Please refer to these guidelines when creating a single slide 'flyer' for digital signage display:
1 - Copyright
The best practice to be sure you are not violating any copyright law, and to avoid any penalties, includes:
a) Abstaining from downloading copyrighted material from internet, including from sites that claim you can download images for “free”.
b) When willing to download an image, first obtain written permission from the author or organization that owns a copyright.
c) When using images that fall under Public Domain, make sure you credit the photo source.
d) Creating your own image, taking your own photograph.
If you need assistance if finding appropriate stock imagery, please contact the
CHSS web tech.
2 - Content
Please ensure your slide / flyer contains the following:
a) Organization / Department / Sponsor hosting or coordinating the event (if applicable)
b) Title of the event
c) Date(s) and time of the event
d) Location of the event
brief description of the event. This should be short and simple because the time to view a slide on the
campus slideshow is about 5 seconds.
f) Include a name and email as contact information for the event
g) Slide / flyer contents should be readable from a distance (most televisions are overhead). Please use larger or bold fonts and be mindful of the contrast between text and background colors and text against an image. Again this is for readability.
3 - Layout
The campus digital signage slideshow is a standard PowerPoint slide size of
1024 x 768 pixels with pixels-per-inch (PPI) of 72 also referred as "4:3" ratio. The orientation of the slide should be landscape (as dictated by the dimensions). (You may download and use/alter the
Example file of event slide