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 a HDMI cable. 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 many Flips 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)
  • HDMI cables for projecting laptops, phones, or tablets
  • Presenter camera and microphone that can be used to videoconference and lecture capture
  • RUWireless

Available in Some DCF Rooms

  • Blu-ray player capable of playing:
    • Blu-ray discs
    • DVDs
    • audio CDs
  • Interactive display for annotation, on-screen writing, computer control, and wireless display sharing
  • Solstice wireless display sharing for both instructor and student laptops, phones, and tablets
  • VGA cables for projecting laptops, phones, or tablets.

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
  • 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 Hub Computer

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.

  • BaiBoard
  • Blu-ray Player
  • Cisco Webex Meeting
  • Eclipse
  • EndNote X9
  • Firefox
  • GarageBand
  • GeoGebra
  • Google Chrome
  • Google Earth
  • Hovercam Flex
  • iClicker Cloud
  • jEdit
  • Kaltura
  • Keynote
  • Lifesize Cloud
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Word
  • Quicktime
  • PollEV Presenter
  • Prezi Next
  • R
  • RStudio
  • Safari
  • Skype
  • Solstice
  • VLC
  • Zoom