Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Digital Signage Templates

Slides on TRU's digital signage promote key dates, events, courses and other campus activities aimed at student success, health and wellness and opportunities for greater involvement at TRU.

The screens are a quick, visual message that should be readable and comprehensible from a distance of at least 20 feet and in a time of five to 10 seconds. We recommend you use no more than 20 words—give only the key details. A large font size will quickly help you determine which words to keep, which ones to leave out and why smaller words work better with this medium. Did you know capital letters are harder for most people to read? Keep capitalization to a minimum and don't use ALL CAPS.

Too much on your slide? Run it through two tests:

  1. Shrink the slide to the size of a business card. Can you read the important stuff in 5-10 seconds? What can be removed? Are there elements competing with each other?
  2. View your screen from 20 feet away and from different angles. Can you read the important stuff in 5-10 seconds? What can be removed? Are there elements competing with each other?

You can swap in your own photo into these PowerPoint templates, but do not change the overall dimensions of the template. (For photo tips, read the photography guidelines.) Save and submit your slide as a PowerPoint file, rather than exporting to JPG, so that your content remains editable in case changes are required.

If you are promoting a TRU event, make sure it is also submitted to the Events calendar, and include the event page URL on your slide for more info.

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