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AMEE 2020 – ePosters and Learning Toolbox

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The following dates are important:

  • 3rd July at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 1st August 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 1st August.
  • 20th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster (Link will be emailed)
  • 28th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish
  • 30th August  ePoster Showcase opens

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Webinar

Video recording (56 minutes)

Presentation used in the webinar

Also available on slideshare

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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 ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the ePoster 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

On the showcase you can search by typing in the search box (1) and clicking on one of the search buttons (2) to choose to search by All (searches description as well), Tags (as added by the author), Title or Lead Author.

Showcase search options

You can also filter the view by clicking on one of the red programme filters (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 ePosters from another year.

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

Browse a showcase page by just scrolling down the screen

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

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

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat that has been posted to the ePoster and add your own message by typing in the box at the bottom of the screen and pressing the send button.

You can favourite any ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button (1).

Favourite button

Favouriting an ePoster will mean that you can easily return to it later by clicking on the More Menu (2) and choosing My Favourites (3). If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include those ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all those ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device.

Going back to your favourites

Notifications of new chat activity are managed by the Learning Toolbox App. If you want to be updated about new chat activity on an ePoster then you should:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox on the web
  • Favourite the ePoster you want to follow (if you are the 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 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 ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share an ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Stack Info (2).

This will show you the 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 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 ePoster.

As well as viewing the 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 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 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 ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the ePoster in the App is to find and scan the ePoster’s QR code.

You can find the ePoster’s QR code from the showcase. Click on the 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 ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

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

If you are the author of an 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 ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Stack Info
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)
Follow an event showcase in the App

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
Searching a followed showcase in the App

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

You can also search for a specific 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 Authors field in the mini-poster section (How I make my mini-poster). 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 and we will be able to do this for you.
 
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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.

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.

Viewers (and the author) of the stack can receive notifications on their mobile device when a new chat message is added to one of their favourite stacks. To enable this they must have installed the Learning Toolbox app on their mobile device and accepted notifications when it was installed. They must also have favourited the stack.

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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  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.

 

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available and the location of the presentation) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have included here some general advice on presenting the Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences.

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.

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 Stack Info (2).

The screen will then show the QR code (3) of the ePoster you are viewing. The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code.

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. 

 

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.

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

As a File

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

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

You cannot upload files larger than 140MB approx. If you want to include a larger video file then upload it to a video sharing platform first and then add it to your ePoster as an online content tile (see below).

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

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

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.

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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)

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

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

The following dates are important:

  • 3rd July at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 1st August 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 1st August.
  • 20th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster (Link will be emailed)
  • 28th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish
  • 30th August  ePoster Showcase opens

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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
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The following dates are important:

  • 15th May – Invitation emails sent to ePoster and Podium presenter authors
  • 28th May at 11am CT – Webinar for authors (link will be sent by email)
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

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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.
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  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).

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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.

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the ePosters. 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) in the top right of the screen. 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 ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to Learning Toolbox from 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 is under the same menu in the top right corner of the screen.

As well as interacting with the 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 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 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 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

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Presentation used in the webinar

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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.

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To open and explore the ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the ePoster 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

On the showcase you can search by typing in the search box (1) and clicking on one of the search buttons (2) to choose to search by All (searches description as well), Tags (as added by the author), Title or Lead Author.

Showcase search options

You can also filter the view by clicking on one of the red programme filters (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 ePosters from another year.

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

Browse a showcase page by just scrolling down the screen

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

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

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat that has been posted to the ePoster and add your own message by typing in the box at the bottom of the screen and pressing the send button.

You can favourite any ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button (1).

Favourite button

Favouriting an ePoster will mean that you can easily return to it later by clicking on the More Menu (2) and choosing My Favourites (3). If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include those ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all those ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device.

Going back to your favourites

Notifications of new chat activity are managed by the Learning Toolbox App. If you want to be updated about new chat activity on an ePoster then you should:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox on the web
  • Favourite the ePoster you want to follow (if you are the 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 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 ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share an ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Stack Info (2).

This will show you the 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 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 ePoster.

As well as viewing the 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 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 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 ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the ePoster in the App is to find and scan the ePoster’s QR code.

