DCS News

Former Rutgers President Richard McCormick teaches a remote class in Rutgers Academic Building 1170.
While most face-to-face course meetings were suspended back in March, many Rutgers students may recognize a familiar background during the virtual classes. That's because Digital Classroom Services quickly converted several of its learning spaces from lecture halls designed to accommodate hundreds of students to learning studios that help faculty connect with online students from the familiar confines of a classroom. While they were designed to add a synchronous online component to in-person classrooms, our Synchronous Learning Spaces…

Nisha Kahn, Khanh Lu, Matt Wilk, Angelina Balh, and Ashley Muflam.
This year's Big Ten Student Design Challenge will include its first entry from Rutgers.  For this year's challenge, Rutgers students from all schools were invited to redesign an existing student space in the Rutgers Academic Building.  Proposals used design software to present a space that could serve the varying needs of the building's occupants, furnished with seating and accessories provided by Herman Miller.  "The A Team," comprised of Angelina Balh (SCI), Nisha Khan (Psychology), Khanh Lu (SCI & SAS) and Ashley Muflam (SCI) were declared the…

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Rutgers 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 create 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 best submission from Rutgers will move on to compete against other Big Ten schools. The winning team at the conference level will receive $2,000 and, because the winning team's proposal will be funded and…

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Rutgers-NB now has three additional learning spaces designed to facilitate conferencing and recording. DCS has finished upgraded Food Science Building 101, 109, and the auditorium with cameras and microphones. These spaces can now be used to record lectures and connect via video conference to remote students and lecturers.  The Department of Food Science has plans to include remote audiences and lecturers in several classes this fall. Learn about DCS's various conference-enabled room on…

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Beginning with the fall semester, Digital Classroom Services will assume support of two Busch spaces:  Fiber Optics Research Building's (FBO) Easton Hub Auditorium and Biomedical Engineering Room (BME)102. In addition to assisting faculty teaching in these spaces, the Technical Services and Operations teams recently upgraded these rooms to bring them in line with DCS's current standards.  Both rooms were upgraded with the auditorium version of our Digital Classroom Podium, as well as two new projectors.  The…