Gadget Garage

As the pace of technology innovation quickens, faculty and staff face a changing environment full of new tools and teaching strategies. To encourage exploration and innovation with these tools, Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA) has established a Gadget Garage for Boise State faculty and staff. Among the Gadget Garage items are a variety of mobile devices, instructional books, tablet keyboards and cases, and app-centered accessories.

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To Reserve a Device

  1. Review the Gadget Garage inventory and select the items that you would like to reserve.
  2. Complete and submit the Gadget Garage Reservation Form.
  3. Watch for an e-mail from the IDEA Shop, confirming your reservation.

NOTE: You may be asked to complete a short reflection about your Gadget Garage experience.

Checkout Policies and Inventory

Please feel free to contact the Instructional Design Consultant assigned to your department to learn more about any device in the Garage. Note: If you are interested in checking out mobile devices for a group of students or for an entire class please see this informational page about the Mobile Device Checkout Program.

  • Reserving a device is highly recommended as checkouts are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Reservations should be submitted at least 2 days before anticipated pick up.
  • Device checkouts are limited to one week.
  • Based on availability, participants may ask to renew their checkout. Renewal requests should be sent to Brian Martin. Every effort to extend checkouts will be made, but extensions cannot be guaranteed.
  • Gadget Garage devices can be picked up at and returned to Suite 313, Riverfront Hall.
  • All equipment must be returned in working order. Checkout participants will be responsible for replacing any device or accessory that is broken or lost.
  • Gadget Garage checkouts are subject to the discretion of the IDEA Shop, and continual violation of program policies may result in a loss of checkout privileges.

Gadget Garage Inventory

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