Digital Classroom Lectern

The Digital Classroom Lectern, or "DCL," is our new standard system for small classrooms. The Digital Classroom Lectern enables instructors to present using a built-in Mac computer, a Blu-ray player, or by connecting personal portable devices via a HDMI or VGA cable. Like all Digital Classroom Systems, the DCL is connected to high-definition displays and speakers and is operated using Rutgers Room Control. Unlike other DCS systems, the Lectern has a smaller footprint that provides faculty easy access without cluttering up valuable teaching space. The lectern and touchscreen may also be raised and lowered to an optimal height. For more detailed information on the Digital Classroom Lectern, click on the sections below.

Features

Available in All DCL Rooms
  • Mac computer, including:
    • a dedicated Internet connection
    • four USB ports
    • keyboard and mouse
    • Whiteboard-Annotation software
    • Additional software (see "Podium Computer Apps" below for full list of software)
  • Blu-ray player capable of playing:
    • Blu-ray discs
    • DVDs
    • audio CDs
  • Connections and cables for projecting laptops, phones, or tablets. The following cables are available in storage cubby below the keyboard:
    • HDMI port and cable
    • VGA port and cable
  • Ethernet port and cable, for connecting laptops to the Internet
  • Pull-out laptop shelf
Additional Equipment Available By Request

Visit the Equipment Request Page for more information and to reserve this equipment.

Videos, Tutorials, and Instructions

Other Useful Info

Classrooms

List of Classrooms Equipped with DCLs

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

Art History Hall: 100
Blake Hall: 101
Campbell Hall: A1, A2
Lucy Stone Hall: B112
Ruth Adams Building: 109B110A, 204, 207, 208
Thompson Hall: 206
Tillett Hall: 207, 209

Software

List of Apps Available on the Podium Computer

The DCL 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 DCL 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
Android SDK Tool for building, testing, and debugging apps for Android
Audacity 1.2.5* For editing and recording sounds
BaiBoard A virtual whiteboard app that can be used to draw and annotate.
Camino Web browser
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 2011 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 2011 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 2011 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 2011 Word processor and document viewer
  *use of many core features of this app requires additional hardware. Please contact DCS for more information.