ePosters support page for ATSU

If you cannot find the answer to your question here then please email rseposters@atsu.edu

Key Information

General overview

With the support of EERA, we pilot a new and interactive approach to poster sessions at ECER 2018 to make your poster more visible. For this purpose, we are using an exciting new approach to ePosters, based on the use of Learning Toolbox. This year, the project is limited to VETNET but will be available to all networks from 2019 onwards. You will be a pioneer!

Learning Toolbox for ePosters

ePoster authors will not need to create or transport a paper poster to ECER. Instead they will use Learning Toolbox to create a rich, interactive ePoster that provides an overview of their work. The ePoster can contain links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps, as well as presentations and background documents. There is a video on this support site showing you an example ePoster so that you can get a feel for how to use this format to present your work.

Disseminating your ePoster

Using Learning Toolbox you will also create a mini-poster (which we will print for you) containing a QR code that will direct people to your ePoster. The mini-posters will be displayed in the poster session room and people will be able to scan the QR code on your mini-poster to easily view and interact with your ePoster on their smartphones, tablets or computers. People can also send questions or comments to your ePoster, and you can answer them. This discussion is attached to your ePoster and can continue after the conference. During and after the conference, the e-posters will also display online on the ECER events showcase of the Learning Toolbox platform.

Presenting your ePoster

You have 15 minutes (incl. Q&A) to present your ePoster in the interactive poster session 02 SES 05.5 PS on Wednesday (12:00-13:30 in room F4.01). You will directly present the ePoster that you have created from the computer. To see how the ePoster looks like during your presentation, just open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox platform and click on ‘Preview’. At the conference, we will project this on the overhead screen and you can explain your work to the audience by navigating through the resources of your ePoster.

EERA Session “Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox”

If you want to know more about the background of how the Learning Toolbox came about and the educational research it was built on, we are organising an EERA session in the stream Side Event SES 06 called Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox – during Conferences and after the Conferences. This session takes place right after the ePoster presentations on Wednesday from 13:30-15:00 in room A2.16.

Kubify is offering Leeds Hub members the opportunity to increase their visibility in the Hub in a way that help us all to find and connect with fellow Hub entrepreneurs.

All Leeds Hub members will be able to use Kubify’s Learning Toolbox to create an ePoster presenting their business. These ePosters will then be displayed in the Hub, giving us all an overview of who is here, what they do and how to contact them.

You will be able to include links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps within your ePoster. You don’t need to make new material, it is just about choosing which existing information you have that you’d like to highlight to your fellow entrepreneurs and then adding that to your ePoster.

Learning Toolbox ePosters are actually hybrid ePosters. It’s not all E! There is still a paper part involved. Your ePoster consists of a paper mini-poster and your interactive ePoster. You make both of these within Learning Toolbox.

The mini-posters will be printed and displayed on a wall in the Hub. People will be able to browse the mini-posters and then view and explore your ePoster on their smartphones or tablets by scanning the QR code on your mini-poster. To scan and view the ePosters people can either use a standard QR code scanner and open the ePoster in their web browser or download the free Learning Toolbox app and open the ePoster in that.

The ePosters can also be published to the NatWest Hub Showcase website that will be created by Learning Toolbox. Here you will be able to search for ePosters by title, author or tags.

The aim is to have everything finished by 30th October, so that we can print and display the mini-posters and publish the Posters. But the ePosters are never locked, so you will be able to continue to edit and add to the ePoster even after that date.

Category: NatWest Intro

To open and explore the stacks/ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the title (1) to open it

Open an ePoster from the Showcase
  • Click on any Tile (2) to explore its content
  • Click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the Showcase
Explore and then close an ePoster

If the author has provided the full list of authors in their ePoster details then you can also view the full list of authors whilst browsing the ePosters on the showcase. Just move your mouse over the author’s name and the full list of authors will show up.

On the showcase you can search by typing your search text in the search box (1) and pressing enter. The search looks for matches in the ePoster title, authors, poster number (if included by the conference) and description. If you want to search for a specific phrase then enclose it in quote marks (e.g. “simulation in teaching” or “Joan Davis”).

Search and filter options

You can also choose to search by Tags. Click on the Tags button (2) and then start typing the tag name you want to search for in the Tag box that appears. The system will suggest matching tags from those that are being used by authors in this showcase. You can also search by Tags by simply clicking on a Tag in an ePoster’s summary box.

You can filter the ePoster’s on view by clicking on one of the category filter buttons (3) added by the conference. And if your conference has been using Learning Toolbox for several years, then you can also use the drop down menu (4) to switch to view stacks/ePosters from another year.

Alternatively you can browse by simply scrolling down the showcase screen. More stacks/ePosters will appear as you scroll down the page. 

Browse the showcase by scrolling down the screen

Category: NatWest Intro

If the author has allowed it then the stack/ePoster will have its own chat thread.

Click on the chat icon and you will be prompted to sign-in. You can create a free local Learning Toolbox account or sign-in via social media.

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat messages that have been posted to the stack/ePoster and send your own message. You can also choose to turn on email notifications if you want to receive emails when new chat messages are posted to this ePoster. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in to Learning Toolbox.

You can favourite any stack/ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button.

The Favourite button

You can filter the view to see all the ePosters that you have favourited in a showcase by clicking on the My Favourites button on the Showcase. If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include the showcase stacks/ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all the showcase stacks/ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device. To turn off this filter just click on the My Favourites button again.

My Favourites button on the Showcase

You can also see your list of your favourited ePosters when you are viewing an ePoster. Just click on the More Menu (1) and choose My Favourites (2).

You can get notifications of new chat activity either by email or by using the Learning Toolbox App.

Getting email notifications of new chat activity

When you open the chat on any ePoster you will see a switch at the top that allows you to turn on email notifications. If you turn this on then you will be sent email notifications of any new chat activity on this ePoster. The emails will be sent to the email address you used when signing into Learning Toolbox.

Getting push notifications of new chat activity using the Learning Toolbox App

If you want to get push notifications of new chat activity using the App then you need to:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox (you will be prompted to sign in if you click on an ePoster’s chat icon)
  • Favourite the stack/ePoster you want to follow (if you are the editing author you do not need to do this step)
  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • You can also browse, search, interact with, chat and favourite stacks/ePosters in the App on your phone
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your favourited stacks/ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share a stack/ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

This will show you the stack/ePoster’s key information including its QR code (3) and unique web address (4). If you show the QR code to someone they can scan it and open the stack/ePoster on their phone. If you copy the web address then you can send it to someone who can click on it and open the stack/ePoster. You can also choose to share the ePoster to Twitter (5).

As well as viewing the stacks/ePosters in a web browser, you can also view and interact with them on your phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. 

Using the App also allows you to get notifications of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters. When you install the App make sure that you agree to accept notifications if you want to receive these.

To download the Android App search for Learning Toolbox in the Google Play Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below. 

To download the iOS App search for Learning Toolbox in the App Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below.

As well as exploring the stacks/ePosters on the showcase website, you can also choose to view and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App
  • You can now search for the stack/ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the stack/ePoster in the App is to find and scan its QR code.

You can find the QR code from the showcase. Click on the stack/ePoster’s QR code icon (3) in the showcase and this will show onscreen its unique QR code (4).

You can then scan that QR code using the QR code scanner (5) built into the Learning Toolbox App. The stack/ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

Remember to also sign-in to Learning Toolbox (6) and to favourite the stack/ePoster if you want to easily return to it or get notifications of new chat activity.

If you are the author of a stack/ePoster at an event then your account will already follow that event’s showcase and (if you are signed in to the App) you can choose to search the showcase in the App.

If you are a delegate at an event then you will need to first follow the showcase in the App. After you have done this you will always be able to choose to search across just this event’s showcase in the App. To follow the showcase in the App:

  1. Open in the App any stack/ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Share
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)

To search a followed showcase in the App:

  1. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Search
  3. Click on the Domains drop-down menu
  4. Choose the name of the Event you want to search

By default (with the search box left blank) this will then list all the stacks/ePosters in that event’s showcase.

You can also search for a specific stack/ePoster in the showcase by typing in the search box and then choosing the field (All/Tags/Title/Author) you want to search

Learning Toolbox supports an exciting new approach to ePosters (and more generally content sharing) at online, hybrid and onsite conferences and events.

Using Learning Toolbox you will create a Stack/ePoster (a collection of material that could include a presentation, video, weblinks and more) that you can use to present and share your work at the event.

People will be able to easily view and interact with your ePoster by browsing the online ePoster showcase. Your ePosters will be available for people to explore throughout the event and can also be presented in a scheduled session if your event supports this.

ePoster Showcase Website – Browse, Search, Explore & Interact with the ePosters

Viewers can open your ePoster and explore all the rich content you have added. Viewers can also post questions or comments to your ePoster, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion will be attached to your ePoster and can continue after the event. Viewers can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.

Your ePoster will also live beyond the event, as you can continue to share it and (in some cases) even add to it after the event.

Your ePoster can even have a physical presence in the real world. Within Learning Toolbox you can create a mini-poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive ePoster. People can simply scan the QR code on the mini-poster and your interactive ePoster will open on their phone/tablet.

mini-poster – can be used as an advert for and gateway into your ePoster

Onsite and hybrid conferences will print these mini-posters and use them as a way of promoting the ePosters onsite. You can of course print the mini-poster yourself and use it wherever you want to promote your work and provide access to it.

Currently Learning Toolbox does not support live collaborative editing of an ePoster by multiple authors. Instead each ePoster has one person who takes on the editing author role.
If you have been sent an invite link to create an ePoster for a conference, then the first person who follows that link will be given the editing role.
 
The person who takes on the editing author role will be able to add their co-authors’ names to the ePoster by adding their names in the Stack Poster Details Tab and can also specify who will appear in the summary view as the Named Author. However, their co-authors will not be able to edit the ePoster.
 
The editing author can also share the link to the ePoster with their co-authors (How do I share an ePoster from my computer) so that their co-authors can view the developing ePoster and email them with any feedback or suggestions. If they do this then they should make sure they change the ePoster permissions from Private to Hidden and Anonymous Access (How do I set access permissions) before sending the link to their co-authors.
 
If your co-author has followed the invite link after you then they will get a message explaining that the link has already been used. If you would like to switch the editing role to them then just contact support (the team who are supporting your use of Learning Toolbox) and they will be able to do this for you.
 
Category: Co-authors

Some conferences have introduced templates for their ePosters/stacks. If your conference has a template then when you click on Create Stack (1) then you will be offered the choice of either Creating from an empty stack or using a template (2).

Your initial ePoster/stack will then be created using the template and you will be taken to the editor. In the centre of this screen you will see a mobile view of your ePoster/stack (3) containing the tiles (content) from your conference template. On the right you will see the general stack settings area (4) where you can add the summary information about your ePoster/stack. On the left is the Tile Library (5) which you can use later to add extra tiles/content to your ePoster.

The mobile view with the tiles shows the information your conference is expecting you to include. You should edit each Tile to add the information they have requested. To edit a tile click on the tile edit icon (6) on its top right hand corner. The settings area (7) will then change to indicate what type of content you can add to this Tile. Add it here in the settings area. You can also change the tile’s layout if you wish. Remember to save (8) your ePoster/stack regularly.

When you have finished editing all the tiles that are in your ePoster/stack then you should also fill out your ePoster’s summary information in the Stack Poster Details tab (9) in the General Settings area. This summary information is used when people search the ePoster showcase, so it will help people to find your ePoster. You can also choose to add more tiles/content to your ePoster/stack using the Tile Library (10). You simply drag and drop the relevant tile from the library into the mobile view of your ePoster/stack and then add the required information in the settings area. Again, remember to save your ePoster before closing the editor or leaving the webpage.

Category: Using Templates

You can always return to a tile that you have previously added to your ePoster and edit it.

  1. Click on the edit icon on the tile that you want to edit. Note that the edit icon of the tile that is open for editing appears red.
  2. You can now make any changes you want to the content of the tile in the Settings tab
  3. And you can make any changes you want to the appearance of the tile in the Layout tab

 

Many conferences are now using Learning Toolbox to present, share and discuss research. We have seen some great examples of ePosters/stacks created by authors attending these conferences. If you would like to explore some of these then you can look at the ePosters/stacks we have added to our Learning Toolbox Showcase. These are live and still being used by authors to present and share their work. You will see that they vary in terms of what content they include and how they are structured, but we feel that they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.

Of course your own ePoster/stack does not need to be as sophisticated as these examples – a simple and effective ePoster/stack may just contain the abstract, a presentation and a link to a website for example. But we hope these examples may give you an idea of what is possible and some ideas of the type of material you could include to give people a richer view of your work.

We would like to thank the authors of these ePosters/stacks for agreeing to their excellent work being showcased here. If you have come across any brilliant Learning Toolbox ePosters that you would like to see added to this showcase then please let us know so that we can contact the author and ask for their permission to add them.

Sign in to the Learning Toolbox website https://my.ltb.io/ and then:

  1. Click on the Stacks menu
  2. Click on the title bar of your ePoster/stack to open it
  3. Click on the Edit button to open the editor
  4. You can now edit it as normal. Remember to Save regularly.

These steps are shown in the annotated screenshots below.

Find your ePoster/stack
Open the ePoster/stack in the editor
Saving your ePoster/stack in the editor

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

Viewers of your stack can view and contribute to the chat by tapping on the chat icon when they are viewing your stack. They will be asked to sign-in if they are not already signed in. If they do not have an account then they can sign-in using one of the social media routes or by creating a new Learning Toolbox account. If the viewer is signed in, then the counter on the chat icon shows the number of unread chat messages.

In the chat area, viewers (and the author) of the stack can send chat messages and can also turn on email notifications if they want to receive email notifications of any new chat activity on this stack.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

This chat discussion is public – viewable by anyone who looks at the stack. The author can choose to turn off the chat channel if they do not wish to allow discussion around the stack. This is done in the stack editor.

Category: engaging

When your stack/ePoster is published to the showcase then viewers will see its summary information (the summary box) and be able to click on its title to open and explore it.

In the editor you can add extra information (description, image and tags) that will be included in this summary box. Adding more information helps your stack/ePoster stand out in the showcase and also helps your stack/ePoster to be found when people search the showcase.

To add this information to your stack/ePoster open your stack/ePoster in the editor and then:

  1. Click on the Stack Poster Details Tab
  2. Fill in (or check) the information (Stack name, Stack description, Image, Tags) as indicated in the image below
  3. Save your ePoster/stack
The Stack Poster Details Tab

We also recommend that you add your co-authors names to the Authors information. They will not display in the summary box, but this information will be included when viewers search for ePosters and viewers will be able to see your full list of authors when they hover over the Lead Author name in your ePoster’s summary. If you have many authors then we recommend just including surnames so that you do not exceed the character limit on this field which is approx 110.

You do not need to fill in the two boxes at the bottom of the Stack Poster Details tab unless your conference is using mini-posters, as this information would only appear on the printed mini-poster. Mini-posters tend to be used by onsite conferences as they are printed and displayed at the venue.

  1. Click on the Layout tab
  2. Within the Layout tab you can change the tile size
  3. tile colour
  4. and set or change the background image

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app.

Click on the star icon (1) to favourite and follow the ePoster.

Click on the drop-down menu (2) and choose My Favourites (3) to browse all your favourite ePosters.

 

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

You can choose to get email notifications of new chat activity on your ePoster. You can turn this on in the ePoster editor. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

It is also possible to turn on the email notifications when you are viewing any ePoster. You just open the chat area of that ePoster and then turn on the email notifications. You can do this for your own ePosters and for other authors’ ePosters. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

Category: engaging

You can get push notifications of new chat activity sent to your smart phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. To get the Learning Toolbox App search your App store for ‘Learning Toolbox’ or scan the QR code below.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your ePosters (where you are the editing author) then you will receive a notification on your phone/tablet. You will also receive notifications of new chat activity on any other ePosters that you favourited whilst signed into Learning Toolbox.
Category: engaging

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available, whether th ePosters are presented onsite or online etc.) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have below some general advice on presenting Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences and how to practise your presentation.

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 the viewer. What you see here is what your ePoster viewers will see if they are viewing your ePoster in a web browser on a computer or tablet. From here you can click on the tiles (2) and check that it is working as you expected. Once you are finished then just click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the editor.

As the author you can remove messages from the chat if you want to. We allow this since it is your ePoster and so you should have control over what is posted in the chat area and should be able to remove something if you don’t want it there.

Only the editing author and the domain administrator can remove messages from an ePoster’s chat area.


To remove a chat message, first view your ePoster and open its chat area. Next to each message you will see there is a small edit icon. Click on the edit icon and you will then see a small bin icon appear in the message. If you click on the bin icon then that message will be deleted (see annotated screenshot below).

Category: engaging

You can change the permissions of your stack to determine who can open it and whether it shows up in searches.

To do this sign-in and open your ePoster as usual, but do not click on the Edit button. Instead next to the Edit button you will see the access permissions button that indicates what permissions your stack currently has (Private, Restricted or Public). If you are still developing the stack then it is probably still set as Private. If the conference has just finished then it is probably set as Public. 

Click on that access permissions button and you will see the drop down menu allowing you to change the access permissions for your stack. 

If you are still working on the stack but want to share it with others (perhaps your co-authors) so they can see what you have done, then you should change the permissions to Public and Hidden. This will mean that only people who have been sent the QR code or web address for your stack will be able to open and view it. 

If the conference has finished and you do not want your stack to be accessible any longer then you should change the permissions to Private.

An easy way of sharing an ePoster with someone who you are talking to is to show them its QR code. They can scan this and view the ePoster on their own phone.

To do this you just need to open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app on your phone. Then open the drop-down menu (1) and choose Share (2).

The screen will then show your ePoster’s summary information and its QR code (3). The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code. You will also see the unique web address (4) for your ePoster, so you can choose to copy and send that to them instead.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox editor. Here you can see the QR code (1) and the unique web address (2) for this ePoster. You can copy these and share them or include them in your own dissemination material about your work. 

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

First open your ePoster (Click on the Preview in the Editor or click on its Title in the Showcase) . Then click on the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

You can now click on the Share on Twitter button (3) to share this ePoster/Stack to Twitter.

You will be asked to sign into Twitter (if you are not already signed in) and a draft tweet will be created containing the unique web link (4) for your ePoster/Stack. You can edit this tweet as you want before pressing Tweet to post it.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

If your stack is still Private then you should first set its access permissions to Public and Hidden (See How do I set access permissions?) then follow the steps in this video.

