Tiered Pod

Tiered Pod classrooms offer traditional front-of-room orientation, but students are sitting in pod-style groups that are perpendicular to the front of the room.

view of a Tiered Pod style classroom
The Tiered Pod offers balance between group lecture and small group discussions.

Tiered Pods make large classes seem smaller by allowing students to easily shift their attention between the lecturer and the members of their small group. Large shared tables with portable white boards support a wide variety of team-based and group projects, and wider aisles allow faculty and TAs to circulate throughout the room.

Tiered Pod classrooms support multiple teaching and learning strategies but are ideal for balancing lecture-heavy content with small group discussions and activities.



Tiered Pods include:

  • a PC with Blu Ray DVD built in
  • Mersive Solstice Wireless Presentation
  • HDMI Input
  • Wireless Microphone
  • Control Panel
  • Assistive Listening
  • Lectern monitor with preview displays same content as room displays.
  • Wall-mounted monitors and glass white boards.