ECLAP BEST PRACTICE NETWORK User Manual

ECLAP BEST PRACTICE NETWORK User Manual
ANNEX of DE 3.1:
“Infrastructure: ingestion and processing
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ECLAP BEST PRACTICE
NETWORK
User Manual
Informative report
Version: 1.3, draft
Data: 01/02/2011
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Please note that:
You can become affiliated with ECLAP. This will give you access to a great amount of knowledge,
information related to ECLAP services, content and tools. If you are interested please contact ECLAP
coordinator Paolo Nesi at [email protected] Once affiliated with ECLAP you will have the possibility of
using the ECLAP for your organisation.
You can contribute to the improvement of ECLAP by sending your contribution to ECLAP coordinator
Paolo Nesi at [email protected]
You can attend ECLAP meetings that are open to public, for additional information see www.eclap.eu or
contact ECLAP coordinator Paolo Nesi at [email protected]
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Index
European Collected Library of Artistic Performance (ECLAP) ........................................................................... 6
ECLAP Partners .............................................................................................................................................. 7
Join the ECLAP community ............................................................................................................................ 8
An overview on ECLAP BPNET ........................................................................................................................... 9
Main screenshot of ECLAP BPNET ............................................................................................................... 15
Kinds of digital contents .............................................................................................................................. 16
Play a content in the BPNET ........................................................................................................................ 20
The Actions box ....................................................................................................................................... 23
Main functionalities for unregistered public users ..................................................................................... 25
Full text search and Advanced search ..................................................................................................... 27
Functionalities for registered users ................................................................................................................. 30
Management of the personal profile and social links with other users/colleagues ................................... 35
Playlist management ................................................................................................................................... 40
Creation of a playlist ................................................................................................................................ 40
Visualization of a playlist ......................................................................................................................... 44
ECLAP BPNET recommendations ................................................................................................................. 45
Invite a not registered user to join the ECLAP BPNET ............................................................................. 45
Invite e registered user to see specific content ...................................................................................... 45
Automatic recommendations .................................................................................................................. 47
Advanced functionalities for content and activities related to groups ....................................................... 48
List of recent posts in the groups ........................................................................................................... 49
List of content and activities unread related to groups .......................................................................... 50
List of last content and activities of the portal ........................................................................................ 50
Uploading objects on ECLAP BPNET ............................................................................................................ 51
Indexing of content metadata ................................................................................................................. 53
Use of Calendar ........................................................................................................................................... 53
The ECLAP WIKI ........................................................................................................................................... 56
Create a new page ................................................................................................................................... 57
Modify a Wiki page .................................................................................................................................. 60
Delete a Wiki page ................................................................................................................................... 60
Manage revisions..................................................................................................................................... 60
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Object editing .............................................................................................................................................. 61
Managing connections ................................................................................................................................ 64
Accept or refuse a new connection request ........................................................................................... 65
Automatic production of Objects on ECLAP BPNET .................................................................................... 67
Table summing up types of files managed/produced automatically by the portal .................................... 72
Role of Group Coordinators............................................................................................................................. 75
Creating WEB pages for groups ................................................................................................................... 75
Web page body syntax information ........................................................................................................ 79
Preview of WEB pages ............................................................................................................................. 80
Additional details on the production of web-pages ................................................................................ 81
Some further notes on creating WEB pages for groups .......................................................................... 82
Managing group users ................................................................................................................................. 84
Managing the group’s discussion Forum..................................................................................................... 85
Create a new forum topic ........................................................................................................................ 87
Comment a forum topic .......................................................................................................................... 88
Statistics....................................................................................................................................................... 90
Statistics on users’ queries ...................................................................................................................... 90
Statistics on object downloads ................................................................................................................ 94
PC Standard Players ......................................................................................................................................... 98
User Manual: AXMEDIS Player for PC and others ......................................................................................... 100
User Manual: Organizer for PDA WM ........................................................................................................... 103
Setting up Software Tools for Windows Mobile PDA ................................................................................ 104
Organizer for Windows Mobile PDA.......................................................................................................... 105
AXPDA Player, su PDA................................................................................................................................ 116
ECLAP for iPhone ....................................................................................................................................... 119
E-learning functionalities in ECLAP BPNET .................................................................................................... 130
E-learning functionalities for students ...................................................................................................... 130
E-learning functionalities for teachers ...................................................................................................... 137
Add students to a course ....................................................................................................................... 140
Grades management ............................................................................................................................. 141
Visualize reports on activities ................................................................................................................ 144
How to create a new course .................................................................................................................. 148
Access to a course as teacher ................................................................................................................ 155
Add a summary to a course ................................................................................................................... 157
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Add a resource and an activity to a course ........................................................................................... 158
Create a questionnaire .......................................................................................................................... 165
Add questions to a questionnaire ......................................................................................................... 169
Taxonomy ...................................................................................................................................................... 173
User Profile: classification and specializations .............................................................................................. 176
Affiliation acronyms................................................................................................................................... 176
Type of Workplace..................................................................................................................................... 176
Roles .......................................................................................................................................................... 177
ECLAP Metadata ............................................................................................................................................ 178
Acronyms ....................................................................................................................................................... 181
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European Collected Library of Artistic
Performance (ECLAP)
The richness and value of the European performing arts heritage is unquestionable. Even though these
collections are now being digitized and published online, they remain scattered, and coordination is lacking
between digital libraries and the performing arts field; however, there is a high demand for access to this
content.
The European Collected Library of Artistic Performance (ECLAP) fills this gap by creating a considerable,
and hitherto missing, online archive for all the performing arts in Europe, and providing solutions and
tools to help performing arts institutions to enter the digital Europe by building a network of important
European performing arts institutions and archives and publishing content collections on Europeana, the
European Digital Library (http://www.europeana.eu).
ECLAP is creating a best practice network, making use of advanced database and delivery tools for the
production and dissemination of the rich multilingual European heritage. This will result in cultural
enrichment and promotion of European culture, and in improvements in learning and research in the field
of performing arts.
The major objectives of ECLAP are to:
Bring together Europe's most relevant performing arts content, content never before accessible via
the Internet, coming from major institutions; performing art material coming from theatre, dance,
music, cinema and film, …: representing performances, lessons, master classes, teaching material,
etc., in the forms of videos, audio, documents, images, animations, playlists, annotations,
interactive content, etc.; available through ECLAP portal and published on Europeana;
Create a stable and open best practice network of European performing art institutions, to help
them to exploit digital content and to talk about new technologies and tools;
Providing solutions and services to major performing arts institutions such as: content ingestion,
metadata enrichment, content distribution, content aggregation into Europeana, IPR management,
content channel visibility, play lists, annotations, multilingual semantic/fuzzy search queries,
partner/colleague search, ...;
Provide solutions and services for a variety of users: teachers, students, performers, researchers,
and performing arts lovers for edutainment, infotainment and entertainment.
The ECLAP solution is establishing facilities to provide Best Practice Network users and partners many
functionalities.
Notably through ECLAP, users are able to:
Search, retrieve and play extensive high quality multilingual content;
Enrich and contextualize content;
Upload and share multilingual content;
Comment, annotate, rate and vote on content;
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Register and network with others;
Create discussion groups;
Upload digital resources for professional and User Generated Content;
Use tools to solve IPR issues;
Access all content via different devices such as PCs, tablets and smartphones.
ECLAP is also establishing a set of best practice guidelines covering performing art key areas, such as
metadata and content modelling, mapping metadata standards, semantic enrichment, IPR management
tools, business models, ingestion and integration of end-user contributions, education and leisure tools,
digital libraries tools. To this end, ECLAP work is going to organize international workshops, conferences, via
a number of working groups. The ECLAP also supports clustering between several projects identified by the
European Commission: ECLAP will place at their disposal all solutions and analyses performed, as well as
procedures for transcoding metadata and content, and all the experience and codes to replicate ECLAP
solutions.
ECLAP Partners
The ECLAP Consortium brings together European leading national performing arts institutions, universities
and research institutes. The following partners from thirteen countries combine their expertise and
scientific minds to achieve the ECLAP goals:
DSI, Department of Systems and Informatics, University of Florence, Italy, (coordinator)
AXMEDIATECH, Axmediatech Srl, Italy
Beeld en Geluid, (Sound & Vision), Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands
CTFR, Dario Fo & Franca Rame Archive, Italy
ESMAE-IPP, Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo do Porto, Portugal
FIFF-IRIS, Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, France
FRD, Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale, Italy
IKP, The Institute of Polish Culture University of Warsaw, Poland
ITB, Museu de les Arts Escèniques Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, Spain
BELLONE, La Bellone, House of Performing Arts, Belgium
MUZEUM, Institute of Art Production, Mediation and Publishing, Slovenia
NTUA, National Technical University, of Athens, Greece
ODIN, Odin Teatret, Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, Denmark
OSZMI, Hungarian Theatre Institute, Hungary
TWM, Institut Theaterwissenschaft, Ludwig Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
UCAM, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK
UCLM, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha,Spain
UG, History of Art Department at the University of Glasgow, UK
UNIROMA, Centro Teatro Ateneo, Department of Performing Arts, University of Rome La Sapienza,
Italy,
UVA, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Join the ECLAP community
ECLAP also organises workshops and conferences, to actively fostering networking and strengthening links
among the performing arts institutions throughout Europe and at an international level. The ECLAP is
developing best practice guidelines.
All interested institutions and stakeholders are invited to register, to use and to be an active part of the
ECLAP programme and collaboration framework.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about ECLAP tools and services, please contact
[email protected] or visit our website at http://www.eclap.eu/.
