October 2019


Everything you need to know about classroom technology at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

New Technology for a New Academic Year

sc-135-podiumThis past summer, DCS's Technical Services & Operation staff worked to ensure Rutgers-NB classrooms have the latest and greatest in classroom tech. Our team installed Digital Classroom Podiums (DCPs) in Scott Hall 123 & 135, Ruth Adams 109B, and Biological Sciences 205.  DCS's Engineers also built and installed DCPs in Biomedical Engineering 102 and Fiber Optics Building EHA. At the same, they installed cameras and microphones in Food Sciences AUD, 101, and 109.  As a result, these rooms have dedicated equipment for web conferencing and lecture capture.  Finally, in order to ensure that all our classroom systems remain up-to-date with our most current standards for design and performance, forty-six existing systems were "refreshed" with new hardware and components. As a result, we continue to provide high-caliber technology to more spaces while ensuring existing equipment does not become outdated. 

Updates from the Active Learning Community

group workThe Active Learning Community has a new online home. The launch of the ALC Canvas page provides a more collaborative way for members to advance their use of active learning techniques by accessing resources, signing up for events, and connecting with their colleagues. New members can join by visiting our Canvas portal and logging in with ther Rutgers NetID. We also have six upcoming Community events, including workshops on question formation, writing for STEM classes, and cognitive-based approaches to active learning. You can learn more about these workshops and the 2020 Rutgers Active Learning Symposium on the events page.

Big Ten Student Design Challenge Seeks Rutgers Students

challenge logo.jpgRutgers is participating in this year's Big Ten Student Design Challenge through which students can re-imagine and create a communal space in a campus building. Participants will submit a proposal for refurbishing an area in a heavily used classroom building that is conducive to the way that students gather to study, work together, and socialize. The winning team at the conference level will receive $2,000 and, because the winning team's proposal will be funded and constructed, play a central role in reshaping and improving the campus landscape. Read more about how students can participate in the DCS blog.

DCS's Spring Tech Point Winners

studentsPlease join us in congratulating our top-performing Support Specialists for the spring semester. Our Support Specialists, most of whom are students, carry out several tasks that keep DCS classrooms running. The spring winners were Isaac Change & YC Low (Busch), Roger Sheng & Jenna Bilis (College Ave.), Tom Heck & Andrew Rears (Cook/Douglass), Jenna Garth & Aneta Rusanova (Help Desk), and Parth Patel & Seth Santos (Livingston).