Digital signage

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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 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

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).

More information

For technical or signage software support, please contact your department's desktop support person or the Computer Help Desk.