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 Podiums. This will meet our twin goals of having state-of-the-art, digital presentation technology in 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.
The Digital Classroom Podium is our most advanced classroom system yet. It allows instructors to present using a built-in Mac computer, a Blu-ray player, a document camera, or connect personal portable devices via a HDMI or VGA cable. 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. The podiums and Rutgers Room Control are constructed in-house, enabling our staff to continuously improve the podium design based on the experience of the faculty using them. Since first introducing the podiums 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 right.
For more information, view the sections below.
Available in All DCP Rooms
Mac computer, including:
a dedicated Internet connection
USB ports keyboard and mouse
Additional software (see "Podium Computer Apps" below for full list of software)
Blu-ray player capable of playing:
Document camera capable of projecting:
books, documents, and other objects
Connections and cables for projecting laptops, phones, or
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
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
Videos, Tutorials, and Instructions
Other Useful Info
For hand-on training, consider attending a DCS Technology Training session.
To learn more about using the podium's Mac computer, look for our
Intro to Macs session. Images of Rutgers Room Control:
Apple Adapter Cheat Sheet
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
Beck Hall: AUD, 201, 213, 219, 221, 250, 251, 252, 253
Food Science: AUD, 101, 109
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: 204, 206
Hickman Hall: 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
Loree Hall: 020, 022, 115
Lucy Stone Hall: A121, A139, A140, A142, A143, B105, B109, B110, B111, B115, B117, B123, B205, B267, B269
Murray Hall: 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 204, 208, 210, 211, 212, 213
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, 125, 127, 224, 226, 232, 242, 246, 251, 252, 253, 254, 257, 258, 264
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.
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.
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.
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
Cloud storage browser
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
For video chat
Helps you create designs for web sites and mobile apps, without coding
Flash Professional CS6
Used to create animation and multimedia content
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.
A 3D, interactive map of the world
Google SketchUp 8
3D modeling program designed for architects, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, and related professions
For making and sharing movies
For editing, organizing, sharing, and presenting photos
For playing music
For creating web sites iWorks
An Apple productivy suite, including
Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
A text editor for web programming
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
Used to create design work such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books
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
A tool for learning, teaching, and doing math
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.
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
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. For more information, view our
A graphics editing program
PollEv Presenter App This app enables instructors with Poll Everywhere acounts to use Poll Everywhere with PowerPoint.
Helps you build and present slide show presentations
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
For playing videos
Remote Desktop Connection Used to access computers running Windows connected to the same network
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
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
Data analysis and statistical software
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."
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 processor and document viewer
use of many core features of this app requires additional hardware. Please contact DCS for more information.