How to access the Visibull Interface

Visibull.tv is a web-based digital signage service under beta test by the School of Computer Science. It will allow any computer running Chrome in full-screen mode to display programmed elements in regions of the screen, including slide shows, video, RSS or twitter feeds, or other HTML content. Computer Science is currently using one kiosk with visibull in the window of the main CS office.

How to setup kiosk

Point Chrome (must be Google Chrome) to the CSCF Visibull Kiosk URL (http://cscf.uw-math.visibull.tv/) ensuring that the browser is in kiosk mode (or simply use fullscreen mode).

Who to contact if issues?

Justin Visser (jhvisser@uwaterloo.ca) is the current editor. Daniel Allen and Lawrence Folland are also responsible for the project. If there are issues that CSCF can't resolve, our contact at Visibull is Collin McIntyre (collin.mcintyre@uwaterloo.ca).

Changing the RSS Feeds

Under "Widgets" locate the "Social" category. In the social category you want to find the widget that has a type of "RSS feed". Find the RSS feed widget matching the one you want to edit. On the widget editor simply change the settings to your liking including the URL if needed. URL simply needs to be pointed to an RSS feed (.xml).

Editing the slide show presentation

The slide show presentation is stored in Google Drive- under user " uwaterloocskiosk@gmail.com". See the following page for a how-to on editing a google drive presentation: https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/twiki/view/CF/ModifyingAGoogleDrivePresentation

How to refresh content on a kiosk, without manually reloading the page

Go to the schedule tab at the top. Click on the current day. A box should pop up promoting you to fill in some information. Simply change the date and time to be something in the future (such as in 15 minutes from current time). At this point you also want to select the current campaign you want to be refreshed back to. Hit create schedule, and the page will refresh at the set time once.

Removing the daily scheduled refresh

Simply navigate to the schedule tab at the top. On the schedule page click on the scheduled event which you see repeated every day. Click the "Delete" button in the bottom right.

Template Layout

Currently the template has the following components:

Twitter feed will soon be added to the template as well.

How to login to the Visibull page

Step 1

Navigate to the Visibull homepage by going to http://visibull.tv/. You should end up on a page like the below image shows:

homepage_-_visibull.PNG

Step 2

Click the "Sign In" button at the top of the page and then enter the login information and hit "Sign In". Ex:

login_page_-_visibull.PNG

dashboard_-_visibull.PNG

Step 3

Once logged in you can navigate around using the buttons on the top bar.


For more information see ST#87966 (and dependencies) for more information

Topic revision: r2 - 2013-05-16 - DanielAllen
 
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