ECLAP is co-funded by the European Union ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the
Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, Theme CIP-ICT-PSP.2009.2.2, Grant
Agreement N° 250481.
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An overview on ECLAP BPNET
ECLAP Best Practice Network (ECLAP BPNET http://bpnet.eclap.eu) is a very intuitive and easy to
use Best Practice Network for sharing and multichannel distribution of multimedia and cross
media digital contents having educational purposes. Therefore, this manual is highly
recommended for users with both the expertise and task of managing user groups and digital
contents, provided that they want to make optimum use of the portal’s features to produce and
manage contents, social relationships, knowledge in the domain area, user groups and their
discussions.
The ECLAP BPNET is ready to use standard multimedia players for each and every possible file
format whenever the browser allows it. This means that hundreds of different formats can be
played and visualized directly embedded inside the web pages during the navigation in the BPNET.
Sometimes, the visualization of such files is possible only after installing specific and yet standard
players such as Acrobat Reader (PDF player), Adobe Flash Player, and AXMEDIS player (most
browsers propose automatically to set up these kinds of software, thus making it easy to play). For
Internet browsers, the installation of such players is automatic. Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash
Player are always available for Windows, Linux and MAC OS, while the AXMEDIS Player is available
for Windows PC, Windows Mobile and other mobile systems with Java Multimedia APIs. As to
mobile systems there have some limitations due to small size and capacity of the device: most
mobile systems are not able to run a video / audio from the Internet, others may not be able to
access interactive objects and / or Flash animations.
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The digital contents which are distributed via ECLAP BPNET can be simple files such as audio
tracks, video movies, images, documents, etc.; they can also be content files with complex cross
media formats, such as video collections, image sequences, animations, interactive presentations
based on SMIL and/or HTML, calculators, games, algorithms, procedures, check lists, which means
in other words a great variety of formats and different types.
Noteworthy is the operability of the ECLAP BPNET system on Linux, Windows, MAC OS, Windows
Mobile, iPhone, iPad, etc., with different browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) and on
different types of mobile devices such as: HTC, Samsung, SonyEricsson, HP, iPhone, etc.
Sometimes some limitations may occur and they are highlighted in the summing up tables of the
Manual, which allows to identify the preferred and most fitting platform according to the needed
functionalities. Needless to say that AXMEDIS player is a precondition to see on PC complex ECLAP
contents which can be used on Windows Mobile PDA and other mobile systems. At present the
AXMEDIS player is available only for Windows Mobile PDA, Pocket PC and Windows PC. Many
contents for mobile do not need an additional player, since they can use the browser available on
the mobile device, for example the iPhone/iPad.
Complex objects/applications
This section explains what is meant by ‘complex objects’. They are not simple digital objects like
video and audio files, but real applications, for example interactive calculators using specific
formulae, algorithms supporting procedures, guided courses, slide sequences, interactive games,
animations and so forth. Such complex objects have to be considered as real mini-applications
which can be played using the AXMEDIS player on PC, PDA and/or directly on the iPhone or the
available browser, too. To play complex objects (namely, mini-applications) sometimes the user
has to install the right AXMEDIS player (PC and/or PDA) or more simply mini applications can be
viewed with the user’s available Internet browser.
To set up the right AXMEDIS player the user has simply to follow the link in the main menu on the
top of the different portal versions or help pages. Examples of cross media content/application
can be obtained/downloaded from ECLAP BPNET : http://bpnet.eclap.eu The interested user can
learn on his own how to build such contents through applications based on SMIL e/o HTML, or
thanks to a production tool named Algorithm Designer, the User Manual of which is provided with
this Manual.
On the ECLAP BPNET portal http://bpnet.eclap.eu there are a lot of examples for such miniapplications. Other examples of cross media content/application can be obtained/downloaded
from the demo portal XMF (Cross Media Finder): http://xmf.axmedis.org/ and/or in the Mobile
Medicine portal: http://mobmed.axmedis.org. The format used for such files is MPEG21/AXMEDIS. A technical description of the technology exploited to realize ECLAP BPNET with Web
3.0 and related details is available with this link: Technical note on Cross-Media Finder. On the
AXMEDIS website http://www.axmedis.org further details on technology are reported.
Accessibility from both PC and different mobile systems
ECLAP BPNET http://bpnet.eclap.eu can be accessed from both PC and different mobile systems
such as: PDA Windows Mobile, smartphone, e iPhone/iPad, using the same link. ECLAP BPNET
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allows to play and/or download the content the user has chosen to be saved on his own computer
(hard disk), or PDA, mobile and smartphone (into the SD device memory).
The PC version of the portal is the one with greater functionality. It exploits different types of
additional players such as Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash player and AXMEDIS player. The AXMEDIS
player (needed to view interactive contents for PC and PDA, and allowing the behavior simulation
of PDA on PC) can be obtained and installed using the link here attached. The player setup for
browser on Windows PC (called AXMEDIS Active X player) starts up automatically with the first
attempt to play, which means attempt to open an AXMEDIS/MPEG-21 content on the ECLAP
BPNET portal. If this does not happen automatically, the user has to follow the installation link as
reported in the main page of each portal’s version. The current player version has been tested for
Windows XP (all versions), Windows Vista (all versions) with Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 and for
Mozilla Firefox. The portal can provide automatically the right AXMEDIS player according to the
browser the user has, this means that if one wants to install the Firefox version, he has first to
download Firefox browser.
The iPhone/iPad version of the portal has the same appearance as the PC version which is
accessible via http://bpnet.eclap.eu. As to iPhone there is currently no need to install additional
players. According to the version released on June 2009, iPhone does not support any resource
view in Flash. Besides, the iPhone version cannot show contents that are unequivocally produced
for Windows Mobile PDA. Such contents are recognizable for an icon resembling a PDA. iPhone
contents are accessible by using the same PC link to contents. The portal’s PDA version is available
for mobile devices having Windows Mobile 5, 6, 6.1, 6.5 (e.g., HTC, HP, some Acer, some Samsung,
some Sony-Ericsson and many others). It can be accessed by using the link directly from PDA, but
also from PC (using one’s own computer and browser). The link is as follows
http://bpnet.eclap.eu/pda. When accessing via PDA, the last version of the PDA player including
the
Manual
can
be
downloaded
from
the
related
management
page:
http://bpnet.eclap.eu/pda/pdaplayer.html.
The Mobile version of the portal is not currently available for ECLAP and it is not aligned with the
rest of the portal. This mode, available at http://xmf.axmedis.org, supports devices such as: Nokia,
Blackberry, some SonyEricsson, and others, which is to say smartphone mobile devices having Java
Virtual Machine with multimedia support. Here too, a specific player has to be installed.
Automatically producing and publishing contents
On ECLAP Best Practice Network you can publish self-produced digital contents of any kind, you
can view the contents of your colleagues, find new colleagues, keep friendly relationships,
establish and resume consultations/collaborations and talks, add comments on the digital
contents other people have inserted, bookmark as preferred the digital contents you like, express
your vote on the portal’s digital contents, etc. Many of the above described functionalities are
already available for some mobile devices like iPhone/iPad (such devices can access the PC portal
directly) and they will be soon available also for the user’s PDA/mobile version.
In order to upload/publish your own digital contents on ECLAP BPNET , you have to be registered
as user of the Portal. Such registration is free of charge, you only need to follow the link from the
first page of ECLAP BPNET or you can use this link. Once registered, the user is asked to fill in all
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the data which could be useful for a better service exploitation. During the registration procedure,
the user will remark that there are discussion groups. You have to ask to each group coordinator
to gain admittance to the group you are interested in. Groups have a discussion forum and they
are both an important means of creating talks/collaboration and a source of knowledge. The
registered user can drop comments on pages, objects, marginal notes on the forum, etc.
Once registered on ECLAP BPNET , the user can enter (by logging himself via login), get access to
the private contents of the groups he joined, and/or insert/load (do the upload), publish his own
digital contents (for instance some pictures, videos, educational material, comments dropped for a
video, forum interacting, etc.) and he can socialize/discuss with other users, etc. To upload
/publish some digital contents is very simple, you can refer to the webpage from this link if
registered users, namely whether logged into the portal. After having correctly inserted the data
related to the files the user is going to publish on ECLAP BPNET and once clicked for publication,
the user releases his implicit authorization to the ECLAP BPNET to publish that object on PC, PDA
and mobile systems (this means that the user declares under his sole responsibility he is
authorized to publish such digital contents on the Internet and mobile networks). It is very
important to pay much attention when editing data (metadata): in fact if the user inserts correct
and complete metadata, this will be to everybody’s advantage, not only his own, since other users
who might be interested to the contents/contribution of that individual user might benefit from it,
especially when it comes to taxonomical classification and object description, etc. The user’s
contents will be visible for each and every user of ECLAP BPNET and the latter could drop
comments to the user, talk about what has been published, etc.
ECLAP BPNET Management Committee reserves the right to remove content and applications that
are objectionable for any reason whatsoever, contents going against the moral standards and/or
offending, defaming, harassing other people and/or contents providing references and pieces of
information not correct, nor shared. Furthermore, contents which would violate the intellectual
property will be removed, the same will occur for contents deemed offensive by third parties for
the sake of third party privacy or intellectual property, or for any ethical reason whatsoever. The
Committee refuses all responsibility for any use which is made of such contents.
Networking, groups and discussion forums
ECLAP BPNET allows to carry out many activities that are typical of Best Practice Networks, for
instance: bookmarking as preferred some accessible contents, recommending something, etc.
