DCS's Technical Services & Operations staff - along with Rutgers Facilities, Scheduling & Space Management, and the Office of Information Technology - were busy over the winter break upgrading five more classrooms with the Digital Classroom Podium (or DCP). Instructors teaching in Tillett Hall Room 116 and Murray Hall Rooms 210, 211, 212, and 213 are now able to use the latest version of the DCP. The DCP is the new, standard presentation system for general purpose classrooms at Rutgers-New Brunswick. It enables instructors to present from a Mac computer, Blu-ray player, document camera, or personal portable device. All DCPs are connected to high-definition, widescreen projectors.
The upgrades to College Ave's Murray Hall are an important step forward in Undergraduate Academic Affairs efforts to install a standard, high-quality classroom podium in all DCS rooms. These four rooms are Murray Hall's largest and are used heavily during the semester. The upgrade in Tillett Hall 116 follows last summer's creation of seventeen, state of the art classrooms in this building. This upgrade brings Room 116, a 98 seat room located off the building's main atrium, in line with Tillett's new classroom spaces. You can learn more about the Digital Classroom Podium by visiting our DCP page, which features photos, how-to videos, and printable instructions. DCS Campus Supervisors are on campus to help instructors become familiar with their new technology. If you have any questions or would like personal assistance, please contact our office so that we can help you get you ready for the start of the Spring Semester.