Campus Digital Signage
Appspace is the enterprise digital signage solution for SMU. The Appspace console is used to manage content on the various digital displays around campus. Each digital display is connected to a player device, such as a PC, or media player, such as a BrightSign player.
Individuals with access to the Appspace system can upload content via the cloud.appspace.com website and create a sign playlist channel for their managed device. This channel can be configured to cycle through a series of dynamic and static content – all of which can easily be updated via the web.
Requesting New Digital Signage
Departments interested in joining existing digital signage displays or adding new displays to Appspace will need to submit the web form located at help.smu.edu. OIT has purchased a site license for the Appspace. Departments are responsible for the cost of the display, the device or media player, and any incurred expenses for mounting of the signage.
Access to Appspace may be requested by a supervisor of the employee needing editing abilities on Appspace via the form at help.smu.edu. Once added, the user is sent an invitation directly from Appspace to grant them access. The new user will need to click on the unique link in the email to create and activate their account.
Appspace Login and Password
The Appspace login uses the email address to which the invite was sent. In most cases, this will be their "@smu.edu" or "@mail.smu.edu" email address. The password is the password set when they created their account.
Getting Started with Appspace 7 (Cloud Edition)
Documentation and Training
- The Appspace console
- Supported web browsers
- Create an Appspace playlist channel
Instructions to create, organize, and publish a collection of cards, images, and videos as a playlist channel.
- Create an advanced channel (sign)
Instructions to configure, add, and remove advanced channels, previously known as a sign. Longtime Appspace users will be most familiar with this method of managing content.
User Guides for Playlist Channel Method
- Create a playlist channel
- Upload content
- Create a card
- Create announcement cards
- Create web view cards
- Create social media cards
- Publish a channel
- Assign channel to a device
User Guides for Advanced Channel (Sign) Method
- Introduction to Signs
- How to create an Appspace Sign
- How to add content to your Library
- How to create playlist for you Sign
- How to create a card
- How to add widgets to your Appspace Sign
- How to schedule content within your Sign
- How to schedule layouts within your Sign
- How to play a video once in a schedule
- Adding web or external content to your Library