There are three main sections to the Learning Toolbox editing screen:

  1. The tile library shows all the different types of content you can add to your ePoster.
  2. Your ePoster. You see your ePoster as you build it. It is shown as it would appear on a mobile phone.
  3. The settings. The settings area changes dynamically depending on which part of the ePoster you are editing.

You add content to your ePoster by dragging the relevant tile from the tile library into your ePoster and then filling in the information required in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

  1. Click on the Set Image button. This appears in the Layout tab for most tiles, but appears in the Settings tab for the File and Online Content tiles.

This opens the image selector. From here you can choose to:

2. Upload an image from your computer
3. Search the Pixabay repository of copy-right free images that are available for you to use
4. Pick an image you have previously used from Pixabay

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

5. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
6. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
6. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. However, we would recommend that you keep your files much smaller in size if possible since large file sizes will not produce the best experience for the viewer (due to loading times).

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. If your file is above this size then we recommend that you consider saving your video in a lower resolution (more suitable for viewing on the web) before uploading it. If however you do want to add a larger video file then you can do this by uploading 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 YouTube 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).

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

 

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

1. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
2. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
3. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

We know that some people prefer to follow a written guide, so we have produced this short guide that takes you through the key steps involved in making a simple ePoster/stack for a conference.

Getting started – Create an LTB stack for a conference v2.0 (updated 23rd May 2020)

When you are in the editor then you can edit a tile by clicking on its edit button (in the top right hand corner of the tile). 

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

Some conferences ask their authors to add a video presentation to their ePoster/Stack. A common way that people make video presentations is to use Powerpoint.

If want to make a video presentation using Powerpoint then we recommend following the instructions from Microsoft (see links below) to add a narration to your Powerpoint presentation and then save that as a video file.

Please note that Learning Toolbox does not support .PPSX files, so when you save your presentation as a video you should save it as an MP4 file, not as  a PPSX file.

Please also note that you should choose to save your video in 720p (or internet) resolution (not the 1040p default that Powerpoint offers) as this is the most suitable format for videos playing on the web. Following these instructions will reduce the chance of hitting any upload issues due to the file size.

You can then add the video to your Learning Toolbox ePoster/Stack using the File Tile.

The following dates are important:

  • 26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 23rd July Best ePoster DEADLINE If you want your ePoster to be considered for the Best ePoster prize then it should be complete and marked as ready to publish by 23rd July.
  • 9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster 
  • 11th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark it as ready to publish. 
  • 16th August  ePoster Showcase opens

All deadlines are at the time 23:59 Anywhere on Earth on the stated date.

Category: Dates pages

To ensure that your ePoster is ready in time to present at ECER 2018, we have set some important deadline dates. Please help us to make the pilot successful by meeting these deadlines.

  • 17th August 2018 – Create your Learning Toolbox account.
  • 20th August 2018 – ePoster Clinic Webinar https://zoom.us/j/887324732
  • 27th of August 2018 – Create your mini-poster within Learning Toolbox.
  • 31st of August 2018 – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish.
  • 5th of September 2018 – ECER ePoster session (12:00-13:30)

The following dates are important:

  • Friday 10th May – Register (follow the Learning Toolbox invitation link and create your account)
  • Wednesday 29th May Friday 7th June – Finalise your mini poster (Please note extension)
  • Wednesday 19th June – Finalise your e-poster
Category: Dates pages

The following dates are important:

  • 1st July – Invitation emails sent to ePoster authors
  • 13th July at 11am CT – Webinar for authors. 
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

Categories: Dates pages, NASS

The following dates are important:

  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your mini-poster is ready to be printed. We will print it for you. (Please note that we have extended this deadline from the 31st May)
  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your ePoster is ready to be published. We will add it to the Showcase.
Category: Dates pages
  1. You can see a simple report on the views of your stack by clicking on the Stack Tools button when you open your stack.

2. This takes you to the simple statistics report for your stack, where you can see the monthly views of your stack.

3. And the number of people who have subscribed to your stack (by making it a favourite).

Category: engaging

Learning Toolbox automatically creates optimised and resized images to reduce use of bandwith without losing 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.

You will see this view (offering the option to mark your ePoster as ready) when you have closed the stack/ePoster editor.

You need to click on both buttons to indicate that it is ready to print and ready to publish. In fact there will be no printing done for online only conferences, but you still need to click the ready for printing button. In future this button will be removed for online only conferences.

We strongly recommend that you preview your stack/ePoster and check that it works as you expect, before you mark it as ready to publish.

Marking your stack/ePoster will let the administrators know that your stack is ready. It will not be published to the showcase immediately, as the administrators will take that action and they may have many stacks/ePosters to review. However, once it has been published then you will see a message onscreen indicating that this has been done (as shown in the image below).

Confirmation that your stack/ePoster has been published to the showcase

If you do not see the buttons that allow you to mark you ePoster as ready then this will be because you are creating a stack/ePoster that is not linked to a conference/event invite with a showcase. In this case you can instead make your ePoster public yourself by changing its access permissions.

The Named Author space (1) allows you to decide which author’s name you want to appear on the summary view of the stack/ePoster in the showcase.

The default is that the editing author’s name will appear here, but you can change this to a different name. If you then save (2) and close the editor (3) then you will be able to see where the Named Author appears in your stack/ePoster’s summary view (4).

There is a character limit of 25 for the Named Author to ensure that it can be displayed within the summary view. This means you will not be able to list all the co-authors of a stack/ePoster within the Named Author space. Although you can use the academic convention of et al. to indicate within the Named Author space that there are more authors (e.g. I could edit the Named Author to be “T. Treasure-Jones et al.”)

You can also add all your co-authors details within the stack/ePoster itself. Many authors add a Text Tile listing all the co-authors. Another possible approach is to add a new Screen and on that new screen to add a Tile for each author which links to their professional webpage.

Category: Co-authors

You can watch the recording of the webinar below. To see it in full-screen just click on the full screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: NASS, Webinar

If you have added a File to your ePoster/Stack using the File Tile and you want to replace that file with an updated version then this is possible.

Return to your ePoster and open it for editing and then follow these steps:

  1. Click on the edit icon in the top right of the File Tile you want to edit ​
  2. Look in the settings area
  3. ​Click on the edit icon next to your uploaded filename

​You will then be able to upload your new file. Once it has uploaded and processed then you should save your stack/ePoster. 

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the stacks/ePosters. However, there are still advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) under the showcase banner. This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Sign-in to the showcase

Particularly if you are working on a shared computer then make sure that you sign-out before you leave the showcase. The sign-out option appears in the same place under the showcase banner.

As well as interacting with the stacks/ePosters on the showcase you can also explore and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet. You will need to install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet first.

For most conferences you can then use the Learning Toolbox App to view the stacks/ePosters without signing-in to the App. However, there are still some advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in to the Learning Toolbox App simply open it on your phone/tablet and then press the More Menu (1) in the top right of the screen and choose Sign In (2). This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet

This webinar focused on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox. Participants were able to ask questions throughout and these were also answered during the webinar.

Video recording (1 hour 10 minutes)

You can play the video in full-screen by clicking on the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

This webinar focused on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the AMEE 2020 Virtual Conference.

Video recording (49 minutes)

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

We will be holding two webinars for AMEE ePoster authors. These webinars will be recorded and the recordings will be added to this Support Page soon after each webinar. We look forward to meeting you during the webinar.

26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Introduction to Learning Toolbox ePosters

This webinar will focus on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox.

9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Engaging with the AMEE ePosters

This webinar will focus on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the Virtual Conference and will identify some ways you can promote your ePoster and your work. It will also include some advice and guidance for ePoster authors who are presenting live.

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

You add content to your ePoster by dragging a tile from the Tile Library into the mobile phone view of your ePoster and then filling in the required information in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

In short: Yes, there are legal restrictions. 

You should only upload material that you have permission to add. Even when material is in the public domain (such as websites), you should be careful to ensure that you are not presenting it as if it was your own.

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.

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Creating an ePoster/Stack

With the support of EERA, we pilot a new and interactive approach to poster sessions at ECER 2018 to make your poster more visible. For this purpose, we are using an exciting new approach to ePosters, based on the use of Learning Toolbox.

This year, the project is limited to VETNET but will be available to all networks from 2019 onwards. You will be a pioneer!

Learning Toolbox for ePosters

ePoster authors will not need to create or transport a paper poster to ECER. Instead they will use Learning Toolbox to create a rich, interactive ePoster that provides an overview of their work. The ePoster can contain links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps, as well as presentations and background documents. There is a video on this support site showing you an example ePoster so that you can get a feel for how to use this format to present your work.

Disseminating your ePoster

Using Learning Toolbox you will also create a mini-poster (which we will print for you) containing a QR code that will direct people to your ePoster. The mini-posters will be displayed in the poster session room and people will be able to scan the QR code on your mini-poster to easily view and interact with your ePoster on their smartphones, tablets or computers. People can also send questions or comments to your ePoster, and you can answer them. This discussion is attached to your ePoster and can continue after the conference. During and after the conference, the e-posters will also display online on the ECER events showcase of the Learning Toolbox platform.

Presenting your ePoster

You have 15 minutes (incl. Q&A) to present your ePoster in the interactive poster session 02 SES 05.5 PS on Wednesday (12:00-13:30 in room F4.01). You will directly present the ePoster that you have created from the computer. To see how the ePoster looks like during your presentation, just open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox platform and click on ‘Preview’. At the conference, we will project this on the overhead screen and you can explain your work to the audience by navigating through the resources of your ePoster.

EERA Session “Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox”

If you want to know more about the background of how the Learning Toolbox came about and the educational research it was built on, we are organising an EERA session in the stream Side Event SES 06 called Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox – during Conferences and after the Conferences. This session takes place right after the ePoster presentations on Wednesday from 13:30-15:00 in room A2.16.

Kubify is offering Leeds Hub members the opportunity to increase their visibility in the Hub in a way that help us all to find and connect with fellow Hub entrepreneurs.

All Leeds Hub members will be able to use Kubify’s Learning Toolbox to create an ePoster presenting their business. These ePosters will then be displayed in the Hub, giving us all an overview of who is here, what they do and how to contact them.

You will be able to include links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps within your ePoster. You don’t need to make new material, it is just about choosing which existing information you have that you’d like to highlight to your fellow entrepreneurs and then adding that to your ePoster.

Learning Toolbox ePosters are actually hybrid ePosters. It’s not all E! There is still a paper part involved. Your ePoster consists of a paper mini-poster and your interactive ePoster. You make both of these within Learning Toolbox.

The mini-posters will be printed and displayed on a wall in the Hub. People will be able to browse the mini-posters and then view and explore your ePoster on their smartphones or tablets by scanning the QR code on your mini-poster. To scan and view the ePosters people can either use a standard QR code scanner and open the ePoster in their web browser or download the free Learning Toolbox app and open the ePoster in that.

The ePosters can also be published to the NatWest Hub Showcase website that will be created by Learning Toolbox. Here you will be able to search for ePosters by title, author or tags.

The aim is to have everything finished by 30th October, so that we can print and display the mini-posters and publish the Posters. But the ePosters are never locked, so you will be able to continue to edit and add to the ePoster even after that date.

Category: NatWest Intro

To open and explore the stacks/ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the title (1) to open it

Open an ePoster from the Showcase
  • Click on any Tile (2) to explore its content
  • Click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the Showcase
Explore and then close an ePoster

If the author has provided the full list of authors in their ePoster details then you can also view the full list of authors whilst browsing the ePosters on the showcase. Just move your mouse over the author’s name and the full list of authors will show up.

On the showcase you can search by typing your search text in the search box (1) and pressing enter. The search looks for matches in the ePoster title, authors, poster number (if included by the conference) and description. If you want to search for a specific phrase then enclose it in quote marks (e.g. “simulation in teaching” or “Joan Davis”).

Search and filter options

You can also choose to search by Tags. Click on the Tags button (2) and then start typing the tag name you want to search for in the Tag box that appears. The system will suggest matching tags from those that are being used by authors in this showcase. You can also search by Tags by simply clicking on a Tag in an ePoster’s summary box.

You can filter the ePoster’s on view by clicking on one of the category filter buttons (3) added by the conference. And if your conference has been using Learning Toolbox for several years, then you can also use the drop down menu (4) to switch to view stacks/ePosters from another year.

Alternatively you can browse by simply scrolling down the showcase screen. More stacks/ePosters will appear as you scroll down the page. 

Browse the showcase by scrolling down the screen

Category: NatWest Intro

If the author has allowed it then the stack/ePoster will have its own chat thread.

Click on the chat icon and you will be prompted to sign-in. You can create a free local Learning Toolbox account or sign-in via social media.

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat messages that have been posted to the stack/ePoster and send your own message. You can also choose to turn on email notifications if you want to receive emails when new chat messages are posted to this ePoster. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in to Learning Toolbox.

You can favourite any stack/ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button.

The Favourite button

You can filter the view to see all the ePosters that you have favourited in a showcase by clicking on the My Favourites button on the Showcase. If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include the showcase stacks/ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all the showcase stacks/ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device. To turn off this filter just click on the My Favourites button again.

My Favourites button on the Showcase

You can also see your list of your favourited ePosters when you are viewing an ePoster. Just click on the More Menu (1) and choose My Favourites (2).

You can get notifications of new chat activity either by email or by using the Learning Toolbox App.

Getting email notifications of new chat activity

When you open the chat on any ePoster you will see a switch at the top that allows you to turn on email notifications. If you turn this on then you will be sent email notifications of any new chat activity on this ePoster. The emails will be sent to the email address you used when signing into Learning Toolbox.

Getting push notifications of new chat activity using the Learning Toolbox App

If you want to get push notifications of new chat activity using the App then you need to:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox (you will be prompted to sign in if you click on an ePoster’s chat icon)
  • Favourite the stack/ePoster you want to follow (if you are the editing author you do not need to do this step)
  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • You can also browse, search, interact with, chat and favourite stacks/ePosters in the App on your phone
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your favourited stacks/ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share a stack/ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

This will show you the stack/ePoster’s key information including its QR code (3) and unique web address (4). If you show the QR code to someone they can scan it and open the stack/ePoster on their phone. If you copy the web address then you can send it to someone who can click on it and open the stack/ePoster. You can also choose to share the ePoster to Twitter (5).

As well as viewing the stacks/ePosters in a web browser, you can also view and interact with them on your phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. 

Using the App also allows you to get notifications of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters. When you install the App make sure that you agree to accept notifications if you want to receive these.

To download the Android App search for Learning Toolbox in the Google Play Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below. 

To download the iOS App search for Learning Toolbox in the App Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below.

As well as exploring the stacks/ePosters on the showcase website, you can also choose to view and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App
  • You can now search for the stack/ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the stack/ePoster in the App is to find and scan its QR code.

You can find the QR code from the showcase. Click on the stack/ePoster’s QR code icon (3) in the showcase and this will show onscreen its unique QR code (4).

You can then scan that QR code using the QR code scanner (5) built into the Learning Toolbox App. The stack/ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

Remember to also sign-in to Learning Toolbox (6) and to favourite the stack/ePoster if you want to easily return to it or get notifications of new chat activity.

If you are the author of a stack/ePoster at an event then your account will already follow that event’s showcase and (if you are signed in to the App) you can choose to search the showcase in the App.

If you are a delegate at an event then you will need to first follow the showcase in the App. After you have done this you will always be able to choose to search across just this event’s showcase in the App. To follow the showcase in the App:

  1. Open in the App any stack/ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Share
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)

To search a followed showcase in the App:

  1. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Search
  3. Click on the Domains drop-down menu
  4. Choose the name of the Event you want to search

By default (with the search box left blank) this will then list all the stacks/ePosters in that event’s showcase.

You can also search for a specific stack/ePoster in the showcase by typing in the search box and then choosing the field (All/Tags/Title/Author) you want to search

Learning Toolbox supports an exciting new approach to ePosters (and more generally content sharing) at online, hybrid and onsite conferences and events.

Using Learning Toolbox you will create a Stack/ePoster (a collection of material that could include a presentation, video, weblinks and more) that you can use to present and share your work at the event.

People will be able to easily view and interact with your ePoster by browsing the online ePoster showcase. Your ePosters will be available for people to explore throughout the event and can also be presented in a scheduled session if your event supports this.

ePoster Showcase Website – Browse, Search, Explore & Interact with the ePosters

Viewers can open your ePoster and explore all the rich content you have added. Viewers can also post questions or comments to your ePoster, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion will be attached to your ePoster and can continue after the event. Viewers can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.

Your ePoster will also live beyond the event, as you can continue to share it and (in some cases) even add to it after the event.

Your ePoster can even have a physical presence in the real world. Within Learning Toolbox you can create a mini-poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive ePoster. People can simply scan the QR code on the mini-poster and your interactive ePoster will open on their phone/tablet.

mini-poster – can be used as an advert for and gateway into your ePoster

Onsite and hybrid conferences will print these mini-posters and use them as a way of promoting the ePosters onsite. You can of course print the mini-poster yourself and use it wherever you want to promote your work and provide access to it.

Currently Learning Toolbox does not support live collaborative editing of an ePoster by multiple authors. Instead each ePoster has one person who takes on the editing author role.
If you have been sent an invite link to create an ePoster for a conference, then the first person who follows that link will be given the editing role.
 
The person who takes on the editing author role will be able to add their co-authors’ names to the ePoster by adding their names in the Stack Poster Details Tab and can also specify who will appear in the summary view as the Named Author. However, their co-authors will not be able to edit the ePoster.
 
The editing author can also share the link to the ePoster with their co-authors (How do I share an ePoster from my computer) so that their co-authors can view the developing ePoster and email them with any feedback or suggestions. If they do this then they should make sure they change the ePoster permissions from Private to Hidden and Anonymous Access (How do I set access permissions) before sending the link to their co-authors.
 
If your co-author has followed the invite link after you then they will get a message explaining that the link has already been used. If you would like to switch the editing role to them then just contact support (the team who are supporting your use of Learning Toolbox) and they will be able to do this for you.
 
Category: Co-authors

Some conferences have introduced templates for their ePosters/stacks. If your conference has a template then when you click on Create Stack (1) then you will be offered the choice of either Creating from an empty stack or using a template (2).