You can find the ePoster’s QR code from the showcase. Click on the 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 ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

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

If you are the author of an 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 ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Stack Info
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)
Follow an event showcase in the App

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
Searching a followed showcase in the App

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

You can also search for a specific 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 Authors field in the mini-poster section (How I make my mini-poster). 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 and we will be able to do this for you.
 
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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.

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.

Viewers (and the author) of the stack can receive notifications on their mobile device when a new chat message is added to one of their favourite stacks. To enable this they must have installed the Learning Toolbox app on their mobile device and accepted notifications when it was installed. They must also have favourited the stack.

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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  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.

 

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available and the location of the presentation) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have included here some general advice on presenting the Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences.

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.

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 Stack Info (2).

The screen will then show the QR code (3) of the ePoster you are viewing. The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code.

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. 

 

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.

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

As a File

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

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

You cannot upload files larger than 140MB approx. If you want to include a larger video file then upload it to a video sharing platform first and then add it to your ePoster as an online content tile (see below).

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

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

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.

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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)

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

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

The following dates are important:

  • 3rd July at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 1st August 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 1st August.
  • 20th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster (Link will be emailed)
  • 28th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish
  • 30th August  ePoster Showcase opens

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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
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The following dates are important:

  • 15th May – Invitation emails sent to ePoster and Podium presenter authors
  • 28th May at 11am CT – Webinar for authors (link will be sent by email)
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

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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.
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  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).

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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.

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the ePosters. 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) in the top right of the screen. 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 ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to Learning Toolbox from 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 is under the same menu in the top right corner of the screen.

As well as interacting with the 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 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 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 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

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Presentation used in the webinar

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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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How ePosters allow you to add richer content Advice from Ken Masters for 2019 authors

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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.

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To open and explore the ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the ePoster 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

On the showcase you can search by typing in the search box (1) and clicking on one of the search buttons (2) to choose to search by All (searches description as well), Tags (as added by the author), Title or Lead Author.

Showcase search options

You can also filter the view by clicking on one of the red programme filters (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 ePosters from another year.

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

Browse a showcase page by just scrolling down the screen

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

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

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat that has been posted to the ePoster and add your own message by typing in the box at the bottom of the screen and pressing the send button.

You can favourite any ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button (1).

Favourite button

Favouriting an ePoster will mean that you can easily return to it later by clicking on the More Menu (2) and choosing My Favourites (3). If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include those ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all those ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device.

Going back to your favourites

Notifications of new chat activity are managed by the Learning Toolbox App. If you want to be updated about new chat activity on an ePoster then you should:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox on the web
  • Favourite the ePoster you want to follow (if you are the 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 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 ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share an ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Stack Info (2).

This will show you the 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 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 ePoster.

As well as viewing the 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 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 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 ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the ePoster in the App is to find and scan the ePoster’s QR code.

You can find the ePoster’s QR code from the showcase. Click on the 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 ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

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

If you are the author of an 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 ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Stack Info
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)
Follow an event showcase in the App

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
Searching a followed showcase in the App

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

You can also search for a specific 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 Authors field in the mini-poster section (How I make my mini-poster). 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 and we will be able to do this for you.
 
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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.

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.

Viewers (and the author) of the stack can receive notifications on their mobile device when a new chat message is added to one of their favourite stacks. To enable this they must have installed the Learning Toolbox app on their mobile device and accepted notifications when it was installed. They must also have favourited the stack.

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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  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.

 

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available and the location of the presentation) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have included here some general advice on presenting the Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences.

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.

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 Stack Info (2).

The screen will then show the QR code (3) of the ePoster you are viewing. The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code.

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. 

 

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.

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

As a File

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

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

You cannot upload files larger than 140MB approx. If you want to include a larger video file then upload it to a video sharing platform first and then add it to your ePoster as an online content tile (see below).

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

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

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.

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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)

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

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

The following dates are important:

  • 3rd July at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 1st August 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 1st August.
  • 20th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster (Link will be emailed)
  • 28th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish
  • 30th August  ePoster Showcase opens

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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
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The following dates are important:

  • 15th May – Invitation emails sent to ePoster and Podium presenter authors
  • 28th May at 11am CT – Webinar for authors (link will be sent by email)
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

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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.
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  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).

