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The Chancellor-Provost's Office launched a new Study Space Finder to assist students in finding suitable spaces to work outside of the classroom, particularly those students who may be looking for places to attend their online courses. Looking for a quiet place to study? Need to locate the nearest computer lab? Want to find a group study room to work on a team project? The new Study Space…

Physics Lecture Hall boasts three projection screens and one display monitor.
DCS's newest classrooms is among Rutgers-New Brunswick's oldest. Home to countless physics class meetings and demonstrations, Physics Lecture Hall on Busch is also now a general-purpose classroom supported by Digital Classroom Services. In preparation to support the classes using this space, we installed the newest auditorium version of the Digital Classroom Podium. The Podium is connected to three large projection screens and a monitor, to help instructor ensure that students in this steep space can view the…

A camera in Tillett Hall 232
At the onset of the pandemic, DCS began preparations to upgrade its classrooms to facilitate the different teaching challenges presented by COVID-19. When in-person classes were suspended in the middle of the Spring 2020 semester, that meant helping faculty use our classrooms to teach fully online classes. In the Spring of 2021, in-person classes resumed on a limited basis, and…

A classroom camera that may be used for lecture capture.
As we prepare to welcome back Rutgers classes, many faculty are interested in learning more about recording their classes to accommodate students that might not be able to attend in-person. Fortunately, more than one hundred of DCS's spaces include equipment that can be used to capture class sessions. In the remaining rooms, faculty can request portable recording equipment in those rooms that do not have permanent technology available. In addition to the cameras and microphones DCS provides, faculty to have access to several software solutions for recording. Kaltura is a recording service…

Return to Rutgers logo.
Returning to Rutgers also means returning to DCS classrooms. In addition to a long lay off from using our technology, you may have additional concerns relating to COVID's potential impacts on fall classes. To help you prepare for the upcoming semester, we have created a new Return to Rutgers page with all of our resources related to learning how to use our technology and prepare for some of the unique scenarios that may await you. In addition to videos and instructions on using…