Digital signage for schools and educational institutions

More and more schools and educational institutions are starting to discover the benefits of digital signage. Digital signage for schools is a quick and cost-effective way to make information available to both the school staff and student body. With digital signs, school administrators can display general announcements, event schedules, and even seasonal greetings with just a few clicks. Learn more below on the benefits of digital signage in schools.

Benefits of digital signage in schools

When educational institutions first look into using digital signage screens, many schools and universities tend to start with DIY solutions that use a regular PC and a regular web browser. Other times, these institutions will use a USB drive and TV digital signage solution. While these solutions will get you off the ground quickly, managing DIY digital signage is time-consuming and inefficient. Screenly provides both the hardware and software for a robust digital signage system for schools. Screenly allows school administrators and staff to manage their digital signs from a computer via a simple web interface. School employees can also schedule content in advance, monitor the display status of their digital signs, and keep their digital signs secure.

Manage school digital signage from a central web interface

To manage school digital signage with Screenly, users can simply log in to a user-friendly web interface from their laptop. This web interface allows school administrators and staff to manage their digital sign content from anywhere. For example, users can change the content of a digital sign that is located across campus at the athletic facilities by using the computer in the IT office. Instead of having to travel across campus to manage the content on each screen, users can conveniently manage this content from their office computer. Accordingly, there is no need to connect a keyboard and mouse, plug in a USB drive, or open a VNC session each time you want to make a change to your content.

Schedule content in advance for your school digital signs

The best digital signage software for schools allows users to efficiently manage their screens. One key feature for efficient screen management is the ability to schedule content in advance. This feature allows users to spend a set amount of time each week on the content for their digital signs. Users can then focus on other tasks for their school rather than having to spend time each day dealing with the school’s digital signs. Screenly allows users to built playlists of image, video, and motion-graphic content for their school signs, and user can then schedule these playlists to run at predetermined dates and times. You can assign playlists to one screen or a fleet of screens with ease, so you can efficiently manage your digital signage no matter how many screens you have.

Use digital signage software for schools to monitor that status of yours screens

Digital signage software for schools must enable users to remotely monitor the status of their screens. As with all technology, digital signage can occasionally run into a malfunction or playback issue. If multiple screens are located across a campus, IT teams can have a hard time managing the uptime of these screens. Often, school IT teams rely on notifications from students and teachers to learn if school digital signs are experiencing issues. With Screenly, users can view the display status and playback history of their digital signs remotely from the Screenly web interface. This feature allows school employees to quickly diagnose and fix any issues with the school’s digital signs.

The best digital signage for schools has robust security features

Most digital signage systems for schools treat security as an afterthought. This neglect of IoT security makes school digital signs vulnerable to amateur hackers. Technically-savvy students could successfully hack many of today’s leading digital signage platforms. If hackers successfully access your digital signage software and hardware, they can display inappropriate content on your digital signs or access private information on the school’s servers. Even if these hacks are done as a practical joke by students, such events can produce a real crisis for your school’s IT department.

Screenly digital signage software is continuously and automatically updated with security improvements, and, for the technical crowd, Screenly is built on a secure Ubuntu Core operating system. With Screenly, you can count on your school digital signs to be protected from embarrassing hacks. You can learn more on digital signage security with Screenly here.

Screenly is a cost-effective digital signage solution for schools

Screenly provides one of the most cost-effective hardware and software solutions for school digital signage on the market. Check out our monthly pricing for Screenly’s digital signage software for schools. For required hardware, you can purchase the Screenly Player and all needed connection cords via our Screenly Box 0 product. The Screenly Player is a physical device that renders your digital signage content to your screen. You will need one Screenly Player per screen. You can check out the pricing of the Screenly Box 0 on our distributors page.

For school IT teams with a tight budget, Screenly does offer free digital signage software for schools. Screenly OSE (Open Source Edition) is our free digital signage for schools. This software doesn’t provide the remote management features of Screenly, and you can only manage one screen at a time. Learn more about the differences between Screenly and Screenly OSE in our digital signage software comparison guide.

Get started with Screenly digital signage for schools

Screenly aims to provide robust, set-and-forget digital signage for schools. Our guess is that you have more important things to do than running around your school managing your digital signs. With Screenly, you can manage your school’s digital signs with ease.

If you’re ready to give Screenly a shot, sign up for Screenly and get started today!

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