Users can view which are the contents/contribution the user has posted/provided/uploaded,
namely published on ECLAP BPNET . The user can send emails (and SMS in the future) to all the
members of a group or groups he is interested in, he can send emails to suggest the visualization
of some digital contents (objects, pages, comments, forum interacting, etc.) to some of his
colleagues, he can invite other preferred colleagues of his to register on ECLAP BPNET using a
simple email. The portal can be of great help to this purpose, the user has just to follow the
suggestions offered by the portal and placed on the right or close to the digital contents. ECLAP
BPNET provides also the user with the reference to other users having similar profiles both for
common interests and activities; it suggests objects similar to those the user has recently viewed,
etc. At present what is proposed to users is a list of possible colleagues, list which is arranged from
the most similar to the less similar. The similarity among colleagues is based upon the pieces of
information provided within the profile, but also according to the actions the user has carried out,
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for instance which contents he has viewed, published, downloaded, etc. Some of these
recommendation functionalities will be available later on.
Have a nice work and enjoy yourself with ECLAP Bet Practice Network,
ECLAP BPNET Management Committee!!!
Technical assistance
For troubleshooting purposes, the user can point at the problems he has run into by sending an
email to [email protected] always trying to write if possible the data below:
Object: title or link or number
Version and type of internet browser,
Operating system,
Mobile device,
Short description of the problem!
Useful Links:
ECLAP Best Practice Network
Technical assistance: [email protected]
How to register a new user
Uploading contents for publication
ECLAP BPNET manual
Downloading the PC player
Downloading the PDA player, examples and manual.
Algorithm Designer to produce flow algorithms, ver 2.1.0 dated August, it includes the automatic
production and the saving option of package mp21/axmedis ready for the upload into the ECLAP
BPNET portal (use manuals for PC, PDA and iPhone are included)
AXMEDIS portal and other MPEG-21 production tools
Portal with other examples of digital contents
Mobile Medicine Social Network
Protection as additional solution
Most contents on ECLAP BPNET are not protected by a DRM, even though this functionality is
possible with AXMEDIS. Some digital contents can be used on different platforms: PC, PDA and
mobile systems. As to the latter, you need only one license to use such contents on any device the
user has, thus achieving a true interoperability (with or without DRM) of contents on different
devices. If the user does not deem it necessary to use protected contents, this part can be left out.
When a content is protected, this is made self-evident for the presence of small yellow padlock. To
access protected objects, you need to be a registered user on the AXMEDIS system and also to
have a player certified by the AXMEDIS DRM control system. The first step to use protected
contents is to register your profile on the AXMEDIS, if this has not been done yet, when accessing
for the first time by using the registration webpage of ECLAP BPNET Portal. The user can register
on the Axmedis via ECLAP BPNET portal later on, simply by accessing the webpage of his own user
profile on the portal; or else he can register by using the AXMEDIS general registration portal, with
this link for registration. Once registered, the user will receive via email his user-name, password
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and a file (called ‘certificate’). These data will be of great help later on, when the certification of
your own players occurs. The user has simply to follow the guidelines he will receive via email. In
order to register the PC player into his own browser, he can use this link of Certification. With the
same pieces of information (user, password and certificate) the user will be able also to get the
certification for the different players he has on PC, PDA and mobile systems. If registered and
certified on AXMEDIS, the user can get access to other social networks and AXMEDIS services as
well: please refer to the AXMEDIS portal for the complete list: http://www.axmedis.org . Some
protected contents are demo; therefore, once you access them, a demo license is released with a
5 minute validity. Needless to say, this can happen only if the user is registered and has an
AXMEDIS certified player. Some other contents are completely protected and they can be
accessed only upon the content producer/author’s granted permission. The object itself will
provide you with the necessary pieces of information on how you can obtain the right to exploit
such contents/objects, which is to say how to get a user license.
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Main screenshot of ECLAP BPNET
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Kinds of digital contents
ECLAP BPNET offers many different kinds of digital content which is indexed and can be searched
as information, as community-shared knowledge. To this end ECLAP BPNET exploits the Semantic
Web technologies, namely Web 2.0/3.0:
Web page, WEB pages of groups having private and/or public nature:
o Related to groups of private and/or public nature;
o The group coordinator can insert, change and/or cancel the private and/or public webpages he has produced for a group;
o A taxonomy is associated to each web-page, please refer to the Appendix;
o Each web-page can be commented upon and it can be voted by the members of a
group;
o Page Comment, Making comments on WEB pages
 Comments made on a WEB page of a group by any user being able to access the
group, therefore comments are written by registered users only.
o Web pages and comments are indexed in the search engine of the Portal;
o Web pages can be available in many different languages, so that any single page in the
Portal can have one or more translated version available;
o Every time a new Web page is created, a notification is sent to all members of the
group.
Discussion Forum of a group:
o Each group is given a discussion forum with many topics, namely discussion topics;
each topic is associated with a given taxonomy;
o The discussion topics can be started by members of the forum, as well by the
group/forum coordinator; only the coordinator can cancel a topic;
o Forums collects contributions on aspects /talks for a given topic, contributions can be
written by registered users only.
o Forum Comment: comments on the discussion forum topics of a group:
 Comments left for some topics discussed within a given forum (they are
associated to the vote each user can express and votes are very useful to collect
opinions to verify the reliability of a topic or a comment). Each topic is therefore
linked to a group and it can be produced and made accessible only by the users
registered to that group.
Objects/mini-applications: they can be uploaded by registered users thanks to a specific
form for the upload/publication, please see later on. Objects could be:
o simple digital resources:
 audio, video, images, documents, flash animations, slides, etc.;
 in a near future, also live stream of events, etc. (work in progress);
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o complex objects, mini-applications (this kind of complex objects has to be uploaded by
using the MPEG-21/AXMEDIS format, please see later on for their production through
the provided tools):
 calculators, check lists, flows, procedures;
 audio and video guides;
 lessons, interactive objects, forms, etc..
o Applications and tools in EXE, CAB and MSI format
o Object Comment, Commenting objects:
 Textual comments on objects, which are dropped by registered users;
 Every time a new comment is created, a notification is sent to all group
members;
 Possible votes on such objects.
Objects have metadata (pieces of information related to classification and identification) which
are associated to the individual digital resource, to the object itself and hence to the mini
application. Such metadata are the very first means of searching objects within the portal
database. They include what follows:
Metadata language: the language of the metadata itself like:
o Standard Dublin Core classification: this classification information can be produced in
more than one language, or simply the system can be used to provide an automatic
translation in other languages;
o Title: according to Dublin Core title classification, any object can have one or more title
assigned;
o Author: typically is referred to whom created the object and not to whom uploaded it
on the portal, that is automatically determined since only registered users can upload
objects;
o Topic: short description of the object content;
o Description: textual description (max 3000 characters);
Associated groups: one or more groups taken from the list of possible groups already playing
an active role in the portal;
Taxonomy: one or more associations to the available taxonomy, as reported in the Appendix;
Visibility: public or private nature of the group or groups (provided the user is given the
chance to choose among the groups he is member of );
Language of the uploaded digital content; it is possible to specify the language of the
document or of the video uploaded on the Portal. If the uploaded content is a document, a
PDF or a Web page, also the textual content is analyzed and included in the search engine
results according to the specified document language.
The following metadata are produced automatically:
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Format: technical definition for the kind of datum (audio, video, image, document, cross
media);
Type: conceptual definition for the type of datum (archive, audio, video, image, document,
excel, crossmedia, slide, flash, pdf, html, smil, playlist, etc.);
identification:
o unambiguous ID of the object, called AXOID;
o identifier as file name;
date of publication; date of production;
user who has uploaded the object into the portal while using his ID;
Full text indexing: is related to the textual content of documents like: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX,
HTML, PDF, etc.
The system is able to provide multilingual indexing of the textual content of many different
resources like txt, doc, docx, pdf and power point presentations. The advanced indexing
functionality is illustrated in a specific paragraph later in this manual.
Each type of digital content is described shortly in the web-pages and reference is made to a
clickable icon representing type and/or format of the content itself, but also its availability,
taxonomy (for example on PDA), etc.
Icon on PC
Short description of the digital object the icon stands for
Document: DOC, DOCX.
PDF document
Archive: ZIP, RAR
Slides: PPT, PPTX
Excel: XLS, XLSX
Audio for PC, iPhone
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Tools: EXE, MSI, CAB
Video for PC, iPhone, animated icon different for each published video, taken out
from the video itself
Image for PC, iPhone, image different for each published image, taken out from
the image itself
Complex object/mini-application for PC, iPhone or PDA. Such objects may
include: video, audio, guide, documents, algorithms, flows, slides, html, smil, etc.
This is a generic icon for a cross media object.
Playlist, a list of content like audio, video and images, produced by a user to
promote specific content as a predefined sequence of different resources.
Web-page on PC, iPhone, associated to a group, generic icon, but it is also
possible to have a specific icon for each group, for instance one for the Master in
…., another one for the Department, the discussion group, the pharmaceutical
industry and so forth.
Discussion forum associated to a group.
Comment: a Forum or a Web-page or a digital content.
Discussion group, first web-page of the group
Similar icons are associated to digital objects, when they are accessible on Windows Mobile PDA;
please refer to the PDA and iPhone section and taxonomy with its related icons. In that case, the
portal is managed in synch with a tool which is able to organize and search files on PDA and which
is identified as the PDA application.
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Play a content in the BPNET
This section explains briefly how the playing of a content in ECLAP Best Practice Network with a PC works.
