The UVic Digital Signage Program is now launched! Learn about this new central network of connected displays on campus.
What is digital signage?
Digital signage refers to the public-area flat-panel displays on campus used specifically for the distribution of information and strategic messaging to the on-campus community.
What is the digital signage program?
Our new digital signage program brings together all public area television displays (new and existing) across campus into a shared content management system called CoolSign. This central network allows all campus units to engage with our audiences better.
This network provides a campus-wide communication tool and a supplement to emergency alerts. It also creates a new outreach opportunity for units.
Benefits of a centralized network
This digital signage benefits the UVic campus community in the following ways:
- Provides faculty, researchers, staff and students with a digital signage platform to communicate engaging departmental messaging to students, colleagues and people on campus.
- Provides the university with an extensive, connected network of digital signage to push consistent and unified strategic UVic material.
- Provides the university with an efficient centralized communication system for emergency messaging.
- Provides UVic units with a supported solution, cost-shared program and additional support services for digital signage.
- Elevates the overall perception of the university to current and prospective students as a university that leverages and welcomes the benefits of new technology.
- Allows viewers to interact with the UVic identity using a digital medium.
- Offers departments flexibility in the types of messaging formats, both static and dynamic (photos, movie files, animations, live streaming, dynamic web content, rss feeds, etc.).
- Allows for strategic implementation of information on campus (information can be segmented and published to the areas of campus where it is most applicable).