Screensavers will help keep the School of Medicine community up to date on events, information and resources.
Beginning March 1, branded screensavers will roll out across School of Medicine computers. The rollout in the School of Medicine follows a successful introduction of branded screensavers across multiple UNC Health system entities more than one year ago.
The screensavers provide important organizational updates to teammates and colleagues, create new space to share community achievements, and share reminders of important resources. No action is required to activate the new screensavers.
A new set of screensavers will automatically refresh on all computers on the first business day of each month.
If you have ideas for future School of Medicine screensavers, please reach out to us as soon as possible to share your ideas. An option to opt-out of screensavers on School of Medicine computers is not available at this time, but if you have trouble with screensavers loading your computer after March 1, please contact School of Medicine IT.
Tips for Sharing Your Screensavers or Ideas
Ideas should be relevant across the School of Medicine community and be appropriate for the entire month the screensavers are in rotation. Screensavers also should reflect on the School’s mission, goals and values, and be easy to communicate in a few words and images. If you have fun images to share, please be sure to get appropriate permissions from those who were photographed.
Please plan to share ideas or drafts before the 10th of day of the month prior to the month you would like the screensaver to begin. For example, if you have an idea for a June screensaver, please reach out prior to May 10th to discuss the idea or share your draft.
Graphics software, such as Photoshop or Illustrator or PowerPoint/Publisher can be used to create screensaver slides. Slides must be sized at 1920×1080 pixels or 27 inches wide by 15 inches high. Slides should also be saved as 72 dpi PNG files.
We recommend using large font sizes and as few words as possible. Slides will only run for 8-10 seconds at a time. Using photos or graphics will help break up text and increase interest.
Some themes to explore through 2022 include Match Day celebrations, Stress Awareness Month in April, celebrating the close of the spring 2022 semester and Spring Commencement in May, Pride Month in June, the 2022 White Coat Ceremony, Halloween in October, celebrations of winter holidays, and more.