Typically, when a user clicks on the preview icon or on a title, the content is opened. Subsequently, one of
the following conditions can be applied:
1) the content is shown embedded in the web page by using a standard player;
2) the content is shown embedded in the web page by using the AXMEDIS MPEG-21 player;
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3) a windows asking to download the content is shown;
4) an error message is shown explaining that the browser is not compatible.
The standard player is used to play single file content like a video, an audio and an image. The AXMEDIS
MPEG-21 player is used to play complex content, like cross media, interactive and proactive content. Some
content formats cannot be played inside the Web page, but have to be downloaded locally so that it will be
opened by using the software installed in the PC of the user. This is the case of Word (DOC, DOCX), Excel
(XLS, XLSX), Power Point (PPT, PPTX), ZIP/RAR files and applications and tools (EXE, CAB and MSI formats).
The Flash player and the MPEG-21 player for PC have slightly different commands and functionalities. The
following image shows the command bar of the Flash player.
when a video is played, in the right part of the play position slide, the video resolution is indicated (in the
case of the previous image the video is played in HD resolution). By clicking on the resolution button, an
additional slide is shown that allows to reload the same video with a different resolution in case for
example, of problems in the internet connection.
The available resolution are typically the following:
LD, Low Definition: 384x288 h263+mp3 bitrate ~350kbps
MD, Medium Definition: 854x480 h264+aac bitrate ~900kbps
HD, High Definition: 1280x720 h264+aac bitrate ~1500kbps
Please note that the available resolutions are depending to the quality of the uploaded video. If a video is
uploaded in a bad quality, it will be not available for example in a HD resolution.
The MPEG-21 Player for PC is shown in the following image. Buttons available in the command bar can be
different according to the resource played. For example, if an image is shown, the command bar contains
only the button to select the full screen view.
Please note that a specific section explaining the AXMEDIS MPEG-21 player for PC is available in this User
Manual.
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When a resource is shown, independently to the player used, on the right of the resource view a number of
buttons and additional information are shown. Please note that the buttons available can be different
according to the resource played and the available versions of the content.
On the top, three buttons are available to play/open the resource in the different available resolutions. The
three button allow respectively to play:
the version optimized for PC;
the version reduced for a best view on PDA (available as MPEG-21 object);
the original resource available as MPEG-21 object.
Similarly, on the bottom other three buttons are available with a small arrow inside, that allow to download
the different available versions of the resource. They allow to download:
the single file optimized for PC;
the version optimized for PDA;
the original file as MPEG-21 object.
On the right of the resource played, a number of useful information are shown. Please, see the annex for
additional information on the metadata managed in the ECLAP BPNET.
When the full screen view button is clicked, the buttons arrangement is modified consequently and they
are placed below the resource view, as shown in the following figure.
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The Actions box
Moreover, when a resource is played, a box Actions is shown in the right column of the Web page. It
contains a number of buttons that typically allows to:
See information related to who uploaded the resource and when;
Recommend the resource to colleagues;
Edit the object to update the resource or to change/translate metadata;
Remove the resource from the favorite list;
Add the resource in a playlist;
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Share the resource to popular services by using the social icons. The following services are actually
available: Del.icio.us, Digg, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Messanger, Orkut, Plaxo, LinkedIn, Google
and Yahoo. By clicking on the icon, the user will be redirected to the Web page of the
corresponding service to share the resource.
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Main functionalities for unregistered public users
The public user (unregistered or in any case unlogged) into the ECLAP BPNET portal can :
Play and download public content;
Examine the Keyword Cloud, based on keywords included in the metadata description of the
content in Dublin Core (DCMI);
Examine the Query Cloud, based on the keywords frequently used in the full text queries;
Look it up in the portal for the list of working groups
o Choose a group and view the public presentation page of that group including the
name of the person in charge of it, a description, possible links to public pages, etc.;
o View additional public web pages associated to groups;
o Send an email to the person in charge of the group to ask for membership, provided
that he is already a registered user into the portal, but not yet member of that group;
Examine the taxonomy
o Choose an item in the taxonomy and view all the digital contents associated to that
item: pages, objects, comments, etc.;
o Whether the user tries to get access to a content he has not been authorized for, the
system informs him of this status, while providing him with the list of groups which can
access that object.
Download the cross-media player and install it (use the link ‘update player’ on the top toolbar);
View the online help (use the link on the top toolbar);
Change default interface language: Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese,
Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish;
View possible generic recommendations:
o Objects similar to those which have been executed;
o Advertisements related to that content (work in progress);
Carry out some research activities on the portal’s contents:
o Simple query in full text (by words or part of them) on objects, straight from the main
page. This query is restricted to objects only and results can be refined by using the
“Search Filters” showed on the right column (faceted search);
o Advance query on objects, web-pages, comments, comments dropped into forums,
etc.; you have to specify textual values for each individual metadatum and arrange
each request by using and/or logical operators. When performing this query, the
unregistered user can get results leading him to protected contents and pages, which
cannot be viewed by unregistered users. Also in this case, query results can be refined
by using the “Search Filters” showed on the right column (faceted search);
o If the user tries to get access to a content he has not been authorized to, the system
keeps him informed of this status;
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o Clouds can be used for search activities on the portal. Two clouds are available on the
home page: the Keyword Cloud which includes terms included in the metadata
descriptions of content, Query Cloud, which includes keywords frequently used in the
full text queries performed by users;
Calendar: to see important events pointed out by register users by using the internal calendar
module;
Examine lists of public objects from the main page:
o most viewed, the Popular tab on the left column. This list is sorted on the basis of
number of views and downloads of contents. The precise number of play/downloads is
visible on the right of the description text of the object;
o less viewed, the Less Popular tab on the left column;
o most ranked, the Top rated tab on the left column. Only registered users can vote a
content;
o A selection of last posted, the last posted item is always visible on the PC as the last
object on the right part of the list of last posted contents, while the other posted items
are selected among the latest 30 objects being uploaded into the portal;
o Query results as an object list;
o Objects associated to a taxonomical item, through a choice being made on the
taxonomy reported on the right column (in this case only the contents associated to
the taxonomical node are shown, together with those contents associated with the
children of that taxonomical node);
o Public objects associated to individual groups;
o If the user tries to get access to a content he has not been authorized to, the system
keeps him informed of this status;
Examine and access public objects:
o Main web-pages of groups, public web-pages of groups;
o Public objects, they are displayed as clickable icons, with their vote, title, description,
etc. and they have also a Download button. The Download allows to download the file
in the format the user saw. Mini applications are always proposed to the user, when he
is downloading, as AXMEDIS MPEG-21 objects and they are played with an AXMEDIS
player and/or transferred into PDA (whenever PDA contents);
For each public object displayed in a web-page, either this being a PC/iPhone object or a PDA
object, some actions can be carried out:
o Play it (namely execute it) with a click on its icon or title, view the video, listen to the
audio, view the document, flash animation, image, etc., together with its related
metadata for the classification.
o After playing it, some other tasks can be undertaken:
 View the related metadata on the right: title, author, topic, description, groups,
taxonomical classification, ranking, filename, number of downloads;
 Set full screen/page to view better that object;
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
View the metadata and the object’s structure (in the event of MPEG21/AXMEDIS objects);
 Interact with the object, provided it is an interactive content;
 Views the comments and votes left for that object.
Access as registered user;
Ask for new user registration; once this is done, the user receives an email he has to
acknowledge receipt of and he has to input his personal data. It is very important that each
user, when registering for the first time, provides some pieces of information by answering to
some very simple questions appearing on the portal.
Most functionalities are accessible for the public user, also by using his own iPhone, iPad, PDA and
with the same link reported in the PC web-page .
Full text search and Advanced search
ECLAP BPNET allows to execute queries on content available on the Portal, but also queries on
web pages, comments, discussion forums, etc. Search functionalities are powerful and allow to
refine query results by using advanced parameters.
The search engine is based on a fuzzy logic that allows to retrieve search results that are not
exactly corresponding to the searched term, (e.g. the term to be searched has been incorrectly
written, for example due to a typo). Each search results is rendered together a score value, which
expresses the matching item’s relevance to the search query. Score values are computed taking
into account the similarity of the matched strings to the original query string (the so called “edit
distance”), and also considering if there are multiple instances of the query term inside the
documents. Search results are displayed according to the user language interface or can be filter
by a specific language from the advanced query page.
When a search is performed, in case of positive results, a search filter is showed in the right
column (faceted search) that allows to refine the results by selecting specific filters listed in the
box.
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The search modalities are divided in two categories:
Full text search in the frontal page of the portal (available for all languages):
o it performs queries on objects, Web pages, discussion forums and comments, and
allows the user to filter the query by resource type, (among the following possibilities:
archive, audio, cross media, document, excel, flash, html, image, playlist, pdf, slide,
smil, video). Search queries are performed among metadata and structured text
content embedded in the objects too (e.g. PDF or DOC files).1 Boosting term techniques
are applied during the search, so to give an higher score to documents with matching
strings in the most relevant metadata fields (e.g. title, subject).
Advanced search: it is performed inside objects, Web pages, discussion forums and comments.
The user can refine and perform complex queries by specifying a language or by using boolean
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The fulltext search is performed in the following metadata fields: title, body, description, subject, taxonomy, and in
the content of the following enabled file extensions: pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, htm, html, txt, rtf, xls, xlsx.
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operators like OR and AND. The Advanced Search modality is available by clicking on the
specific button available on the top of the ECLAP BPNET Web pages.
