Digital Classroom Podium

The Digital Classroom Podium, or "DCP," is our standard classroom system. Originally introduced in a Fall 2012 pilot program, DCS continues to work towards upgrading all older classroom systems with versions of the Digital Classroom Podium, which now include the Digital Classroom Flip-Top, Digital Classroom Flip-Top, Collaborative Instructor Hub, and Immersion Lectern. This family of systems will help us meet our twin goals of having state-of-the-art, digital presentation technology in all of DCS's classrooms while also providing a consistent user experience to all faculty so that they do not need to relearn how to use equipment every time they teach in different DCS rooms.

dcp-a1-lightbox.pngThe Digital Classroom Podium enables instructors to present using a built-in Mac computer, a Blu-ray player, document camera, or by connecting a personal portable devices via a HDMI or VGA cable. Certain classrooms also include additional features such as Solstice wireless display sharing. DCPs are "all digital" and connected to high-definition, widescreen projectors. The DCP utilizes a unique design scheme. The Mac Mini is equipped with the Rutgers Room Control, an application which allows the user to control all in-room devices from the podium's computer. Large rooms are equipped with the Digital Classroom Podium A1, a wider version of the podium that includes a preview monitor, voice amplification, and the ability to present on multiple in-room displays.

Building the Digital Classroom PodiumThe Digital Classroom Podium, like other Digital Classroom Systems, are designed and constructed in-house by our Technical Services & Operations team. The Rutgers Room Control program is also designed and improved by an in-house programmer. As a result, our staff is continuously able to modify the podium based on the experience of the faculty using them. Since first introducing the DCPs we have worked closely with faculty through direct interaction, surveys, and feedback sessions to refine new designs to best meet the needs of Rutgers instructors. To watch a podium being built from workroom to classroom, click on the video to the left. For more information, view the sections below.

Features

Available in All DCP Rooms
  • Mac computer, including:
    • a dedicated Internet connection
    • three 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
  • Document camera capable of projecting:
    • books, documents, and other objects
    • transparencies
  • Connections and cables for projecting laptops, phones, or tablets:
    • HDMI port and cable
    • VGA port and cable
Available in Some DCP Rooms
  • Solstice wireless display sharing for both instructor and student laptops, phones, and tablets
  • Dual projection, allowing projection of one source on two screens or different sources on each screen
  • Wireless microphone
  • Hand-held microphone
  • Podium microphone
  • Ethernet port and cable, for connecting laptops to the Internet
  • Preview monitor, enabling presenters to view projected images on the podium without having to turn around

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

Additional Equipment Available By Request

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

Videos, Tutorials, and Instructions

Videos
How Do I Use the Digital Classroom Podium?
Getting Started
Using the Podium Computer
Playing a Blu-ray or DVD
Using the Document Camera
Using a Laptop, Phone, or Tablet
Using a Microphone
Using Advanced Features
Building the Digital Classroom Podium
Other Useful Info

Classrooms

List of Classrooms Equipped with DCPs

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: 103, 105, 107, 108, 110, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 328, 333
Art History Hall: 200
Bartlett Hall: 123
Biomedical Engineering Building:  102
Beck Hall: AUD, 201, 213, 219, 221, 250, 251, 252, 253
Campbell Hall: A4, A5
Chemistry & Chemical Biology: 1203, 1209, 1303
Computing Research & Education Building (CoRE): 101
Cook/Douglass Lecture Hall: 102, 103, 109, 110
Davison Hall: 122
Engineering Building: 120
Fiber Optics Materials Research Building:  EHA
Food Science: AUD, 101, 109
Foran Hall: 138A, 138B
Frelinghuysen Hall: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6
Hardenbergh Hall: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6
Heldrich Science Building: 106, 201, 204, 206
Hickman Hall: 101, 138, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 122, 123, 126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 201, 202, 204, 205, 207, 209, 210, 211, 213, 214, 216, 218
Hill Center: 009, 114, 116
Institute of Food Nutrition & Health: 101, 205
Loree Hall: 020, 022, 115
Lucy Stone Hall: AUD, A121, A139, A140, A142, A143, B105, B109, B110, B111, B115, B117, B123, B205, B267, B269
Milledoler Hall: 100
Murray Hall: 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 204, 208, 210, 211, 212, 213, 301
Pharmacy: 111, 115
Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering: 102, 105
Rutgers Academic Building: 1170, 1180, 2125, 2160, 2225, 2400
Rutgers Cinema: 1, 2, 3
Ruth Adams Building: 001, 104, 206, 209A, 209B, 110B
School of Communication & Information: 101, 103, 201, 203, 212
Scott Hall: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 115, 116, 119, 120, 121, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 214, 215, 216, 219, 220, 221
Science & Engineering Research Center: 111, 117, 118, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 216, 217, 218, 220
Tillett Hall: 103A, 103B, 103C, 103D, 105, 116, 123, 125, 127, 224, 226, 232, 242, 246, 251, 252, 253, 254, 257, 258, 264 Van Dyck Hall: 211
Voorhees Hall: 104, 105
Zimmerli Art Museum: EDR, MPR

Software

List of Apps Available on the Podium Computer

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.