Four Winds: Adding Content to Digital Signs

Question

How do I add content to a Four Winds digital sign?

Answer

Following the steps below to add content to BGSU digital signs.

  1. Open the Four Winds CMS content manager desktop application. 
  2. Expand the location/department that you want to work in.
  3. Select and expand the sign or playlist to edit.
  4. Select the Template Tab on the bottom and expand the Template Category for the area you are working in. 
  5. Drag-and-drop the template you wish to use for the content into the sign/display in the Network Overview section of the interface. Within the newly placed template are the Regions where you will add your content. 
    • Organization of templates determine the order in which the content will be displayed.
    • Usage of playlists can also impact this order. 
  6. To add content to the system within your department/area in the content window at the bottom of the screen:
    1. Right-click on the chosen folder or subfolder.
    2. Hover over the New Content in the Category [Folder Selected].
    3. Select Content Type.
  7. When the dialog box appears, select the URL button that looks like a black folder with ellipses (...).
    1. In the dialog box using the Insert from URL page, select the ellipses (...).
    2. Navigate to the item you would like to use and select Open. 
      • Verify you are using the Digital_Signage shared folder for your area.
      • Do not use the upload icon as it will inform you that you do not have permission to upload.
    3. Ensure that the appropriate Deployment Behavior is set.
    4. Select OK. 
  8. Adjust the Image Properties as needed and select OK.
    • Content Name.
    • Recurrence: default is set to run all day, every day from the time the content was created.
    • Duration: default is set to 30 seconds.
    • Scale mode: default is set to Center and Fit-to-Container.
    • Metadata including height, width and duration is available in the advanced tab.
  9. Drag and Drop the Content Items into the desired Region.
    • Regions can be identified by a small yellow square next to the Region Name in the Network Overview window.
    • The Content Tab can be sorted by selecting the Column Titles in the Content Area.
    • The Content Items in each Region create your playlist.
  10. Organize items in your playlist by dragging and dropping them in the appropriate order/sequence. 
  11. Save and Refresh.
    1. To Save, navigate to  File in the top left corner of the content manager and select Save to save your changes.
    2. To Refresh, select the option above Save labeled Refresh.
      • This refreshes all content that you see in your Content Manager with any new changes that other people may be making at the same time.
  12. After finalizing your playlist(s), select the sign or the entire location.  Right-click and select Deploy… to deploy the latest changes to your sign(s).
    • If deployment is successful, the signs deployed will list in the bottom section and the top box will turn green.
    • If deployment fails, the sign name and the details of the item causing the issue will appear in the upper player list section and the top status color will be yellow.
      • Ignore the issue will allow the sign to deploy but likely the item with the issue will not display as needed. If Ignore is acceptable, select Resolve.
      • If ignore is not acceptable, select Cancel and correct the item before deploying again.

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.

Details

Article ID: 71331
Created
Fri 2/1/19 4:13 PM
Modified
Wed 10/9/19 12:39 PM