Full text search with
selection of the type
of resource, resource
language and partners
among the available
Selection of the query
criteria for advanced
content search
Text to be searched
Add/Remove quesry
terms
Start the query
Delete the form
The Advanced Multilanguage search allows to perform search of terms inside objects by
specifying the type/format of the content (like in the full text search) but also specifying the
language of the uploaded object and the partner that uploaded the content among the available.
Also in this case, the query is performed also inside Web pages available in the Portal, discussion
forums and comments.
The Advanced content search in all languages allows to perform complex queries by using AND
and OR operators based on specific fields in the Dublin Core, also including groups and taxonomy
nodes. This advanced search includes any kind of content: objects, Web pages, comments,
discussion forums, etc..
NOTE: as explained before the fuzzy search allows to search terms on the basis of a similarity
value. the administrator can define a tolerance value of the fuzzy engine with respect to the term
to be searched. By specifying a restricted tolerance, the query results will be very close to the term
specified. Otherwise, a wide tolerance will return results also very distant with respect to the term
specified in the search field.
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Functionalities for registered users
The registered user is given wider scope and more
skills than the unregistered one. Once registered,
the user enters and views a web-page which is
richer in functionalities and menus both on the left
and right. Besides, he can see his registration name
written in the upper right corner.
The column on the right changes
dynamically according to the context and
type of user. In this case it allows to:
Manage contact and connection
requests with colleagues and users
Search users in many ways
Receive recommendations
concerning possible
users/colleagues sharing similar
profiles
Send recommendations and
invitations to other colleagues in
order to suggest them to access the
portal
Access the groups working on the
portal
Ask for membership to other groups
Browse/access groups, group webpages and discussion forums
Browse into the taxonomical
classification and view which are the
contents associated to each level
and node /branch of the taxonomy
View the users who are currently on
line
View news
Use the calendar to see related
events and to point out useful dates
Access advertising banners
View recent activities related to
groups joined
Etc.
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The registered user on ECLAP BPNET can:
Download the cross media player and install it (using the link ‘Player’ on the top toolbar);
Examine the online help (using the related link on the top toolbar);
Change the default language among the 21 available. Registered users will access to the Web
interface based on the language selected in his profile, that obviously can be changed in any
moment;
Ask for a new password (using the link on the right) (please refer to the page for unregistered
users), when for instance the previous one went lost;
Consult the list of groups working on the portal (menu on the right);
Consult the list of groups the user is member of (menu on the left: my groups)
o Choose a group and view the presentation page of the group with the coordinator’s
name, a short description, possible links to public pages, etc.;
o Send an email to the group coordinator to ask for a membership if already registered
user to the portal, but not member of that group;
For each group the user is member of, he can:
o See list of recent group content
o See list of unread content and activities related to the groups
o See the list of the last content and activities on the portal
o Get access to the Group Forum
 View the discussion topics of that group;
 Browse into several messages;
 Create a new discussion topic for the forum (new forum topic);
 Reply/contribute to a topic;
 Express his own vote for a discussion topic;
o Access the group’s WEB pages
 Drop comments on such pages;
 Express his own vote;
o View how many and which users are registered to the group;
o Send an email to colleagues already registered to the group;
o Send an SMS to colleagues already registered to the group (service not yet available);
Search through the contents of the Portal:
o Simple query in full text (by words or part of them) on objects, straight from the main
page. This query is restricted to objects only. This query is restricted to objects only and
results can be refined by using the “Search Filters” showed on the right column
(faceted search);
o Advanced query on objects, web-pages, comments, comments dropped into forums,
etc.; you have to specify textual values for each individual metadatum and arrange
each request by using and/or logical operators. When performing this query, the
unregistered user can get results leading him to protected contents and pages, which
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cannot be viewed by unregistered users. Also in this case, query results can be refined
by using the “Search Filters” showed on the right column (faceted search);
o If the user tries to get access to a content he has not been authorized to, the system
keeps him informed of this status;
Examine lists of public objects or protected objects (yet accessible for the group(s) the user is
member of) from the main page:
o Popular, list of the most viewed/downloaded content. This list is sorted on the basis of
number of views and downloads of contents. The precise number of play/downloads is
visible on the right of the description text of the object;
o Less popular, list of the less viewed/downloaded content. This list is sorted on the basis
of number of views and downloads of contents. The precise number of play/downloads is
visible on the right of the description text of the object;
o A selection of last posted, the last posted item is always visible on the PC as the last
object on the right part of the list of last posted contents, while the other posted items
are selected among the latest 30 objects being uploaded into the portal;
o Top rated;
o My favourites, content marked as favourites by the user;
o My playlist, playlist of contents created by the user itself;
o Suggested content, list of content recommended by other users;
o Content of colleagues, content posted by colleagues;
o My groups, list of subscribed discussion groups;
o My Activities, list of recent and unviewed activities performed in the joined groups;
o Query results as an object list;
o Objects associated to a taxonomical item, through a choice being made on the
taxonomy reported on the right (in this case only the contents associated to the
taxonomical node are shown, together with those contents associated with the
children of that taxonomical node);
o Public objects associated to individual groups;
o Contents posted and/or viewed by colleagues;
o Etc.
Examine and access public objects:
o Main web-pages of groups, public web-pages of groups;
o Public objects, they are displayed as clickable icons, with their vote, title, description,
etc. and they have also a Download button. The Download allows to download the file
in the format the user saw. Mini applications are always proposed to the user, when he
is downloading, as AXMEDIS MPEG-21 objects and they are played with an AXMEDIS
player and/or transferred into PDA (whenever PDA contents);
by clicking on the User profile button on the right of the top toolbar, a list of possible
selections is available, as shown in the next figure:
o Show: user profile with general information;
o Favorites: list of preferred content;
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Playlists: list of personal playlist;
Edit: edit account information;
Colleagues: list of colleagues;
Invitations: list of invitations (divided in “Accepted”, “Pending”, “Expired” and “New
invitations”);
Messages: the private messages received;
Notifications: to manage notifications and messages;
Potential colleagues: list of potential registered colleagues according to profile
similarity;
Seen content: list of the content seen;
Uploaded content: list of the content uploaded by the user.
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For each public object displayed in a web-page, either this being a PC/iPhone object or a PDA
object, some actions can be carried out:
o Play it (namely execute it) with a click on its icon or title, view the video, listen to the
audio, view the document, flash animation, image, etc., together with its related
metadata for the classification.
o After playing it, some other tasks can be undertaken:
 View the related metadata on the right: title, author, topic, description, groups,
taxonomical classification, ranking, filename, number of downloads;
 Set full screen/page to view better that object;
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View the metadata and the object’s structure (in the event of MPEG21/AXMEDIS objects);
 Interact with the object, provided it is an interactive content;
 Views the comments and votes left for that object.
 Drop a comment/reply to a comment left for that object;
 Bookmark / tick off as preferred that object;
 Vote for that object;
 View the same resource for PC, PDA or the MPEG-21 object;
 Download the object for PC, for PDA or the MPEG-21 object.
Examine the list of pages and objects belonging to the group/s the user is member of; for each
object and/or page, you can
o Play them, view them;
o Produce a recommendation, which is to say suggest that element to:
 Registered users on the portal via their User name;
 People you have their email address, either registered or not on ECLAP Social
Service Portal;
 All the users of the group/s you are a member of;
o If the user tries to get access to a content he has not been authorized to, the system
keeps him informed of this status;
View the items of the taxonomical classification
o Choose an item of the taxonomy and view all the digital contents associated to that
item: pages, objects, comments, etc.
o If the user tries to get access to a content he has not been authorized to, the system
keeps him informed of this status;
Manage private messages: by using the specific page available in the User Profile private Web
page, as showed before, the user can see:
o list of groups the user if registered to;
o list of content not yet seen that has been posted in groups of the user;
o check the state of messages and notifications: read messages in the inbox (in brackets
the number of not read messages in the InBox is reported), compose new messages
and notifications.
Most functionalities are accessible for the public user, also by using his own PDA/ iPhone, PDA and
with the same link reported in the PC web-page . As to PDA, getting access to the groups’
information is currently a bit restricted (work in progress).
Management of the personal profile and social links with other
users/colleagues
On the Portal the user can register and define his profile with the User profile link on the top right
part of the Web page, close to his name. Once registered/logged, the following commands are
visible in the menu on the left:
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Show: the basic information of the user himself:
o List of groups the user is member of;
o List of groups the user is coordinator of;
o View General Information;
o private message management;
o Connection history, user membership length.
Favourites: it displays the list of preferred objects for PC/iPhone and PDA:
o Play a preferred object;
o Delete from favourites: remove it from the list of preferred objects;
o Added on: view when it has been bookmarked as preferred;
o Add it to a playlist;
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o Edit Object: change and update the content by re-uploading a new resource or by
updating the metadata (this function is available only for users that have uploaded the
original content on the portal);
o Recommend to colleagues: Send a suggestion to colleagues;
 Registered users on the portal via their User name;
 People you have their email address, either registered or not on ECLAP BPNET
portal;
 All the users of the concerned group/s;
Playlists: show the list of playlist created by the user:
o Recommend a playlist to colleagues.
Edit: Change/edit information related to the user own user profile and in details
o Contacts: define other accounts on other Social Networks, etc.;
o General Information: name, surname, date of birth, mobile phone to be used for
urgent SMS, description, inserting a picture of the user, genre, nation, address, mothertongue and other languages, etc.;
o Medical information: taxonomy, multiple choice with the ‘control’ key;
o Education and job: Medical qualification (please refer to the Appendix for the exploited
taxonomy), job affiliation, place of work;
o Account settings: email, password, registration for protected objects, email warnings,
time zone, etc.;
Colleagues:
o List: of connected colleagues. When you choose a colleague via his link, for each
connected colleague appearing in the list, you can
 View the profile of the connected colleague and therefore
his related profile;
his colleagues: the colleagues of this colleague are second level contacts;
his preferred objects;
the latest objects he has published in the portal;
the latest objects he has viewed;
etc.
