Classroom Technology Services

Immersive Technology VR Lab

As technology is rapidly changing, it is important for faculty to have tools to create new learning experiences. MLIB 003 is an immersive technology lab for faculty to experiment with augmented reality and virtual reality.

What’s the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality?

  • Augmented reality (AR) simulates artificial objects in the real world.
  • Virtual reality (VR) creates an artificial environment to inhabit.

We have purchased a variety of software catering to multiple disciplines utilizing our AR and VR headsets. It is our hope that faculty can discover new ways to deliver study tools for students on campus in fields that are difficult to teach using conventional methods. While students will take away a memorable learning experience that will evoke interest in the subject matter.

If you would like to schedule a training or make a reservation for MLIB 003, please contact our staff. We can be reached via email at or through our hotline at 530-898-5475.

If you have a session scheduled in the VR lab, we recommend trying the following software:


Discover the best VR content from the world’s finest VR creators—all in a single app. From gripping tales set in worlds of pure imagination to documentaries taking you further inside the news than ever before, WITHIN brings together premium, story-based immersive content in a variety of genres.

3D Organon VR Anatomy

3D Organon VR Anatomy is the world’s first fully-featured virtual reality anatomy atlas. Learn human anatomy with over 4,000 realistic anatomical models/structures sided with quality text descriptions per body structure. Explore the human body like never before with this revolutionary medical app!


Manipulate vectors with your hands, explore vector addition and cross product. See and feel a double integral of a sinusoidal graph in 3D, a mobius strip and it's normal, and spherical coordinates! Create your own parameterized function and vector field!

EXA: The Infinite Instrument

Step into EXA, an immersive musical studio where you can compose, record, and perform music using expressive instruments of your own design. Jam with EXA’s huge sound library or your own, create virtual bands, invent 'impossible' playing styles, export to WAV/MIDI, and so much more.


Explore, interact with, and view your data in virtual reality.

Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars

Buzz Aldrin wants to be remembered for more than just "kicking up moon dust." He wants his legacy to include laying the groundwork for a permanent human settlement on Mars, and he has a plan.

Speech Trainer

Speech Trainer is a virtual auditorium where you can learn to overcome your fear of public speaking by addressing a virtual audience.


Manipulate chemicals and proteins with your hands, explore chemistry and nanotechnology from a whole new perspective, collaborate with others, learn and create like never before.

The Night Cafe

The Night Cafe is an environment that allows you to explore the world of Vincent van Gogh first hand. Take a moment to enjoy his iconic sunflowers in 3 dimensions or walk around the chair he painted in his bedroom to see it from another angle. Step into the vivid colors straight from his palette.

The VR Museum of Fine Art

Explore a virtual museum in room-scale VR: see famous sculptures in full, 1:1 scale and see famous paintings without the limitations of glass and security guards.

Google Earth VR

Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower.

Welcome to Light Fields

Welcome to Light Fields. Experience real-world reflections, depth, and translucence like never before in VR. Explore the Gamble House, Mosaic Tile House, and the Space Shuttle Discovery.


Explore what was out of reach before - travel to mesmerizing real world places and discover their stories!

Universe Sandbox ²

Create & destroy on an unimaginable scale... with a space simulator that merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet.


Noda gives you virtual space to organize your ideas. Use words, shapes and pictures to model concepts and create mental maps. Get in to thinking in VR.


Blocks lets you easily create 3D objects in virtual reality, no matter your modelling experience. Using six simple tools, you can bring your applications to life, create a volumetric masterpiece, or simply let your imagination run wild.

Tilt Brush

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.

VR Headset