Digital Signage Submissions

Use the guidelines below to submit content to the SEAS-wide digital signage system.

Signage Format and Dimensions

  • When using PowerPoint to create digital signage content, be sure to use the wide-screen slide size at 20in width by 11.25in height.
  • If dealing in pixels, use full-screen at 1920px width by 1080px height.
  • We can display almost any file type
Questions?

Contact James Friedman for questions about posting your content. 

Need help creating content? Contact the SEAS Office of Communications.

The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Signage

Do

  • Give your signage content context. If you are submitting a PowerPoint presentation, make sure each slide makes sense as a stand-alone message. Chances are your viewers will not stick around to watch your entire presentation, so each slide should make sense to the viewer even if it is the only one they see in the series.
  • Keep keywords in mind. If you need us to add your event to the UB calendar in addition to signage, document names, email submission subject lines and signage content should all be constructed with searchable keywords in mind. What department is this for? When does the event take place? Who is presenting?
  • Go big or go home. Display monitor content should be designed as if it was going up on a billboard. Make sure your text is large enough to be read from at least 10 feet away. Use high quality images that can easily be seen from a distance and look good in HD! Visit the SEAS Photo Database for high quality images. 

Don't

  • Use ambiguous names for your documents or slideshows. The name of your document should describe what it is related to without someone having to open it. For example, if you are submitting a PDF for a lecture, do not name it "Lecture Announcement.pdf." A better name would be "mae_seminar_3.2.17.pdf."
  • Leave spaces in the names of digital signage submissions. Use underscores where necessary. For example, "SEAS_2017_Graduate_Commencement.ppt" 
  • Cram in too much information. Think about the physical location of the monitors. Is your content being displayed in a common area where students may gather for an event such as the Davis Hall atrium? Or will it be displayed while students are waiting for an elevator in Furnas Hall? If you can't read through all the information in 8 seconds, it's too long.
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  • Use QR codes.  Slides are typically shown for 8 seconds and a maximum of 21 seconds. The chances of someone seeing the slide and scanning it in that timeframe is unlikely! Instead, add a meaninful short URL that links to all appropriate information and reinforce that URL on all related slides. 

On screen now!

Display monitor previews may take a moment to load. A background color or gradient may display while loading. This is a function of the loading of the preview and is not part of the actual wall-monitor display.

Please note that the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reserves the right to make decisions about what is appropriate for posting and when a posting will appear in the announcement rotation.