Digital Classroom Flip-Top

The Digital Classroom Flip-Top, also known as "DCF" or "Flip," is designed for use in small learning spaces, such as seminar rooms. It is a "spin off" of the Digital Classroom Podium, our standard classroom system. Recognizing that smaller rooms require a slim downed system that does not take up as much space as a podium, we designed the Flip to take the same user experience found in the Digital Classroom Podium and house it in a table top design. Instead of standing behind a podium, instructors can present from the instructor table. To access the controls, they simply flip up the touchscreen monitor. Like our podium, faculty can use a built-in Mac computer or connect personal devices via HDMI or VGA cables. The images will display on a wall-mounted monitor behind and above the instructor table.

Digital Classroom Flip-TopBecause smaller learning spaces are often use for group discussions and collaborative learning, we added wireless display technology to the Flip so that faculty and students can share images from their laptops, phones, or tablets. With Solstice wireless display sharing, anyone in the classroom can send images to the monitor, at the same time, without the need for cables. This can be used by instructors and student to more easily give presentations from anywhere in the room. Student groups often use it to share out work they have done collaboratively. It may also be used as a whole-class collaborative tool. Student work can be monitored, compared side by side, and quickly switched between to follow class discussion. Some classes even invite all their students to share content from their devices simultaneously to create a map of the group's thought process.

For more information about the Digital Classroom Flip-Top, view the sections below:


Available in All DCF Rooms
  • Mac computer, including:
    • a dedicated Internet connection
    • two USB ports (located on the keyboard)
    • keyboard and mouse
    • Whiteboard-Annotation software
    • Additional software (see "Software" below for full list)
  • Cables for projecting laptops, phones, or tablets:
    • HDMI port and cable
    • VGA port and cable
  • Ethernet port and cable, for connecting laptops to the Internet
Available in Some DCF Rooms

Please select your Flip classroom from the list below for a summary of the features available in that podium.

Additional Equipment Available By Request
  • 35mm-projector
  • Air mouse
  • Blu-ray/DVD player
  • CatchBox throwable microphone
  • Hand-held trackball mouse
  • USB hub, allowing users to connect more than two USB devices to the podium
  • VCR or international VCR
  • Wacom bamboo pad
  • Webcam and tripod
  • Wireless pen mouse
  • Wireless presenter, used to advance slides or control the mouse

For more information and to reserve equipment, please visit the Equipment Request page.

Videos, Tutorials, and Instructions

Other Useful Info


List of Classrooms Equipped with DCFs

The following rooms are equipped with a Digital Classroom Flip-Top. For panoramic photos and detailed lists of classroom features and technology, please click on an individual room.

Allison Road Classroom: 212
Beck Hall: 003, 011, 013, 101, 111, 119, 121
Foran Hall: 191B
Graduate School of Education: 025A
Hickman Hall: 206
Honors College: E128, N106, S120, S124, S126
Lucy Stone Hall: B112, B116, B121
Murray Hall: 207
Rutgers Academic Building: 1100, 2100, 2150, 2200, 2250, 3100, 3200, 3450
Thompson Hall: 101, 201


List of Apps Available on the Digital Classroom Flip-top

The DCP computer is equipped with over forty applications. Apps may be opened by selecting them in the dock or by clicking on the blue applications folder and choosing the app from the list. If the DCP does not have software you would like to use in your class, contact us.

