Slide Creation Guidelines

If you'd like to post an announcement on the O'Dowd TV screens (located in the cafe, annex, main entrance, and hallways), please follow the guidelines below to ensure timely announcement delivery:


  1. Dimensions. This refers to the height (1080 pixels) and width (1920 pixels) of the TV slide, which has a 16 to 9 ratio for width to height.

  2. Visual Design. Depending on the font, the average minimum text size for regular fonts is 24. For bolded text, minimum size is 20. To be on the safe side, go for a larger font (35-50).

  3. Content (if applicable). Include the 4Ws (who, what, where, when). If you need to include the "why", try to do it with images to avoid having too much text.

  4. Keep it simple. Think of the announcement slide as a billboard since 80% of students are reading the slide while walking to another class. Can your audience understand your message in 3-6 seconds? Remember, this is not the same as a magazine page or event flyer.

  5. Recommended ToolsCanva, PiktoChart, Google Drawings, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop

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