Artistic Displays for School Recognition

Artistic Displays for School Recognition

Schools are often looking for new and creative ways to recognize students, staff, and alumni. Artistic displays featuring logos, school colors, and mascots are effective and creative tools for schools to create excitement. Displays often feature school mission statements, values, and achievements. They often create artistic history walls to give viewers a sense of the school’s legacy, donor walls to recognize generous gifts from the community, and student recognition walls to acknowledge exceptional students and alumni.

Inspiring Donors for School Expansions

theater digital signage donor campaignInspiring donors to give to a school campaign can be difficult.  Extra curriculum facilities are seen as a luxury and not a necessity in education. There are many ways to ask for donations and after the campaign is successful, recognition can create more donations for future projects.

Theaters, gymnasiums, aquatic centers and other facilities may not receive support from tax dollars, but require outside funding.  Encouraging donors is the key to any successful campaign. Learn more about planning your donor wall for your next project.  TEN TIPS TO DONOR WALL PLANNING

The use of digital signage to inspire donations is easy. Creating donor story videos and let students and faculty shine a light on the needs of the school. READ MORE Once the project is complete, the digital signage can continue to inform and recognize donors and visitors.

endowment donor wall schoolRecognition walls can inspire large donations or create endowments from large benefactors. Many donors want to be publicly recognized and thanked. It is easy and important to acknowledge givers. Recognition walls visually tell donors what their funds have accomplished.  SEE MORE EXAMPLES

Celebrating School History and Pride

history school display digital signageMany schools have rich histories and traditions.  Digital signage and static exhibits can expand pride in a school and a community. Private schools and boarding schools need to celebrate their heritage to promote more enrollment.

School history can motivate supporters to donate to programs and motivate students. Public locations where visitors can see the display will give the strongest impact. Digital history walls can be easily updated. New information can be added with little expense or additional space planning.

school history display digital signage arreyaSchool athletic programs have a tradition of promoting their athletes.

Pride in their wins can be an achievement for many students and alumni.

Trophies, ribbons, photos and other memorability are an added highlight.   They add depth and interest to a school history or recognition wall.  Museum or casework can be easily changed with new items as new achievements happen. A part time curator would be helpful in keeping up the display and making sure it doesn’t become dated.

Expanding a School’s Branding

school mascot donor wallSymbols, mascots and colors are an easy way to show support for school programs. Added directly to a recognition wall, it will stand for years to come.

Whether donor recognition or mission and vision statement. There are many opportunities to celebrate a school.

Supporting Athletic Programs with Digital Signage

Supporting Athletic Programs with Digital Signage

Through sports leagues, public organizations like Rotary or school booster clubs there is a long tradition of giving and recognition of donations. The use of digital signage for athletic hall of fame displays and other visual experiences highlights the importance of sports and athleticism starting at a young age. Encouraging more support.

Digital Signage for Athletic Hall of Fame

hall of fame athletics digitalThe key to success of many athletic programs is spotlighting past achievements and athletes. Touch or interactive digital signage allows visitors to engage with the stories and history of a sports program. The digital content can include:

 •   Rosters
 •   Honoree videos
 •   Special AwardsTeam photos
 •   Timelines

Digital recognition can be easily updated without added expense or space. Traditional trophy cases and award displays take a lot of room.

digital yearbook touchscreen arreyaFor smaller venues and an ongoing need to support athletic programs, digital recognition makes sense. Touchscreens from 32″ up to 95″ are readily available and even video walls are a common installation.  Custom surrounds can be designed to emphasize the display and protect the digital equipment from vandalism.

Pick a high traffic public wall that will draw the most interest from the audience.

Digital Donor Recognition for Sport Venue Buildings 

Focus on supporting athletic programs has traditionally been on the older sports of football and baseball. The growing popularity of sports outside the traditional has seen a great need for more venues. Soccer and swimming has become a major part of most school and university programs. Donations to build aquatic centers and indoor soccer fields have paved the way. 

