Planet eSign is being used extensively at South Devon College; Screens are displayed in all areas of the college- each playing a specific role in its department and drawing the attention of passing students and staff alike.
Screens placed in the communal areas of the college introduce different offers throughout the day, whereas in the LRC, the screens take on a much more prominent role.
Screens are placed outside the entrances to the LRC on both levels 2 and 3, giving information about the resources available in the LRC, as well as ‘tips’- the most recent being about staying safe online. The LRC also hosts a large, interactive ‘iPad’ where the URL of the signage screens are often shared to show events or important visitors to the college.
When purchasing Planet eStream, the college also invested in the Freeview module. Gemma Hudson, Learning Technologist, is further promoting this functionality currently by providing a ‘TV Show of the Week’ to staff which is proving increasingly popular!
As part of their ongoing development, the college will be trialling the upload of media with a group of students, whereas only staff have these permissions currently.
We like to see and hear about how Planet eStream and Planet eSign are being used in schools and colleges, especially in engaging ways.