Your initial ePoster/stack will then be created using the template and you will be taken to the editor. In the centre of this screen you will see a mobile view of your ePoster/stack (3) containing the tiles (content) from your conference template. On the right you will see the general stack settings area (4) where you can add the summary information about your ePoster/stack. On the left is the Tile Library (5) which you can use later to add extra tiles/content to your ePoster.

The mobile view with the tiles shows the information your conference is expecting you to include. You should edit each Tile to add the information they have requested. To edit a tile click on the tile edit icon (6) on its top right hand corner. The settings area (7) will then change to indicate what type of content you can add to this Tile. Add it here in the settings area. You can also change the tile’s layout if you wish. Remember to save (8) your ePoster/stack regularly.

When you have finished editing all the tiles that are in your ePoster/stack then you should also fill out your ePoster’s summary information in the Stack Poster Details tab (9) in the General Settings area. This summary information is used when people search the ePoster showcase, so it will help people to find your ePoster. You can also choose to add more tiles/content to your ePoster/stack using the Tile Library (10). You simply drag and drop the relevant tile from the library into the mobile view of your ePoster/stack and then add the required information in the settings area. Again, remember to save your ePoster before closing the editor or leaving the webpage.

Category: Using Templates

You can always return to a tile that you have previously added to your ePoster and edit it.

  1. Click on the edit icon on the tile that you want to edit. Note that the edit icon of the tile that is open for editing appears red.
  2. You can now make any changes you want to the content of the tile in the Settings tab
  3. And you can make any changes you want to the appearance of the tile in the Layout tab

 

Many conferences are now using Learning Toolbox to present, share and discuss research. We have seen some great examples of ePosters/stacks created by authors attending these conferences. If you would like to explore some of these then you can look at the ePosters/stacks we have added to our Learning Toolbox Showcase. These are live and still being used by authors to present and share their work. You will see that they vary in terms of what content they include and how they are structured, but we feel that they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.

Of course your own ePoster/stack does not need to be as sophisticated as these examples – a simple and effective ePoster/stack may just contain the abstract, a presentation and a link to a website for example. But we hope these examples may give you an idea of what is possible and some ideas of the type of material you could include to give people a richer view of your work.

We would like to thank the authors of these ePosters/stacks for agreeing to their excellent work being showcased here. If you have come across any brilliant Learning Toolbox ePosters that you would like to see added to this showcase then please let us know so that we can contact the author and ask for their permission to add them.

Sign in to the Learning Toolbox website https://my.ltb.io/ and then:

  1. Click on the Stacks menu
  2. Click on the title bar of your ePoster/stack to open it
  3. Click on the Edit button to open the editor
  4. You can now edit it as normal. Remember to Save regularly.

These steps are shown in the annotated screenshots below.

Find your ePoster/stack
Open the ePoster/stack in the editor
Saving your ePoster/stack in the editor

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

Viewers of your stack can view and contribute to the chat by tapping on the chat icon when they are viewing your stack. They will be asked to sign-in if they are not already signed in. If they do not have an account then they can sign-in using one of the social media routes or by creating a new Learning Toolbox account. If the viewer is signed in, then the counter on the chat icon shows the number of unread chat messages.

In the chat area, viewers (and the author) of the stack can send chat messages and can also turn on email notifications if they want to receive email notifications of any new chat activity on this stack.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

This chat discussion is public – viewable by anyone who looks at the stack. The author can choose to turn off the chat channel if they do not wish to allow discussion around the stack. This is done in the stack editor.

Category: engaging

When your stack/ePoster is published to the showcase then viewers will see its summary information (the summary box) and be able to click on its title to open and explore it.

In the editor you can add extra information (description, image and tags) that will be included in this summary box. Adding more information helps your stack/ePoster stand out in the showcase and also helps your stack/ePoster to be found when people search the showcase.

To add this information to your stack/ePoster open your stack/ePoster in the editor and then:

  1. Click on the Stack Poster Details Tab
  2. Fill in (or check) the information (Stack name, Stack description, Image, Tags) as indicated in the image below
  3. Save your ePoster/stack
The Stack Poster Details Tab

We also recommend that you add your co-authors names to the Authors information. They will not display in the summary box, but this information will be included when viewers search for ePosters and viewers will be able to see your full list of authors when they hover over the Lead Author name in your ePoster’s summary. If you have many authors then we recommend just including surnames so that you do not exceed the character limit on this field which is approx 110.

You do not need to fill in the two boxes at the bottom of the Stack Poster Details tab unless your conference is using mini-posters, as this information would only appear on the printed mini-poster. Mini-posters tend to be used by onsite conferences as they are printed and displayed at the venue.

  1. Click on the Layout tab
  2. Within the Layout tab you can change the tile size
  3. tile colour
  4. and set or change the background image

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app.

Click on the star icon (1) to favourite and follow the ePoster.

Click on the drop-down menu (2) and choose My Favourites (3) to browse all your favourite ePosters.

 

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

You can choose to get email notifications of new chat activity on your ePoster. You can turn this on in the ePoster editor. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

It is also possible to turn on the email notifications when you are viewing any ePoster. You just open the chat area of that ePoster and then turn on the email notifications. You can do this for your own ePosters and for other authors’ ePosters. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

Category: engaging

You can get push notifications of new chat activity sent to your smart phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. To get the Learning Toolbox App search your App store for ‘Learning Toolbox’ or scan the QR code below.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your ePosters (where you are the editing author) then you will receive a notification on your phone/tablet. You will also receive notifications of new chat activity on any other ePosters that you favourited whilst signed into Learning Toolbox.
Category: engaging

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available, whether th ePosters are presented onsite or online etc.) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have below some general advice on presenting Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences and how to practise your presentation.

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 the viewer. What you see here is what your ePoster viewers will see if they are viewing your ePoster in a web browser on a computer or tablet. From here you can click on the tiles (2) and check that it is working as you expected. Once you are finished then just click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the editor.

As the author you can remove messages from the chat if you want to. We allow this since it is your ePoster and so you should have control over what is posted in the chat area and should be able to remove something if you don’t want it there.

Only the editing author and the domain administrator can remove messages from an ePoster’s chat area.


To remove a chat message, first view your ePoster and open its chat area. Next to each message you will see there is a small edit icon. Click on the edit icon and you will then see a small bin icon appear in the message. If you click on the bin icon then that message will be deleted (see annotated screenshot below).

Category: engaging

You can change the permissions of your stack to determine who can open it and whether it shows up in searches.

To do this sign-in and open your ePoster as usual, but do not click on the Edit button. Instead next to the Edit button you will see the access permissions button that indicates what permissions your stack currently has (Private, Restricted or Public). If you are still developing the stack then it is probably still set as Private. If the conference has just finished then it is probably set as Public. 

Click on that access permissions button and you will see the drop down menu allowing you to change the access permissions for your stack. 

If you are still working on the stack but want to share it with others (perhaps your co-authors) so they can see what you have done, then you should change the permissions to Public and Hidden. This will mean that only people who have been sent the QR code or web address for your stack will be able to open and view it. 

If the conference has finished and you do not want your stack to be accessible any longer then you should change the permissions to Private.

An easy way of sharing an ePoster with someone who you are talking to is to show them its QR code. They can scan this and view the ePoster on their own phone.

To do this you just need to open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app on your phone. Then open the drop-down menu (1) and choose Share (2).

The screen will then show your ePoster’s summary information and its QR code (3). The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code. You will also see the unique web address (4) for your ePoster, so you can choose to copy and send that to them instead.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox editor. Here you can see the QR code (1) and the unique web address (2) for this ePoster. You can copy these and share them or include them in your own dissemination material about your work. 

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

First open your ePoster (Click on the Preview in the Editor or click on its Title in the Showcase) . Then click on the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

You can now click on the Share on Twitter button (3) to share this ePoster/Stack to Twitter.

You will be asked to sign into Twitter (if you are not already signed in) and a draft tweet will be created containing the unique web link (4) for your ePoster/Stack. You can edit this tweet as you want before pressing Tweet to post it.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

If your stack is still Private then you should first set its access permissions to Public and Hidden (See How do I set access permissions?) then follow the steps in this video.

There are three main sections to the Learning Toolbox editing screen:

  1. The tile library shows all the different types of content you can add to your ePoster.
  2. Your ePoster. You see your ePoster as you build it. It is shown as it would appear on a mobile phone.
  3. The settings. The settings area changes dynamically depending on which part of the ePoster you are editing.

You add content to your ePoster by dragging the relevant tile from the tile library into your ePoster and then filling in the information required in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

  1. Click on the Set Image button. This appears in the Layout tab for most tiles, but appears in the Settings tab for the File and Online Content tiles.

This opens the image selector. From here you can choose to:

2. Upload an image from your computer
3. Search the Pixabay repository of copy-right free images that are available for you to use
4. Pick an image you have previously used from Pixabay

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

5. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
6. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
6. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. However, we would recommend that you keep your files much smaller in size if possible since large file sizes will not produce the best experience for the viewer (due to loading times).

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. If your file is above this size then we recommend that you consider saving your video in a lower resolution (more suitable for viewing on the web) before uploading it. If however you do want to add a larger video file then you can do this by uploading 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 YouTube 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).

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

 

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

1. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
2. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
3. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

We know that some people prefer to follow a written guide, so we have produced this short guide that takes you through the key steps involved in making a simple ePoster/stack for a conference.

Getting started – Create an LTB stack for a conference v2.0 (updated 23rd May 2020)

When you are in the editor then you can edit a tile by clicking on its edit button (in the top right hand corner of the tile). 

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

Some conferences ask their authors to add a video presentation to their ePoster/Stack. A common way that people make video presentations is to use Powerpoint.

If want to make a video presentation using Powerpoint then we recommend following the instructions from Microsoft (see links below) to add a narration to your Powerpoint presentation and then save that as a video file.

Please note that Learning Toolbox does not support .PPSX files, so when you save your presentation as a video you should save it as an MP4 file, not as  a PPSX file.

Please also note that you should choose to save your video in 720p (or internet) resolution (not the 1040p default that Powerpoint offers) as this is the most suitable format for videos playing on the web. Following these instructions will reduce the chance of hitting any upload issues due to the file size.

You can then add the video to your Learning Toolbox ePoster/Stack using the File Tile.

The following dates are important:

  • 26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 23rd July Best ePoster DEADLINE If you want your ePoster to be considered for the Best ePoster prize then it should be complete and marked as ready to publish by 23rd July.
  • 9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster 
  • 11th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark it as ready to publish. 
  • 16th August  ePoster Showcase opens

All deadlines are at the time 23:59 Anywhere on Earth on the stated date.

Category: Dates pages

To ensure that your ePoster is ready in time to present at ECER 2018, we have set some important deadline dates. Please help us to make the pilot successful by meeting these deadlines.

  • 17th August 2018 – Create your Learning Toolbox account.
  • 20th August 2018 – ePoster Clinic Webinar https://zoom.us/j/887324732
  • 27th of August 2018 – Create your mini-poster within Learning Toolbox.
  • 31st of August 2018 – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish.
  • 5th of September 2018 – ECER ePoster session (12:00-13:30)

The following dates are important:

  • Friday 10th May – Register (follow the Learning Toolbox invitation link and create your account)
  • Wednesday 29th May Friday 7th June – Finalise your mini poster (Please note extension)
  • Wednesday 19th June – Finalise your e-poster
Category: Dates pages

The following dates are important:

  • 1st July – Invitation emails sent to ePoster authors
  • 13th July at 11am CT – Webinar for authors. 
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

Categories: Dates pages, NASS

The following dates are important:

  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your mini-poster is ready to be printed. We will print it for you. (Please note that we have extended this deadline from the 31st May)
  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your ePoster is ready to be published. We will add it to the Showcase.
Category: Dates pages
  1. You can see a simple report on the views of your stack by clicking on the Stack Tools button when you open your stack.

2. This takes you to the simple statistics report for your stack, where you can see the monthly views of your stack.

3. And the number of people who have subscribed to your stack (by making it a favourite).

Category: engaging

Learning Toolbox automatically creates optimised and resized images to reduce use of bandwith without losing 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.

You will see this view (offering the option to mark your ePoster as ready) when you have closed the stack/ePoster editor.

You need to click on both buttons to indicate that it is ready to print and ready to publish. In fact there will be no printing done for online only conferences, but you still need to click the ready for printing button. In future this button will be removed for online only conferences.

We strongly recommend that you preview your stack/ePoster and check that it works as you expect, before you mark it as ready to publish.

Marking your stack/ePoster will let the administrators know that your stack is ready. It will not be published to the showcase immediately, as the administrators will take that action and they may have many stacks/ePosters to review. However, once it has been published then you will see a message onscreen indicating that this has been done (as shown in the image below).

Confirmation that your stack/ePoster has been published to the showcase

If you do not see the buttons that allow you to mark you ePoster as ready then this will be because you are creating a stack/ePoster that is not linked to a conference/event invite with a showcase. In this case you can instead make your ePoster public yourself by changing its access permissions.

The Named Author space (1) allows you to decide which author’s name you want to appear on the summary view of the stack/ePoster in the showcase.

The default is that the editing author’s name will appear here, but you can change this to a different name. If you then save (2) and close the editor (3) then you will be able to see where the Named Author appears in your stack/ePoster’s summary view (4).

There is a character limit of 25 for the Named Author to ensure that it can be displayed within the summary view. This means you will not be able to list all the co-authors of a stack/ePoster within the Named Author space. Although you can use the academic convention of et al. to indicate within the Named Author space that there are more authors (e.g. I could edit the Named Author to be “T. Treasure-Jones et al.”)

You can also add all your co-authors details within the stack/ePoster itself. Many authors add a Text Tile listing all the co-authors. Another possible approach is to add a new Screen and on that new screen to add a Tile for each author which links to their professional webpage.

Category: Co-authors

You can watch the recording of the webinar below. To see it in full-screen just click on the full screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: NASS, Webinar

If you have added a File to your ePoster/Stack using the File Tile and you want to replace that file with an updated version then this is possible.

Return to your ePoster and open it for editing and then follow these steps:

  1. Click on the edit icon in the top right of the File Tile you want to edit ​
  2. Look in the settings area
  3. ​Click on the edit icon next to your uploaded filename

​You will then be able to upload your new file. Once it has uploaded and processed then you should save your stack/ePoster. 

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the stacks/ePosters. However, there are still advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) under the showcase banner. This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Sign-in to the showcase

Particularly if you are working on a shared computer then make sure that you sign-out before you leave the showcase. The sign-out option appears in the same place under the showcase banner.

As well as interacting with the stacks/ePosters on the showcase you can also explore and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet. You will need to install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet first.

For most conferences you can then use the Learning Toolbox App to view the stacks/ePosters without signing-in to the App. However, there are still some advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in to the Learning Toolbox App simply open it on your phone/tablet and then press the More Menu (1) in the top right of the screen and choose Sign In (2). This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet

This webinar focused on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox. Participants were able to ask questions throughout and these were also answered during the webinar.

Video recording (1 hour 10 minutes)

You can play the video in full-screen by clicking on the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

This webinar focused on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the AMEE 2020 Virtual Conference.

Video recording (49 minutes)

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

We will be holding two webinars for AMEE ePoster authors. These webinars will be recorded and the recordings will be added to this Support Page soon after each webinar. We look forward to meeting you during the webinar.

26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Introduction to Learning Toolbox ePosters

This webinar will focus on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox.

9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Engaging with the AMEE ePosters

This webinar will focus on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the Virtual Conference and will identify some ways you can promote your ePoster and your work. It will also include some advice and guidance for ePoster authors who are presenting live.

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

You add content to your ePoster by dragging a tile from the Tile Library into the mobile phone view of your ePoster and then filling in the required information in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

In short: Yes, there are legal restrictions. 

You should only upload material that you have permission to add. Even when material is in the public domain (such as websites), you should be careful to ensure that you are not presenting it as if it was your own.

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.

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Co-authors

With the support of EERA, we pilot a new and interactive approach to poster sessions at ECER 2018 to make your poster more visible. For this purpose, we are using an exciting new approach to ePosters, based on the use of Learning Toolbox.

This year, the project is limited to VETNET but will be available to all networks from 2019 onwards. You will be a pioneer!

Learning Toolbox for ePosters

ePoster authors will not need to create or transport a paper poster to ECER. Instead they will use Learning Toolbox to create a rich, interactive ePoster that provides an overview of their work. The ePoster can contain links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps, as well as presentations and background documents. There is a video on this support site showing you an example ePoster so that you can get a feel for how to use this format to present your work.

Disseminating your ePoster

Using Learning Toolbox you will also create a mini-poster (which we will print for you) containing a QR code that will direct people to your ePoster. The mini-posters will be displayed in the poster session room and people will be able to scan the QR code on your mini-poster to easily view and interact with your ePoster on their smartphones, tablets or computers. People can also send questions or comments to your ePoster, and you can answer them. This discussion is attached to your ePoster and can continue after the conference. During and after the conference, the e-posters will also display online on the ECER events showcase of the Learning Toolbox platform.

Presenting your ePoster

You have 15 minutes (incl. Q&A) to present your ePoster in the interactive poster session 02 SES 05.5 PS on Wednesday (12:00-13:30 in room F4.01). You will directly present the ePoster that you have created from the computer. To see how the ePoster looks like during your presentation, just open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox platform and click on ‘Preview’. At the conference, we will project this on the overhead screen and you can explain your work to the audience by navigating through the resources of your ePoster.

EERA Session “Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox”

If you want to know more about the background of how the Learning Toolbox came about and the educational research it was built on, we are organising an EERA session in the stream Side Event SES 06 called Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox – during Conferences and after the Conferences. This session takes place right after the ePoster presentations on Wednesday from 13:30-15:00 in room A2.16.

Kubify is offering Leeds Hub members the opportunity to increase their visibility in the Hub in a way that help us all to find and connect with fellow Hub entrepreneurs.

All Leeds Hub members will be able to use Kubify’s Learning Toolbox to create an ePoster presenting their business. These ePosters will then be displayed in the Hub, giving us all an overview of who is here, what they do and how to contact them.

You will be able to include links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps within your ePoster. You don’t need to make new material, it is just about choosing which existing information you have that you’d like to highlight to your fellow entrepreneurs and then adding that to your ePoster.

Learning Toolbox ePosters are actually hybrid ePosters. It’s not all E! There is still a paper part involved. Your ePoster consists of a paper mini-poster and your interactive ePoster. You make both of these within Learning Toolbox.

