Some classes have restrictions on the use of mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and phones. Instructors set policies on the use of such devices in their classes.

Use of mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, or phones in the classroom can be distracting for the individual student and for others in the class. Some instructors use mobile devices as part of a class, others restrict or limit use. Instructors set policies for their classes that best maintain a respectful and meaningful learning environment.

Any disruption of a class due to the audible beeping or use of mobile devices is treated as a violation of Section 102.13 of the UCLA Student Conduct Code, and can result in sanctions up to and including suspension or dismissal. The sound on mobile devices must be turned off while in classes, libraries, and other quiet areas.