERe grant will be available one to two weeks before the fall semester starts. Specific dates will be announced at a later date.

If you disenroll from the tablet course the net amount of the $500 grant (depending upon the value of the unused data plan) will be due immediately and such amount will be added to your student account in addition to your semester installment payment. If you disenroll from the University, you are responsible for the entire balance due including the $500 grant consistent with the terms and conditions of the Tablet Device Agreement.

Tablets purchased using the DISCOVERe Grant through Kennel Bookstore is non-returnable/refundable.

Payment amounts will depend on the tablet device you choose. The Kennel Bookstore staff can help you estimate payments prior to making a final purchase decision. However the estimated semester cost will be affordable depending upon the tablet device selected.

No. The University will add the semester installment amount to your student account. There will be established payment due dates for each semester.

Yes. Fresno State's DISCOVERe tablet program will support platforms for Apple, Androids, and Windows devices. Refer to Minimum Tablet Specifications.

If you purchased one of the three (3) approved tablets from the Kennel Bookstore, a one year data plan is included with your purchase. All three devices are equipped with both Wi-Fi and cellular access.

Not all classes will have eTextbooks. The Kennel Bookstore will have eTextbooks available if the instructor has requested and the publisher can provide an eTextbook option.

The apps you will be asked to purchase are, in some cases, considered textbook replacements and will vary in price. The apps selected for classroom use will vary upon the academic department and the instructor.

Yes, you can purchase the tablet device of your choice from the Kennel Bookstore even if you are not enrolled in a DISCOVERe tablet class. Prices vary depending on tablet features and manufacturer. However, you will not be eligible for the DISCOVERe grant support or the payment plan option.

If you purchased your tablet through the Kennel Bookstore using the one time DISCOVERe grant, then an extended warranty plan is included. Contact the Kennel Bookstore Tech Center or warranty plan for assistance.

At the current time, there are no options on campus to rent or lease a tablet device.

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