The mini-posters will be printed and displayed on a wall in the Hub. People will be able to browse the mini-posters and then view and explore your ePoster on their smartphones or tablets by scanning the QR code on your mini-poster. To scan and view the ePosters people can either use a standard QR code scanner and open the ePoster in their web browser or download the free Learning Toolbox app and open the ePoster in that.

The ePosters can also be published to the NatWest Hub Showcase website that will be created by Learning Toolbox. Here you will be able to search for ePosters by title, author or tags.

The aim is to have everything finished by 30th October, so that we can print and display the mini-posters and publish the Posters. But the ePosters are never locked, so you will be able to continue to edit and add to the ePoster even after that date.

Category: NatWest Intro

To open and explore the stacks/ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the title (1) to open it

Open an ePoster from the Showcase
  • Click on any Tile (2) to explore its content
  • Click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the Showcase
Explore and then close an ePoster

If the author has provided the full list of authors in their ePoster details then you can also view the full list of authors whilst browsing the ePosters on the showcase. Just move your mouse over the author’s name and the full list of authors will show up.

On the showcase you can search by typing your search text in the search box (1) and pressing enter. The search looks for matches in the ePoster title, authors, poster number (if included by the conference) and description. If you want to search for a specific phrase then enclose it in quote marks (e.g. “simulation in teaching” or “Joan Davis”).

Search and filter options

You can also choose to search by Tags. Click on the Tags button (2) and then start typing the tag name you want to search for in the Tag box that appears. The system will suggest matching tags from those that are being used by authors in this showcase. You can also search by Tags by simply clicking on a Tag in an ePoster’s summary box.

You can filter the ePoster’s on view by clicking on one of the category filter buttons (3) added by the conference. And if your conference has been using Learning Toolbox for several years, then you can also use the drop down menu (4) to switch to view stacks/ePosters from another year.

Alternatively you can browse by simply scrolling down the showcase screen. More stacks/ePosters will appear as you scroll down the page. 

Browse the showcase by scrolling down the screen

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If the author has allowed it then the stack/ePoster will have its own chat thread.

Click on the chat icon and you will be prompted to sign-in. You can create a free local Learning Toolbox account or sign-in via social media.

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat messages that have been posted to the stack/ePoster and send your own message. You can also choose to turn on email notifications if you want to receive emails when new chat messages are posted to this ePoster. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in to Learning Toolbox.

You can favourite any stack/ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button.

The Favourite button

You can filter the view to see all the ePosters that you have favourited in a showcase by clicking on the My Favourites button on the Showcase. If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include the showcase stacks/ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all the showcase stacks/ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device. To turn off this filter just click on the My Favourites button again.

My Favourites button on the Showcase

You can also see your list of your favourited ePosters when you are viewing an ePoster. Just click on the More Menu (1) and choose My Favourites (2).

You can get notifications of new chat activity either by email or by using the Learning Toolbox App.

Getting email notifications of new chat activity

When you open the chat on any ePoster you will see a switch at the top that allows you to turn on email notifications. If you turn this on then you will be sent email notifications of any new chat activity on this ePoster. The emails will be sent to the email address you used when signing into Learning Toolbox.

Getting push notifications of new chat activity using the Learning Toolbox App

If you want to get push notifications of new chat activity using the App then you need to:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox (you will be prompted to sign in if you click on an ePoster’s chat icon)
  • Favourite the stack/ePoster you want to follow (if you are the editing author you do not need to do this step)
  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • You can also browse, search, interact with, chat and favourite stacks/ePosters in the App on your phone
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your favourited stacks/ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share a stack/ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

This will show you the stack/ePoster’s key information including its QR code (3) and unique web address (4). If you show the QR code to someone they can scan it and open the stack/ePoster on their phone. If you copy the web address then you can send it to someone who can click on it and open the stack/ePoster. You can also choose to share the ePoster to Twitter (5).

As well as viewing the stacks/ePosters in a web browser, you can also view and interact with them on your phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. 

Using the App also allows you to get notifications of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters. When you install the App make sure that you agree to accept notifications if you want to receive these.

To download the Android App search for Learning Toolbox in the Google Play Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below. 

To download the iOS App search for Learning Toolbox in the App Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below.

As well as exploring the stacks/ePosters on the showcase website, you can also choose to view and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App
  • You can now search for the stack/ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the stack/ePoster in the App is to find and scan its QR code.

You can find the QR code from the showcase. Click on the stack/ePoster’s QR code icon (3) in the showcase and this will show onscreen its unique QR code (4).

You can then scan that QR code using the QR code scanner (5) built into the Learning Toolbox App. The stack/ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

Remember to also sign-in to Learning Toolbox (6) and to favourite the stack/ePoster if you want to easily return to it or get notifications of new chat activity.

If you are the author of a stack/ePoster at an event then your account will already follow that event’s showcase and (if you are signed in to the App) you can choose to search the showcase in the App.

If you are a delegate at an event then you will need to first follow the showcase in the App. After you have done this you will always be able to choose to search across just this event’s showcase in the App. To follow the showcase in the App:

  1. Open in the App any stack/ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Share
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)

To search a followed showcase in the App:

  1. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Search
  3. Click on the Domains drop-down menu
  4. Choose the name of the Event you want to search

By default (with the search box left blank) this will then list all the stacks/ePosters in that event’s showcase.

You can also search for a specific stack/ePoster in the showcase by typing in the search box and then choosing the field (All/Tags/Title/Author) you want to search

Learning Toolbox supports an exciting new approach to ePosters (and more generally content sharing) at online, hybrid and onsite conferences and events.

Using Learning Toolbox you will create a Stack/ePoster (a collection of material that could include a presentation, video, weblinks and more) that you can use to present and share your work at the event.

People will be able to easily view and interact with your ePoster by browsing the online ePoster showcase. Your ePosters will be available for people to explore throughout the event and can also be presented in a scheduled session if your event supports this.

ePoster Showcase Website – Browse, Search, Explore & Interact with the ePosters

Viewers can open your ePoster and explore all the rich content you have added. Viewers can also post questions or comments to your ePoster, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion will be attached to your ePoster and can continue after the event. Viewers can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.

Your ePoster will also live beyond the event, as you can continue to share it and (in some cases) even add to it after the event.

Your ePoster can even have a physical presence in the real world. Within Learning Toolbox you can create a mini-poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive ePoster. People can simply scan the QR code on the mini-poster and your interactive ePoster will open on their phone/tablet.

mini-poster – can be used as an advert for and gateway into your ePoster

Onsite and hybrid conferences will print these mini-posters and use them as a way of promoting the ePosters onsite. You can of course print the mini-poster yourself and use it wherever you want to promote your work and provide access to it.

Currently Learning Toolbox does not support live collaborative editing of an ePoster by multiple authors. Instead each ePoster has one person who takes on the editing author role.
If you have been sent an invite link to create an ePoster for a conference, then the first person who follows that link will be given the editing role.
 
The person who takes on the editing author role will be able to add their co-authors’ names to the ePoster by adding their names in the Stack Poster Details Tab and can also specify who will appear in the summary view as the Named Author. However, their co-authors will not be able to edit the ePoster.
 
The editing author can also share the link to the ePoster with their co-authors (How do I share an ePoster from my computer) so that their co-authors can view the developing ePoster and email them with any feedback or suggestions. If they do this then they should make sure they change the ePoster permissions from Private to Hidden and Anonymous Access (How do I set access permissions) before sending the link to their co-authors.
 
If your co-author has followed the invite link after you then they will get a message explaining that the link has already been used. If you would like to switch the editing role to them then just contact support (the team who are supporting your use of Learning Toolbox) and they will be able to do this for you.
 
Category: Co-authors

Some conferences have introduced templates for their ePosters/stacks. If your conference has a template then when you click on Create Stack (1) then you will be offered the choice of either Creating from an empty stack or using a template (2).

Your initial ePoster/stack will then be created using the template and you will be taken to the editor. In the centre of this screen you will see a mobile view of your ePoster/stack (3) containing the tiles (content) from your conference template. On the right you will see the general stack settings area (4) where you can add the summary information about your ePoster/stack. On the left is the Tile Library (5) which you can use later to add extra tiles/content to your ePoster.

The mobile view with the tiles shows the information your conference is expecting you to include. You should edit each Tile to add the information they have requested. To edit a tile click on the tile edit icon (6) on its top right hand corner. The settings area (7) will then change to indicate what type of content you can add to this Tile. Add it here in the settings area. You can also change the tile’s layout if you wish. Remember to save (8) your ePoster/stack regularly.

When you have finished editing all the tiles that are in your ePoster/stack then you should also fill out your ePoster’s summary information in the Stack Poster Details tab (9) in the General Settings area. This summary information is used when people search the ePoster showcase, so it will help people to find your ePoster. You can also choose to add more tiles/content to your ePoster/stack using the Tile Library (10). You simply drag and drop the relevant tile from the library into the mobile view of your ePoster/stack and then add the required information in the settings area. Again, remember to save your ePoster before closing the editor or leaving the webpage.

Category: Using Templates

You can always return to a tile that you have previously added to your ePoster and edit it.

  1. Click on the edit icon on the tile that you want to edit. Note that the edit icon of the tile that is open for editing appears red.
  2. You can now make any changes you want to the content of the tile in the Settings tab
  3. And you can make any changes you want to the appearance of the tile in the Layout tab

 

Many conferences are now using Learning Toolbox to present, share and discuss research. We have seen some great examples of ePosters/stacks created by authors attending these conferences. If you would like to explore some of these then you can look at the ePosters/stacks we have added to our Learning Toolbox Showcase. These are live and still being used by authors to present and share their work. You will see that they vary in terms of what content they include and how they are structured, but we feel that they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.

Of course your own ePoster/stack does not need to be as sophisticated as these examples – a simple and effective ePoster/stack may just contain the abstract, a presentation and a link to a website for example. But we hope these examples may give you an idea of what is possible and some ideas of the type of material you could include to give people a richer view of your work.

We would like to thank the authors of these ePosters/stacks for agreeing to their excellent work being showcased here. If you have come across any brilliant Learning Toolbox ePosters that you would like to see added to this showcase then please let us know so that we can contact the author and ask for their permission to add them.

Sign in to the Learning Toolbox website https://my.ltb.io/ and then:

  1. Click on the Stacks menu
  2. Click on the title bar of your ePoster/stack to open it
  3. Click on the Edit button to open the editor
  4. You can now edit it as normal. Remember to Save regularly.

These steps are shown in the annotated screenshots below.

Find your ePoster/stack
Open the ePoster/stack in the editor
Saving your ePoster/stack in the editor

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

Viewers of your stack can view and contribute to the chat by tapping on the chat icon when they are viewing your stack. They will be asked to sign-in if they are not already signed in. If they do not have an account then they can sign-in using one of the social media routes or by creating a new Learning Toolbox account. If the viewer is signed in, then the counter on the chat icon shows the number of unread chat messages.

In the chat area, viewers (and the author) of the stack can send chat messages and can also turn on email notifications if they want to receive email notifications of any new chat activity on this stack.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

This chat discussion is public – viewable by anyone who looks at the stack. The author can choose to turn off the chat channel if they do not wish to allow discussion around the stack. This is done in the stack editor.

Category: engaging

When your stack/ePoster is published to the showcase then viewers will see its summary information (the summary box) and be able to click on its title to open and explore it.

In the editor you can add extra information (description, image and tags) that will be included in this summary box. Adding more information helps your stack/ePoster stand out in the showcase and also helps your stack/ePoster to be found when people search the showcase.

To add this information to your stack/ePoster open your stack/ePoster in the editor and then:

  1. Click on the Stack Poster Details Tab
  2. Fill in (or check) the information (Stack name, Stack description, Image, Tags) as indicated in the image below
  3. Save your ePoster/stack
The Stack Poster Details Tab

We also recommend that you add your co-authors names to the Authors information. They will not display in the summary box, but this information will be included when viewers search for ePosters and viewers will be able to see your full list of authors when they hover over the Lead Author name in your ePoster’s summary. If you have many authors then we recommend just including surnames so that you do not exceed the character limit on this field which is approx 110.

You do not need to fill in the two boxes at the bottom of the Stack Poster Details tab unless your conference is using mini-posters, as this information would only appear on the printed mini-poster. Mini-posters tend to be used by onsite conferences as they are printed and displayed at the venue.

  1. Click on the Layout tab
  2. Within the Layout tab you can change the tile size
  3. tile colour
  4. and set or change the background image

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app.

Click on the star icon (1) to favourite and follow the ePoster.

Click on the drop-down menu (2) and choose My Favourites (3) to browse all your favourite ePosters.

 

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

You can choose to get email notifications of new chat activity on your ePoster. You can turn this on in the ePoster editor. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

It is also possible to turn on the email notifications when you are viewing any ePoster. You just open the chat area of that ePoster and then turn on the email notifications. You can do this for your own ePosters and for other authors’ ePosters. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

Category: engaging

You can get push notifications of new chat activity sent to your smart phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. To get the Learning Toolbox App search your App store for ‘Learning Toolbox’ or scan the QR code below.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your ePosters (where you are the editing author) then you will receive a notification on your phone/tablet. You will also receive notifications of new chat activity on any other ePosters that you favourited whilst signed into Learning Toolbox.
Category: engaging

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available, whether th ePosters are presented onsite or online etc.) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have below some general advice on presenting Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences and how to practise your presentation.

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 the viewer. What you see here is what your ePoster viewers will see if they are viewing your ePoster in a web browser on a computer or tablet. From here you can click on the tiles (2) and check that it is working as you expected. Once you are finished then just click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the editor.

As the author you can remove messages from the chat if you want to. We allow this since it is your ePoster and so you should have control over what is posted in the chat area and should be able to remove something if you don’t want it there.

Only the editing author and the domain administrator can remove messages from an ePoster’s chat area.


To remove a chat message, first view your ePoster and open its chat area. Next to each message you will see there is a small edit icon. Click on the edit icon and you will then see a small bin icon appear in the message. If you click on the bin icon then that message will be deleted (see annotated screenshot below).

Category: engaging

You can change the permissions of your stack to determine who can open it and whether it shows up in searches.

To do this sign-in and open your ePoster as usual, but do not click on the Edit button. Instead next to the Edit button you will see the access permissions button that indicates what permissions your stack currently has (Private, Restricted or Public). If you are still developing the stack then it is probably still set as Private. If the conference has just finished then it is probably set as Public. 

Click on that access permissions button and you will see the drop down menu allowing you to change the access permissions for your stack. 

If you are still working on the stack but want to share it with others (perhaps your co-authors) so they can see what you have done, then you should change the permissions to Public and Hidden. This will mean that only people who have been sent the QR code or web address for your stack will be able to open and view it. 

If the conference has finished and you do not want your stack to be accessible any longer then you should change the permissions to Private.

An easy way of sharing an ePoster with someone who you are talking to is to show them its QR code. They can scan this and view the ePoster on their own phone.

To do this you just need to open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app on your phone. Then open the drop-down menu (1) and choose Share (2).

The screen will then show your ePoster’s summary information and its QR code (3). The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code. You will also see the unique web address (4) for your ePoster, so you can choose to copy and send that to them instead.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox editor. Here you can see the QR code (1) and the unique web address (2) for this ePoster. You can copy these and share them or include them in your own dissemination material about your work. 

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

First open your ePoster (Click on the Preview in the Editor or click on its Title in the Showcase) . Then click on the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

You can now click on the Share on Twitter button (3) to share this ePoster/Stack to Twitter.

You will be asked to sign into Twitter (if you are not already signed in) and a draft tweet will be created containing the unique web link (4) for your ePoster/Stack. You can edit this tweet as you want before pressing Tweet to post it.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

If your stack is still Private then you should first set its access permissions to Public and Hidden (See How do I set access permissions?) then follow the steps in this video.

There are three main sections to the Learning Toolbox editing screen:

  1. The tile library shows all the different types of content you can add to your ePoster.
  2. Your ePoster. You see your ePoster as you build it. It is shown as it would appear on a mobile phone.
  3. The settings. The settings area changes dynamically depending on which part of the ePoster you are editing.

You add content to your ePoster by dragging the relevant tile from the tile library into your ePoster and then filling in the information required in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

  1. Click on the Set Image button. This appears in the Layout tab for most tiles, but appears in the Settings tab for the File and Online Content tiles.

This opens the image selector. From here you can choose to:

2. Upload an image from your computer
3. Search the Pixabay repository of copy-right free images that are available for you to use
4. Pick an image you have previously used from Pixabay

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

5. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
6. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
6. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. However, we would recommend that you keep your files much smaller in size if possible since large file sizes will not produce the best experience for the viewer (due to loading times).

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. If your file is above this size then we recommend that you consider saving your video in a lower resolution (more suitable for viewing on the web) before uploading it. If however you do want to add a larger video file then you can do this by uploading 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 YouTube 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).

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

 

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

1. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
2. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
3. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

We know that some people prefer to follow a written guide, so we have produced this short guide that takes you through the key steps involved in making a simple ePoster/stack for a conference.

Getting started – Create an LTB stack for a conference v2.0 (updated 23rd May 2020)

When you are in the editor then you can edit a tile by clicking on its edit button (in the top right hand corner of the tile). 

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

Some conferences ask their authors to add a video presentation to their ePoster/Stack. A common way that people make video presentations is to use Powerpoint.

If want to make a video presentation using Powerpoint then we recommend following the instructions from Microsoft (see links below) to add a narration to your Powerpoint presentation and then save that as a video file.

Please note that Learning Toolbox does not support .PPSX files, so when you save your presentation as a video you should save it as an MP4 file, not as  a PPSX file.

Please also note that you should choose to save your video in 720p (or internet) resolution (not the 1040p default that Powerpoint offers) as this is the most suitable format for videos playing on the web. Following these instructions will reduce the chance of hitting any upload issues due to the file size.

You can then add the video to your Learning Toolbox ePoster/Stack using the File Tile.

The following dates are important:

  • 26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 23rd July Best ePoster DEADLINE If you want your ePoster to be considered for the Best ePoster prize then it should be complete and marked as ready to publish by 23rd July.
  • 9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster 
  • 11th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark it as ready to publish. 
  • 16th August  ePoster Showcase opens

All deadlines are at the time 23:59 Anywhere on Earth on the stated date.

