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Durham University

Computing and Information Services

Digital Signage

Computing and Information Services (CIS) offers a centralised platform for digital signage across the University.

This service utilises the Onelan content management system (CMS) solution. It allows the Marketing and Communications department to manage information that needs to be displayed across the University, whilst still allowing individual departments to manage content to be displayed locally.

Registered users can access the Onelan CMS at using their CIS username and password. Apply to the CIS service desk for registration and to enquire about adding your departmental Onelan signage system to the CMS.



PNG (recommended)

MP4 (recommended)







For help saving PowerPoint sildes in the .png format, click here.

To upload files to the CMS please follow the instructions below.

  • Open a web browser and go to
  • Enter your CIS username and password
  • To upload multiple files;
    • Drag and drop files into the browser (white bar area).
    • A green progress bar will display.
    • If a green bar doesn't appear, you will need to ensure you drop the files onto the area below the line saying 'Up to Parent Folder'.
  • To upload single files;
    • Select the 'Upload Files' tab.
    • Then 'Choose File'.
    • Locate file and select 'Open'.
    • Then 'Upload File'.
    • Once completed, the file will show in the playlist.
  • Files play in alpha-numeric order (e.g. 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 2a, 3, etc.). Rename files to make them play in a specific order.
  • For every 6 department slides shown there will be 3 University global slides sequentially.
  • Image files are displayed for 10 seconds and video files play in full.
  • Content is published to screens every 5 minutes.
  • Image files MUST be created in a 16:9 aspect ratio (for PowerPoint see Microsoft support site)
  • As the Durham University logo is included on all screens you don’t need to include it in your content.

Requests to display content on all screens connected to the Onelan CMS are managed by the Marketing and Communications department.

If you have content for an event or information that you would like to be shown in all locations please email it to

For help or support with digital signage please contact the IT Service Desk:

Phone: 0191 33 41515,

Self Service Portal: Click Here

Or visit: