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Moodle

After the conference

Conference materials in Moodle and YouTube are available only to registered conference participants and only throughout August 2018. After that they will become inaccessible.

We plan to download all YouTube videos and make them available to copyright holders on an online drive. Since most videos from the conference include more than one presentation, we will ask you to delete the other ones before forwarding your video or putting it in the internet. To find good free software, search the internet for "free video editing software reviews" (e.g. Movie Maker, Vidiot).

We recommend that you download any written discussions in response to your presentations in Moodle. If you are interested in materials from other forums, feel free to download them as well. There is no need to download proceedings since they will be published in a separate electronic book. If you don’t want other conference participants downloading your materials from Moodle, you are free to delete them at any time.

Regarding the legal aspect, all conference participants can put anything from their own forum into the internet or forward any of these materials to people who are not registered conference participants. It is not possible to publish materials from presentations by other participants in the internet or to forward them to people who are not registered conference participants, except with written permission of the copyright holders. Please observe this agreement carefully.

Moodle guidelines

All participants at all hubs are asked to bring an electronic device (laptop, tablet or mobile phone) to the conference that can connect to WiFi internet (provided). You will use your device to access Moodle, a password-protected system within which confidential conference materials including streaming links will be stored.

Our Moodle guidelines come in two forms: video and text. We recommend that you experience both of them! The video, prepared by Nils Meyer-Kahlen in Graz, is here: youtu.be/it6LA80HXN4. The written guideline follows:

As we wrote in the call for papers and on our homepage, confidential conference materials will be made available to all registered participants in a password-protected electronic system. The University of Graz uses Moodle for teaching and has agreed to make it available to all registered participants of our conference at all hubs as well as remote participants.

Check your spam: Moodle has sent an email to all registered participants with username and password. This email may have landed in your spam folder, so please look for it there. If you registered and cannot find this email, please contact us. If the email includes German text, scroll down and find the English version.

How to log in: In the Moodle email you will find your new username and password. The username is almost the same as your username for ConfTool except for some capital or small letters and spaces. Sorry for this: the differences were unavoidable. Please make a note of the differences. After logging into Moodle for the first time, you are required to change your password, and we recommend using the same password as you used for ConfTool.

Search using ctrl+F: Every presentation at the conference has its own “forum” in Moodle. You will see them listed when you log in and click on ICMPC15/ESCOM10. To find a presentation, please search using ctrl+F (cmd+F on Mac). If you know the presentation’s three-digit ID, you can search for that. You can also search for the author or words from the title. We don’t recommend the Moodle search box, which only searches within the forums and not within the title lines.

Help: If you cannot find your presentation, please contact katharina.pollack@uni-graz.at.

Contents of the forum: You can put all kinds of things in the forum for your presentation, but the main contents will be as follows:

  • Abstract
  • A link to a YouTube stream (which we will add before the conference)
  • Any additional materials that authors want to share
  • Discussion

Abstract: Having found your forum, PLEASE NOW ENTER YOUR ABSTRACT, like this:

  • Click on “Add new discussion topic”.
  • Enter the title of your presentation into the subject line.
  • Copy your abstract to the text field.
  • Attach any files such as pdfs of your abstract and/or your proceedings contribution.
  • Click on “post to forum”.

Symposia: If you are organizing a symposium, you will find two separate forums in Moodle – one for your presentation within the symposium, and one for the symposium as a whole. Please upload two different abstracts – one in each place. The guideline for symposia abstracts is included in the revised abstract template (see guidelines page).

Watching streams: Go to the forum and click on the stream. You can do that either in real time during the presentation or later on. To watch the stream within YouTube, click on the curved arrow in the upper right corner to save the link, and paste the link into a new browser window.

Commenting on streams: You can do this either in the Moodle discussion forum or in YouTube (for which you need a Google account). After the presentation, presenters and authors will have easy access to both. During talks, it may be easier for chairs to access to YouTube comments. During the conference, there will also be regular acoustic discussions following talks, some of which will be shared across two hubs.

Discussions: During and after talks, we hope to see lively written discussions in the forum. As an author, you can check your forum from time to time and see if there is something going on. You will also receive emails from Moodle about discussion contributions. If you prefer not to receive emails from Moodle, click on the small arrow in the top right corner and select preferences.

Posters: If you are giving a poster, please upload an A4-pdf of your poster to Moodle by 19 July. This is your "electronic poster". We will project it during your speed presentation. In addition, conference participants will comment on your poster in Moodle. Skyping during poster sessions: If you would like to communicate with remote participants about your poster during your poster presentation using Skype or other similar software, create a new discussion topic in Moodle entitled “My contact details” and upload your Skype address or your address in a similar platform. You may also include a note about the times when you will be available. This is entirely voluntary. 

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