Training

University Communications provides Scala training sessions regularly or as-needed. Contact us for specialized training sessions and/or consultations for departments/areas.

Intro to Scala: Media Design

Any area can create and share appropriate university-wide messages with campus. Having a Scala system is not required.

This workshop introduces users to the guidelines for creating and sharing digital slides at Appalachian:

  • Digital signage slide specs 
  • Designing slides and best practices
  • Slide sharing and distribution 

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who wants to create digital slides for distribution to campus. 

In-person and virtual sessions are available.

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Intermediate CMS Administration

This workshop builds on the introductory sessions and introduces users to more advanced features of the Scala CMS system at Appalachian:

  • User permissions and workgroup structure
  • Smart playlists
  • System upkeep
  • Best practices

This session is appropriate for users who will be acting as area administrators.

Note: Scala CMS access is required. 

By request only

Basic CMS Administration

This workshop is required for users who will be working in the Scala Content Management System (CMS). 

This workshop introduces users to the Scala Content Management System (CMS) at Appalachian:

  • Uploading media to Scala CMS 
  • Media properties
  • Creating playlists and playlist properties
  • Managing playlists and adding media
  • Best practices

Users who will be uploading media, managing content and/or maintaining a Scala screen(s) will need to attend a session of this workshop prior to being granted access to Scala CMS. 

Also appropriate for anyone wanting a refresher.

In-person and virtual sessions are available.

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All About Templates

This workshop introduces users to the use of templates in Scala CMS at Appalachian:

  • Accessing templates
  • Creating new messages from templates
  • Uploading images and/or graphics for use in templates
  • Best practices 

Note: Scala CMS access is required. 

By request only