Digital signage configuration and content is managed at the College of Law with the Four Winds Interactive signage product.  The live content types – including the text crawl, events listing, and headlines – can be edited directly, without making changes to the content management system.  Posters uploads require interacting with the content management system in order to set them to appear and disappear as desired.

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Live Content

Text Crawl

The text crawl at top consists of two elements, Title and Text.

Title must be updated with the help of the IT department.

Text is a simple .txt file available at G:\Law-Filer\ALL\MultimediaLibrary\Digital Signage\01 - Live Text Regions\Ticker Text.txt

Today's Events

The Today's Events panel rotates with the Recent Headlines panel every 30 seconds, and consists of a .csv file which can be edited in Excel.  Only events which correspond with today's date will be displayed.  This allows older events to expire, and future events to be added in advance, without the need to edit the file each day.  The signage system references this file once every minute, to allow for quick updates.

The file can be accessed and edited at G:\Law-Filer\ALL\MultimediaLibrary\Digital Signage\01 - Live Text Regions\Today's Events.csv

The column headers (date, time, location, and description) are critical and should not be changed.

Enter the date using format MM/DD/YY.  The Time, Location, and Description fields will be displayed as written.

If no events match today's date, this region will not appear.

Recent Headlines

The Recent Headlines panel rotates with the Today's Events panel every 30 seconds, and consists of a .csv file which can be edited in Excel.   This file has two columns, End Date and Headline.  The End Date allows headlines to expire without needing to edit the file to take down a headline.   The signage system references this file once every minute, to allow for quick updates.

The file can be accessed and edited at G:\Law-Filer\ALL\MultimediaLibrary\Digital Signage\01 - Live Text Regions\Recent Headlines.csv


Photo Regions

The photo regions accept images at the precise dimensions below.  Images added to the listed folders will appear automatically on the digital signage.

Posters

Overview

All posters should be 629x814 px, which corresponds to the default export size of a letter-sized word file converted to .pdf.  The software will dynamically resize content that does not meet this standard, which can result in odd borders.

This region can accept common image files or PDFs. 

Uploading new posters

Posters are uploaded using the signage content management system.  While the process appears to be long, it can be performed quite quickly with practice.

Adding poster content to accessible website