Virtual + Augmented Reality

VR Headsets are available to faculty and staff for instruction and research. 

  • This is only for faculty/staff at UW and not for students or student orgs to check out.
  • The instructors will need to install software on the headsets before the pick-up time.
  • Once you’ve submitted your headset use request, we will reserve the Kohler Visualization Studio for your class time.
  • The Makerspace student staff can provide basic technical support but will not be able to run, organize, teach lab lessons, and/or create educational content specific to a course. Makerspace staff with VR expertise may not be present during all scheduled lab times so advanced planning is required. It’s recommended that each course has a lab TA that is fairly knowledgeable with frequent questions and issues with their lesson.

Headset Request Form

Use Requirements  are enforced with wiscard swipes or m-passes.

Learning Modules (Optional!) Join the course in Canvas.

Makerspace staff will:

  • Coordinate schedules with instructors, including time instructors may need to load files to the headsets
  • Provide technical support to instructors regarding VR headsets, including hardware and firmware updates.
  • Troubleshoot headsets that are malfunctioning (based on staffing availability and may not occur on-demand).
  • Offer a brief orientation to the Kohler Innovation Visualization Studio for instructors using the VR headsets in their courses.
  • Provide disposable headset covers at the request of instructors; requests must be made in a reasonable timeframe

We will do their best to ensure the equipment is ready and working properly for each reservation; however, users must be prepared to use the equipment independently.

AR/VR Equipment

Check-in during the hours below for questions pertaining to design consultation, materials, and best practices.

Support Staff Date Start Time End Time
Manav Shah 10/04/2023 09:00 AM 09:00 AM
Ava Pezza 10/05/2023 04:30 PM 06:00 PM
Ava Pezza 10/06/2023 12:30 PM 02:00 PM
Ava Pezza 10/06/2023 02:30 PM 04:00 PM
Manav Shah 10/11/2023 09:00 AM 09:00 AM
Ava Pezza 10/12/2023 04:30 PM 06:00 PM
Ava Pezza 10/16/2023 03:00 PM 04:00 PM
Yash Wani 10/18/2023 02:30 PM 06:00 PM
Ava Pezza 10/19/2023 04:30 PM 06:00 PM

E-mail with questions.