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Celebrating donors is important for acknowledging the accomplishments but more importantly to keep donations coming in for future growth.  The push to build sports venues always sees the most donations, but an endowment will need to be made for the future upkeep.  Digital signage can help persuade visitors to give. Videos can show what has been achieved and what needs to continue.  READ MORE ABOUT: BENEFITS OF AN ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Inspiring Design is Foundation for Successful Project

baseball field donor recognition display arreyaWhen the players are gone and the baseball field is quiet, the donor wall is the only thing that visually inspires. Recognition displays are continually forgotten until the end. Treated as an afterthought, donor walls should be part of the overall planning process. The donor recognition should reflect the venue’s energy and future. 

Design is key in assuring the continued support for any athletic program. Even though the fabrication of the donor display is important for quality that lasts, the design is the most important piece. A poor design can visually detract from the goals of the program. It can cost more money rather than inspire giving. 

Visualizing the Athletic Program’s Achievements

Celebrate donors through visual displays that show off achievements of the athletes and the athletic program. Most donor recognition displays become the backdrop for photo opportunities at events.

Whether public or private, schools or universities donors give to programs that inspire and show longevity. If you don’t care about your donors, why should they care about your programs? Digital donor recognition tells your story even when you are not available. 

Dynamic Digital Experiences with Butterflies and Bubbles Donor Walls

Dynamic Digital Experiences with Butterflies and Bubbles Donor Walls

Recognizing donors and employees for their valuable contributions is imperative. By recognizing donors, organizations are able to say thank you while encouraging future support for their cause. Digital donor wall displays give organizations the ability to recognize donors, make updates in a few clicks, and leave a lasting impression for everyone to see. This digital butterfly donor wall is a prime example of recognition done right:

Creating an Immersive Visual Experience

butterfly organ donor digital wall arreyaDigital signage is a great way to get someone’s attention and cost effective for updates. But how do you increase the total engagement while still maintaining your message? Start by looking at the overall space where the digital signage is located. Is there room to add a surround to the screen or turn the space into a total visual experience? Add engaging visual elements like butterflies and bubbles.

Effective Digital Donor Recognition Software

A key component to a great digital donor wall is the software powering the display. It’s important to keep donor names and information up to date and relevant. Digital donor recognition software should be intuitive, reliable, and highly customizable. The software needs to be easy and efficient to use. With powerful integrations and widgets like List-Eez, users can upload a new spreadsheet with a list of hundreds or even thousands of donors with a few clicks. Touchpoints allow organizations to easily create interactive donor walls with no code writing. Donors and visitors can navigate through different pages of content by clicking or touching the screen. Learn more about digital donor walls.

Simple Digital Surrounds

digital signage surround school arreyaFraming digital signage is a simple way to polish your presentation and it secures all the digital hardware. Adding corporate branding and mission statements to existing signage is the easiest and most cost effective way to emphasize digital signage messages.

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Make Digital Signage Meaningful

bubble donor wall children hospital arreyaFor a digital experience to be meaningful, it needs to be integrated into the customer journey, rather than being applied as a layer. It should deliver relevant and meaningful content that disrupts behavior, drives engagement and, ultimately, delivers an experience that creates a personal relationship with the customer or employee.  CLICK TO LEARN MORE about the butterfly donor wall and the Arora Project.

Videos give life to a static donor wall or digital surround. The surround compliments and plays off of the digital content and vice versa. Dimensional butterflies and bubbles are a fun way to go beyond the ordinary. They give spaces and donor displays color and life.

The ease of cloud based Arreya Digital Signage software, anyone can make updates anytime and push live to devices. Keep content fresh and relevant and even pre-schedule content for specific days.

Maximize Digital Signage Impact on Donors or Employees

Let visual displays greet visitors, donors and employees. There are so many ways to make a visual impact. Celebrate corporate history, corporate branding, employee and company wins, donor recognition displays, and adding art to architectural spaces. Whether static or digital signage or a combination of both, consider specific touchpoints for the best experiences.

