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Digital Screen Management and Content Sharing

If you are considering a digital sign for your building or office, reach out to Student Affairs IT and Communications & Marketing BEFORE making a decision. We can help you determine the best sign placement for maximum return, purchase compatible equipment, and create a realistic content management plan. 

If you already have a sign in your area or are interested in sharing content with Student Affairs, please use the resources on this page. 

For Content Creators

Best Practices

All content must be created/sized at 16:9 ratio for optimum display. 16:9 ratio (1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high @ 72 dpi)

Use large, easily readable fonts

  • Stay away from scripts or fancy fonts
  • Body text should be about 30 point or above (depends on the font)
  • Headline text should be about 80 point or above (depends on the font)
  • Use basic colors for body text (black/dark blue)

Limit text

  • Keep your text to about 10-20 words
  • Try to read it OUT LOUD. If you can't read it in 10 seconds, it's too much text
  • Use QR codes instead of long links

Ensure the background is not distracting

  • Choose solid colors for the background when possible
  • If using a photo, fade the photo or put a block of solid color behind the text
  • Ensure high contrast between the background and text colors (try changing the document to grayscale to test the contrast)

Templates

Download PowerPoint template for digital slides.

For Digital Screen Managers

How to access the system

Student Affairs uses the FourWinds Interactive signage system. To gain access and request training, contact Student Affairs Communications and Marketing.  

Troubleshooting

If you are experiencing technical issues with a digital TV, please Contact Student Affairs IT.   

Digital Slide Submission Request Form (for Student Affairs offices only)

Student Affairs has multiple digital screens throughout our buildings, which include the HUB, the IM Building, the Bank of America Career Services Building, the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, and the Student Health Center. 

Slides MUST be submitted in the correct format in order for us to display them. View specifications and best practices in the For Content Creators section on this page. 

Penn State Student Affairs
Communications & Marketing
Location

203 Boucke Building 
University Park, PA 16802
sacommunications@psu.edu