 Remove a colleague from the list of connected colleagues
o Pending requests, both sent out and received:
 List of the pending connection requests, link requests, connection among users;
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Invitation: to manage invitation to not yet registered people to join the Best Practice Network.
It allows to recover the following information:
o Accepted, list of accepted invitations
o Pending, list of pending requests;
o Expired, list of expired invitations remained without answer;
o New Invitations, to send an email to invite a colleague to join the Best Practice
Network;
Messages: to manage private messages received by other registered users:
o read new messages;
o read old messages;
o see the sender and the list of recipients;
o see the date and hour of the message and sort the message list accordingly;
o mark messages as read or unread;
Notifications: to manage notification messages of each group the user is registered to
o Overview: current general information related to subscriptions;
o Subscriptions: list of subscriptions with the possibility to edit the following parameters
for each subscription:
 Activate/Deactivate/Delete a subscription;
 Change send method to Mail/HTML Mail/Private message/Web;
 Change send interval to Immediately/Every hour/Twice a day/Daily/Weekly;
o Author: to set parameters of notifications related to a specific user;
o Content type: to set parameters of notifications related to Multimedia content, Forum
topic, Book page, Events, Groups, Page, Story, Wiki page;
o Add subscription: to add a new notification related to Content type in group, content
type in general or to all content submitted by a user;
Potential colleagues: users sharing similar interests
o Other users who, according to the system, may have a similarity of character and/or
affinity with the user; therefore such similar users are proposed as potential work-
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fellow. The affinity is appraised according to the profile information and activities those
other users performed: for instance which content they view, publish and vote for, etc.;
o For each potential work-fellow, you can accept him as proposed by the system and/or
view a record which explains the reasons why the system has estimated a certain
degree of similarity with that ECLAP BPNET user.
Seen content: content the user has seen/viewed
o List of the objects the user has recently viewed with their metadata and links;
o You can send suggestions to colleagues so as to stimulate them to view such objects,
Edit an object if has been posted by you, Add it to a playlist;
Uploaded content: content published by the user
o List of published objects by the user with their metadata and links;
o You can send suggestions to colleagues, so as to stimulate them to view such objects,
Edit an object if has been posted by you, Add it to a playlist;
o If there are some objects which have been posted with the upload service, but have not
been published, all this is duly highlighted in the administration pages;
Furthermore, the registered user can:
Manage links with users and colleagues:
o Examine the list of currently connected users;
o Examine the list of potential work-fellows suggested/proposed by the portal;
o Accept or refuse the connection requests made by other users;
o Send an email to a work-fellow, yet not registered to ECLAP BPNET, which means
sending him an invitation to propose the registration to the ECLAP BPNET service;
o Access the list of pending invitations, view the status of such invitations;
o Cancel/remove a pending invitation previously made in favour of a colleague;
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Perform some queries on users who registered
to the ECLAP BPNET portal to look for specific
skills, new colleagues, connections, etc.
o Search users by keyword, typically their
nick name, using the link on the right bar;
o Advanced research: name, surname,
gender, age, areas of interest, taxonomy
the user is interested in, job affiliation,
etc.
Needless to say the advance research option is based
on the previous data which users inserted. If such
data are for any reasons not correct nor complete, it
is most likely that some queries do not lead to the
expected results.
Playlist management
ECLAP BPNET allows an advanced management of content playlists. By using this functionality a
user is able to define a sequence of audio, video and images or select excerpts of audio and video
resources arranged into a chained list to be associated to a playlist for a much more effective
content consultation, for example to prepare a sequence of content excerpts to be used for
educational and promotional purposes. Also, when an image is added to a playlist, the user can set
the time duration for the visualization of that image.
Creation of a playlist
A user, to create a new playlist has to be registered and logged in the portal.
Below each preview icon of an audio, video or image resource, a button “Add to Playlist” is
present. By clicking it, a new box named Compose playlist is shown on the right column and the
selected title will be added in the list, as shown in the image below.
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Edit of parameters
of the resource in
the list
Change the order in
the content list
Delete the content
Delete the playlist
Save the playlist
For each resource added in the playlist, three buttons are present on the right: the button
visualizes the resource and allows to set some parameters for the play of the resource; the button
allows to modify the content order on the list, and finally the waste bin button
the resource from the playlist.
to delete
By clicking the button e on the right of a content title in the Compose playlist box, the content
is played and a set of new command buttons are shown in the play toolbar. These buttons are
different according to the resource type played.
In case of a play of an audio or video resource, commands in the play toolbar will be as shown
below:
In addition to the typical reload, play e stop buttons, the play toolbar contains also the following:
Set the start of the audio or video excerpt to be included in the playlist (in the form
mm:ss)
Set the end of the audio or video excerpt to be included in the playlist (in the form mm:ss)
Delete the defined audio or video excerpts
Add an additional excerpts of the same video or audio resources to the playlist.
The audio or video excerpts defined by the user will be highlighted in red in the play toolbar.
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Start selection
End selection
In the playback window, if an excerpt of audio or video content has been added, on the right of
the content title the start time and the end time is shown, as shown in the following figure.
In the case of images, the commends available in the play toolbar are the following:
The first button on the left allows to visualize the image in full screen. the other button are the
following:
Decrease of 5 seconds the time of visualization of the image
Increase of 5 seconds the time of visualization of the image
Delete the time
Add an new visualization time as new resource in the playlist (it is useful if another
visualization of the same image has to be added in the playlist)
Also in the play toolbar, the actual visualization time is shown.
When the procedure of content selection to be included in the playlist has been completed, by
clicking the “Save” button a new web page name Upload Playlist is shown, that allows to specify
additional parameters related to the playlist, as shown in the next figure.
For each playlist it is possible to specify:
metadata
language,
title,
creator,
description,
subject,
taxonomy
and
discussion groups (for multiple selections it
is possible to hold the CTRL key down).
Also it is possible to specify if the playlist is
public or accessibile only to registered
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users.
When all information have been completed,
by pressing the Upload button the new
playlist will be available on the ECLAP
BPNET.
A user cannot in any case delete or modify a
playlist. To delete a playlist it is necessary to
contact the Administrator.
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Visualization of a playlist
Playlists are identified in the ECLAP BPNET by the following preview icon:
By clicking on a playlist, the Playlist’s Playback window is shown on the right column of the web
page, with the list of associated content. For each content item in the list the following
information are available: start time and end time in case of audio or video excerpts, visualization
time in case of image. A small icon helps to identify if the content type in the playlist is a video, an
audio or an image.
Next to the playlist title, on the top of the Playlist’s Playback box, two buttons are present. they
can be activated during the playlist visualization and respectively allow to see the metadata
description and stop the playlist visualization.
If the user presses the button to stop the playlist, the content actually played, will continue to be
visualized, but at the end, the play will be stopped.
The content actually played is highlighted in light green in the list, as shown in the following image.
During the playlist play, the user can in any time recommend the playlist to colleagues, mark the
playlist as favorite and add a vote to the playlist.
Stop the playlist
visualization
Show the metadata
description related to
the playlist
Loops playlist on end.
Vote the playlist
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ECLAP BPNET recommendations
The registered user can send some recommendations via emails, which are sent out from the
ECLAP BPNET Portal. The aim of these recommendations is stimulating other users to get access to
some information and knowledge, thus promoting and spreading it:
Invite users not yet registered to access the portal and become member of ECLAP BPNET;
Invite users not yet registered to access the portal and view some example contents;
Invite users not yet registered to view some contents of the portal (web-pages, forums,
objects, etc.), in order to comment, express their opinion and/or vote;
Invite a not registered user to join the ECLAP BPNET
In the ECLAP BPNET homepage, in the right column, a specific box to Invite a colleague is present.
By filling in the empty field with a valid email address and after pressing the “Send invitation via
email” button, a standard email will be sent with the invitation to join the BPNET.
The user can see the invitations status to check the list of: accepted invitations; pending
invitations, expired invitations by clicking on User Profile  Invitations.
Invite e registered user to see specific content
Register users can suggest to colleagues to see specific content by sending to them a
recommendation email. To suggest an object to a colleague the user has to click the item
Recommend to colleagues which is present below the preview animated icons of each object.
Also it is possible to suggest a content to colleagues during the playing of a resource by selecting
the proper item in the Actions box available on the right column.
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A new page to define the parameters for the email to be sent for recommendation is shown.
Parameters allow to:
specify the list of single emails of users. the maximum number of emails is 10 (or it is possible
to write 10 user names alternatively) separated by commas or by pressing Enter after each
item in the list;
select the groups that will receive the recommendation;
compose a personal message that will be sent with the recommendation email.
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Automatic recommendations
ECLAP BPNET is able to automatically propose to the user some recommendations/suggestions
based on an accurate semantic analysis and also on the basis of the user’ behavior according to
the content seen by the user in the Portal. This type of recommendation will focus on:
Users to users based on similarity criteria (only for registered users). Such similarity is
estimated upon the profile information and activities users carried out: for example which
kind of contents they view, they upload and how they vote, etc. This recommendations are
accessible by clicking on User profile  Potential collegues;
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Objects to users based on the similarity with the objects those users have used and
bookmarked as preferred and/or with the objects user have clicked on (only for registered
users). This recommendations are available by clicking on Suggested content;
Objects to objects based on the objects the user has played. When a user plays an object, a
list of similar objects (both for classification criteria and metadata) is proposed. (this
functionality can be exploited by unregistered users, as well) (currently not yet available).
this recommendations are visible in the homepage by selecting the Similar objects item in
the left side list;
Related advertising based on the objects the user has recently played or according to his
user profile. (the former functionality can be exploited by unregistered users, as well), for
example an advertisement related to some allergy relief products can appear, when
presenting some medical contents concerning asthma (currently not yet available).
