Getting Started with Digital Signage in Education

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How is Digital Signage used in Education?

Digital signage is used in schools, colleges and universities as a great tool for communicating with your students, educators and visitors. It involves using digital screens instead of paper leaflets or posters to display content and messages at any location you install them, whether that’s at your reception, in hallways, the assembly hall, inside classrooms or even outside your buildings.

Digital signage is used within all stages of education to enhance communication, increase engagement and encourage interaction and collaboration.

Schools and Colleges

Screens are vital both inside and outside of the classroom. Interactive screens are becoming the norm to be included in every classroom as it not only helps teachers make learning more of a fun experience but also allows students to work together and share ideas. Digital signage is useful outside of the classroom to keep students and colleagues informed on the latest news such as student or school achievements, upcoming events like sports day and other important information from health and safety reminders or emergency announcements.



Not only can large screens provide a great first impressions to students (and prospects) by presenting a WOW effect on entry, but also presents an opportunity to promote the achievements and highlights of the school to students, educators and visitors. Screens can also bring many other added benefits to University campuses. Due to their massive size, these estates are usually large and sometimes span across multiple campuses, digital signage solutions can bring multiple advantages to these establishments, such as providing useful wayfinding tools, reach the whole estate with consistent communications to students and colleagues and provide new and engaging ways for students to learn and collaborate.


Key Features and Benefits

Enhancing Internal and External Communication

Digital signage allows for the quick and efficient communication of important information to students, faculty, and staff. This can include announcements, event reminders, class cancellations, and emergency notifications. With digital signage, messages can be displayed in real-time, ensuring that everyone on campus is informed and up-to-date.


Increasing Student Engagement

Engage students in learning through the use of interactive screens. For example, an interactive whiteboard in a classroom might include interactive quizzes or games during lessons to help students learn about different concepts. This can help to increase student involvement and participation in class activities, and can also make learning more enjoyable and engaging.


Improve Student Collaboration

Collaborative learning between students can be upgraded with Digital Flipcharts. Bring students together by taking flipcharts into the digital world where all information can be stored and shared digitally. Interactive screens allow students to collaborate on the same projects with a familiar pen-to-paper writing experience.


Digital Wayfinding

Interactive displays can be also used to provide directions and maps to help students, faculty, and staff navigate the campus. This can be especially useful for new students, lecturers or visitors who are unfamiliar with the layout of the campus or changes to schedules and room allocations.


Manage Content from Anywhere

Using a content management system, real-time updates and changes can be made easily and quickly from anywhere via a web browser. This means that information can be updated often and distributed as needed, which also aids in the sustainability policy as it reduces the need for reprinting and distributing materials.


Time and Cost Savings

Digital signage can be more cost-effective in the long run compared to traditional methods of communication. This is because digital displays do not require the printing and distribution of materials, which can save time and money. Digital signage can also be more cost-effective to maintain, as there is no need to replace damaged or outdated materials. Using digital screens is also more environmentally friendly, as it reduces the use of paper and other resources, this allows your school, college or university to improve your sustainability policy by reducing paper waste.

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How you can use Digital Signage in Education

Here are some ways you can use digital signage in Education:

Digital Noticeboards

Welcome Screens

Colleague Communications

Digital Wayfinding & Information Points

Lecture and Assembly Halls

Interactive Teaching

Security Control Rooms

Collaborative Learning

Digital Menu Boards

Overall, the use of digital signage in education can help to improve communication, enhance engagement, increase efficiency, provide greater flexibility, and save costs. These benefits make digital signage an attractive option for Schools, Colleges and Universities looking to modernise their communication and engagement strategies.

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