Category: Dates pages

To ensure that your ePoster is ready in time to present at ECER 2018, we have set some important deadline dates. Please help us to make the pilot successful by meeting these deadlines.

  • 17th August 2018 – Create your Learning Toolbox account.
  • 20th August 2018 – ePoster Clinic Webinar https://zoom.us/j/887324732
  • 27th of August 2018 – Create your mini-poster within Learning Toolbox.
  • 31st of August 2018 – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish.
  • 5th of September 2018 – ECER ePoster session (12:00-13:30)

The following dates are important:

  • Friday 10th May – Register (follow the Learning Toolbox invitation link and create your account)
  • Wednesday 29th May Friday 7th June – Finalise your mini poster (Please note extension)
  • Wednesday 19th June – Finalise your e-poster
Category: Dates pages

The following dates are important:

  • 1st July – Invitation emails sent to ePoster authors
  • 13th July at 11am CT – Webinar for authors. 
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

Categories: Dates pages, NASS

The following dates are important:

  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your mini-poster is ready to be printed. We will print it for you. (Please note that we have extended this deadline from the 31st May)
  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your ePoster is ready to be published. We will add it to the Showcase.
Category: Dates pages
  1. You can see a simple report on the views of your stack by clicking on the Stack Tools button when you open your stack.

2. This takes you to the simple statistics report for your stack, where you can see the monthly views of your stack.

3. And the number of people who have subscribed to your stack (by making it a favourite).

Category: engaging

Learning Toolbox automatically creates optimised and resized images to reduce use of bandwith without losing 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.

You will see this view (offering the option to mark your ePoster as ready) when you have closed the stack/ePoster editor.

You need to click on both buttons to indicate that it is ready to print and ready to publish. In fact there will be no printing done for online only conferences, but you still need to click the ready for printing button. In future this button will be removed for online only conferences.

We strongly recommend that you preview your stack/ePoster and check that it works as you expect, before you mark it as ready to publish.

Marking your stack/ePoster will let the administrators know that your stack is ready. It will not be published to the showcase immediately, as the administrators will take that action and they may have many stacks/ePosters to review. However, once it has been published then you will see a message onscreen indicating that this has been done (as shown in the image below).

Confirmation that your stack/ePoster has been published to the showcase

If you do not see the buttons that allow you to mark you ePoster as ready then this will be because you are creating a stack/ePoster that is not linked to a conference/event invite with a showcase. In this case you can instead make your ePoster public yourself by changing its access permissions.

The Named Author space (1) allows you to decide which author’s name you want to appear on the summary view of the stack/ePoster in the showcase.

The default is that the editing author’s name will appear here, but you can change this to a different name. If you then save (2) and close the editor (3) then you will be able to see where the Named Author appears in your stack/ePoster’s summary view (4).

There is a character limit of 25 for the Named Author to ensure that it can be displayed within the summary view. This means you will not be able to list all the co-authors of a stack/ePoster within the Named Author space. Although you can use the academic convention of et al. to indicate within the Named Author space that there are more authors (e.g. I could edit the Named Author to be “T. Treasure-Jones et al.”)

You can also add all your co-authors details within the stack/ePoster itself. Many authors add a Text Tile listing all the co-authors. Another possible approach is to add a new Screen and on that new screen to add a Tile for each author which links to their professional webpage.

Category: Co-authors

You can watch the recording of the webinar below. To see it in full-screen just click on the full screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: NASS, Webinar

If you have added a File to your ePoster/Stack using the File Tile and you want to replace that file with an updated version then this is possible.

Return to your ePoster and open it for editing and then follow these steps:

  1. Click on the edit icon in the top right of the File Tile you want to edit ​
  2. Look in the settings area
  3. ​Click on the edit icon next to your uploaded filename

​You will then be able to upload your new file. Once it has uploaded and processed then you should save your stack/ePoster. 

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the stacks/ePosters. However, there are still advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) under the showcase banner. This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Sign-in to the showcase

Particularly if you are working on a shared computer then make sure that you sign-out before you leave the showcase. The sign-out option appears in the same place under the showcase banner.

As well as interacting with the stacks/ePosters on the showcase you can also explore and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet. You will need to install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet first.

For most conferences you can then use the Learning Toolbox App to view the stacks/ePosters without signing-in to the App. However, there are still some advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in to the Learning Toolbox App simply open it on your phone/tablet and then press the More Menu (1) in the top right of the screen and choose Sign In (2). This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet

This webinar focused on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox. Participants were able to ask questions throughout and these were also answered during the webinar.

Video recording (1 hour 10 minutes)

You can play the video in full-screen by clicking on the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

This webinar focused on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the AMEE 2020 Virtual Conference.

Video recording (49 minutes)

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

We will be holding two webinars for AMEE ePoster authors. These webinars will be recorded and the recordings will be added to this Support Page soon after each webinar. We look forward to meeting you during the webinar.

26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Introduction to Learning Toolbox ePosters

This webinar will focus on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox.

9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Engaging with the AMEE ePosters

This webinar will focus on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the Virtual Conference and will identify some ways you can promote your ePoster and your work. It will also include some advice and guidance for ePoster authors who are presenting live.

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

You add content to your ePoster by dragging a tile from the Tile Library into the mobile phone view of your ePoster and then filling in the required information in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

In short: Yes, there are legal restrictions. 

You should only upload material that you have permission to add. Even when material is in the public domain (such as websites), you should be careful to ensure that you are not presenting it as if it was your own.

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.

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Adding content and resources to my ePoster/stack

With the support of EERA, we pilot a new and interactive approach to poster sessions at ECER 2018 to make your poster more visible. For this purpose, we are using an exciting new approach to ePosters, based on the use of Learning Toolbox.

This year, the project is limited to VETNET but will be available to all networks from 2019 onwards. You will be a pioneer!

Learning Toolbox for ePosters

ePoster authors will not need to create or transport a paper poster to ECER. Instead they will use Learning Toolbox to create a rich, interactive ePoster that provides an overview of their work. The ePoster can contain links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps, as well as presentations and background documents. There is a video on this support site showing you an example ePoster so that you can get a feel for how to use this format to present your work.

Disseminating your ePoster

Using Learning Toolbox you will also create a mini-poster (which we will print for you) containing a QR code that will direct people to your ePoster. The mini-posters will be displayed in the poster session room and people will be able to scan the QR code on your mini-poster to easily view and interact with your ePoster on their smartphones, tablets or computers. People can also send questions or comments to your ePoster, and you can answer them. This discussion is attached to your ePoster and can continue after the conference. During and after the conference, the e-posters will also display online on the ECER events showcase of the Learning Toolbox platform.

Presenting your ePoster

You have 15 minutes (incl. Q&A) to present your ePoster in the interactive poster session 02 SES 05.5 PS on Wednesday (12:00-13:30 in room F4.01). You will directly present the ePoster that you have created from the computer. To see how the ePoster looks like during your presentation, just open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox platform and click on ‘Preview’. At the conference, we will project this on the overhead screen and you can explain your work to the audience by navigating through the resources of your ePoster.

EERA Session “Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox”

If you want to know more about the background of how the Learning Toolbox came about and the educational research it was built on, we are organising an EERA session in the stream Side Event SES 06 called Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox – during Conferences and after the Conferences. This session takes place right after the ePoster presentations on Wednesday from 13:30-15:00 in room A2.16.

Kubify is offering Leeds Hub members the opportunity to increase their visibility in the Hub in a way that help us all to find and connect with fellow Hub entrepreneurs.

All Leeds Hub members will be able to use Kubify’s Learning Toolbox to create an ePoster presenting their business. These ePosters will then be displayed in the Hub, giving us all an overview of who is here, what they do and how to contact them.

You will be able to include links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps within your ePoster. You don’t need to make new material, it is just about choosing which existing information you have that you’d like to highlight to your fellow entrepreneurs and then adding that to your ePoster.

Learning Toolbox ePosters are actually hybrid ePosters. It’s not all E! There is still a paper part involved. Your ePoster consists of a paper mini-poster and your interactive ePoster. You make both of these within Learning Toolbox.

The mini-posters will be printed and displayed on a wall in the Hub. People will be able to browse the mini-posters and then view and explore your ePoster on their smartphones or tablets by scanning the QR code on your mini-poster. To scan and view the ePosters people can either use a standard QR code scanner and open the ePoster in their web browser or download the free Learning Toolbox app and open the ePoster in that.

The ePosters can also be published to the NatWest Hub Showcase website that will be created by Learning Toolbox. Here you will be able to search for ePosters by title, author or tags.

The aim is to have everything finished by 30th October, so that we can print and display the mini-posters and publish the Posters. But the ePosters are never locked, so you will be able to continue to edit and add to the ePoster even after that date.

Category: NatWest Intro

To open and explore the stacks/ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the title (1) to open it

Open an ePoster from the Showcase
  • Click on any Tile (2) to explore its content
  • Click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the Showcase
Explore and then close an ePoster

If the author has provided the full list of authors in their ePoster details then you can also view the full list of authors whilst browsing the ePosters on the showcase. Just move your mouse over the author’s name and the full list of authors will show up.

On the showcase you can search by typing your search text in the search box (1) and pressing enter. The search looks for matches in the ePoster title, authors, poster number (if included by the conference) and description. If you want to search for a specific phrase then enclose it in quote marks (e.g. “simulation in teaching” or “Joan Davis”).

Search and filter options

You can also choose to search by Tags. Click on the Tags button (2) and then start typing the tag name you want to search for in the Tag box that appears. The system will suggest matching tags from those that are being used by authors in this showcase. You can also search by Tags by simply clicking on a Tag in an ePoster’s summary box.

You can filter the ePoster’s on view by clicking on one of the category filter buttons (3) added by the conference. And if your conference has been using Learning Toolbox for several years, then you can also use the drop down menu (4) to switch to view stacks/ePosters from another year.

Alternatively you can browse by simply scrolling down the showcase screen. More stacks/ePosters will appear as you scroll down the page. 

Browse the showcase by scrolling down the screen

Category: NatWest Intro

If the author has allowed it then the stack/ePoster will have its own chat thread.

Click on the chat icon and you will be prompted to sign-in. You can create a free local Learning Toolbox account or sign-in via social media.

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat messages that have been posted to the stack/ePoster and send your own message. You can also choose to turn on email notifications if you want to receive emails when new chat messages are posted to this ePoster. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in to Learning Toolbox.

You can favourite any stack/ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button.

The Favourite button

You can filter the view to see all the ePosters that you have favourited in a showcase by clicking on the My Favourites button on the Showcase. If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include the showcase stacks/ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all the showcase stacks/ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device. To turn off this filter just click on the My Favourites button again.

My Favourites button on the Showcase

You can also see your list of your favourited ePosters when you are viewing an ePoster. Just click on the More Menu (1) and choose My Favourites (2).

You can get notifications of new chat activity either by email or by using the Learning Toolbox App.

Getting email notifications of new chat activity

When you open the chat on any ePoster you will see a switch at the top that allows you to turn on email notifications. If you turn this on then you will be sent email notifications of any new chat activity on this ePoster. The emails will be sent to the email address you used when signing into Learning Toolbox.

Getting push notifications of new chat activity using the Learning Toolbox App

If you want to get push notifications of new chat activity using the App then you need to:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox (you will be prompted to sign in if you click on an ePoster’s chat icon)
  • Favourite the stack/ePoster you want to follow (if you are the editing author you do not need to do this step)
  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • You can also browse, search, interact with, chat and favourite stacks/ePosters in the App on your phone
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your favourited stacks/ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share a stack/ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

This will show you the stack/ePoster’s key information including its QR code (3) and unique web address (4). If you show the QR code to someone they can scan it and open the stack/ePoster on their phone. If you copy the web address then you can send it to someone who can click on it and open the stack/ePoster. You can also choose to share the ePoster to Twitter (5).

As well as viewing the stacks/ePosters in a web browser, you can also view and interact with them on your phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. 

Using the App also allows you to get notifications of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters. When you install the App make sure that you agree to accept notifications if you want to receive these.

To download the Android App search for Learning Toolbox in the Google Play Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below. 

To download the iOS App search for Learning Toolbox in the App Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below.

As well as exploring the stacks/ePosters on the showcase website, you can also choose to view and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App
  • You can now search for the stack/ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the stack/ePoster in the App is to find and scan its QR code.

You can find the QR code from the showcase. Click on the stack/ePoster’s QR code icon (3) in the showcase and this will show onscreen its unique QR code (4).

You can then scan that QR code using the QR code scanner (5) built into the Learning Toolbox App. The stack/ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

Remember to also sign-in to Learning Toolbox (6) and to favourite the stack/ePoster if you want to easily return to it or get notifications of new chat activity.

If you are the author of a stack/ePoster at an event then your account will already follow that event’s showcase and (if you are signed in to the App) you can choose to search the showcase in the App.

If you are a delegate at an event then you will need to first follow the showcase in the App. After you have done this you will always be able to choose to search across just this event’s showcase in the App. To follow the showcase in the App:

  1. Open in the App any stack/ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Share
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)

To search a followed showcase in the App:

  1. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Search
  3. Click on the Domains drop-down menu
  4. Choose the name of the Event you want to search

By default (with the search box left blank) this will then list all the stacks/ePosters in that event’s showcase.

You can also search for a specific stack/ePoster in the showcase by typing in the search box and then choosing the field (All/Tags/Title/Author) you want to search

Learning Toolbox supports an exciting new approach to ePosters (and more generally content sharing) at online, hybrid and onsite conferences and events.

Using Learning Toolbox you will create a Stack/ePoster (a collection of material that could include a presentation, video, weblinks and more) that you can use to present and share your work at the event.

People will be able to easily view and interact with your ePoster by browsing the online ePoster showcase. Your ePosters will be available for people to explore throughout the event and can also be presented in a scheduled session if your event supports this.

ePoster Showcase Website – Browse, Search, Explore & Interact with the ePosters

Viewers can open your ePoster and explore all the rich content you have added. Viewers can also post questions or comments to your ePoster, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion will be attached to your ePoster and can continue after the event. Viewers can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.

Your ePoster will also live beyond the event, as you can continue to share it and (in some cases) even add to it after the event.

Your ePoster can even have a physical presence in the real world. Within Learning Toolbox you can create a mini-poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive ePoster. People can simply scan the QR code on the mini-poster and your interactive ePoster will open on their phone/tablet.

mini-poster – can be used as an advert for and gateway into your ePoster

Onsite and hybrid conferences will print these mini-posters and use them as a way of promoting the ePosters onsite. You can of course print the mini-poster yourself and use it wherever you want to promote your work and provide access to it.

Currently Learning Toolbox does not support live collaborative editing of an ePoster by multiple authors. Instead each ePoster has one person who takes on the editing author role.
If you have been sent an invite link to create an ePoster for a conference, then the first person who follows that link will be given the editing role.
 
The person who takes on the editing author role will be able to add their co-authors’ names to the ePoster by adding their names in the Stack Poster Details Tab and can also specify who will appear in the summary view as the Named Author. However, their co-authors will not be able to edit the ePoster.
 
The editing author can also share the link to the ePoster with their co-authors (How do I share an ePoster from my computer) so that their co-authors can view the developing ePoster and email them with any feedback or suggestions. If they do this then they should make sure they change the ePoster permissions from Private to Hidden and Anonymous Access (How do I set access permissions) before sending the link to their co-authors.
 
If your co-author has followed the invite link after you then they will get a message explaining that the link has already been used. If you would like to switch the editing role to them then just contact support (the team who are supporting your use of Learning Toolbox) and they will be able to do this for you.
 
Category: Co-authors

Some conferences have introduced templates for their ePosters/stacks. If your conference has a template then when you click on Create Stack (1) then you will be offered the choice of either Creating from an empty stack or using a template (2).

Your initial ePoster/stack will then be created using the template and you will be taken to the editor. In the centre of this screen you will see a mobile view of your ePoster/stack (3) containing the tiles (content) from your conference template. On the right you will see the general stack settings area (4) where you can add the summary information about your ePoster/stack. On the left is the Tile Library (5) which you can use later to add extra tiles/content to your ePoster.

The mobile view with the tiles shows the information your conference is expecting you to include. You should edit each Tile to add the information they have requested. To edit a tile click on the tile edit icon (6) on its top right hand corner. The settings area (7) will then change to indicate what type of content you can add to this Tile. Add it here in the settings area. You can also change the tile’s layout if you wish. Remember to save (8) your ePoster/stack regularly.

When you have finished editing all the tiles that are in your ePoster/stack then you should also fill out your ePoster’s summary information in the Stack Poster Details tab (9) in the General Settings area. This summary information is used when people search the ePoster showcase, so it will help people to find your ePoster. You can also choose to add more tiles/content to your ePoster/stack using the Tile Library (10). You simply drag and drop the relevant tile from the library into the mobile view of your ePoster/stack and then add the required information in the settings area. Again, remember to save your ePoster before closing the editor or leaving the webpage.

Category: Using Templates

You can always return to a tile that you have previously added to your ePoster and edit it.

  1. Click on the edit icon on the tile that you want to edit. Note that the edit icon of the tile that is open for editing appears red.
  2. You can now make any changes you want to the content of the tile in the Settings tab
  3. And you can make any changes you want to the appearance of the tile in the Layout tab

 

Many conferences are now using Learning Toolbox to present, share and discuss research. We have seen some great examples of ePosters/stacks created by authors attending these conferences. If you would like to explore some of these then you can look at the ePosters/stacks we have added to our Learning Toolbox Showcase. These are live and still being used by authors to present and share their work. You will see that they vary in terms of what content they include and how they are structured, but we feel that they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.

Of course your own ePoster/stack does not need to be as sophisticated as these examples – a simple and effective ePoster/stack may just contain the abstract, a presentation and a link to a website for example. But we hope these examples may give you an idea of what is possible and some ideas of the type of material you could include to give people a richer view of your work.

We would like to thank the authors of these ePosters/stacks for agreeing to their excellent work being showcased here. If you have come across any brilliant Learning Toolbox ePosters that you would like to see added to this showcase then please let us know so that we can contact the author and ask for their permission to add them.

Sign in to the Learning Toolbox website https://my.ltb.io/ and then:

  1. Click on the Stacks menu
  2. Click on the title bar of your ePoster/stack to open it
  3. Click on the Edit button to open the editor
  4. You can now edit it as normal. Remember to Save regularly.

These steps are shown in the annotated screenshots below.