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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.

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the ePosters. 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) in the top right of the screen. 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 ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to Learning Toolbox from 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 is under the same menu in the top right corner of the screen.

As well as interacting with the 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 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 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 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

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Presentation used in the webinar

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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.

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To open and explore the ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the ePoster 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

On the showcase you can search by typing in the search box (1) and clicking on one of the search buttons (2) to choose to search by All (searches description as well), Tags (as added by the author), Title or Lead Author.

Showcase search options

You can also filter the view by clicking on one of the red programme filters (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 ePosters from another year.

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

Browse a showcase page by just scrolling down the screen

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

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

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat that has been posted to the ePoster and add your own message by typing in the box at the bottom of the screen and pressing the send button.

You can favourite any ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button (1).

Favourite button

Favouriting an ePoster will mean that you can easily return to it later by clicking on the More Menu (2) and choosing My Favourites (3). If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include those ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all those ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device.

Going back to your favourites

Notifications of new chat activity are managed by the Learning Toolbox App. If you want to be updated about new chat activity on an ePoster then you should:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox on the web
  • Favourite the ePoster you want to follow (if you are the 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 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 ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share an ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Stack Info (2).

This will show you the 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 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 ePoster.

As well as viewing the 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 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 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 ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the ePoster in the App is to find and scan the ePoster’s QR code.

You can find the ePoster’s QR code from the showcase. Click on the 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 ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

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

If you are the author of an 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 ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Stack Info
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)
Follow an event showcase in the App

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
Searching a followed showcase in the App

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

You can also search for a specific 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 Authors field in the mini-poster section (How I make my mini-poster). 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 and we will be able to do this for you.
 
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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.

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.

Viewers (and the author) of the stack can receive notifications on their mobile device when a new chat message is added to one of their favourite stacks. To enable this they must have installed the Learning Toolbox app on their mobile device and accepted notifications when it was installed. They must also have favourited the stack.

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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  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.

 

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available and the location of the presentation) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have included here some general advice on presenting the Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences.

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.

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 Stack Info (2).

The screen will then show the QR code (3) of the ePoster you are viewing. The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code.

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. 

 

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.

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

As a File

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

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

You cannot upload files larger than 140MB approx. If you want to include a larger video file then upload it to a video sharing platform first and then add it to your ePoster as an online content tile (see below).

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

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

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.

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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)

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

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

The following dates are important:

  • 3rd July at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 1st August 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 1st August.
  • 20th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster (Link will be emailed)
  • 28th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish
  • 30th August  ePoster Showcase opens

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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
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The following dates are important:

  • 15th May – Invitation emails sent to ePoster and Podium presenter authors
  • 28th May at 11am CT – Webinar for authors (link will be sent by email)
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

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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.
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  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).

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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.

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the ePosters. 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) in the top right of the screen. 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 ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to Learning Toolbox from 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 is under the same menu in the top right corner of the screen.

As well as interacting with the 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 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 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 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

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Presentation used in the webinar

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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.

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To open and explore the ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the ePoster 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

On the showcase you can search by typing in the search box (1) and clicking on one of the search buttons (2) to choose to search by All (searches description as well), Tags (as added by the author), Title or Lead Author.

Showcase search options

You can also filter the view by clicking on one of the red programme filters (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 ePosters from another year.

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

Browse a showcase page by just scrolling down the screen

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

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

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat that has been posted to the ePoster and add your own message by typing in the box at the bottom of the screen and pressing the send button.

You can favourite any ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button (1).

Favourite button

Favouriting an ePoster will mean that you can easily return to it later by clicking on the More Menu (2) and choosing My Favourites (3). If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include those ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all those ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device.

Going back to your favourites

Notifications of new chat activity are managed by the Learning Toolbox App. If you want to be updated about new chat activity on an ePoster then you should:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox on the web
  • Favourite the ePoster you want to follow (if you are the 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 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 ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share an ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Stack Info (2).

This will show you the 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 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 ePoster.

As well as viewing the 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 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 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 ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the ePoster in the App is to find and scan the ePoster’s QR code.

