The iSchool digital signs are a way for the iSchool community to advertise what's happening around the school. Digital signs can be seen on the monitors in the first floor, in the ICE Box, and on the lab computer monitors when computers are not in use.
Staff, faculty, and student organizations can all send items for the iSchool digital signs through Orange Tracker.
Event organizers are responsible for creating and submitting their own digital signs. Best practices, logos, and templates can be found below.
Errors or corrections needed for a digital sign should be reported to the event organizer.
Digital signs will be removed once they are no longer relevant. If you see a digital sign that needs to be removed, please submit an Orange Tracker Helpdesk Ticket.
iSchool Student Groups / Organizations: iSchool student groups must have their event approved by iSchool Student Services before submitting digital signs.
iSchool Digital Signs
Submitting Digital Signs
All digital signs should be submitted to Orange Tracker as a Helpdesk Ticket.
Formatting Your Digital Sign Submission
You can submit your digital sign a few different ways:
- Submit as a graphic (recommended): you can submit your digital sign as a 19:6 ratio graphic (JPG or PNG). It should be at least 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high x 150 pixels per inch.
- Submit as a PowerPoint slide: alternatively, you can submit your digital sign as a PowerPoint slide (.pptx). Please use the 16:9 aspect ratio (Widescreen: 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high x 150 pixels per inch). Note that some formatting may not carry over. For best results, keep your designs simple and use commonly available system fonts.
- Submitting other formats: sometimes we receive files to post on digital signs, such as PDFs or graphics that are not in the recommended dimensions or formats. Submitted signs that are not formatted to the above recommendations will not be edited or resized and will be posted as-is unless the post is unreadable or severely detracts from the professional appearance the iSchool strives to present.
All events must have the following details to get posted:
- Event name
- Contact/organizer name and @syr.edu email
If your digital sign is missing any of the above details, your digital sign request will get kicked back to you.
Best Practices, Templates, and Logos
- Please edit for clarity, spelling, and grammar before submitting your digital sign. Signs with obvious errors will be kicked back.
- You can download Syracuse University PowerPoint templates on the Syracuse University Branding website: https://www.syracuse.edu/about/brand/visual-identity/powerpoint-templates/
- Please use system fonts that are readily available on a Mac or PC. Using specialty downloaded fonts in your digital sign may not display correctly.
- Make sure your digital sign is accessible by using recommended contrast standards, built-in reading order, and recommended font sizes. You can find more information on creating an accessible PowerPoint slide on the ITS Accessibility Answers page: Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations in Office 2016
- The Syracuse University seal cannot be used on digital signs. Digital signs that incorporate the SU seal will be kicked back. You can read more about appropriate applications for the seal here: https://www.syracuse.edu/about/brand/visual-identity/assets/seal/
- If you are going to use the iSchool logo, please use one of the iSchool logos provided below. Submitted signs that uses an old logo will get kicked back.
Square Orange iSchool Logo
Wide iSchool Logo
Syracuse University Digital Signs
If you want to submit your event for Syracuse University monitors, the event organizer is responsible for creating and submitting signs. Requests to submit signs for the Syracuse University digital signs can be submitted to Orange Tracker as a Helpdesk Ticket. Please use "Syracuse University Digital Sign Request" in your ticket.
You must submit Powerpoint and JPG versions, RGB, as five (5) separate files:
JPG - 4:3 aspect ratio (1440 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high x 150 pixels per inch)
JPG - 16:9 aspect ratio (1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high x 150 pixels per inch)
JPG - 8.5” x 11” x 200ppi for the vertical sign in the Schine Center main lobby
Powerpoint - 4:3 aspect ratio (Standard: 1440 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high x 150 pixels per inch)
Powerpoint - 16:9 aspect ratio (Widescreen: 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high x 150 pixels per inch)
Use filenames which indicate topic, date, and format (i.e., CBT F17 widescreen, SUAbroad 10-17 standard). Please don’t use generic filenames (i.e., digitalsign, promo, or other non-descriptive names).