Find your ePoster/stack
Open the ePoster/stack in the editor
Saving your ePoster/stack in the editor

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

Viewers of your stack can view and contribute to the chat by tapping on the chat icon when they are viewing your stack. They will be asked to sign-in if they are not already signed in. If they do not have an account then they can sign-in using one of the social media routes or by creating a new Learning Toolbox account. If the viewer is signed in, then the counter on the chat icon shows the number of unread chat messages.

In the chat area, viewers (and the author) of the stack can send chat messages and can also turn on email notifications if they want to receive email notifications of any new chat activity on this stack.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

This chat discussion is public – viewable by anyone who looks at the stack. The author can choose to turn off the chat channel if they do not wish to allow discussion around the stack. This is done in the stack editor.

Category: engaging

When your stack/ePoster is published to the showcase then viewers will see its summary information (the summary box) and be able to click on its title to open and explore it.

In the editor you can add extra information (description, image and tags) that will be included in this summary box. Adding more information helps your stack/ePoster stand out in the showcase and also helps your stack/ePoster to be found when people search the showcase.

To add this information to your stack/ePoster open your stack/ePoster in the editor and then:

  1. Click on the Stack Poster Details Tab
  2. Fill in (or check) the information (Stack name, Stack description, Image, Tags) as indicated in the image below
  3. Save your ePoster/stack
The Stack Poster Details Tab

We also recommend that you add your co-authors names to the Authors information. They will not display in the summary box, but this information will be included when viewers search for ePosters and viewers will be able to see your full list of authors when they hover over the Lead Author name in your ePoster’s summary. If you have many authors then we recommend just including surnames so that you do not exceed the character limit on this field which is approx 110.

You do not need to fill in the two boxes at the bottom of the Stack Poster Details tab unless your conference is using mini-posters, as this information would only appear on the printed mini-poster. Mini-posters tend to be used by onsite conferences as they are printed and displayed at the venue.

  1. Click on the Layout tab
  2. Within the Layout tab you can change the tile size
  3. tile colour
  4. and set or change the background image

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app.

Click on the star icon (1) to favourite and follow the ePoster.

Click on the drop-down menu (2) and choose My Favourites (3) to browse all your favourite ePosters.

 

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

You can choose to get email notifications of new chat activity on your ePoster. You can turn this on in the ePoster editor. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

It is also possible to turn on the email notifications when you are viewing any ePoster. You just open the chat area of that ePoster and then turn on the email notifications. You can do this for your own ePosters and for other authors’ ePosters. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

Category: engaging

You can get push notifications of new chat activity sent to your smart phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. To get the Learning Toolbox App search your App store for ‘Learning Toolbox’ or scan the QR code below.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your ePosters (where you are the editing author) then you will receive a notification on your phone/tablet. You will also receive notifications of new chat activity on any other ePosters that you favourited whilst signed into Learning Toolbox.
Category: engaging

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available, whether th ePosters are presented onsite or online etc.) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have below some general advice on presenting Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences and how to practise your presentation.

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 the viewer. What you see here is what your ePoster viewers will see if they are viewing your ePoster in a web browser on a computer or tablet. From here you can click on the tiles (2) and check that it is working as you expected. Once you are finished then just click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the editor.

As the author you can remove messages from the chat if you want to. We allow this since it is your ePoster and so you should have control over what is posted in the chat area and should be able to remove something if you don’t want it there.

Only the editing author and the domain administrator can remove messages from an ePoster’s chat area.


To remove a chat message, first view your ePoster and open its chat area. Next to each message you will see there is a small edit icon. Click on the edit icon and you will then see a small bin icon appear in the message. If you click on the bin icon then that message will be deleted (see annotated screenshot below).

Category: engaging

You can change the permissions of your stack to determine who can open it and whether it shows up in searches.

To do this sign-in and open your ePoster as usual, but do not click on the Edit button. Instead next to the Edit button you will see the access permissions button that indicates what permissions your stack currently has (Private, Restricted or Public). If you are still developing the stack then it is probably still set as Private. If the conference has just finished then it is probably set as Public. 

Click on that access permissions button and you will see the drop down menu allowing you to change the access permissions for your stack. 

If you are still working on the stack but want to share it with others (perhaps your co-authors) so they can see what you have done, then you should change the permissions to Public and Hidden. This will mean that only people who have been sent the QR code or web address for your stack will be able to open and view it. 

If the conference has finished and you do not want your stack to be accessible any longer then you should change the permissions to Private.

An easy way of sharing an ePoster with someone who you are talking to is to show them its QR code. They can scan this and view the ePoster on their own phone.

To do this you just need to open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app on your phone. Then open the drop-down menu (1) and choose Share (2).

The screen will then show your ePoster’s summary information and its QR code (3). The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code. You will also see the unique web address (4) for your ePoster, so you can choose to copy and send that to them instead.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox editor. Here you can see the QR code (1) and the unique web address (2) for this ePoster. You can copy these and share them or include them in your own dissemination material about your work. 

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

First open your ePoster (Click on the Preview in the Editor or click on its Title in the Showcase) . Then click on the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

You can now click on the Share on Twitter button (3) to share this ePoster/Stack to Twitter.

You will be asked to sign into Twitter (if you are not already signed in) and a draft tweet will be created containing the unique web link (4) for your ePoster/Stack. You can edit this tweet as you want before pressing Tweet to post it.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

If your stack is still Private then you should first set its access permissions to Public and Hidden (See How do I set access permissions?) then follow the steps in this video.

There are three main sections to the Learning Toolbox editing screen:

  1. The tile library shows all the different types of content you can add to your ePoster.
  2. Your ePoster. You see your ePoster as you build it. It is shown as it would appear on a mobile phone.
  3. The settings. The settings area changes dynamically depending on which part of the ePoster you are editing.

You add content to your ePoster by dragging the relevant tile from the tile library into your ePoster and then filling in the information required in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

  1. Click on the Set Image button. This appears in the Layout tab for most tiles, but appears in the Settings tab for the File and Online Content tiles.

This opens the image selector. From here you can choose to:

2. Upload an image from your computer
3. Search the Pixabay repository of copy-right free images that are available for you to use
4. Pick an image you have previously used from Pixabay

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

5. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
6. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
6. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. However, we would recommend that you keep your files much smaller in size if possible since large file sizes will not produce the best experience for the viewer (due to loading times).

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. If your file is above this size then we recommend that you consider saving your video in a lower resolution (more suitable for viewing on the web) before uploading it. If however you do want to add a larger video file then you can do this by uploading 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 YouTube 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).

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

 

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

1. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
2. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
3. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

We know that some people prefer to follow a written guide, so we have produced this short guide that takes you through the key steps involved in making a simple ePoster/stack for a conference.

Getting started – Create an LTB stack for a conference v2.0 (updated 23rd May 2020)

When you are in the editor then you can edit a tile by clicking on its edit button (in the top right hand corner of the tile). 

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

Some conferences ask their authors to add a video presentation to their ePoster/Stack. A common way that people make video presentations is to use Powerpoint.

If want to make a video presentation using Powerpoint then we recommend following the instructions from Microsoft (see links below) to add a narration to your Powerpoint presentation and then save that as a video file.

Please note that Learning Toolbox does not support .PPSX files, so when you save your presentation as a video you should save it as an MP4 file, not as  a PPSX file.

Please also note that you should choose to save your video in 720p (or internet) resolution (not the 1040p default that Powerpoint offers) as this is the most suitable format for videos playing on the web. Following these instructions will reduce the chance of hitting any upload issues due to the file size.

You can then add the video to your Learning Toolbox ePoster/Stack using the File Tile.

The following dates are important:

  • 26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 23rd July Best ePoster DEADLINE If you want your ePoster to be considered for the Best ePoster prize then it should be complete and marked as ready to publish by 23rd July.
  • 9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster 
  • 11th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark it as ready to publish. 
  • 16th August  ePoster Showcase opens

All deadlines are at the time 23:59 Anywhere on Earth on the stated date.

Category: Dates pages

To ensure that your ePoster is ready in time to present at ECER 2018, we have set some important deadline dates. Please help us to make the pilot successful by meeting these deadlines.

  • 17th August 2018 – Create your Learning Toolbox account.
  • 20th August 2018 – ePoster Clinic Webinar https://zoom.us/j/887324732
  • 27th of August 2018 – Create your mini-poster within Learning Toolbox.
  • 31st of August 2018 – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish.
  • 5th of September 2018 – ECER ePoster session (12:00-13:30)

The following dates are important:

  • Friday 10th May – Register (follow the Learning Toolbox invitation link and create your account)
  • Wednesday 29th May Friday 7th June – Finalise your mini poster (Please note extension)
  • Wednesday 19th June – Finalise your e-poster
Category: Dates pages

The following dates are important:

  • 1st July – Invitation emails sent to ePoster authors
  • 13th July at 11am CT – Webinar for authors. 
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

Categories: Dates pages, NASS

The following dates are important:

  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your mini-poster is ready to be printed. We will print it for you. (Please note that we have extended this deadline from the 31st May)
  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your ePoster is ready to be published. We will add it to the Showcase.
Category: Dates pages
  1. You can see a simple report on the views of your stack by clicking on the Stack Tools button when you open your stack.

2. This takes you to the simple statistics report for your stack, where you can see the monthly views of your stack.

3. And the number of people who have subscribed to your stack (by making it a favourite).

Category: engaging

Learning Toolbox automatically creates optimised and resized images to reduce use of bandwith without losing 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.

You will see this view (offering the option to mark your ePoster as ready) when you have closed the stack/ePoster editor.

You need to click on both buttons to indicate that it is ready to print and ready to publish. In fact there will be no printing done for online only conferences, but you still need to click the ready for printing button. In future this button will be removed for online only conferences.

We strongly recommend that you preview your stack/ePoster and check that it works as you expect, before you mark it as ready to publish.

Marking your stack/ePoster will let the administrators know that your stack is ready. It will not be published to the showcase immediately, as the administrators will take that action and they may have many stacks/ePosters to review. However, once it has been published then you will see a message onscreen indicating that this has been done (as shown in the image below).

Confirmation that your stack/ePoster has been published to the showcase

If you do not see the buttons that allow you to mark you ePoster as ready then this will be because you are creating a stack/ePoster that is not linked to a conference/event invite with a showcase. In this case you can instead make your ePoster public yourself by changing its access permissions.

The Named Author space (1) allows you to decide which author’s name you want to appear on the summary view of the stack/ePoster in the showcase.

The default is that the editing author’s name will appear here, but you can change this to a different name. If you then save (2) and close the editor (3) then you will be able to see where the Named Author appears in your stack/ePoster’s summary view (4).

There is a character limit of 25 for the Named Author to ensure that it can be displayed within the summary view. This means you will not be able to list all the co-authors of a stack/ePoster within the Named Author space. Although you can use the academic convention of et al. to indicate within the Named Author space that there are more authors (e.g. I could edit the Named Author to be “T. Treasure-Jones et al.”)

You can also add all your co-authors details within the stack/ePoster itself. Many authors add a Text Tile listing all the co-authors. Another possible approach is to add a new Screen and on that new screen to add a Tile for each author which links to their professional webpage.

Category: Co-authors

You can watch the recording of the webinar below. To see it in full-screen just click on the full screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: NASS, Webinar

If you have added a File to your ePoster/Stack using the File Tile and you want to replace that file with an updated version then this is possible.

Return to your ePoster and open it for editing and then follow these steps:

  1. Click on the edit icon in the top right of the File Tile you want to edit ​
  2. Look in the settings area
  3. ​Click on the edit icon next to your uploaded filename

​You will then be able to upload your new file. Once it has uploaded and processed then you should save your stack/ePoster. 

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the stacks/ePosters. However, there are still advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) under the showcase banner. This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Sign-in to the showcase

Particularly if you are working on a shared computer then make sure that you sign-out before you leave the showcase. The sign-out option appears in the same place under the showcase banner.

As well as interacting with the stacks/ePosters on the showcase you can also explore and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet. You will need to install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet first.

For most conferences you can then use the Learning Toolbox App to view the stacks/ePosters without signing-in to the App. However, there are still some advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in to the Learning Toolbox App simply open it on your phone/tablet and then press the More Menu (1) in the top right of the screen and choose Sign In (2). This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet

This webinar focused on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox. Participants were able to ask questions throughout and these were also answered during the webinar.

Video recording (1 hour 10 minutes)

You can play the video in full-screen by clicking on the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

This webinar focused on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the AMEE 2020 Virtual Conference.

Video recording (49 minutes)

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

We will be holding two webinars for AMEE ePoster authors. These webinars will be recorded and the recordings will be added to this Support Page soon after each webinar. We look forward to meeting you during the webinar.

26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Introduction to Learning Toolbox ePosters

This webinar will focus on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox.

9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Engaging with the AMEE ePosters

This webinar will focus on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the Virtual Conference and will identify some ways you can promote your ePoster and your work. It will also include some advice and guidance for ePoster authors who are presenting live.

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

You add content to your ePoster by dragging a tile from the Tile Library into the mobile phone view of your ePoster and then filling in the required information in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

In short: Yes, there are legal restrictions. 

You should only upload material that you have permission to add. Even when material is in the public domain (such as websites), you should be careful to ensure that you are not presenting it as if it was your own.

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.

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Changing the layout and appearance of a tile

With the support of EERA, we pilot a new and interactive approach to poster sessions at ECER 2018 to make your poster more visible. For this purpose, we are using an exciting new approach to ePosters, based on the use of Learning Toolbox.

This year, the project is limited to VETNET but will be available to all networks from 2019 onwards. You will be a pioneer!

Learning Toolbox for ePosters

ePoster authors will not need to create or transport a paper poster to ECER. Instead they will use Learning Toolbox to create a rich, interactive ePoster that provides an overview of their work. The ePoster can contain links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps, as well as presentations and background documents. There is a video on this support site showing you an example ePoster so that you can get a feel for how to use this format to present your work.

Disseminating your ePoster

Using Learning Toolbox you will also create a mini-poster (which we will print for you) containing a QR code that will direct people to your ePoster. The mini-posters will be displayed in the poster session room and people will be able to scan the QR code on your mini-poster to easily view and interact with your ePoster on their smartphones, tablets or computers. People can also send questions or comments to your ePoster, and you can answer them. This discussion is attached to your ePoster and can continue after the conference. During and after the conference, the e-posters will also display online on the ECER events showcase of the Learning Toolbox platform.

Presenting your ePoster

You have 15 minutes (incl. Q&A) to present your ePoster in the interactive poster session 02 SES 05.5 PS on Wednesday (12:00-13:30 in room F4.01). You will directly present the ePoster that you have created from the computer. To see how the ePoster looks like during your presentation, just open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox platform and click on ‘Preview’. At the conference, we will project this on the overhead screen and you can explain your work to the audience by navigating through the resources of your ePoster.

EERA Session “Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox”

If you want to know more about the background of how the Learning Toolbox came about and the educational research it was built on, we are organising an EERA session in the stream Side Event SES 06 called Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox – during Conferences and after the Conferences. This session takes place right after the ePoster presentations on Wednesday from 13:30-15:00 in room A2.16.

Kubify is offering Leeds Hub members the opportunity to increase their visibility in the Hub in a way that help us all to find and connect with fellow Hub entrepreneurs.

All Leeds Hub members will be able to use Kubify’s Learning Toolbox to create an ePoster presenting their business. These ePosters will then be displayed in the Hub, giving us all an overview of who is here, what they do and how to contact them.

You will be able to include links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps within your ePoster. You don’t need to make new material, it is just about choosing which existing information you have that you’d like to highlight to your fellow entrepreneurs and then adding that to your ePoster.

Learning Toolbox ePosters are actually hybrid ePosters. It’s not all E! There is still a paper part involved. Your ePoster consists of a paper mini-poster and your interactive ePoster. You make both of these within Learning Toolbox.

The mini-posters will be printed and displayed on a wall in the Hub. People will be able to browse the mini-posters and then view and explore your ePoster on their smartphones or tablets by scanning the QR code on your mini-poster. To scan and view the ePosters people can either use a standard QR code scanner and open the ePoster in their web browser or download the free Learning Toolbox app and open the ePoster in that.

The ePosters can also be published to the NatWest Hub Showcase website that will be created by Learning Toolbox. Here you will be able to search for ePosters by title, author or tags.

The aim is to have everything finished by 30th October, so that we can print and display the mini-posters and publish the Posters. But the ePosters are never locked, so you will be able to continue to edit and add to the ePoster even after that date.

Category: NatWest Intro

To open and explore the stacks/ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the title (1) to open it

Open an ePoster from the Showcase
  • Click on any Tile (2) to explore its content
  • Click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the Showcase
Explore and then close an ePoster

If the author has provided the full list of authors in their ePoster details then you can also view the full list of authors whilst browsing the ePosters on the showcase. Just move your mouse over the author’s name and the full list of authors will show up.

On the showcase you can search by typing your search text in the search box (1) and pressing enter. The search looks for matches in the ePoster title, authors, poster number (if included by the conference) and description. If you want to search for a specific phrase then enclose it in quote marks (e.g. “simulation in teaching” or “Joan Davis”).

Search and filter options

You can also choose to search by Tags. Click on the Tags button (2) and then start typing the tag name you want to search for in the Tag box that appears. The system will suggest matching tags from those that are being used by authors in this showcase. You can also search by Tags by simply clicking on a Tag in an ePoster’s summary box.

You can filter the ePoster’s on view by clicking on one of the category filter buttons (3) added by the conference. And if your conference has been using Learning Toolbox for several years, then you can also use the drop down menu (4) to switch to view stacks/ePosters from another year.

Alternatively you can browse by simply scrolling down the showcase screen. More stacks/ePosters will appear as you scroll down the page. 

Browse the showcase by scrolling down the screen

Category: NatWest Intro

If the author has allowed it then the stack/ePoster will have its own chat thread.

Click on the chat icon and you will be prompted to sign-in. You can create a free local Learning Toolbox account or sign-in via social media.

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat messages that have been posted to the stack/ePoster and send your own message. You can also choose to turn on email notifications if you want to receive emails when new chat messages are posted to this ePoster. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in to Learning Toolbox.

You can favourite any stack/ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button.

The Favourite button

You can filter the view to see all the ePosters that you have favourited in a showcase by clicking on the My Favourites button on the Showcase. If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include the showcase stacks/ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all the showcase stacks/ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device. To turn off this filter just click on the My Favourites button again.

