Bring positive messages from the first interaction
The reception area is often the first point of contact between your school community and infrequent visitors - making it an ideal place to make a great first impression.
There are an almost unlimited number of ways you can effectively use digital signage in your school or college reception area, and it's easy to get started - take a look further down the page for a few examples of how our current clients use digital signage in their reception areas.
What can I do in my reception area?
Welcome visitors with a general message, or even messages for specific individuals. You can easily schedule a special message for the time you know a visitor is due to arrive, or add a message in real time to let them know their visit is appeciated.
When integrated with our visitor management system, the screens can automatically welcome visitors as they sign in.
With a touchscreen self-sign-in screen, visitors can register their own arrival, choose their host (who will be notified of their arrival) and receive appropriate on-screen messages depending on what sort of visitor they are (Parent, Contractor, Govenor etc.)
The system takes your sign-in process beyond a simple fire register, allowing pre-registration, label printing and management reporting from any internet connected device. Read more about Visitor Management
Showcase student work
What better place to display your students work and achievements than to new visitors and the parents of prospective students.
Highlighting excellence rewards students and inspires attainment. Display with images, videos or simple text acreditations.
Ask us about how you can also use the d|sign Cloud Gally App to allow all staff members to contribute content from any computer or smart device.
Include local interest information
With access to the d|sign Cloud Apps & Feeds, you can combine your school's content with local and national information that is automatically refreshed for you. Information that viewers actively seek out and benefit from encourages greater engagement and more views of the content you have provided.
Feed content includes 5 day Weather forecast for your location from the Met Office, Traffic and Travel including local road incidents, train and bus departures and London Underground status. Local, national and international news from the BBC, Content from your social media profiles (or those of others you choose) such as Twitter.
Announce Forthcoming Events
Use d|sign to tell visitors and staff about forthcoming events, important dates and even sporting fixtures.
You can do this simply with images and text, or for more control and features use our d|sign Events App, for each event add venue information, images or even wayfinding information. Read more about d|sign Events & Roombooking
Names & Faces
Use the d|sign media areas or d|sign Rosters App to show information about Team members, simply inform visitors about the senior leadership team, or go further and use the Rosters App to schedule information about the daily lunch staff or hall monitor - schedule in advance and it will update every day on it's own.
Points, Targets and Results
Use the d|sign Counters App to maintain and easily update or automatically increment important facts.
Create a leaderboard for your school's house points system, or a countdown to the end of term or start of exams to keep everyone focused and on target.
Enforce School Policy
Use your screen to introduce, remind and engage students, staff and visitors about new, forgotten or ammended school policy. Add visual health and safety information and remind students about your policy on bullying, inclusion and internet usage.