Helps molecular biologists visualize and edit DNA sequence files
Adium An instant messenger application that allows users to chat via a variety of different instant messaging services including AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more
Adobe Acrobat X Pro A PDF creator and viewer designed for use with video, audio, and other interactive content
Adobe Creative Suite 6 A collection of software designed for creating content. Includes: Bridge, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Media Encoder, and Photoshop.
AIM AOL’s instant messenger
Alice Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D.
Alice 3 Alice 3 is the newest installment of the Alice programming language. It has all of the features that have made Alice an exciting and creative first programming experience with an added emphasis on object-oriented concepts.
AntConc A freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis.
Audacity 1.2.5* For editing and recording sounds
Automator Let your Mac do repetitive tasks for you
BaiBoard A virtual whiteboard app that can be used to draw and annotate.
Box Cloud-based content management, collaboration, and file sharing tools for businesses
Camino Web browser
Cisco Webex Meetings* A videoconference application that can be used to connect with remote students and guest presenters or to teach remotely.  Webex is free for anyone with a Rutgers NetID and can be used in DCS's Videoconference Spaces or in any DCS room by requesting a camera and microphone.  Visit the Rutgers Webex page for more information.
CN3D 4.3 Helper application that allows users to view 3-dimensional structures from NCBI's Entrez Structure database
Comic Life Magiq For creating photo based comics
Cyberduck Cloud storage browser
Dreamweaver For making and editing HTML web sites and mobile apps
Eclipse Web-development tools
Excel 2019 A spreadsheet program used to manage, analyze, and organize data
FaceTime* For video chat
Firefox Web browser
Fireworks Helps you create designs for web sites and mobile apps, without coding
Flash Professional CS6 Used to create animation and multimedia content
GarageBand A recording studio tailored to making music
GeoGebra GeoGebra is an interactive geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus application, intended for learning and teaching mathematics and science.
Google Chrome Web browser
Google Earth A 3D, interactive map of the world
Google SketchUp 8 3D modeling program designed for architects, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, and related professions
iClicker Cloud Used to conduct polls using iClicker's mobile system (requires that students purchase accounts)
iMovie For making and sharing movies
iPhoto For editing, organizing, sharing, and presenting photos
iTunes For playing music
iWeb For creating web sites
iWorks An Apple productivy suite, including Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
jEdit A text editor for web programming
Illustrator A vector graphics editor
Image Capture Used to upload pictures from digital cameras or scanners which are connected directly to the podium or via the network
InDesign Used to create design work such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books
Jing A way to capture images and short vides of your screen
Keynote Keynote is Mac's version of PowerPoint, used to create and give slide presentations.
Kurzweil 3000 A literacy tool
MacSpice Simulates and analyses electronic circuits that can range in complexity from a single resistor to an integrated circuit comprising tens-of-thousands of devices
Maple 17 A tool for learning, teaching, and doing math
Mathematica Computational program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing
Matlab 2014 Lets you explore and visualize ideas and collaborate across disciplines including signal and image processing, communications, control systems, and computational finance.
Messages Used for text chatting and sharing photos and files
Microsoft Communicator* A communication server designed for collaboration through instant messaging, presence, Web conferencing, and audio/video conferencing
Microsoft Office 2019 A software bundle that includes Word (for word processing), PowerPoint (for slide presentations), Excel (for spreadsheets), and Outlook (for email)
Microsoft Silverlight A development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications
NetBeans For developing mobile and web applications with Java, HTML5, PHP, C/C++ and more
Open-Sankoré A whiteboard and annotation app that allows users to annotate computer images.
Panopto A lecture capture tool that can be used to record in-class videos. A Panopto account is required to access this software.
Photoshop A graphics editing program
PollEv Presenter App This app enables instructors with Poll Everywhere acounts to use Poll Everywhere with PowerPoint.
PowerPoint 2019 Helps you build and present slide show presentations
Processing An open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions
Preview A view used to open PDFs and image files such as jpeg, tiff, and png
QuickTime Player For playing videos
R & R Studio R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R Studio is a tool that makes it easier to use R.
REEF REEF polling is iClicker's solution mobile-based polling solution. This can be used by instructor to administer polls. Please note, students must still have licenses to participate.
Remote Desktop Connection Used to access computers running Windows connected to the same network
Safari Web browser
Scratch 1.4 For creating and sharing interactive stories, games, music, and art
ScreenFlow Screencasting and video editing software that can capture audio and video from the computer
SeaMonkey Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing portal
Second Life Viewer Enables users to explore, communicate, and connect in Second Life - a 3D, virtual world where people can interact and build
Skype* An application for video, voice, and text chatting
Soundslides Plus 898 Allows you to share your slide-shows on the Web or convert them to video for YouTube and Vimeo
SPSS A software package used for statistical analysis
Stata Data analysis and statistical software
StatTransfer12 Used to move data between worksheets, databases, and statistical packages
Stickies Use stickies to jot notes, write reminders, create lists, or store frequently used text
TextEdit Lets you create all types of text documents
Top Hat Monocle Used to poll students from their mobile device. Instructors must already have a Top Hat account to use this application.
TurningPoint TurningPoint is a hardware-based option for polling students. Use of TurningPoint requires that students purchase "clickers."
VLC Multimedia player. View our article on YouTube for more info on using VLC.
Xcode A development environment used to create apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad
Word 2019 Word processor and document viewer
Zoom A web tool used to stream and videoconference with remote participants.
  *use of many core features of this app may require additional equipment in certain rooms . Please contact DCS for more information.