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Co-Curricular Big Screen - 1st Use Instructions

When the co-curricular Big Screen has been setup, a Big Screen Editor option will be available to all SOCS co-curricular main account holders in the SOCS control panel.

Installation.

To install the Big Screen on your monitors and television screens, copy and paste the web address (URL), which is located at the bottom of the Big Screen Editor page.

Big Screen is designed to be viewed on an internet browser (connected to the internet) in full screen mode (Internet Explorer 9 or above) on a TV or monitor with a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels. A typical setup would be connecting the screen to a PC/laptop using an HDMI cable.

When reviewing Big Screen on a PC or laptop with a lower screen resolution than 1920 x 1080, Big Screen will overflow off the edges. In order to see all the content you must scroll around.

Also ensure to turn off all Browser menus and the status bar.

The Big Screen Editor.

To access the co-curricular Big Screen Editor follow these steps:

  • Login to the SOCS control panel and select SOCS co-curricular
     
  • Select Big Screen Editor from the left hand menu (highlighted on the screenshot below):


     
  • The Big Screen Editor:


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    1. Big Screen Layout:
      This provides you with a guide for the overall layout of items on the co-curricular Big Screen including posters, today’s events from the calendar, slideshow and the ticker tape section.
       
    2. Big Screen Mini Preview:
      The Big Screen the mini preview allows you to see how the Big Screen will appear before it is published highlights where posters, events, slideshows will appear. 
       
    3. Add a Big Screen Item: Posters



      Posters should be 680 pixels wide and 980 pixels high. Ensure to enter a title for the poster.  By checking the Publish box the poster will appear on the co-curricular Big Screen until it is replaced.  Alternatively, select publish dates using the Publish Dates section.   For the poster to appear on the Big Screen you must click Save.
       
    4. Add a Big Screen Item: Slideshow



      Images for the slideshow area should be 1240 pixels wide and 430 pixels high.  Ensure to enter a title for the slideshow.  By checking the Publish box the slideshow will appear on the co-curricular Big Screen until it is replaced.  Alternatively, select publish dates using the Publish Dates section.   For the slideshow to appear on the Big Screen you must click Save.

      Please note, we suggest that you always include one published poster and one published slideshow (without entering published dates) to ensure that the Big Screen is never blank when the published dates for slideshows and posters expire. 
       
    5. Add a Big Screen Notice: Ticker Tape



      The ticker tape scrolls across the bottom of the co-curricular Big Screen.  Enter the text you wish to appear in the Text box. By checking the Publish box the ticker tape will appear on the co-curricular Big Screen until it is replaced.  Alternatively, select publish dates using the Publish Dates section.   For the ticker tape to appear on the Big Screen you must click Save.