  1. Fresh content
    Ensure your digital signage content remains relevant and engaging by regularly updating it with fresh material. Incorporate a mix of motivational messages, wellness tips, employee and donor videos and spotlights, and announcements to cater to different preferences and interests.
  2. Optimal placement
    Place digital displays in high-traffic areas where employees, visitors and potential donors are likely to see them frequently, such as lobbies, break rooms, and common areas. Consider the flow of foot traffic when determining optimal placement to maximize visibility and impact.
  3. Interactive Features
    Introduce interactive elements such as videos, HR information, donor stories, and wayfinding to encourage engagement with your digital signage content. This captures attention and provides opportunities for employees and donors to butterfly digital signage surroundparticipate actively and feel more connected.
  4. Integrations
    Integrate digital content from Google Workspace, Canva, or Appsheet for more relevant content and communication channels. Collaboration with human resources, wellness committees, and internal communications teams ensures alignment with broader organizational objectives and enhances experience.

Dimensional Experiences

Whether adding butterflies, bubbles or paper airplanes to a donor wall or dimensional logos for a corporate history wall, the visual impact is the same. Visitors and employees are more likely to engage. The added effectiveness of digital signage brings continual fresh content to static walls for years to come.



Digital Wayfinding for Universities and Campuses

Digital Wayfinding for Universities and Campuses

Colleges and universities can be overwhelming to navigate, even for the most seasoned students. To make campuses more accessible and user-friendly, many colleges and universities have implemented digital signage software as a wayfinding solution. As a result, they have seen positive impacts on student life, including improved safety,  easier navigation, and more engagement.

Interactive Wayfinding 

Digital signage software allows users to create an interactive experience with detailed directions around campus. Digital maps have several advantages compared to their traditional paper counterparts. They are updateable, more sustainable, and easier to view. Also, digital wayfinding provides an interactive element that isn’t possible with traditional maps. Digital wayfinding kiosks are controlled by touchscreens, cell phones, or a mouse and keyboard. Screens display animations, videos, and campus news, and events alongside navigation.  Users interact with signage to find the information, directions, or content they’re most interested in viewing.

Campus Safety

Digital wayfinding systems are not only convenient for students and staff, they help provide safety for everyone on campus as well. The digital signage software powering wayfinding kiosks throughout campus integrates with alerting software like Alertus and Singlewire. 

These alerting software products allow campus security to deploy emergency messaging with one click. Evacuation routes and directions to storm shelters are quickly and reliably displayed on all screens when necessary. Providing directions and context to dangerous situations is critical. Digital signage software is one of the best tools to distribute this information.

Every student or staff member has access to the campus information through the Arreya PWA feature.  This allows the school to apply their Arreya channel as an app to devices without going through the Google Play Store or Apple Store.  PWA or Progressive Web Apps are the future of true communications.

Customizable Messaging 

Digital wayfinding solutions for colleges and universities are incredibly customizable, much more customizable than traditional signs and maps.

Digital wayfinding content can be scheduled in advance down to the minute. This means that if there is construction, an event, or a change of any kind, the change can display on screen in realtime, or it can be scheduled to change when it’s appropriate. This creates a more proactive approach to wayfinding.

Learn more about digital signage scheduling. 

Better Experiences on Campus 

Overall, digital wayfinding systems are an efficient and effective tool for navigating college campuses. They make the campus experience easier and safer for everyone. With advanced digital signage software, colleges and universities can implement powerful navigation solutions that provide students and staff with clear direction. 

If you need more guidance on implementing digital signage to your campus, click here.




Using Digital Signage for Improved Engagement in Education

Using Digital Signage for Improved Engagement in Education

Paying attention is hard. Some of us may find it easier than others, but for most children and young adults in school, it can be difficult. Teachers and professors are constantly looking for new innovative ways to connect with their students, increase engagement, and make the learning experience more enjoyable for everyone. The education sector is using digital signage as a tool for increasing student engagement in the classroom, and even outside of their four walls.

More Quality Student Involvement

Learning is typically a lot more enjoyable for students when they’re able to express their own ideas and individual points of view.

Teachers use digital signage software to aid in student expression. Students create digital content, either in PowerPoint, Google Slides, Adobe Photoshop, or whatever tools they like, and then share the files with their teachers. Teachers easily upload media to digital signage software and schedule the content to play during class, or taking it a step further, they allow students to create and schedule their own digital signage content.

Learn about how the University of South Carolina brought digital signage into their classroom with a dedicated digital signage course.

