Digital Signage Content & Design

Washington University Student Content Requirements

Any student/student group that would like to have their slide included on the Libraries’ Digital Signage must be sponsored by a Student Union Student Group.

All submissions, in addition to following the format guidelines, must also follow any Posting Policies put forth by Student Involvement and Leadership.

Acceptable content includes event advertising, student group position announcements, and informational or educational postings.

Washington University Departments/Units/Programs Content Requirements

Any Washington University Department/Unit/Program that would like to have their slide included on the Libraries’ Digital Signage must have their WU Department/Unit/Program logo and contact information clearly visible on the posting.

Acceptable content includes event advertising, student job announcements, and informational or educational postings.

Prohibited Content

Postings may not make any reference to alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs.

Sexist and discriminatory postings and postings containing offensive language are not allowed.

Image Use Rights

It is your responsibility to ensure that any images used in the display design are either copyright free or you have obtained permission to use the image.

Create a new Powerpoint File. (1) Click on the Design tab in the ribbon, (2) Click on Page Setup, (3) Size the slides for On-screen Show (16:9). Click OK.

 

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Use Powerpoint to create your slide(s). When you have finished creating your slides, click on the File Tab in the upper-left hand corner of the screen. (1) Click on Save As.

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The Save As dialog box will open. (1) Select PowerPoint Presentation from the drop down list. (2) Click on Save.

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Nice use of imagery
Minimal amount of text
Nice contrast between background and text
Content is informational

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Minimal amount of text
Nice contrast between background and text
Visible web address
Content is informational

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Nice use of imagery
Minimal amount of text
Nice contrast between background and text
Visible contact information

bad-slide-1

Too much text – not easy to scan for key points
Visually uninteresting
No contrast between text and background

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Imagery is overpowering and unreadable
Unclear of slide’s purpose

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Imagery and concept are too complex for quick scanning
Text is too small on graphic to be legible
Overall, the slide is very dark