Digital Signage Displays


The digital display screens at Lakehead University are a great way to communicate information to students, faculty, staff, and visitors about the University, specific departments, events, etc. Postings on the University network must have direct relevance to the entire campus community - we do not advertise for external organizations. Please review the guidelines outlined below for slide creation, as well as providing your own slides.


General Guidelines

Before submitting screen content for posting, familiarize yourself with the following guidelines. If you submit content that does not respect these criteria, you may receive feedback from the channel administrator about how to modify your content to meet the guidelines.

  • Slides should be 1920 pixels (wide) by 1080 pixels (high), with a resolution set to 72 pixels per inch
  • Keep text to a minimum. Focus on the basics: who, what, when, where, how in less than 30 words 
  • Make sure the text is large enough to read - Headlines = 80 pt font, body text = 42 pt font, in Trade Gothic Fonts
  • Include a shortened URL for additional information
  • Stick to either dark text on light background or light text on dark background. Avoid colour combinations that will limit those with disabilities/medical conditions from viewing your slide.
  • Use Lakehead’s approved brand colours in your slide design (does not apply to LUSU)
  • Use only Lakehead approves logos
  • Format should be JPEG or PNG

Content Submission

To submit content for the Lakehead University digital signage network please fill out the submission form. 

All submissions must:

  • Adhere to the content guidelines and specifications (as indicated above)
  • Include a start and end date
  • Be submitted one week before the desired start date to account for any changes that may be required

Submit content

Need a Slide Created?

Our team can help you create a design for the display. Staff will design and edit the content to ensure a unified and consistent visual representation of the Lakehead University brand and post it to the appropriate screens. 

You will need to provide:

  • A basic message you want to promote
  • Any branding associated with the slide or imagery that might be useful (i.e. print or web promotions already created and/or photos)
  • An indication of ideal run time

To start a project, fill out the form below. If possible, please request jobs at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance of your date required.


Creative Services Request form