You can find the ePoster’s QR code from the showcase. Click on the 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 ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

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

If you are the author of an 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 ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Stack Info
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)
Follow an event showcase in the App

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
Searching a followed showcase in the App

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

You can also search for a specific 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 Authors field in the mini-poster section (How I make my mini-poster). 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 and we will be able to do this for you.
 
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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.

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.

Viewers (and the author) of the stack can receive notifications on their mobile device when a new chat message is added to one of their favourite stacks. To enable this they must have installed the Learning Toolbox app on their mobile device and accepted notifications when it was installed. They must also have favourited the stack.

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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  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.

 

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available and the location of the presentation) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have included here some general advice on presenting the Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences.

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.

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 Stack Info (2).

The screen will then show the QR code (3) of the ePoster you are viewing. The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code.

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. 

 

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.

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

As a File

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

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

You cannot upload files larger than 140MB approx. If you want to include a larger video file then upload it to a video sharing platform first and then add it to your ePoster as an online content tile (see below).

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

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

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.

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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)

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

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

The following dates are important:

  • 3rd July at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 1st August 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 1st August.
  • 20th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster (Link will be emailed)
  • 28th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish
  • 30th August  ePoster Showcase opens

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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
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The following dates are important:

  • 15th May – Invitation emails sent to ePoster and Podium presenter authors
  • 28th May at 11am CT – Webinar for authors (link will be sent by email)
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

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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.
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  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).

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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.

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the ePosters. 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) in the top right of the screen. 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 ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to Learning Toolbox from 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 is under the same menu in the top right corner of the screen.

As well as interacting with the 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 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 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 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

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Presentation used in the webinar

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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 ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the ePoster 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

On the showcase you can search by typing in the search box (1) and clicking on one of the search buttons (2) to choose to search by All (searches description as well), Tags (as added by the author), Title or Lead Author.

Showcase search options

You can also filter the view by clicking on one of the red programme filters (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 ePosters from another year.

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

Browse a showcase page by just scrolling down the screen

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

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

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat that has been posted to the ePoster and add your own message by typing in the box at the bottom of the screen and pressing the send button.

You can favourite any ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button (1).

Favourite button

Favouriting an ePoster will mean that you can easily return to it later by clicking on the More Menu (2) and choosing My Favourites (3). If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include those ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all those ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device.

Going back to your favourites

Notifications of new chat activity are managed by the Learning Toolbox App. If you want to be updated about new chat activity on an ePoster then you should:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox on the web
  • Favourite the ePoster you want to follow (if you are the 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 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 ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share an ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Stack Info (2).

This will show you the 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 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 ePoster.

As well as viewing the 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 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 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 ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the ePoster in the App is to find and scan the ePoster’s QR code.

You can find the ePoster’s QR code from the showcase. Click on the 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 ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

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

If you are the author of an 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 ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Stack Info
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)
Follow an event showcase in the App

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
Searching a followed showcase in the App

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

You can also search for a specific 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 Authors field in the mini-poster section (How I make my mini-poster). 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 and we will be able to do this for you.
 
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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.

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.

Viewers (and the author) of the stack can receive notifications on their mobile device when a new chat message is added to one of their favourite stacks. To enable this they must have installed the Learning Toolbox app on their mobile device and accepted notifications when it was installed. They must also have favourited the stack.

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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  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.

 

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available and the location of the presentation) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have included here some general advice on presenting the Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences.

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.

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 Stack Info (2).

The screen will then show the QR code (3) of the ePoster you are viewing. The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code.

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. 

 

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.

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

As a File

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

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

You cannot upload files larger than 140MB approx. If you want to include a larger video file then upload it to a video sharing platform first and then add it to your ePoster as an online content tile (see below).

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

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

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.

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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)

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

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

The following dates are important:

  • 3rd July at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 1st August 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 1st August.
  • 20th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster (Link will be emailed)
  • 28th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish
  • 30th August  ePoster Showcase opens

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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
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The following dates are important:

  • 15th May – Invitation emails sent to ePoster and Podium presenter authors
  • 28th May at 11am CT – Webinar for authors (link will be sent by email)
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

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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.
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  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).

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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.

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the ePosters. 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) in the top right of the screen. 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 ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to Learning Toolbox from 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 is under the same menu in the top right corner of the screen.

