Procedures for Electronic Easels/Plasma Screens

Who can originate the idea or content for a slide?

Any FAU unit or group can submit information.

What content is generally acceptable?

  • Upcoming FAU-sponsored events for students, faculty, or staff
  • Upcoming non-FAU events hosted on campus
  • Upcoming non-FAU events hosted off campus by FAU partners (library, BC, etc.)
  • Schedules of student services (labs, library, owl card center, etc.)
  • Safety-related announcements
  • Reminders of deadlines or important calendar dates
  • Images of student work (art, architecture, etc.)

Who gets to "design" the slide?

The originating department or unit (please see hints). The producer has the right to adjust for readability (i.e. increasing font size, reducing sentences to phrases, reducing days and months to abbreviations, reducing or increasing the size of graphics, etc.) but will check first with originator if possible.

When are new slide presentations put up?

They are uploaded every Friday.

When is the proposed content due to the producer?

  • By Monday of the same week
  • Davie Procedure: Send the e-mail slide(s) to Fran Viera (
  • Fort Lauderdale Procedure: Send the e-mail slide(s) to Fran Viera (

How long may a slide stay up on the presentation?

They can stay two weeks at one time.

PowerPoint templates
The following are just a few suggestions:
   - Template #1
   - Template #2
What hints do we offer originators?
Use no more than 6 lines of text, fewer words should be the goal.
Use no font under 18 point, preferably larger.
Prepare the slide in PowerPoint using the "onscreen show 16:9" setting.
Use short phrases rather than sentences.
Abbreviate the month and day of the week.
Each slide is only onscreen for approximately 7 to 10 seconds.

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