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Key Information

WCMT 2023, ePosters and Learning Toolbox

WCMT are using Learning Toolbox for the ePosters at their 2023 conference.

Learning Toolbox allows you to create a bundle of information (we call it a Stack) that can be used to present and share your work online and onsite. At the simplest level you can just add a presentation or poster file to your Stack, but the platform allows you to do much more. Learning Toolbox Stacks can also contain additional materials such as audio, videos, weblinks, papers and more.

Your ePoster can contain much more than just a PDF file

How will delegates engage with the ePosters onsite?

Delegates will be able to browse, search, view and interact with the ePosters stacks on their own devices (smartphones, tablets or laptops). There will be three key ways that delegates can access the ePoster stacks (1) Through the showcase website (2) At the mini-poster wall and (3) you will be able to direct people to your ePoster.

The ePoster showcase website

All of the ePosters will be published to the ePoster showcase website. WCMT will add the showcase website to the conference app, so that delegates can easily access it. On the showcase website, delegates can browse, search, open and explore all of the WCMT ePosters.

The mini-poster wall

Learning Toolbox will make a mini-poster for each ePoster (you choose the summary text and key image). By scanning the QR code on the mini-poster delegates will be able to view and interact with your ePoster stack on their own phone.

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

WCMT will print and display these mini-posters onsite. The mini-posters will help to promote your ePosters as well as providing an easy way to access and view them.

Directing people to your ePoster

It will be easy to direct people to your ePoster. Each ePoster has its own web link and QR code. You can send people the web link or show them the QR code. If they click on the link or scan the QR code then they will be taken directly to your ePoster. The aim is to make it easy for you to share your ePoster with others wherever you are.

Each ePoster has its own unique sharing information

Engaging with the ePosters – viewing, discussing, favouriting

When delegates open your ePoster stack they can click on the tiles to view and interact with all the content you have added. They 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. You can opt to get email notifications of new chat on any ePoster including your own. Delegates can also favourite your ePoster so that they can return to it more easily.

An ePoster stack containing 4 tiles

When you are making your ePoster you can also preview it. The preview will show you what the delegate will see when they open your ePoster. So you can check it to make sure it looks and works as you expect.

ePosters during the conference

Delegates will be able to start exploring your ePosters on the showcase 2 weeks before the conference. The ePosters will be available for delegates to view and interact with throughout the conference and afterwards as well.

WCMT will be encouraging delegates to interact with the ePosters and to use the chat function to discuss the work. You can opt to get email notifications of any new chat messages on your ePoster.

You can also use your mobile phone to show people your ePoster and share its link with them wherever you are in the conference. Some authors also choose to share their ePoster on Twitter or to add information to their ePoster telling delegates when and where they would be available to meet up and discuss their work.

You will also be able to continue to use your ePoster to present and share your work after the conference. The ePosters will remain hosted and available for at least the year of the conference.

What support will be available?

You will have plenty of support to use Learning Toolbox. There will be a webinar for authors on 31st January and you can contact our email helpdesk (support@stack.services) with any questions you have about using Learning Toolbox. The Support Page also includes a 3 minute introduction to the Learning Toolbox editor, a demo video and answers to frequently asked questions.

We will also send important reminders to you by email. Please add the email address support@stack.services to your mail contacts. This will help to ensure our emails to you do not go into your Spam folder.

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  • 16th January – Invitation emails sent from Learning Toolbox to ePoster authors
  • 31st January – 6pm GMT Greenwich Mean Time (UK time)
  • 3rd July DEADLINE – Finalise your stack/ePoster and mark as ready to print and publish
  • 24th – 27th July – WCMT Conference

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A webinar for WCMT 2023 ePoster authors was held on 31st January. The webinar covered how WCMT are using the Learning Toolbox for the conference ePosters and gave a demo of how an ePoster is created in Learning Toolbox. Participants’ questions were also answered throughout the webinar.

You can watch the recording of the webinar below. Click on the full-screen icon at the end of the play bar to view this in full-screen.

You can download the presentation used in the webinar here.

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

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Here you can find links to the key emails we have sent to the WCMT 2023 ePoster support mailing list.

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Creating an ePoster/Stack

This video gives you a very quick introduction to the Learning Toolbox 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.

This video is a longer introduction to Learning Toolbox which shows a fuller ePoster being created.

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 also access the video here.

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)

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Explore some example ePosters from a range of conferences and events

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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