Creating and Editing Content with Rise


This document describes how Engineering users can interact and publish content to LED TVs using the Rise digital signage system. What you’ll need to start off is:

  1. A google account used for work related purposes. If you don’t already have one, you can create one at:
  2. A valid UBIT account so that you can access the network share where digital signage content should be placed.

Getting Started

Send an email to cse-consult or SENS Help asking to be setup on the School of Engineering Rise digital signage system. You will need include your professional use gmail account.

Where to put your files.

Once you’re configured on the system, you will want to copy any videos, images or other files to the digital signage network share:

  • Windows: map a drive or paste the following in to an explorer window: \\\media
  • Macos: from the finder, Go->Connect to Server-> smb://
You will need to enter your ubit name and password. nce authenticated, look for the folder that corresponds to your group. You may then drag and drop content.

Placing content on TVs.

The rise system can be accessed by pointing a web browser to . Content editors will be primarily concerned with the “Presentation” link. From the presentation link you can create, edit and format what actually gets played on the TV screen.

Presentations can have their background set and contain a collection of placeholders. Placeholders are essentially smaller regions within the presentation screen that can interact independently of one another. For groups that want to use the full screen for a single image or video displaying at a time, a single placeholder is sufficient.

To add content to a placeholder, right click over the placeholder and click properties. From here you can select to add or remove content as well as change the order, duration, and transitions of the content.

It is important to save often and be sure to “publish” your work using the “Publish” button once your changes are complete. The green Triangle button allows you to see a full screen preview of what your presentation will look like.

Rise maintains a great set of user documentation. For design tips, tricks and help, please see: