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.


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
  • HDMI cables for projecting laptops, phones, or tablets
  • Presenter camera and microphone that can be used to videoconference and lecture capture
  • Pull-out laptop shelf
  • RUWireless
Additional Equipment Available By Request
  • 35mm slide projector
  • Air Mouse
  • CatchBox throwable microphone
  • Hand-held trackball mouse
  • Microphone stand
  • USB hub, allowing users to connect more than three USB devices to the podium
  • VCR or international VCR
  • Wacom Bamboo Pad
  • Webcam and tripod
  • Wired lavaliere microphone
  • Wireless microphone
  • Wireless pen mouse
  • Wireless presenter, used to advance slides or control the mouse

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

Videos, Tutorials, and Instructions

Other Useful Info


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.

Allison Road Classroom: 108110, 328
Art History Hall: 100
Blake Hall: 101
Beck Hall: 221
Campbell Hall: A1, A2
Frelinghuysen: A1, A2, A3, A4, B6
Graduate School of Education: 025B
Hickman Hall: 114129202, 213, 218207
Ruth Adams Building: 109B110A, 204, 207, 208
School of Communication & Information: 101, 103, 201, 203
Science & Engineering Resource Center: 204206211, 212, 216, 217218, 220
Thompson Hall: 206
Tillett Hall: 207, 209


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
  • 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