Carroll students are able to able to travel through time, tour the
International Space Station, explore distant lands and visit famous museums in
our new Virtual Reality (VR) Lab.
technology provides almost unlimited possibilities, including:
VR experiences are free for students and faculty, and they can select
from an extensive catalog. A list of available experiences can be found in
Student Resources in Canvas. If there is an experience you would like to try, contact the lab.
lab is located in L098 in the lower level of the College library.
are required to ensure lab space and experiences are available. (Lab opens September 7)
must be a Carroll student or staff member to use the lab. Players are required
to have a Carroll ID. You can obtain one at the Library Front Desk if you do
not have one.
Virtual Reality Lab is run by Ryan Mauler and Brent Linaweaver from Media Services,
and supervised by Andrea Gravelle, Director of Online Learning & Media.
learn more, contact Andrea Gravelle at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ryan
Mauler at email@example.com or Brent
Linaweaver at firstname.lastname@example.org
is an immersive, simulated experience that can be similar to or completely
different from the real world. It allows the user to have experiences they may
not be able to, such as visiting historical places or events, traveling to
distant destinations and interacting with people they otherwise could not meet.
user wears a headset and holds two controllers to navigate the experience. In
the headset, the user becomes fully immersed, typically in a 360-degree
Virtual Reality is free for all Carroll students and employees. However,
purchases of experiences must be recommended by a professor. Please contact Andrea Gravelle for
your professor has recommended a VR experience, you can make an appointment
with the VR Lab and specify the experience you want to have.
We have five (5) headsets that can be brought to your classroom via mobile
carts. Contact Media Services to book a headset. Please note, while
we will do our best to accommodate requests, there may be occasions when we are
unable to due to conflicts with other duties. The earlier the request is made,
the more likely we will be able to serve your needs.
one will be forced to wear a VR headset. We are able to stream someone else’s
experience(s) to a monitor, which you can then view.
immersive experience can make some people nauseous or have other physical
effects. However, students should not be afraid to try them. All experiences
have comfort ratings to help you know if you may have an adverse reaction to
it. Lab staff will help you find the level best for you.
on availability, you can use the headset for as long as you need to. However, we
don’t recommend extended periods of use. Headsets and handhelds are wiped with
disinfectant wipes between each use, and users are required to wear a
disposable eye mask.
will make every effort to accommodate students and employees. However, the
Media Services department has other duties and may not be available.