Advanced functionalities for content and activities related to
groups
To help registered users to take trace of the activities performed by groups he joined, the ECLAP BPNET
provide advanced notification functionalities accessible from the My Activities tab in the homepage. These
functionalities allow to access in a simple and direct manner to useful lists of:
content recently published and last activities performed in any groups joined by the user;
content and activities not followed by the user, like unread forum topics or new content posted by
the other members;
content and activities recently posted on the portal.
The above mentioned lists are accessible without distinction:
From the “My Activites” tab on the main page after the log in, or;
From the User Profile, by clicking the link “Lists of recent and not seen content on the portal and on
your groups” available in the Groups section in the main page, as shown in the following figure.
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List of recent posts in the groups
By clicking the tab “My recent group content” on the left a table will be shown (see the figure below).
Type identifies one of the following:
o Multimedia content, related to a published resource
o Forum Topic
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o Page, related to a Web page
o Groups, related to a group
o Event, related to events posted in the Calendar
o Wiki page, related to pages added or modified in the Wiki
Title, the title of the resource. It is a link that can be clicked to directly see the related content. If the
content has been not yet be seen by the user, the word “new” is written in red after the title. If the
content has been recently updated by the author, the word “update” is written in red after the title;
Author, the user name of the author;
Answers, shows the number of comments added to the content. If a new unread comment has been
added, a link is shown;
Groups, list of groups associated to the content;
Latest Content, it shows the date of each content and allow to sort the list by date in ascending or
descending order.
List of content and activities unread related to groups
This page shows the list of content and activities not yet seen or read by the user and related to groups he
joined. This list is very useful to take trace of the activities performed in the joined groups. The table is
divided in columns as shown before.
List of last content and activities of the portal
This page shows the list of content and activities related to the entire ECLAP BPNET. The table is divided in
columns as shown before.
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Uploading objects on ECLAP BPNET
The registered user can upload a
digital content to publish it,
which means making such
content an object on the ECLAP
BPNET
Portal,
both
for
PC/iPhone and PDA. To this end
registered users are provided
with a special upload form,
which can be accessed from the
“Upload” Menu located in the
bar on the upper right corner of
the main Web-page.
The upload form (shown here on
the left) has some fields
compulsory
to
complete:
metadata
language,
title,
creator, description, etc. Other
fields are not related to
compulsory data, but are
recommended, such as the
topic, the description, the group
assignment, the multiple choice
taxonomy through the ‘control’
key (Ctrl), the option of making it
accessible either to everyone or
to members of selected groups,
only, etc.
The Upload form shows to the
user only the groups he can get
access to, namely the groups the
user, who is trying to upload, is
member of. Therefore, a user
who is not member of a group
cannot on any account publish a
content for that group.
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In the upload form, there are two mutually exclusive modalities to specify the resource to be
uploaded on the portal. In fact the digital resource to be uploaded can be specified as local file
available on the user’s computer, or as a resource available remotely, as shown in details in the
following image.
In this second case, the system allows to specify in the File URL field, the address of the resource
that can be uploaded via FTP or HTTP protocol. If the resource to be uploaded is freely accessible
without any username and password, the syntax to be used is in the form
ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/filename or http://www.yourdomain.com/filename
If username and password are necessary to access the resource, the syntax to be used is in the
form
ftp://username:[email protected]/filename
or
http://username:[email protected]/filename
Please remark that the user can assign to the uploaded object a visibility level, either a public or
private.
The Upload/Publication procedure can be as follows:
direct/without any moderating device: when this modality is on, all the files uploaded via
the upload form can be published without any further control.
o This direct modality is available only for some privileged users, you can request to
enable it, only provided if you are a group coordinator or by asking your group
coordinator to request it on your behalf, simply via email contact with the technical
assistance of the portal.
with moderating device/controlled, which means validation is needed: when this modality
is on, all the files uploaded via the upload form are gathered in a database called
Administration and they can be published no sooner than the content manager has given
his assent. For further details on how this modality works, see hereafter. The content
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manager is typically a group coordinator. This modality is set by default for all new
registered users.
Any modality change, whether applied to all the portal, can be done via the Portal administration
interface, using DRUPAL. Please get in contact with System Administrator.
Indexing of content metadata
When a new resource is published on ECLAP BPNET by using the upload functionality, the system
performs an indexing of both the inserted metadata and of the internal textual content of the
resource (if available). This means that the textual content of documents in TXT, DOC, DOCX, PDF,
PPT and PPTX formats are “recognized” automatically and indexed by the system to allow the
queries of terms contained also inside the uploaded document.
When resource metadata and resource textual content have been indexed in the main language
selected during the upload procedure, the system is able to index automatically the same resource
also in the other available languages. Consequently, a user will be able to make queries by using
terms in his mother tongue, but will receive results also referred to content available in other
languages.
Use of Calendar
Registered users can use the Calendar module to point out important events related to the ECLAP
BPNET. The Calendar is accessible from the home page of the BPNET on the right column, as
shown in the next figure.
By clicking a day, it will be shown in the main page. Underlined dates identify busy days and by
clicking on them the marked appointments will be shown with all information related to the event.
The Calendar has different views: the information can be also viewed by day, by week, by month
and by year, by selecting the appropriate view button on the top left.
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Registered users can add an event in the calendar by selecting the Add Event item in the bottom
left corner below the calendar view in the main page. By clicking on Add Event a new form will be
shown to specify information related to the event to be added, as shown in the following image.
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Information to create event include:
o
o
o
o
o
Event title
Event description
File attachment to be included
Start date and hour
End date and hour
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At the end of the Create Event form also two buttons are available:
o Save, to save the event;
o Preview: to see a preview of the event before save it.
The ECLAP WIKI
The ECLAP wiki page is accessible by clicking the WIKI button on the top right of the title toolbar, as
shown in the next picture.
The main Wiki page presents a simple list of available pages, as shown in the image above.
Unregistered users can only see the available pages by clicking on the available links. Registered and logged
iusers can create and modify existing pages, but also see the revision history by clicking the tab Revisions
available on the left of the page.
Wiki pages use a Wiki syntax to be used in body box during the editing of a page to format the page
content. The basic formatting tricks are the following2:
Wiki text
Results
''italic''
Italic
''italic''
Bold
'''''bold and italic'''''
Bold and italic
= =heading= =
= = =level 2= = =
= = = =level 3= = = =
Headings in different sizes
= = = = =level 4= = = = =
[[Link to another page]]
2
Internal Link to another page on the wiki
source: Wikipedia, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Cheatsheet-en.pdf
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[[Link|different title]]
----
Horizontal line
* one
* two
Bullet list
* three
# one
# two
Numbered list
# three
[[Image:File.jpg|Text]]
Image with alternative text
[[Image:File.jpg|frame|Text]] Image aligned right with caption
[[Image:File.jpg|thumb|Text]] Thumbnail
[[Media:File.ogg]]
Download link
{{Name}}
Include template “Name”
--~~~
Signature (Link to userpage)
--~~~~
Signature with timestamp
#REDIRECT [[Other article]]
Redirect to another article
Create a new page
To create a new wiki page there is no specific button to be clicked but it is necessary to follow the
procedure explained in this section that is aligned with Wiki rules:
Click on the Show tab on the left of the wiki page. The page as shown before will be opened;
Select the Edit tab on the left to enter in the editing mode of the main wiki index page. The content
will be more or less as shown in the following image;
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Go on the Body of the page box and write the following text
[[...New page title...]]
Click the Save button at the end of the page. The index page will be modified accordingly as shown
in the following image;
By clicking the link of the new page in the index, the system will ask if you want to create a new
page in the Wiki;
By clicking the Wiki page link, the new page will be created and the new box the edit the page will
be shown;
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Save the page to complete the procedure.
Modify a Wiki page
Registered users can modify any Wiki page. To modify a page the user has to:
Select the page in the Wiki index by clicking the page link in the list;
Click the Edit tab on the left to enter in the editing mode.
Delete a Wiki page
To delete a page in the wiki:
Click the link of the page to be deleted in the main index page;
Click the Edit button on the left;
In the editing view of the page, click the Delete button at the end of the page;
Confirm the deletion;
Edit the main index page and delete the code in the body referred to the deleted page. Save the
modified index page to confirm.
Manage revisions
The following image shows the Revision history of the wiki.
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The page shows a list of all activities performed with a button named Show diff on the top allowing to
compare two different revisions to help user to check differences between the selected revisions.
Each line on the list, contains information with the date of the modification and the username. By selecting
the buttons in two different lines, it is possible to select the revisions to be compared. The revert button
allows to came back to the selected revision. The line with the current revision is the first one and is
highlighted in light yellow.
The following image shows the revision page with the comparison between two revisions in a simple and
intuitive view.
Dates of the two revisions and reviewer’s username
Comparison between the body page contents.
Old page on the lef t, new page on the right.
Dif f erences are highlighted in light yellow.
Current view of the page
Object editing
A registered user that has uploaded a content can decide in a second moment to update it by changing the
resource and/or metadata associated to the resource.
