Indoor signage is a great way to promote or make anyone aware of an event or something taking place at the campus.

Overall Content

  • College appropriate - Student/Employee/Visitor/Public Focused
  • CCAC guidelines and image/branding standard
  • Include Contact information, link to webpage for more information, date and time of event

Size Guide

Image Content 

  • File Type: PNG, JPEG, HEIC
  • Ratio: 16x9 (Horizontal) - NOT Square or Vertical
  • Dimension: 1920x1080 px @ 300ppi
  • Content should take up most of the screen space
  • Leave space "padding" on the outer border

Video Content

  • File Type: MP4 
  • Ratio: 16x9 (Horizontal)
  • Full HD (1080p)
  • 1920x1080 px @72ppi
  • Less than 20 seconds - 6-10 seconds is the typical length as someone is walking by


Standards & ADA Compliance

Screen Time, Words on Screen, Reading Rate



  • Filled fonts are easier to read than outlines
  • Legibility and Easily Understood - Cursive/Handwritten fonts are hard to read

Color Contrast

  • Contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1
    • (L1 + 0.05) / (L2 + 0.05) - L1 is the relative luminance of the lighter of the colors, and L2 is the relative luminance of the darker of the colors.

QR Codes, Short Links


Formats For Date, Time, Contact Info, Etc.

  • Date: Day Of Week, Month Day - Monday, January 3rd 
  • Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Email Address:
  • Phone Number: ###-###-####


Best Practices for Digital Signage

Other Information and Tips

  • Check with someone not familiar with the information to ensure your details are getting across
  • Animate your images in Canva

Approval Process

All content goes through the same approval process. The actual display date may vary from the chosen display date depending on the approval process.

Retention of Material

Content will remain on the display's server 1 month after the end date. The design file will remain 1 year after the end date on the design server.