My Favourites button on the Showcase

You can also see your list of your favourited ePosters when you are viewing an ePoster. Just click on the More Menu (1) and choose My Favourites (2).

You can get notifications of new chat activity either by email or by using the Learning Toolbox App.

Getting email notifications of new chat activity

When you open the chat on any ePoster you will see a switch at the top that allows you to turn on email notifications. If you turn this on then you will be sent email notifications of any new chat activity on this ePoster. The emails will be sent to the email address you used when signing into Learning Toolbox.

Getting push notifications of new chat activity using the Learning Toolbox App

If you want to get push notifications of new chat activity using the App then you need to:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox (you will be prompted to sign in if you click on an ePoster’s chat icon)
  • Favourite the stack/ePoster you want to follow (if you are the editing author you do not need to do this step)
  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • You can also browse, search, interact with, chat and favourite stacks/ePosters in the App on your phone
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your favourited stacks/ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share a stack/ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

This will show you the stack/ePoster’s key information including its QR code (3) and unique web address (4). If you show the QR code to someone they can scan it and open the stack/ePoster on their phone. If you copy the web address then you can send it to someone who can click on it and open the stack/ePoster. You can also choose to share the ePoster to Twitter (5).

As well as viewing the stacks/ePosters in a web browser, you can also view and interact with them on your phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. 

Using the App also allows you to get notifications of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters. When you install the App make sure that you agree to accept notifications if you want to receive these.

To download the Android App search for Learning Toolbox in the Google Play Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below. 

To download the iOS App search for Learning Toolbox in the App Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below.

As well as exploring the stacks/ePosters on the showcase website, you can also choose to view and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App
  • You can now search for the stack/ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the stack/ePoster in the App is to find and scan its QR code.

You can find the QR code from the showcase. Click on the stack/ePoster’s QR code icon (3) in the showcase and this will show onscreen its unique QR code (4).

You can then scan that QR code using the QR code scanner (5) built into the Learning Toolbox App. The stack/ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

Remember to also sign-in to Learning Toolbox (6) and to favourite the stack/ePoster if you want to easily return to it or get notifications of new chat activity.

If you are the author of a stack/ePoster at an event then your account will already follow that event’s showcase and (if you are signed in to the App) you can choose to search the showcase in the App.

If you are a delegate at an event then you will need to first follow the showcase in the App. After you have done this you will always be able to choose to search across just this event’s showcase in the App. To follow the showcase in the App:

  1. Open in the App any stack/ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Share
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)

To search a followed showcase in the App:

  1. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Search
  3. Click on the Domains drop-down menu
  4. Choose the name of the Event you want to search

By default (with the search box left blank) this will then list all the stacks/ePosters in that event’s showcase.

You can also search for a specific stack/ePoster in the showcase by typing in the search box and then choosing the field (All/Tags/Title/Author) you want to search

Learning Toolbox supports an exciting new approach to ePosters (and more generally content sharing) at online, hybrid and onsite conferences and events.

Using Learning Toolbox you will create a Stack/ePoster (a collection of material that could include a presentation, video, weblinks and more) that you can use to present and share your work at the event.

People will be able to easily view and interact with your ePoster by browsing the online ePoster showcase. Your ePosters will be available for people to explore throughout the event and can also be presented in a scheduled session if your event supports this.

ePoster Showcase Website – Browse, Search, Explore & Interact with the ePosters

Viewers can open your ePoster and explore all the rich content you have added. Viewers can also post questions or comments to your ePoster, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion will be attached to your ePoster and can continue after the event. Viewers can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.

Your ePoster will also live beyond the event, as you can continue to share it and (in some cases) even add to it after the event.

Your ePoster can even have a physical presence in the real world. Within Learning Toolbox you can create a mini-poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive ePoster. People can simply scan the QR code on the mini-poster and your interactive ePoster will open on their phone/tablet.

mini-poster – can be used as an advert for and gateway into your ePoster

Onsite and hybrid conferences will print these mini-posters and use them as a way of promoting the ePosters onsite. You can of course print the mini-poster yourself and use it wherever you want to promote your work and provide access to it.

Currently Learning Toolbox does not support live collaborative editing of an ePoster by multiple authors. Instead each ePoster has one person who takes on the editing author role.
If you have been sent an invite link to create an ePoster for a conference, then the first person who follows that link will be given the editing role.
 
The person who takes on the editing author role will be able to add their co-authors’ names to the ePoster by adding their names in the Stack Poster Details Tab and can also specify who will appear in the summary view as the Named Author. However, their co-authors will not be able to edit the ePoster.
 
The editing author can also share the link to the ePoster with their co-authors (How do I share an ePoster from my computer) so that their co-authors can view the developing ePoster and email them with any feedback or suggestions. If they do this then they should make sure they change the ePoster permissions from Private to Hidden and Anonymous Access (How do I set access permissions) before sending the link to their co-authors.
 
If your co-author has followed the invite link after you then they will get a message explaining that the link has already been used. If you would like to switch the editing role to them then just contact support (the team who are supporting your use of Learning Toolbox) and they will be able to do this for you.
 
Category: Co-authors

Some conferences have introduced templates for their ePosters/stacks. If your conference has a template then when you click on Create Stack (1) then you will be offered the choice of either Creating from an empty stack or using a template (2).

Your initial ePoster/stack will then be created using the template and you will be taken to the editor. In the centre of this screen you will see a mobile view of your ePoster/stack (3) containing the tiles (content) from your conference template. On the right you will see the general stack settings area (4) where you can add the summary information about your ePoster/stack. On the left is the Tile Library (5) which you can use later to add extra tiles/content to your ePoster.

The mobile view with the tiles shows the information your conference is expecting you to include. You should edit each Tile to add the information they have requested. To edit a tile click on the tile edit icon (6) on its top right hand corner. The settings area (7) will then change to indicate what type of content you can add to this Tile. Add it here in the settings area. You can also change the tile’s layout if you wish. Remember to save (8) your ePoster/stack regularly.

When you have finished editing all the tiles that are in your ePoster/stack then you should also fill out your ePoster’s summary information in the Stack Poster Details tab (9) in the General Settings area. This summary information is used when people search the ePoster showcase, so it will help people to find your ePoster. You can also choose to add more tiles/content to your ePoster/stack using the Tile Library (10). You simply drag and drop the relevant tile from the library into the mobile view of your ePoster/stack and then add the required information in the settings area. Again, remember to save your ePoster before closing the editor or leaving the webpage.

Category: Using Templates

You can always return to a tile that you have previously added to your ePoster and edit it.

  1. Click on the edit icon on the tile that you want to edit. Note that the edit icon of the tile that is open for editing appears red.
  2. You can now make any changes you want to the content of the tile in the Settings tab
  3. And you can make any changes you want to the appearance of the tile in the Layout tab

 

Many conferences are now using Learning Toolbox to present, share and discuss research. We have seen some great examples of ePosters/stacks created by authors attending these conferences. If you would like to explore some of these then you can look at the ePosters/stacks we have added to our Learning Toolbox Showcase. These are live and still being used by authors to present and share their work. You will see that they vary in terms of what content they include and how they are structured, but we feel that they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.

Of course your own ePoster/stack does not need to be as sophisticated as these examples – a simple and effective ePoster/stack may just contain the abstract, a presentation and a link to a website for example. But we hope these examples may give you an idea of what is possible and some ideas of the type of material you could include to give people a richer view of your work.

We would like to thank the authors of these ePosters/stacks for agreeing to their excellent work being showcased here. If you have come across any brilliant Learning Toolbox ePosters that you would like to see added to this showcase then please let us know so that we can contact the author and ask for their permission to add them.

Sign in to the Learning Toolbox website https://my.ltb.io/ and then:

  1. Click on the Stacks menu
  2. Click on the title bar of your ePoster/stack to open it
  3. Click on the Edit button to open the editor
  4. You can now edit it as normal. Remember to Save regularly.

These steps are shown in the annotated screenshots below.

Find your ePoster/stack
Open the ePoster/stack in the editor
Saving your ePoster/stack in the editor

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

Viewers of your stack can view and contribute to the chat by tapping on the chat icon when they are viewing your stack. They will be asked to sign-in if they are not already signed in. If they do not have an account then they can sign-in using one of the social media routes or by creating a new Learning Toolbox account. If the viewer is signed in, then the counter on the chat icon shows the number of unread chat messages.

In the chat area, viewers (and the author) of the stack can send chat messages and can also turn on email notifications if they want to receive email notifications of any new chat activity on this stack.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

This chat discussion is public – viewable by anyone who looks at the stack. The author can choose to turn off the chat channel if they do not wish to allow discussion around the stack. This is done in the stack editor.

Category: engaging

When your stack/ePoster is published to the showcase then viewers will see its summary information (the summary box) and be able to click on its title to open and explore it.

In the editor you can add extra information (description, image and tags) that will be included in this summary box. Adding more information helps your stack/ePoster stand out in the showcase and also helps your stack/ePoster to be found when people search the showcase.

To add this information to your stack/ePoster open your stack/ePoster in the editor and then:

  1. Click on the Stack Poster Details Tab
  2. Fill in (or check) the information (Stack name, Stack description, Image, Tags) as indicated in the image below
  3. Save your ePoster/stack
The Stack Poster Details Tab

We also recommend that you add your co-authors names to the Authors information. They will not display in the summary box, but this information will be included when viewers search for ePosters and viewers will be able to see your full list of authors when they hover over the Lead Author name in your ePoster’s summary. If you have many authors then we recommend just including surnames so that you do not exceed the character limit on this field which is approx 110.

You do not need to fill in the two boxes at the bottom of the Stack Poster Details tab unless your conference is using mini-posters, as this information would only appear on the printed mini-poster. Mini-posters tend to be used by onsite conferences as they are printed and displayed at the venue.

  1. Click on the Layout tab
  2. Within the Layout tab you can change the tile size
  3. tile colour
  4. and set or change the background image

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app.

Click on the star icon (1) to favourite and follow the ePoster.

Click on the drop-down menu (2) and choose My Favourites (3) to browse all your favourite ePosters.

 

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

You can choose to get email notifications of new chat activity on your ePoster. You can turn this on in the ePoster editor. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

It is also possible to turn on the email notifications when you are viewing any ePoster. You just open the chat area of that ePoster and then turn on the email notifications. You can do this for your own ePosters and for other authors’ ePosters. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

Category: engaging

You can get push notifications of new chat activity sent to your smart phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. To get the Learning Toolbox App search your App store for ‘Learning Toolbox’ or scan the QR code below.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your ePosters (where you are the editing author) then you will receive a notification on your phone/tablet. You will also receive notifications of new chat activity on any other ePosters that you favourited whilst signed into Learning Toolbox.
Category: engaging

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available, whether th ePosters are presented onsite or online etc.) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have below some general advice on presenting Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences and how to practise your presentation.

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 the viewer. What you see here is what your ePoster viewers will see if they are viewing your ePoster in a web browser on a computer or tablet. From here you can click on the tiles (2) and check that it is working as you expected. Once you are finished then just click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the editor.

As the author you can remove messages from the chat if you want to. We allow this since it is your ePoster and so you should have control over what is posted in the chat area and should be able to remove something if you don’t want it there.

Only the editing author and the domain administrator can remove messages from an ePoster’s chat area.


To remove a chat message, first view your ePoster and open its chat area. Next to each message you will see there is a small edit icon. Click on the edit icon and you will then see a small bin icon appear in the message. If you click on the bin icon then that message will be deleted (see annotated screenshot below).

Category: engaging

You can change the permissions of your stack to determine who can open it and whether it shows up in searches.

To do this sign-in and open your ePoster as usual, but do not click on the Edit button. Instead next to the Edit button you will see the access permissions button that indicates what permissions your stack currently has (Private, Restricted or Public). If you are still developing the stack then it is probably still set as Private. If the conference has just finished then it is probably set as Public. 

Click on that access permissions button and you will see the drop down menu allowing you to change the access permissions for your stack. 

If you are still working on the stack but want to share it with others (perhaps your co-authors) so they can see what you have done, then you should change the permissions to Public and Hidden. This will mean that only people who have been sent the QR code or web address for your stack will be able to open and view it. 

If the conference has finished and you do not want your stack to be accessible any longer then you should change the permissions to Private.

An easy way of sharing an ePoster with someone who you are talking to is to show them its QR code. They can scan this and view the ePoster on their own phone.

To do this you just need to open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox app on your phone. Then open the drop-down menu (1) and choose Share (2).

The screen will then show your ePoster’s summary information and its QR code (3). The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code. You will also see the unique web address (4) for your ePoster, so you can choose to copy and send that to them instead.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

Open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox editor. Here you can see the QR code (1) and the unique web address (2) for this ePoster. You can copy these and share them or include them in your own dissemination material about your work. 

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

First open your ePoster (Click on the Preview in the Editor or click on its Title in the Showcase) . Then click on the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

You can now click on the Share on Twitter button (3) to share this ePoster/Stack to Twitter.

You will be asked to sign into Twitter (if you are not already signed in) and a draft tweet will be created containing the unique web link (4) for your ePoster/Stack. You can edit this tweet as you want before pressing Tweet to post it.

Please make sure that your ePoster has been published or you have made it public (by changing its access permissions) before you share it.

If your stack is still Private then you should first set its access permissions to Public and Hidden (See How do I set access permissions?) then follow the steps in this video.

There are three main sections to the Learning Toolbox editing screen:

  1. The tile library shows all the different types of content you can add to your ePoster.
  2. Your ePoster. You see your ePoster as you build it. It is shown as it would appear on a mobile phone.
  3. The settings. The settings area changes dynamically depending on which part of the ePoster you are editing.

You add content to your ePoster by dragging the relevant tile from the tile library into your ePoster and then filling in the information required in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

  1. Click on the Set Image button. This appears in the Layout tab for most tiles, but appears in the Settings tab for the File and Online Content tiles.

This opens the image selector. From here you can choose to:

2. Upload an image from your computer
3. Search the Pixabay repository of copy-right free images that are available for you to use
4. Pick an image you have previously used from Pixabay

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

5. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
6. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
6. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. However, we would recommend that you keep your files much smaller in size if possible since large file sizes will not produce the best experience for the viewer (due to loading times).

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.

Please note there is a 400MB file size limit on files uploaded using the File Tile. If your file is above this size then we recommend that you consider saving your video in a lower resolution (more suitable for viewing on the web) before uploading it. If however you do want to add a larger video file then you can do this by uploading 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 YouTube 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).

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

 

When you pick an image then you will have the chance to crop and resize it.

1. You can crop it by dragging and moving the image so that the area you want appears within the focus area.
2. You can resize the image using the resize scrollbar
3. Click on Apply when you are happy with the image preview. Note that the top section of the image will not show on your tile if you have used a tile title.

We know that some people prefer to follow a written guide, so we have produced this short guide that takes you through the key steps involved in making a simple ePoster/stack for a conference.

Getting started – Create an LTB stack for a conference v2.0 (updated 23rd May 2020)

When you are in the editor then you can edit a tile by clicking on its edit button (in the top right hand corner of the tile). 

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

Some conferences ask their authors to add a video presentation to their ePoster/Stack. A common way that people make video presentations is to use Powerpoint.

If want to make a video presentation using Powerpoint then we recommend following the instructions from Microsoft (see links below) to add a narration to your Powerpoint presentation and then save that as a video file.

Please note that Learning Toolbox does not support .PPSX files, so when you save your presentation as a video you should save it as an MP4 file, not as  a PPSX file.

Please also note that you should choose to save your video in 720p (or internet) resolution (not the 1040p default that Powerpoint offers) as this is the most suitable format for videos playing on the web. Following these instructions will reduce the chance of hitting any upload issues due to the file size.

You can then add the video to your Learning Toolbox ePoster/Stack using the File Tile.

The following dates are important:

  • 26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 23rd July Best ePoster DEADLINE If you want your ePoster to be considered for the Best ePoster prize then it should be complete and marked as ready to publish by 23rd July.
  • 9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster 
  • 11th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark it as ready to publish. 
  • 16th August  ePoster Showcase opens

All deadlines are at the time 23:59 Anywhere on Earth on the stated date.

Category: Dates pages

To ensure that your ePoster is ready in time to present at ECER 2018, we have set some important deadline dates. Please help us to make the pilot successful by meeting these deadlines.

  • 17th August 2018 – Create your Learning Toolbox account.
  • 20th August 2018 – ePoster Clinic Webinar https://zoom.us/j/887324732
  • 27th of August 2018 – Create your mini-poster within Learning Toolbox.
  • 31st of August 2018 – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish.
  • 5th of September 2018 – ECER ePoster session (12:00-13:30)

The following dates are important:

  • Friday 10th May – Register (follow the Learning Toolbox invitation link and create your account)
  • Wednesday 29th May Friday 7th June – Finalise your mini poster (Please note extension)
  • Wednesday 19th June – Finalise your e-poster
Category: Dates pages

The following dates are important:

  • 1st July – Invitation emails sent to ePoster authors
  • 13th July at 11am CT – Webinar for authors. 
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

Categories: Dates pages, NASS

The following dates are important:

  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your mini-poster is ready to be printed. We will print it for you. (Please note that we have extended this deadline from the 31st May)
  • 5th June 2019 – Make sure your ePoster is ready to be published. We will add it to the Showcase.
Category: Dates pages
  1. You can see a simple report on the views of your stack by clicking on the Stack Tools button when you open your stack.

2. This takes you to the simple statistics report for your stack, where you can see the monthly views of your stack.

3. And the number of people who have subscribed to your stack (by making it a favourite).

Category: engaging

Learning Toolbox automatically creates optimised and resized images to reduce use of bandwith without losing 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.

You will see this view (offering the option to mark your ePoster as ready) when you have closed the stack/ePoster editor.

You need to click on both buttons to indicate that it is ready to print and ready to publish. In fact there will be no printing done for online only conferences, but you still need to click the ready for printing button. In future this button will be removed for online only conferences.

We strongly recommend that you preview your stack/ePoster and check that it works as you expect, before you mark it as ready to publish.

Marking your stack/ePoster will let the administrators know that your stack is ready. It will not be published to the showcase immediately, as the administrators will take that action and they may have many stacks/ePosters to review. However, once it has been published then you will see a message onscreen indicating that this has been done (as shown in the image below).

