FAQ AMEE

AMEE

If you can’t find the answer to your question in the support items below then please contact us at support@stack.services

The following dates are important:

  • 10 July 2018 at 14:00 (UK time) – ePoster Webinar: Getting started
  • 7 August 2018 at 14:00-17:00 (UK time) – ePoster Support Clinic
  • 19 August 2018 – Deadline for mini posters
  • 24 August 2018 – All ePosters will be added to the Showcase
  • 25-29 August 2018 – ePoster Helpdesk at AMEE

Yourself!

We will be printing the mini posters, so your mini poster must be finished before the mini-poster deadline date. There will be a computer/tablet in the ePoster presentation room, from which your ePoster can be presented. You do not need to bring or upload anything. However you should visit the ePoster helpdesk on the day before your presentation slot, to make sure eveything is in order for you.

Browsing ePosters

Adding content and resources to my ePoster/stack

You can add a powerpoint presentation using the File Tile. Drag and drop a File tile from the Tile Library into your ePoster (1) and then click in the Add File box (2) in the Settings area and add the powerpoint file from your computer.

Learning Toolbox will automatically convert your powerpoint presentation into a PDF file so that it can be viewed inside the PDF viewer within the Learning Toolbox app or within any web browser. This conversion takes a little time and there will appear a message telling you it is being processed (3). When the processing is finished then you will see the first slide in your presentation appear as the image on your File tile. You can edit the tile title and the tile image (as usual) if you want to change them.

There are two different ways in which you could include a video in your ePoster/Stack. Both approaches will allow the video to be played inside your ePoster.

As a File

You can add a video using the File Tile. Drag and drop a File tile from the Tile Library into your ePoster (1) and then click in the Add File box (2) in the Settings area and add the video file from your computer.

The file will be uploaded and will be processed. Whilst it is being processed there will be a default image showing on your file tile. Once the processing is finished then the tile will show a still image from your video as the tile image. However, you can continue editing and add other tiles whilst this processing is being done.

You cannot upload files larger than 50MB. If you want to include a larger video file then upload it to a video sharing platform first and then add it to your ePoster as an online content tile (see below).

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

Another way to add a video to your ePoster is to upload your video to a video sharing platform like YoutTube or Vimeo first. In Learning Toolbox you can then add an Online Content tile to your ePoster (A) and add in the url link (web address) to where your online video appears on the video sharing platform (B).

 

To edit a tile simply click on its edit button in the top right hand corner. 

To delete a tile, first click on its edit icon (top right hand corner) and then click on the delete button on its setting’s area.  Be careful to make sure you are deleting the correct tile. This delete cannot be undone. 

Learning Toolbox automatically creates optimised and resized images to reduce use of bandwith without loosing image quality.

For tile background images you want to make sure your that your cropped image –the square or oblong cut-out that you create using the LTB imagepicker–  has at least 400 pixels.

For your mini-Poster image you need to make sure that the cut-out has at least a 1000 pixel width left, especially when you aim to have it printed.

Don’t worry about measuring this exactly, you can just try what it looks like using the LTB app or the LTB webviewer.

In short: Yes.

There are two things to consider. Firstly the copyright of the material and secondly whether it contains protected content matter.

Copyright, Copyleft

As a rule of thumb: Do not upload the work of others as your own. Only upload content of others if they have given you permission (or if they have licensed it under Creative Commons).

Another option is to use materials that have been specifically marked as no rights reserved, public domain or copyleft. Usually these works are released under a Creative Commons CC0 license and allow you to freely use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes.

The Pixabay image library that is integrated in Learning Toolbox, provides over 1 million images that can be freely used.

Privacy, Portrait right  and trademarks

This mouse is not protected.

In addition you should consider if depicted contents may be subject to additional copyrights, property rights, trademarks, protrait right, etc. and may require the consent of a third party or the license of these rights. For example the Disney’s image of Mickey Mouse is a protected trademark.

Adding an extra screen/layer to my ePoster/stack

If you are adding a lot of material to your stack then you may find it useful to create an extra screen. You can do this by using the Stack Screen tile. This will allow you to add a tile that creates and opens a new screen.

To create an extra screen:

  • Add a stack screen tile to your stack (1)
  • The settings area will show which screen that tile is currently pointing at. Click on the down arrow (2) next to the target screen name and then choose “Create New Screen” from the menu that appears.

  • This will immediately create a new empty screen (which will be connected to the stack screen tile you added) and move you to that empty screen
  • It will give it a default screen name (3) which you can edit and change to something more meaningful
  • You can now add new tiles to this screen as normal

  • Note that there is always a bar visible in the window that shows you the name of the current screen you are editing (4)
  • When you want to move to another screen (e.g. back to the start screen) you can just click on the menu next to the current screen name (5) and choose the name of the screen you want to move to

 

Viewing and testing my ePoster/stack

If you want to preview your ePoster in a web browser then you can just press the preview button (1) and the ePoster will open in a new tab in your browser (2). From here you can click on the tiles and check that it is working as you expected.

 

Creating my mini-poster and finalising my ePoster/stack

We need to know which stack you wish to use as your ePoster. You do this by linking the stack as shown below.

Once you have linked your stack/ePoster then the box will expand showing you the options that allow you to mark your mini-poster as ready for printing and your ePoster as ready to publish (see below).

The information that will be included in your mini-poster is specified on the details tab within the stack/ePoster editor.

Save your stack/ePoster after adding these details.

Your mini-poster should look something like the example shown below:

You will see this view (offering the option to mark as ready for printing) when you have closed the stack/ePoster editor. If you do not see these buttons then it is probably because you first need to link your stack/ePoster.

You will see this view (offering the option to mark as ready to publish) when you have closed the stack/ePoster editor. If you do not see these buttons then it is probably because you first need to link your stack/ePoster.