Academic Affairs

Outdoor Learning Environments (OLÉ)

The Outdoor Learning Environments (OLÉ) were developed to provide multipurpose opportunities to faculty, students, and staff. The spaces are part of the Academic Success District, a Main Campus-wide initiative that integrates digital and in-person learning technology and resources and promotes collaborative learning in shared spaces.

The locations, selected for the amount of shade and power available, are designed to be versatile meeting spaces. The movable furniture (chairs, tables, and mobile markerboards) was selected for maximum flexibility in multiple configurations that accommodate different learning styles. Exterior rated monitors and speakers are located at each location to facilitate collaboration and real-time engagement with audiences outside the space. Each Outdoor Learning Environment’s boundaries are designated by planters that separate it from common spaces.

Capacity: Each of the following locations comfortably seats 25 individuals and has outlets and monitors to connect with your digital tools.

Availability: The OLÉ spaces are available to be reserved seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Availability of the spaces will be noted at the OLÉ site and on 25Live.

Reserve the OLÉ spaces outside the Flawn Sciences building by using Express Scheduling on 25Live

To download a PDF of instructions on how to reserve a room using Express Scheduling on 25Live, click here.

  • Flawn Sciences Bldg – Outdoor Learning Environment 1 (FLN – OLE 1)
  • Flawn Sciences Bldg – Outdoor Learning Environment 2 (FLN – OLE 2)

Reserve the OLÉ spaces outside the Student Union on RowdyLink

To watch a YouTube video on how to create an event in RowdyLink, click here.

  • Student Union – Outdoor Learning Environment 1 (SU- OLE 1)

Need help? The UTSA Facilities team regularly service the area and Academic Innovation, a division of Academic Affairs, provides technical support via the AI Help Desk at 210-458-4520.

Note: Although the spaces are configurable based on your needs, the OLÉ areas will not be preset prior to use. It is the responsibility of the individual or group who reserve the OLÉ spaces to arrange them according to their needs.

Coming Soon!

Two additional Outdoor Learning Environment spaces (SU - OLE 2 & 3) will open later in Fall 2021.