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

Appropriate for anyone who wants to create digital slides for distribution to campus. 

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

This workshop introduces participants to the guidelines for creating and sharing digital slides at App State:

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

 In-person and online sessions are available.

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Basic CMS Administration

Required for App State users who will be working in the Scala Content Management System (CMS) and managing one or more Scala screens.

This workshop must be completed before access to Scala CMS will be granted. It introduces participants to the Scala Content Management System (CMS) at App State:

  • Managing/uploading media to Scala CMS 
  • Media properties
  • Creating playlists and playlist properties
  • Managing playlists and adding/removing media
  • Channels, schedules and players
  • Best practices and troubleshooting 

Also appropriate for anyone wanting a refresher.

In-person and online 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