A template refers to a predetermined sketch of the zones on a screen. When you join the digital signage network, you agree to use the provided KU template. Visitors across campus will see a consistent and cohesive brand presence, while still seeing some unique content at each location of digital signage screens. 

The template that is currently in use is shown below. 

Layout Example

A. Unit Name Header 

A text area reserved for the name of the department or unit. 


B. Current Time

Will display the current time of day


C. Local Playlist

The large central zone is reserved for the local playlist. This zone will be populated by content that is relevant to your specific audience and location. Departments are responsible for creating their own playlist to display here. Common topics for content include departmental announcements, images promoting upcoming events, recognition of students or faculty, or photos from a recent event or presentation. If you wish to add to the local playlist on a screen, contact the admin for that display. 


D. Campus-wide Playlist

The campus-wide playlist will show content from across campus. All content shared in this area has been approved to play on screens across campus. While the department signage administrator does not have access to change this playlist, they are welcome to submit content to play campus-wide. You can expect to see messages promoting campus events including orientation, hawk week, family weekend, commencement, finals, announcements, and student organizations. Learn more about submitting content to the campus-wide playlist.


E. Message or Event Playlist

Text-only messages populate this region.  Good for time-dependent information or event announcements.

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