FAQ AMEE 2017

AMEE 2017

The following dates are important:

  • 1 June 2017 – ePoster Webinar
  • 14 August 2017 – Deadline for mini posters
  • 26-30 August 2017 – ePoster Helpdesk at AMEE

Yourself!

AMEE will be printing the mini posters on the 15th of August, so your mini poster must be finished on the 14th of August. 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

Creating an ePoster/Stack

Adding content and resources to my ePoster/stack

There are three different ways in which you could include a powerpoint presentation in your ePoster/Stack:

1. As a File (PowerPoint)

The first would be to add a File tile from the Tile Library and then add the powerpoint file in the Add File box that appears to the right. If you watch video 3 (http://support.ltb.io/faq/) between time 10:20 and 11:05 then you will see how we use the File tile to add a PDF file to an ePoster. To add a powerpoint file you would follow the same steps, but upload your powerpoint file instead. However, if you do it this way then your ePoster viewer will have to have a powerpoint program/viewer installed on their phone/tablet if they want to view your presentation.

2. As a File (PDF)

The second way is very similar to the first, but in this case you could save your powerpoint file to a PDF first and upload the PDF file into your ePoster (using the File tile as described above). The advantage of this approach is that Learning Toolbox has a built in PDF viewer, so your ePoster viewers will be able to view your presentation within the Learning Toolbox app without installing any other special software.

3. As Online Content (Using Slideshare)

The final approach you could use is to first upload your powerpoint to slideshare https://www.slideshare.net/ This will then create a slideshare version of your powerpoint that is viewable online (and within the Learning Toolbox app). Within Learning Toolbox you can then add an Online Content tile to your ePoster and add in the url link to your slideshare presentation. Doing it this way will mean that people can view your presentation within Learning Toolbox itself, they will not need to have any other special software installed. If you watch video 3 (http://support.ltb.io/faq/) between time 9:08 and 10:20 then you will see how we use the Online Content tile to add a Youtube video. To add a slideshare presentation you would follow the same steps, but paste in the url of your slideshare presentation (instead of the url to a youtube video).

There are two different ways in which you could include a video in your ePoster/Stack:

1. As a File (MP4)

The first would be to add a File tile from the Tile Library and then add the video file in the Add File box that appears to the right. If you watch video 3 (http://support.ltb.io/faq/) between time 10:20 and 11:05 then you will see how we use the File tile to add a PDF file to an ePoster. To add a video file you would follow the same steps, but upload your video file instead. Make sure your uploaded file is in MP4 format so that it can be played by the internal LTB video player.

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

The second approach you could use is to first upload your video to a social media platform like YoutTube or Vimeo. This will make sure that your video is viewable online (and within the Learning Toolbox app). Within Learning Toolbox you can then add an Online Content tile to your ePoster and add in the url link to your online video. Doing it this way will mean that people can view your video within Learning Toolbox itself, they will not need to have any other special software installed. If you watch video 3 (http://support.ltb.io/faq/) between time 9:08 and 10:20 then you will see how we use the Online Content tile to add a Youtube video. for use with Vimeo you would follow the same steps.

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.

Viewing and testing my ePoster/stack