Ask the Board – August 31, 2020 | NATE MORRIS

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“What do you see changing in the digital signage space during this pandemic that might positively or negatively impact your workflow?”


In March, we used our digital signage network to help spread the messages about classes moving to online-only, and for faculty/staff to work from home as much as possible. We then later communicated to all signs when the campus was deemed closed to all but essential personnel. Our digital sign infrastructure allowed us to issue full-screen takeovers to deliver these messages to nearly 1,000 signs across the state in a matter of minutes.

Currently, our campuses are still closed, and so there aren’t many people around to view our signs. We’re using the time to focus on some bigger, longer-term projects that will allow us to improve our content delivery in the future. We anticipate returning to in-person classes in the fall, although with the proper safety precautions in place. Digital signage will play a key role in communicating those guidelines and reminding people how to stay safe.

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Manager, Enterprise Desktop Services
University of Nebraska

MEMBER OF THE DSE ADVISORY BOARD
End User Council

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