Making Live Events more Accessible

Live events like concerts, graduation ceremonies, and sporting events drive excitement for students, teachers, and parents alike. However, it’s not always possible for everyone to physically attend these events. Digital signage software allows schools and universities to share their live events to anyone with a modern web browser and a stable internet connection. Live streaming events on digital signage is easy with the right software. All you need to do is copy and paste your livestream link into the appropriate field. 

Learn more about livestreaming on digital signage. 

Keeping Students and Staff Safe

It’s important for school districts, colleges, and universities to have emergency preparedness plans in place. Regular tornado and fire drills are mandatory, along with clearly marked evacuation routes. Digital signage is excellent for displaying emergency messaging, and some software even integrates with alerting programs. Schools are able to deploy emergency messages to all of their screens simultaneously with the press of a button thanks to these integrations.

Learn more about integrating alerts into your digital signage.

Increase Engagement and Student Well-Being

Overall, digital signage software is a vital tool for schools and universities. It helps improve communication, allows for remote viewing of live events, and promotes student engagement in the classroom. In addition, the integration of alerting technologies helps schools keep staff and students safe during emergency situations. Digital signage will continue to become more prominent for the education sector in the near future. Especially as we see more demand for remote learning. 

University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Arreya Digital Signage Service pair up for the first Digital Signage Course

University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Arreya Digital Signage Service pair up for the first Digital Signage Course

Arreya is pleased to work with the University of South Carolina on the first digital signage course. Digital signage is a powerful tool for advertising, corporate communications, and education. Students taking this course will learn about creating digital signage content, and how to properly target their messaging. They will also gain an understanding of analytics as they relate to digital signage, and how digital signage is used in the field.

“Arreya has given students in the class access to their digital signage software service, allowing them the opportunity for hands-on experience with all areas of digital signage, from design and creation to distribution and scheduling.” 


says J. Scott Parker, Communications Director for the College of Information and Communications at USC

Key course benefits for students:

  • Learning to target messaging for a variety of audiences.
  • Hands-on experience creating digital signage that meets industry standards.
  • Webpage of work samples available for portfolio.

The mission of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications is to improve and strengthen the societal roles of the professions of journalism and mass communications through teaching, research and service. The school has a commitment to provide students with skills and practical experience in the latest communication technologies, from social media to digital signage. 

Deploying Arreya Software to Students

Arreya’s user permissions make deployment extremely easy. The professor instructing the course uses the Arreya management owner role, giving him full access to all of the students’ channels. Students use the manager role, which allows them to access and edit content within their channel, but does not allow them to modify other channels. Students will be able to edit their content from any device with a stable internet connection. 

Making Content Visible Outside of the Classroom

Displaying content off campus is a key goal for the course. There are a variety of ways to access Arreya content that students will learn about. Using a device enrolled in the Google Admin Console is generally recommended, especially for public facing digital signage. This is because Enterprise enrolled Chrome devices can be locked in kiosk mode, preventing anyone from tampering with content.

Students will also have the option to access the content they create on any web browser with their channel URL. Students will be able share content with their classmates, family members, and even post a link to their Arreya channel on social media. 

Learning to Design Digital Signage Content

In addition to having access to their own Arreya channel, students will also have full access to the Adobe Creative Suite through the University of South Carolina. Arreya has a robust CMS built into it which students will have full access to, but Arreya’s software has been designed to be agnostic. Students can pull in creations from Adobe and upload them into the Arreya media library. Virtually any standard image file type can be uploaded. Students have no limits when it comes to the amount of images, videos, or audio files they can upload. 

“The Arreya system provides our students with a tool to create, schedule, and display all types of digital signage. Like other hands-on training, it gets them ready for careers in the rapidly-growing digital signage industry,” 

says Augie Grant, J. Rion McKissick Professor of Journalism. 

Visit the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications website to learn more here.

Bringing Knowledge into the Workforce

This is an excellent opportunity for Arreya to expose the next generation of leaders to the digital signage industry. It’s also an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about the industry today. Students will clearly see the value of digital signage software as an advertising tool, but also as a tool to communicate with stakeholders no matter where they are located.

Learn more about how Arreya is used for education.