Deploying Digital Signage for Education

Colleges, universities and schools are public places where the organization in charge constantly needs to communicate with the students. Digital Signage for education is used as the communications medium for their versatility and their ability to display data in real time.

Deploying Digital Signage for Education

Digital signage software manages digital communication in any physical space. The size of screen used varies depending on it’s distance from the eyes of your audience. LCD technology may be used for distances of less than 30 feet, while larger LED displays may be used for a viewing distance of 10 meters away or more. Screens are usually installed in spaces such as corridors, common areas or cafeterias.

The site is usually divided into departments. Each screen displays content specifically for its department combined with more generic content for the organization as a whole. Staff work together to create content and programs each at their own level. Professional digital signage for education such as Navori QL software is designed for this type of collaborative content management effort.

Digital signage for education is easily managed using QL’s Content Manager. QL is extremely versatile, user-friendly and secure. This is why so many educational institutions rely on it for all of their screen-based communications.

Show any content on screen

Create and manage any type of content: images, videos, presentations, websites, video streams and templates that contain real-time data feeds. You can include news feeds from RSS sources, weather forecasts, social media content or sports news with images. You can even animate static images using PowerPoint style transitions to liven up your content.

Menu boards for cafeterias and lunch rooms

Cafeterias and lunchrooms use digital menu boards to advertise daily menus and promote healthy eating habits. Show caloric content and identify vegan meals so students and faculty members can make educated meal choices.
Kitchen staff can make instant menu changes and update product photography from any smartphone or tablet using the QL Mobile app.

Classroom, lecture hall and auditorium signage

Connect QL to Microsoft Exchange or Google Calendar to display room occupancy data that you display in real-time. Help students, educators and visitors get to their destination quickly and efficiently.

Enforce sanitary rules

The Covid-19 pandemic introduced new sanitary rules to ensure the safety of students, school staff, and visitors. One of these new rules regulates the number of people that can safely enter and occupy a given space.

QL Access Control is a software add-on module that lets educational institutions enforce sanitary rules using their digital signage screens. To monitor a room’s occupancy, cameras are installed near each door. Each camera detects when a person enters the space and sends this data to QL Access Control. Our software then calculates the total number of occupants.
Once the maximum number of occupants is reached, QL Access Control triggers lets visitors know the room is full. A custom message is shown letting visitors know the number of occupants. When people leave, the message is updated advising visitors they can enter the space.
QL Access Control can also detect when a visitor is wearing a face mask. When this occurs, the software will display an appropriate message that can be customized by school staff.

Alert messaging - Common Alerting Protocol

Educational institutions can use digital signage to display instant messages, such as emergency alerts and evacuation notices. QL can easily trigger these types of instant messages and is fully compatible with the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) format.

QL is also compatible with automated alert and fire detection systems. Our solution’s QL Mobile app can also be used to trigger emergency messages and alerts using any smartphone or tablet.
With a QL-powered digital signage network, schools, colleges and universities can improve the safety of any building or facility.

Cap Alert Triggering

Computer vision analytics

AQUAJI is Navori Labs’ AI-powered computer vision software. Educational institutions use AQUAJI to track student attendance and calculate length-of-stay. They also use our software to understand who is looking at their digital signage screens.
AQUAJI lets you know the composition of your screen’s audience. You can also display or trigger content that matches the audience based on their demographic profile or other characteristics.

Frequently Asked questions

What is Education Digital Signage used for?

Digital signage for education helps them to organize, inform, and entertain students, visitors, and school staff. The primary function of the system is to provide updated information about class schedules, events, announcements and emergencies.

Can students participate in digital signage content production?

Students should be encouraged to collaborate in their school’s digital signage programming in the same way they do with other school publications. Digital signage for education software features a content approval system and other administrative features so that only staff-approved content can be shown on the school’s screens.

What kind of content can I use for my educational digital signage?

QL supports images, video, audio, web pages including HTML5 content, streaming video and live data from various sources like RSS/XML. QL Server hosted data feeds, social media feeds from Facebook and Twitter, Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange data are also available ‘out-of-the-box’. QL also supports multi-layered templates and ticker overlays users create using built-in design tools.

Where can digital school signage be used?

Interactive displays are used for way finding and information kiosks throughout the campus, such as in school entrances and atriums. Multi-display/video wall installations can often be found in cafeterias and gymnasiums while more traditional signage is usually distributed across the rest of the facility. Use employee-facing screens to deliver administrative content while sending students class scheduling instructions and school news through screens installed in hallways and other common areas. Digital Signage for education makes everyone’s life easier.