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First Day of Deployment is Jan. 7th 2015.



Fresno State's DISCOVERe tablet program consists of approximately 30 course sections this 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

Required Device

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:

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How will I know which courses are included in the DISCOVERe tablet program?

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.

2. If I enroll in a DISCOVERe tablet class, can I use my own tablet?

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

3. What happens if I drop the tablet course or disenroll from the University?

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.

4. Can I return the tablet?

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

5. If I enroll in a payment plan, are my payments made to the Kennel Bookstore?

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

6. Does the DISCOVERe tablet initiative support multiple platforms?

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

7. Will I have internet access from home?

If you purchased one of the two (2) 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.

8. Are eTextbooks available for all classes?

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.

9. What types of apps will I need to purchase for use in my DISCOVERe tablet courses?

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.

10. Can I purchase a tablet device at the Kennel Bookstore even if I'm not enrolled in a DISCOVERe tablet class?

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.

11. What happens if my tablet device becomes damaged and needs repair?

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.

12. Does an option exist to rent or lease a tablet device?

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

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