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Many DCS classrooms can be used to make recordings of class meetings. These rooms are equipped with cameras and microphones that record the instructor, and in some rooms, the students. The first step to recording, is learning what capability your classroom has. To help you quickly do that, we've added a new Classroom Feature to each classroom page. Use the Find a Classroom page to look up your room and view its information. Each page now includes a field for recording capability that indicates if a room has a camera that can record video, a microphone that can record audio,…

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 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…

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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…

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Has it been a while since you've entered a classroom? Have you joined Rutgers in the last year and half and never set foot on campus? You're not alone. As you return to Rutgers, DCS is here to help you get ready to use your classroom technology. We have prepared thirteen sessions to give you multiple opportunities to learn the basics of using your room's equipment or explore more advanced topics, including active learning and synchronous instruction. To learn more about each topic and to register, click on a topic below.…