Confirmation that your stack/ePoster has been published to the showcase

If you do not see the buttons that allow you to mark you ePoster as ready then this will be because you are creating a stack/ePoster that is not linked to a conference/event invite with a showcase. In this case you can instead make your ePoster public yourself by changing its access permissions.

The Named Author space (1) allows you to decide which author’s name you want to appear on the summary view of the stack/ePoster in the showcase.

The default is that the editing author’s name will appear here, but you can change this to a different name. If you then save (2) and close the editor (3) then you will be able to see where the Named Author appears in your stack/ePoster’s summary view (4).

There is a character limit of 25 for the Named Author to ensure that it can be displayed within the summary view. This means you will not be able to list all the co-authors of a stack/ePoster within the Named Author space. Although you can use the academic convention of et al. to indicate within the Named Author space that there are more authors (e.g. I could edit the Named Author to be “T. Treasure-Jones et al.”)

You can also add all your co-authors details within the stack/ePoster itself. Many authors add a Text Tile listing all the co-authors. Another possible approach is to add a new Screen and on that new screen to add a Tile for each author which links to their professional webpage.

Category: Co-authors

You can watch the recording of the webinar below. To see it in full-screen just click on the full screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: NASS, Webinar

If you have added a File to your ePoster/Stack using the File Tile and you want to replace that file with an updated version then this is possible.

Return to your ePoster and open it for editing and then follow these steps:

  1. Click on the edit icon in the top right of the File Tile you want to edit ​
  2. Look in the settings area
  3. ​Click on the edit icon next to your uploaded filename

​You will then be able to upload your new file. Once it has uploaded and processed then you should save your stack/ePoster. 

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the stacks/ePosters. However, there are still advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) under the showcase banner. This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Sign-in to the showcase

Particularly if you are working on a shared computer then make sure that you sign-out before you leave the showcase. The sign-out option appears in the same place under the showcase banner.

As well as interacting with the stacks/ePosters on the showcase you can also explore and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet. You will need to install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet first.

For most conferences you can then use the Learning Toolbox App to view the stacks/ePosters without signing-in to the App. However, there are still some advantages to signing in:

  • If you are signed in then you can view and add to the chat thread on any stack/ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which stacks/ePosters you have favourited (when signed in) and you will be able to return to them easily even when you sign-in on a different device
  • If you sign-in then you can receive notifications (using the Learning Toolbox App) of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters

To sign-in to the Learning Toolbox App simply open it on your phone/tablet and then press the More Menu (1) in the top right of the screen and choose Sign In (2). This will then offer you the option to sign in using various social media accounts or to set-up your own local Learning Toolbox account. If you have already signed-in before and favourited stacks/ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet

This webinar focused on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox. Participants were able to ask questions throughout and these were also answered during the webinar.

Video recording (1 hour 10 minutes)

You can play the video in full-screen by clicking on the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar.

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

This webinar focused on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the AMEE 2020 Virtual Conference.

Video recording (49 minutes)

Presentation used in the webinar

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

We will be holding two webinars for AMEE ePoster authors. These webinars will be recorded and the recordings will be added to this Support Page soon after each webinar. We look forward to meeting you during the webinar.

26th May at 2pm (GMT+1) Introduction to Learning Toolbox ePosters

This webinar will focus on introducing Learning Toolbox’s interactive and flexible approach to ePosters and showing you how to create an ePoster/Stack in Learning Toolbox.

9th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Engaging with the AMEE ePosters

This webinar will focus on how delegates (including authors) will engage with the ePosters in the Virtual Conference and will identify some ways you can promote your ePoster and your work. It will also include some advice and guidance for ePoster authors who are presenting live.

Categories: AMEE, AMEE Webinar

You add content to your ePoster by dragging a tile from the Tile Library into the mobile phone view of your ePoster and then filling in the required information in the settings area.

A summary of the type of information you can add using each Tile is shown below.

In short: Yes, there are legal restrictions. 

You should only upload material that you have permission to add. Even when material is in the public domain (such as websites), you should be careful to ensure that you are not presenting it as if it was your own.

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.

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Adding an extra screen/layer to my ePoster/stack

With the support of EERA, we pilot a new and interactive approach to poster sessions at ECER 2018 to make your poster more visible. For this purpose, we are using an exciting new approach to ePosters, based on the use of Learning Toolbox.

This year, the project is limited to VETNET but will be available to all networks from 2019 onwards. You will be a pioneer!

Learning Toolbox for ePosters

ePoster authors will not need to create or transport a paper poster to ECER. Instead they will use Learning Toolbox to create a rich, interactive ePoster that provides an overview of their work. The ePoster can contain links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps, as well as presentations and background documents. There is a video on this support site showing you an example ePoster so that you can get a feel for how to use this format to present your work.

Disseminating your ePoster

Using Learning Toolbox you will also create a mini-poster (which we will print for you) containing a QR code that will direct people to your ePoster. The mini-posters will be displayed in the poster session room and people will be able to scan the QR code on your mini-poster to easily view and interact with your ePoster on their smartphones, tablets or computers. People can also send questions or comments to your ePoster, and you can answer them. This discussion is attached to your ePoster and can continue after the conference. During and after the conference, the e-posters will also display online on the ECER events showcase of the Learning Toolbox platform.

Presenting your ePoster

You have 15 minutes (incl. Q&A) to present your ePoster in the interactive poster session 02 SES 05.5 PS on Wednesday (12:00-13:30 in room F4.01). You will directly present the ePoster that you have created from the computer. To see how the ePoster looks like during your presentation, just open the ePoster in the Learning Toolbox platform and click on ‘Preview’. At the conference, we will project this on the overhead screen and you can explain your work to the audience by navigating through the resources of your ePoster.

EERA Session “Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox”

If you want to know more about the background of how the Learning Toolbox came about and the educational research it was built on, we are organising an EERA session in the stream Side Event SES 06 called Presenting Educational Research with the Help of the Learning Toolbox – during Conferences and after the Conferences. This session takes place right after the ePoster presentations on Wednesday from 13:30-15:00 in room A2.16.

Kubify is offering Leeds Hub members the opportunity to increase their visibility in the Hub in a way that help us all to find and connect with fellow Hub entrepreneurs.

All Leeds Hub members will be able to use Kubify’s Learning Toolbox to create an ePoster presenting their business. These ePosters will then be displayed in the Hub, giving us all an overview of who is here, what they do and how to contact them.

You will be able to include links to multimedia and interactive material such as videos, online tools and apps within your ePoster. You don’t need to make new material, it is just about choosing which existing information you have that you’d like to highlight to your fellow entrepreneurs and then adding that to your ePoster.

Learning Toolbox ePosters are actually hybrid ePosters. It’s not all E! There is still a paper part involved. Your ePoster consists of a paper mini-poster and your interactive ePoster. You make both of these within Learning Toolbox.

The mini-posters will be printed and displayed on a wall in the Hub. People will be able to browse the mini-posters and then view and explore your ePoster on their smartphones or tablets by scanning the QR code on your mini-poster. To scan and view the ePosters people can either use a standard QR code scanner and open the ePoster in their web browser or download the free Learning Toolbox app and open the ePoster in that.

The ePosters can also be published to the NatWest Hub Showcase website that will be created by Learning Toolbox. Here you will be able to search for ePosters by title, author or tags.

The aim is to have everything finished by 30th October, so that we can print and display the mini-posters and publish the Posters. But the ePosters are never locked, so you will be able to continue to edit and add to the ePoster even after that date.

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To open and explore the stacks/ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the title (1) to open it

Open an ePoster from the Showcase
  • Click on any Tile (2) to explore its content
  • Click on the X button (3) to close the viewer and return to the Showcase
Explore and then close an ePoster

If the author has provided the full list of authors in their ePoster details then you can also view the full list of authors whilst browsing the ePosters on the showcase. Just move your mouse over the author’s name and the full list of authors will show up.

On the showcase you can search by typing your search text in the search box (1) and pressing enter. The search looks for matches in the ePoster title, authors, poster number (if included by the conference) and description. If you want to search for a specific phrase then enclose it in quote marks (e.g. “simulation in teaching” or “Joan Davis”).

Search and filter options

You can also choose to search by Tags. Click on the Tags button (2) and then start typing the tag name you want to search for in the Tag box that appears. The system will suggest matching tags from those that are being used by authors in this showcase. You can also search by Tags by simply clicking on a Tag in an ePoster’s summary box.

You can filter the ePoster’s on view by clicking on one of the category filter buttons (3) added by the conference. And if your conference has been using Learning Toolbox for several years, then you can also use the drop down menu (4) to switch to view stacks/ePosters from another year.

Alternatively you can browse by simply scrolling down the showcase screen. More stacks/ePosters will appear as you scroll down the page. 

Browse the showcase by scrolling down the screen

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If the author has allowed it then the stack/ePoster will have its own chat thread.

Click on the chat icon and you will be prompted to sign-in. You can create a free local Learning Toolbox account or sign-in via social media.

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat messages that have been posted to the stack/ePoster and send your own message. You can also choose to turn on email notifications if you want to receive emails when new chat messages are posted to this ePoster. The email notifications will be sent to the email address that you used when signing in to Learning Toolbox.

You can favourite any stack/ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button.

The Favourite button

You can filter the view to see all the ePosters that you have favourited in a showcase by clicking on the My Favourites button on the Showcase. If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include the showcase stacks/ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all the showcase stacks/ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device. To turn off this filter just click on the My Favourites button again.

My Favourites button on the Showcase

You can also see your list of your favourited ePosters when you are viewing an ePoster. Just click on the More Menu (1) and choose My Favourites (2).

You can get notifications of new chat activity either by email or by using the Learning Toolbox App.

Getting email notifications of new chat activity

When you open the chat on any ePoster you will see a switch at the top that allows you to turn on email notifications. If you turn this on then you will be sent email notifications of any new chat activity on this ePoster. The emails will be sent to the email address you used when signing into Learning Toolbox.

Getting push notifications of new chat activity using the Learning Toolbox App

If you want to get push notifications of new chat activity using the App then you need to:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox (you will be prompted to sign in if you click on an ePoster’s chat icon)
  • Favourite the stack/ePoster you want to follow (if you are the editing author you do not need to do this step)
  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and make sure you agree to accept notifications
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet and sign-in to the App
  • You can also browse, search, interact with, chat and favourite stacks/ePosters in the App on your phone
  • Now, even if you close the App on your phone, then whenever there is any new chat activity on any of your favourited stacks/ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share a stack/ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Share (2).

This will show you the stack/ePoster’s key information including its QR code (3) and unique web address (4). If you show the QR code to someone they can scan it and open the stack/ePoster on their phone. If you copy the web address then you can send it to someone who can click on it and open the stack/ePoster. You can also choose to share the ePoster to Twitter (5).

As well as viewing the stacks/ePosters in a web browser, you can also view and interact with them on your phone or tablet using the Learning Toolbox App. 

Using the App also allows you to get notifications of new chat activity on your favourited stacks/ePosters. When you install the App make sure that you agree to accept notifications if you want to receive these.

To download the Android App search for Learning Toolbox in the Google Play Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below. 

To download the iOS App search for Learning Toolbox in the App Store or use your phone to scan the QR code below.

As well as exploring the stacks/ePosters on the showcase website, you can also choose to view and interact with them in the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet.

  • Install the Learning Toolbox App on your phone or tablet
  • Open the Learning Toolbox App
  • You can now search for the stack/ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the stack/ePoster in the App is to find and scan its QR code.

You can find the QR code from the showcase. Click on the stack/ePoster’s QR code icon (3) in the showcase and this will show onscreen its unique QR code (4).

You can then scan that QR code using the QR code scanner (5) built into the Learning Toolbox App. The stack/ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

Remember to also sign-in to Learning Toolbox (6) and to favourite the stack/ePoster if you want to easily return to it or get notifications of new chat activity.

If you are the author of a stack/ePoster at an event then your account will already follow that event’s showcase and (if you are signed in to the App) you can choose to search the showcase in the App.

If you are a delegate at an event then you will need to first follow the showcase in the App. After you have done this you will always be able to choose to search across just this event’s showcase in the App. To follow the showcase in the App:

  1. Open in the App any stack/ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Share
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)

To search a followed showcase in the App:

  1. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Search
  3. Click on the Domains drop-down menu
  4. Choose the name of the Event you want to search

By default (with the search box left blank) this will then list all the stacks/ePosters in that event’s showcase.

You can also search for a specific stack/ePoster in the showcase by typing in the search box and then choosing the field (All/Tags/Title/Author) you want to search

Learning Toolbox supports an exciting new approach to ePosters (and more generally content sharing) at online, hybrid and onsite conferences and events.

Using Learning Toolbox you will create a Stack/ePoster (a collection of material that could include a presentation, video, weblinks and more) that you can use to present and share your work at the event.

People will be able to easily view and interact with your ePoster by browsing the online ePoster showcase. Your ePosters will be available for people to explore throughout the event and can also be presented in a scheduled session if your event supports this.

ePoster Showcase Website – Browse, Search, Explore & Interact with the ePosters

Viewers can open your ePoster and explore all the rich content you have added. Viewers can also post questions or comments to your ePoster, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion will be attached to your ePoster and can continue after the event. Viewers can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.

Your ePoster will also live beyond the event, as you can continue to share it and (in some cases) even add to it after the event.

Your ePoster can even have a physical presence in the real world. Within Learning Toolbox you can create a mini-poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive ePoster. People can simply scan the QR code on the mini-poster and your interactive ePoster will open on their phone/tablet.

mini-poster – can be used as an advert for and gateway into your ePoster

Onsite and hybrid conferences will print these mini-posters and use them as a way of promoting the ePosters onsite. You can of course print the mini-poster yourself and use it wherever you want to promote your work and provide access to it.

Currently Learning Toolbox does not support live collaborative editing of an ePoster by multiple authors. Instead each ePoster has one person who takes on the editing author role.
If you have been sent an invite link to create an ePoster for a conference, then the first person who follows that link will be given the editing role.
 
The person who takes on the editing author role will be able to add their co-authors’ names to the ePoster by adding their names in the Stack Poster Details Tab and can also specify who will appear in the summary view as the Named Author. However, their co-authors will not be able to edit the ePoster.
 
The editing author can also share the link to the ePoster with their co-authors (How do I share an ePoster from my computer) so that their co-authors can view the developing ePoster and email them with any feedback or suggestions. If they do this then they should make sure they change the ePoster permissions from Private to Hidden and Anonymous Access (How do I set access permissions) before sending the link to their co-authors.
 
If your co-author has followed the invite link after you then they will get a message explaining that the link has already been used. If you would like to switch the editing role to them then just contact support (the team who are supporting your use of Learning Toolbox) and they will be able to do this for you.
 
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Some conferences have introduced templates for their ePosters/stacks. If your conference has a template then when you click on Create Stack (1) then you will be offered the choice of either Creating from an empty stack or using a template (2).

Your initial ePoster/stack will then be created using the template and you will be taken to the editor. In the centre of this screen you will see a mobile view of your ePoster/stack (3) containing the tiles (content) from your conference template. On the right you will see the general stack settings area (4) where you can add the summary information about your ePoster/stack. On the left is the Tile Library (5) which you can use later to add extra tiles/content to your ePoster.

The mobile view with the tiles shows the information your conference is expecting you to include. You should edit each Tile to add the information they have requested. To edit a tile click on the tile edit icon (6) on its top right hand corner. The settings area (7) will then change to indicate what type of content you can add to this Tile. Add it here in the settings area. You can also change the tile’s layout if you wish. Remember to save (8) your ePoster/stack regularly.

When you have finished editing all the tiles that are in your ePoster/stack then you should also fill out your ePoster’s summary information in the Stack Poster Details tab (9) in the General Settings area. This summary information is used when people search the ePoster showcase, so it will help people to find your ePoster. You can also choose to add more tiles/content to your ePoster/stack using the Tile Library (10). You simply drag and drop the relevant tile from the library into the mobile view of your ePoster/stack and then add the required information in the settings area. Again, remember to save your ePoster before closing the editor or leaving the webpage.

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You can always return to a tile that you have previously added to your ePoster and edit it.

  1. Click on the edit icon on the tile that you want to edit. Note that the edit icon of the tile that is open for editing appears red.
  2. You can now make any changes you want to the content of the tile in the Settings tab
  3. And you can make any changes you want to the appearance of the tile in the Layout tab

 

Many conferences are now using Learning Toolbox to present, share and discuss research. We have seen some great examples of ePosters/stacks created by authors attending these conferences. If you would like to explore some of these then you can look at the ePosters/stacks we have added to our Learning Toolbox Showcase. These are live and still being used by authors to present and share their work. You will see that they vary in terms of what content they include and how they are structured, but we feel that they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.

Of course your own ePoster/stack does not need to be as sophisticated as these examples – a simple and effective ePoster/stack may just contain the abstract, a presentation and a link to a website for example. But we hope these examples may give you an idea of what is possible and some ideas of the type of material you could include to give people a richer view of your work.

We would like to thank the authors of these ePosters/stacks for agreeing to their excellent work being showcased here. If you have come across any brilliant Learning Toolbox ePosters that you would like to see added to this showcase then please let us know so that we can contact the author and ask for their permission to add them.

Sign in to the Learning Toolbox website https://my.ltb.io/ and then:

  1. Click on the Stacks menu
  2. Click on the title bar of your ePoster/stack to open it
  3. Click on the Edit button to open the editor
  4. You can now edit it as normal. Remember to Save regularly.

These steps are shown in the annotated screenshots below.

Find your ePoster/stack
Open the ePoster/stack in the editor
Saving your ePoster/stack in the editor

By default each stack has a chat channel that allows viewers (and the author) to post questions, comments and answers that attach to the stack. The chat channel is a single discussion thread.

Viewers of your stack can view and contribute to the chat by tapping on the chat icon when they are viewing your stack. They will be asked to sign-in if they are not already signed in. If they do not have an account then they can sign-in using one of the social media routes or by creating a new Learning Toolbox account. If the viewer is signed in, then the counter on the chat icon shows the number of unread chat messages.

In the chat area, viewers (and the author) of the stack can send chat messages and can also turn on email notifications if they want to receive email notifications of any new chat activity on this stack.

For more information on how delegates and authors can engage with the published showcase ePosters, you can view the Showcase Help Page.

This chat discussion is public – viewable by anyone who looks at the stack. The author can choose to turn off the chat channel if they do not wish to allow discussion around the stack. This is done in the stack editor.

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