OneVision: Macquarie’s digital screen system
Our digital screen system OneVision provides timely, entertaining and accurate information about the University and its community. The screens are visible to both staff and students so messages relevant to both audiences work best.
Governance and Administration
Use of the system is restricted to recognised departments, units and organisations of Macquarie University, affiliated student groups and sporting clubs, and partner organisations. Decisions on system content remain the sole discretion of the Communications team in Group Marketing.
Group Marketing or local content managers manage content and format.
If you use the University logo, you will then need to follow the University’s brand and style guides.
All content is considered on a case-by-case basis, however, some examples of appropriate content are:
- Messages and events listings for official student groups, clubs, and societies
- Academic and student administration notices
- Practical information announcements, such as road closures, transport updates, and general service disruptions
- Study, research, scholarship, employment, and mentoring opportunities
- Promotion of University-run events
Messages considered to be inappropriate include:
- Classified adverts
- Personal messages (from one person to an individual or group)
- Political statements related to campus, local, state, and national elections
- ‘Invitation only’ events
- External advertising.
If you are unsure if your message is appropriate or what you should include, contact your Portfolio Partner or log a OneHelp ticket for OneVision assistance from the Communications team.
Types of content and technical requirements
Most viewers will only see your screen content in passing, so keep it concise and with a clear call to action. Multi-slide messages and animations that are longer than 10 seconds don't have a great impact.
Make sure all your content meets the technical requirements listed below before you submit your request.
When you are supplying content that supports an event or campaign that has other material produced for it (such as posters, brochures, web banners), ensure that OneVision slides are included when you brief your designer on the suite of collateral required.
Static slides contain text with no animation, like a billboard. They can contain an image as well.
- All slides must be 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Use high-resolution images - approximately
- Submit your slide(s) to Group Marketing at least five working days before the intended broadcast date
- Templates are available for one-off slides that are not part of a campaign or when you are not briefing a designer: contact the Communications team to get a template
Group Marketing reserves the right to edit your slide.
You must have permission to use existing material, including externally produced content, such as images from the web, YouTube videos and music. Original files must be sought for YouTube content, as videos extracted directly from YouTube do not meet the technical specifications of the OneVision system.
- Between 5-15 seconds in length. Longer videos will be considered based on relevance and context to the audience.
- Create content in 1080 pixels to be compatible with the high definition screen.
- Exported the file as an *.mp4, or a *.mov (H.264, 2 pass 10MB/s).
- Create content without. Use suitable subtitles or text in a visual and creative manner to engage the audience. Audio will only be authorised on a case-by-case basis.
- Submit your finalised video/animation at least seven working days before the intended broadcast date. If further work is required to produce your content, more time may be needed before broadcast.
How to make a submission
All content must be approved by your local authority before you submit it. When your file is ready, log a OneHelp ticket for OneVision, which is listed under Marketing & Events on OneHelp.
Scheduling for broadcast across the system is based on the University's strategic priorities.
Content is scheduled on local channels at the discretion of the local content manager. Emergency broadcasts (where there is significant risk to life, safety, or University property) will take priority on all channels and be broadcast immediately.
Content will run for a maximum of 14 days, with a seven-day waiting period between broadcast cycles.
OneVision can be used for live streaming of events. Log a OneHelp ticket with IT for technical support.
If you have any questions relating to OneVision please contact Group Marketing’s Communications team:
T: (02) 9850 6766