Meet the next evolution in online and on-campus learning
The next generation of our universal classroom has arrived. Mosaic is a transformational engagement platform that enhances our top-tier online lecture capture.
With Mosaic, our top-ranked AACSB-accredited business school is poised to reinvent the online student experience with a classroom engineered to engage students, empower faculty, and expand our high-quality education beyond the confines of a traditional classroom. The Colorado State University College of Business will become the first U.S. business school to provide on-campus, on-demand and real-time online experiences in one blended classroom.
Mosaic reflects the technology’s 27 tiled screens and the ability for students from all backgrounds to bring unique perspectives forward and collaborate on business projects and coursework. Mosaic enhances our collective strength as a community by enriching the learning experience for everyone.
Timeline and Scope
The College of Business will pilot Mosaic in 2019 graduate courses to perfect the student experience and ensure the technology is used with maximum impact. We anticipate making the Mosaic experience more broadly available in 2020 and are evaluating the potential to extend access to the CSU community and beyond.
We will continue to update this page with the latest information and news.
“We are in the business of transforming lives and Mosaic helps us continue that tradition. Online students can collaborate, share ideas and move concepts forward in real time.”
- Dean Beth Walker
Everyone collaborates. Everyone participates.
Mosaic uses mashme.io technology to mirror a live classroom to create an immersive experience for online and on-campus students.
However, mirroring the classroom is only part of the story. Mosaic augments the experience by allowing students from distant locales to not only observe, but to share their diverse perspectives within the classroom. Mosaic enables real-time interactions through polls, group discussions and other engagement tools for up to 88 remote students and 37 in-classroom students.
Since the 1970s, the College has had an established a tradition of discovering and perfecting new channels to reach students and professionals who are not able to be on campus. We traditionally provide access where neither distance, family obligations nor professional schedules prevent students from seeking advancement. Mosaic is the next generation of innovation building on that tradition.
Wherever you are, the College of Business’s classrooms – and the wisdom and opportunities they impart – are within your reach.
College of Business faculty are as accessible to students as they are accomplished in their fields. Mosaic enhances that ability to engage directly with online students in real-time and in a way that feels natural – from the virtual seat to the podium. Mosaic enables a true extension of the classroom.
"By installing Mosaic at the back of one of our studio classrooms, we essentially extend our rows of ‘seats’ in the room. We enable our online audience to join the classroom discussion as if they were sitting alongside on-campus students. This unique design provides a familiar experience, allowing our faculty to interact with online and on-campus students in the same fashion, creating an environment that encourages diverse discussion from students not just in the room, but around the world as well." - Richie Nelsen, College of Business Director of IT
Mosaic offers the ability to effectively scale and connect up to 88 remote participants with live content, making classroom management and in-class communication possible for any size group. Mosaic benefits online students by providing collaboration tools that enable teamwork and expand networking relationships in many ways:
Live classroom communication
Receive faculty attention through Mosaic's raised hands feature
Polling and voting
Quickly and accurately engage audiences with live polling and question-and-answer sessions
Receive feedback and facilitate engagement using native chat features
Split students into private video chat rooms for discussion and group work
- 27 high-definition video screens
- 88 virtual “seats” for online students
- Mobile, tablet and desktop enabled via Google Chrome
- Available worldwide via Wi-Fi