Virtual Reality Center

Faculty ITS Support has brought Virtual Reality to USD!  We are exploring the academic use cases, as well as other healthy pursuits for Virtual Reality at USD. Stop by our office in Maher Hall 186B to discuss available applications and educational uses and to try out some of our equipment. 

Are you a faculty member wanting to integrate virtual reality into your course?

  • Check out our list of apps (below) by discipline and/or subject matter.

Are you a student, staff, or faculty member who wants to explore your creativity with a new virtual medium?

  • Try 3D painting, modeling, or building with one of our many creative apps in virtual reality.

Are you just wanting to use virtual reality to help you relax, work out or explore new places?

  • There's an app for that! From meditation to heart-pumping workouts, from Google Earth to exploring the Pyramids.

 

We are currently testing various devices, platforms, and programs and will keep you up to date on our progress. If there is any software you want to us to check out, email us!

We have an Oculus Quest, a HTC Vive Cosmos, a Windows Mixed Reality headset, and a standalone viewer. We have subscriptions to Steam and Viveport as well as some third-party software.

Faculty Support Team can be reached at FacultySupport@sandiego.edu or by calling x7900. 

Virtual Reality Apps Now Available by Discipline

  • ART
  • ASTRONOMY
  • BIOLOGY
  • BUSINESS
  • CHEMISTRY
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • COMPARATIVE RELIGION
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • HUMANITIES
  • MATH
  • MUSIC
  • NURSING
  • OCEANOGRAPHY
  • PHYSICS
  • THEATER