LTB Support Page for MESA

If you cannot find the answer to your question here then just email our Helpdesk (support@stack.services).

Learning Toolbox allows you to create a collection (we call it a stack) of multimedia and interactive material that you can present and share with others. Learning Toolbox is being used in a wide variety of different ways: to make ePosters presenting research work at conferences, to share educational resources with students, to create a multimedia portfolio showcasing someone’s work and to support workshops. How will you use your stack?

Content that you can include in your stack

Using the editor you can simply drag and drop tiles from the Tile Library to choose what content you want to add to your stack.

The Learning Toolbox editor

Once you are happy that your stack is ready, then you can simply make it public and start to share it with others.

Your stack will have its own unique web address and you can easily share your stack with people by sending them its weblink or showing them its QR code.

Your stack’s sharing information

People will be able to view your stack in the web browser on their phone, tablet, laptop or computer and explore all the rich content you have added.

Your stack can be viewed on computers, tablets and phones

People can also post questions or comments to your stack, to which you can respond. This text chat discussion is public but you can remove posts if necessary. Viewers can also favourite your stack so that they can return to it more easily.

Chat and favoriting options

You can return to edit your stack whenever you want. People will always see the up-to-date saved version of your stack when they view it.

Within Learning Toolbox, you can also generate a summary poster that acts as an advert for and gateway into your interactive stack. You can download, print and display this summary poster wherever you want to promote your work. People can simply scan the QR code on the summary poster and your interactive stack will open on their phone/tablet.

summary poster- can be used as an advert for and gateway into your stack

There is more information to help you to get started on the support page: the 4 minute introduction video, example ePosters and interviews with authors. If you want more detailed information then you can find it on the frequently asked questions page and by following the in-line help buttons (?) on the screen.

We hope you enjoy using Learning Toolbox and we look forward to seeing what you create.

Creating a Stack

This video gives you a very quick introduction to the Learning Toolbox and its editor. We recommend that you play this video in full screen.

Press the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar to play in full-screen.

If your country does not allow access to the Vimeo video streaming service then you can access this video here instead.

Be inspired by other authors

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. The 3 minute video below explores some of the great ePosters made by authors using Learning Toolbox.

If your country does not allow access to the Vimeo video streaming service then you can access this video here instead.

You can see and interact with these great ePosters (and more) on the Learning Toolbox Showcase. These ePosters 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 they have all made great use of the platform to present their work.

LTB Showcase
Learning Toolbox Showcase

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.

Thousands of ePoster authors are using Learning Toolbox to share and present their work at conferences and events. The ePosters can be as simple as an uploaded PDF file, but can also include more interactive and engaging material, as well as background information.

Below are short videos with 4 of our authors in which they talk about what they chose to include in their ePosters. Thank you very much to Amy, Komal, Nathan and Sytske for making these videos. We hope they inspire and help new authors.

Quick overview of what Amy, Komal, Nathan and Sytkse found useful about using Learning Toolbox

This 5 minute video highlights what Amy, Komal, Nathan and Sytske found most useful about using Learning Toolbox. It helps to show the different ways in which authors and conferences are using Learning Toolbox to help present and share research work effectively.

If your country does not allow access to the Vimeo video streaming service then you can access this video here instead.

Amy Creaser’s ePoster for Future Physiology

Amy gives a short introduction to her work (on wearable activity trackers use by children and adolescents) and shows us her ePoster. In the ePoster tour Amy explains what she chose to include in her ePoster and why. The ePoster tour starts at 2:10

If your country does not allow access to the Vimeo video streaming service then you can access this video here instead.

Komal Atta’s ePoster for AMEE

Komal gives a short introduction to her work (on the impact of social media on professional identity) and shows us her ePoster. In the ePoster tour Komal explains what she chose to include in the ePoster and why. The ePoster tour starts at 2:20

If your country does not allow access to the Vimeo video streaming service then you can access this video here instead.

Nathan Kucko’s ePoster for NASS

Nathan gives a short introduction to his work (on developing a bone graft for spinal fusion surgery) and shows us his ePoster. In the ePoster tour Nathan explains what he chose to include in the ePoster and why. The ePoster tour starts at 2:03

If your country does not allow access to the Vimeo video streaming service then you can access this video here instead.

Sytske Lub’s ePoster for AMEE

Sytske gives a short introduction to her work (on science communication when talking about genetics) and shows us her ePoster. In the ePoster tour Sytske explains what she chose to include in the ePoster and why. The ePoster tour starts at 4:06

If your country does not allow access to the Vimeo video streaming service then you can access this video here instead.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You can find answers to more detailed questions on the FAQ page or by pressing the in-line help button (?) next to the item that you want to know more about.