As well as interacting with the 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 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 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 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

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Presentation used in the webinar

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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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Viewing and testing 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 ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the ePoster 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

On the showcase you can search by typing in the search box (1) and clicking on one of the search buttons (2) to choose to search by All (searches description as well), Tags (as added by the author), Title or Lead Author.

Showcase search options

You can also filter the view by clicking on one of the red programme filters (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 ePosters from another year.

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

Browse a showcase page by just scrolling down the screen

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

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

ePoster’s chat icon

You will then be able to view any chat that has been posted to the ePoster and add your own message by typing in the box at the bottom of the screen and pressing the send button.

You can favourite any ePoster by clicking on the star-shaped favourite button (1).

Favourite button

Favouriting an ePoster will mean that you can easily return to it later by clicking on the More Menu (2) and choosing My Favourites (3). If you are not signed in then your favourites will just include those ePosters you have favourited on the device you are using. If you have signed-in then your favourites will include all those ePosters that you have favourited (when signed-in with this account) on any device.

Going back to your favourites

Notifications of new chat activity are managed by the Learning Toolbox App. If you want to be updated about new chat activity on an ePoster then you should:

  • Sign-in to Learning Toolbox on the web
  • Favourite the ePoster you want to follow (if you are the 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 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 ePosters then you will receive a notification on your phone.

To share an ePoster, first open the More Menu (1) and choose Stack Info (2).

This will show you the 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 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 ePoster.

As well as viewing the 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 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 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 ePoster by pressing the More Menu (1) and choosing Search (2).

Another way you can open the ePoster in the App is to find and scan the ePoster’s QR code.

You can find the ePoster’s QR code from the showcase. Click on the 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 ePoster will then open in the App on your phone/tablet.

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

If you are the author of an 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 ePoster from the event that you want to follow. Click on the More Menu
  2. Choose Stack Info
  3. Click on Star next to the Event name (you are now following this event’s showcase)
Follow an event showcase in the App

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
Searching a followed showcase in the App

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

You can also search for a specific 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 Authors field in the mini-poster section (How I make my mini-poster). 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 and we will be able to do this for you.
 
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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.

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.

Viewers (and the author) of the stack can receive notifications on their mobile device when a new chat message is added to one of their favourite stacks. To enable this they must have installed the Learning Toolbox app on their mobile device and accepted notifications when it was installed. They must also have favourited the stack.

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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  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.

 

The exact details of how to present your ePoster (the time available and the location of the presentation) will vary from conference to conference.

However, we have included here some general advice on presenting the Learning Toolbox ePosters at conferences.

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.

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 Stack Info (2).

The screen will then show the QR code (3) of the ePoster you are viewing. The other person can use their phone to scan the QR code.

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. 

 

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.

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

As a File

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

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

You cannot upload files larger than 140MB approx. If you want to include a larger video file then upload it to a video sharing platform first and then add it to your ePoster as an online content tile (see below).

2. As Online Content (Using YouTube or Vimeo)

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

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.

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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)

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

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

The following dates are important:

  • 3rd July at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Introduction to making your ePoster 
  • 1st August 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 1st August.
  • 20th August at 2pm (GMT+1) Webinar Engaging with viewers & promoting your ePoster (Link will be emailed)
  • 28th August Final DEADLINE – Finalise your ePoster and mark as ready to publish
  • 30th August  ePoster Showcase opens

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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
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The following dates are important:

  • 15th May – Invitation emails sent to ePoster and Podium presenter authors
  • 28th May at 11am CT – Webinar for authors (link will be sent by email)
  • 26th August DEADLINE – Finalise your stack (ePoster/presentation) and mark as ready to print and publish

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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.
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  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).

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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.

For most conferences you do not have to sign-in to Learning Toolbox in order to view the ePosters. 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 ePosters

To sign-in from the showcase simply click on the Sign-in button (1) in the top right of the screen. 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 ePosters then please remember to sign-in again using the same route so that you will have access to your favourites.

Signing in to Learning Toolbox from 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 is under the same menu in the top right corner of the screen.

As well as interacting with the 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 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 ePoster
  • If you are signed in then we will remember which 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 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 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

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Presentation used in the webinar

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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 my mini-poster and finalising 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 ePosters from the Showcase:

Click on the ePoster 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