Hands-on Training

Four Winds Interactive recognizes that the better you understand the functionality available in Content Manager Desktop, the better equipped you will be to create an effective Visual Communications network. Back by popular demand, we will again offer training before the Forward Conference this year.

This year we will be offering a number of different topics and you get to choose what is most relevant to you.

 
 

We provide the materials

Each sessions comes with materials and will be recorded for future reference

You'll get certified

A certificate of completion will be available for each module. 

Our best teams will be teaching you

Resources from all across the company will be presenting, including Sign Development, Creative and Technical Support. 

 

TuesDay, September 20, 2016

9:45-11:45AM
Content Manager Basics

In this training session you will learn the basics on Content Manager including an Interface overview and the fundamentals of adding and scheduling content.

 

9:45-11:45AM
Design Best Practices

In this training session you will learn Visual Communications Design Best Practices. We will discuss design best practices, as well as some common do’s and dont's that you want to consider when creating your Visual Communications network.

 

9:45-11:45AM
Scripting & Expressions

In this training session you will learn about the Scripting functionality available including : Using expressions and markup functions, Script Use Cases and Examples and Using Scripting to Reference Content Items


11:45-12:30PM
LUNCH


12:45-2:45PM
Wayfinding

In this training session you will learn the steps to create a wayfinding solution as well as the different types of wayfinding including: Dynamic Wayfinding,  Interactive Wayfinding and Multifloor Wayfinding
 

12:45-2:45PM
Template Building

In this training session you will learn best practices regarding template design as well as how to create and modify templates.
 

12:45-2:45PM
Variables, Parameters, Conditions & Filtering

In this training session you will learn how use player variables in your Visual Communications network as well as how to use the advanced functionality of parameters, conditions and filtering.
 

3:00-5:00PM
Live Data

In this training session you will learn about the powerful functionality of the Live Data content type including Layout and Design elements, Dynamic Row Sizing, Sorting and Filtering, Interactivity and Live Data.
 

3:00-5:00PM
Troubleshooting Common Sign Problems

In this training session you will learn about the most common signage issues and how to troubleshoot and prevent future problems.


3:00-5:00PM
Channels & Emergency Messaging

In this training session you will learn how to create an Emergency Channel and activate it either dynamically or manually across your signage network.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016


8:15-10:15AM
Apps - Downloading & Configuring Apps

In this session you will learn how to Download and Configure Apps from the FWI Store and schedule and deploy Apps in your Visual Communications network.
 

8:15-10:15AM
FWI Product Suite

In this session you will learn about the full FWI Product Suite including Content Manager Desktop, Content Players, Content Manager Web, FWI Services, FWI Store, FWI Drive and how they all interact.


8:15-10:15AM
Interactivity

In this training session you will learn how to leverage interactivity in your Visual Communications network including creating interactive buttons, interactivity between templates, interactivity in Live Data, filters and conditions.
 

10:30-12:30pm
Branding Applications for Your Brand

This training session will be a comprehensive review of choosing, using, and branding applications from the creative perspective. It includes why applications can work for any brand, translating existing brand assets to an application, maintaining a consistent brand look, identifying application creative needs and the application design process.
 

10:30-12:30pm
Design Best Practices

In this training session you will learn Visual Communications Design Best Practices. We will discuss design best practices, as well as some common do’s and dont's that you'll want to consider when creating your Visual Communications network. 

 

10:30-12:30pm
Scripting and expressions

In this training session you will learn about the Scripting functionality available including : Using expressions and markup functions, Script Use Cases and Examples and Using Scripting to Reference Content Items


12:30-1:30pm
Lunch


1:30-3:30pm
Sign Build Best Practices

In this training session you will learn the best practices for building your signs including best practices for content types, live data standards, building your sign so it can be easily managed and updated and how to QA your sign prior to deployment.


1:30-3:30pm
Channels & Emergency Messaging

In this training session you will learn how to create an Emergency Channel and activate it either dynamically or manually across your signage network.


1:30-3:30
Variables, Parameters, Conditions & Filterings

In this training session you will learn how use player variables in your Visual Communications network as well as how to use the advanced functionality of parameters, conditions and filtering.

 

 

Experience Forward 2016