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To edit an object the registered user has to be logged in the portal and has to play the resource to be
modified. When the resource is visualized, in the right column of the web page a box named Actions is
present. Inside the box the option Edit object is present (only if the logged user is also the one that
uploaded the object in the ECLAP BPNET for the first time).
Otherwise it is possible to select the Edit object option present in the preview, as showed below.
A new Edit Object form will be displayed.
As explained in the section related to the resource upload, the file to be uploaded can be specified
as local file or as a resource available remotely by specifying the FTP or HTTP address.
In this second case, the system allows to specify in the File URL field, the address of the resource
that can be uploaded via FTP or HTTP protocol. If the resource to be uploaded is freely accessible
without any username and password, the syntax to be used is in the form
ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/filename or http://www.yourdomain.com/filename
If username and password are necessary to access the resource, the syntax to be used is in the
form
ftp://username:[email protected]/filename
or
http://username:[email protected]/filename
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The form allows to change the content by updating the resource with a new one. After the upload, the
following confirmation message is shown on the portal. The new content will be accessible in few minutes
according to the type of content to be processed by the system.
By clicking the Edit Metadata item present in the Edit Object form shown before, a new web page to
update the content metadata will be opened. The Edit Metadata form allows to perform many activities
related to the metadata editing and translation. It is divided in:
Menu:
o Metadata: open the Metadata box to edit the content metadata;
o Apply Changes: save the new metadata;
o Refresh List of Contents: refresh the Content listed below;
o History: show a list of the changes performed;
Locale: change the interface language;
Contents: content list and previews of objects posted by the user;
Preview: the preview of the selected content. A button to show the resource in full screen is
present on the bottom left;
Metadata: the main window that allow the user to change and update the metadata associated to
the resource. It is divided in:
o DCMI: Dublin Core metadata, allows to update the Dublin core metadata. It is divided in
two columns. On the right the reference metadata are shown (they cannot be changes)
with different tabs for any available language. On the left the new metadata are shown.
changes are highlighted in red. Different tabs are available for any language. The [+] button
present at the end of each term allows to add a new field, otherwise the [-] delete it.
o Taxonomy: to change the classification;
o Groups: to modify the groups 63uthorized to access the content.
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When the process to update the metadata has been completed, the user has to click on the Apply changes
item shown on the top left Menu. A confirmation window will be shown. Click OK to confirm changes.
Managing connections
User can start a connection with other colleagues in the BPNET to better follow activities performed by
them. When users are connected, each time one of them performs an action on the BPNET by posting a
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comments or uploading a content, the other connected colleagues will be informed with a notification. Also
a specific tab “Content of colleagues” will be accessible in the home page after the login, to directly access
resources uploaded by the other colleagues.
To add a connection with another colleague, the user has to ask to him to accepted the request. The user
can search registered colleagues by using the specific research box in the right column on the main page,
that allows to search users by simple keywords or by using the advanced search form. Please note that the
member search box is explained before.
When a colleague has been found in the Member search results box in the right column, the link “Add to
your colleagues” is shown. By clicking on it a notification for connection is sent to the user.
In User Profile  Colleagues  Pending requests the list of users with a pending request for connection is
shown. Here the user can also delete a pending request, for example if after a reasonable period of time he
has received any answer.
Accept or refuse a new connection request
If enabled in the notification settings, the user will receive an email with the notification of the requested
connection. Also, registered user can see the list of connection requests in the right column of the main
page after the login. This tab allows to accept or refuse the connection request by clicking the
corresponding links, as shown in the next figure.
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In User Profile  Colleagues  Pending requests the list of received requests for connection is shown.
This tab allows to accept or refuse the connection request by clicking the corresponding links, as shown in
the next figure.
By accepting the request, the new colleague will be added in the list of connections available in the tab:
User Profile  Colleagues  List.
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Automatic production of Objects on ECLAP BPNET
ECLAP BPNET system is able to process format conversions automatically in order to produce
objects in the required formats, with all the correct metadata, by simply adding date, user name,
etc. Most metadata are inferred automatically. At present ECLAP BPNET portal produces several
versions of digital objects for:
PC: accessible from PC with different browsers (both in MPEG-21 and as single file);
PDA: accessible both from PC and PDA, via links and icons standing for a stylized PDA;
iPhone: accessible only from iPhone/iPad via links and icons related to PC contents.
The production of these objects conforms to the rules which are described in the following table:
the latter could give some useful help to the user, when carrying out his choices according to the
content types he is provided with and/or he is going to publish.
Please note that complex contents such as procedures/flows, calculators, slides, etc. must be
produced with a specific tool and uploaded/published (using the upload form) on the portal as
MPEG-21/AXMEDIS object (thus having only the following formats: .mp21, .m21, .axm). As to such
complex contents, the metadata previously described have to be given when uploading (which is to
say, when filling in the upload form). In these cases the inclusion of the icon representing the object
and to be included in the object itself is required during the production phase. As to producing
icons for complex objects, please refer to the specific handbook for the related object production
tool (ADF Algorithm Designer) where you will find useful suggestions.
Hereafter some tables are reported. They summarize the behavior of ECLAP BPNET portal and its
back office for the automated production.
The user has nothing else to do but to upload his content; everything else is done by the portal.
PDA versions of objects are produced in a specific way for mobile devices having a 640x480 pixel
screen resolution, namely: HTC Pro, HTC touch, HTC Touch pro, some Samsung, some SonyEricsson, etc. Many of the PDA contents which are produced as video, audio, images, etc., can
work very well also on HTC’s previous version like Tytan, even if such versions have a lower
resolution: 320x240 (QVGA), or a higher resolution: 800x480 (WVGA). On PDA Windows Mobile
the user is recommended to use the Mobile Medicine application (called also AxObjectFinder),
which allows to both organize digital contents and Mobile Medicine mini-applications on PDA, and
to save up connection costs (since an already downloaded content is available in the local
memory, with no need to download it again, even if the user has unintentionally requested its
download twice). Please see hereafter for the entire set of skills and functionalities of the Mobile
Medicine tool on PDA, working as a sort of PDA organizer/manager.
The automatic production of contents for AXMEDIS Java Player devoted to Mobile for devices
such Nokia, Sony-Ericsson, BlackBerry, etc., is not at present aligned with the functionalities
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described till now, since the first trial is meant to focus on the HTC use. For any additional details
and further opening, please send an email to the technical group coordinator for development.
The iPhone version of the objects is produced for such devices while trying to mediate between
the device performance and the band consumption of the user, when he gets access to the
service. Please remember that with iPhone all the contents, which are played by the ECLAP BPNET
Portal, are downloaded via network, even for times different from the first one. Therefore this
represents an additional cost for the user each time he accesses a content.
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Kind of file in
the UPLOAD
page
Production
Objects produced for PC
DC Format
DC Type
PC icon
Notes on the production
PDF Document,
PPT, DOC, … or
whatever else
automatic
Document
Docume
nt, PDF,
HTML
Document by default
The document is left in the original format:
PDF, PPT, DOC, etc.
Image
automatic
Image
image
Taken from the
image
audio
automatic
Audio
audio
Audio default
video
automatic
Video
video
SWF Animation
automatic
Cross
media
SWF
Procedure,
Flow (upload as
MP21)
Manually with ADF
TOOL and then
upload via the form
Cross
media
HTML
Animated GIF taken
from the video
Animation (to be
done), currently
Crossmedia
Crossmedia by
default or self-made
The image is left with the original resolution,
the single file (“File Secco”) has to be
produced. Conversion in standard format.
The audio is converted into an MP3 file, so
as to optimize the transfer cost when playing
The video is converted in FLV, 288Kbps,
320x200
The SWF file is not handled
Calculator
(upload come
MP21)
PPT (upload
come MP21)
Manually with ADF
TOOL and then
upload via the form
Manually with
different TOOLS
and then upload
via the form
Manually with
different tools and
upload via the form
Cross
media
HTML
Cross
media
Cross
media
SMIL based as
MP21
Single file
production for
alternative player
YES: in the original
format, the file is left
with its original
format.
YES: as the original
image for format
and dimensions
YES: as MP3
YES: always in FLV
with 288Kbps
YES, always in SWF
The Metadata inserted into the Upload form
overwrite those included with the object
YES, in html
Crossmedia by
default or self-made
The Metadata inserted into the Upload form
overwrite those included with the object
YES, in html
SLIDE
Crossmedia by
default or self-made
The Metadata inserted into the Upload form
overwrite those included with the object
NO
SMIL
Crossmedia by
default or self-made
The Metadata inserted into the Upload form
overwrite those included with the object
NO
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Kind of file
in the
UPLOAD
page
Single file
production
DC Format
DC
Type
PC ICON
PDF
Document
automatic
Document
PDF,
HTML
Document by
default
Image
automatic
Image
Image
Audio
automatic
Audio
Audio
Video
automatic
Video
Video
SWF
animation
automatic
Cross-media
SWF
Procedure,
Flow (upload
as MP21)
Manually with
ADF TOOL and
then upload via
the form
Manually with
ADF TOOL and
then upload via
the form
Manually with
ADF TOOL and
then upload via
Cross-media
HTML
Crossmedia
The Metadata inserted into the Upload form
overwrite those included with the object
YES, always in SWF (there are
no differences from PC) (not
YET available)
YES in HTML with a CSS for each
device
Cross-media
HTML
Crossmedia
The Metadata inserted into the Upload form
overwrite those included with the object
YES in HTML with a CSS for each
device
Cross-media
SLIDE
Crossmedia
The Metadata inserted into the Upload form
overwrite those included with the object (they
are SMIL not managed)
NO
Calculator
(upload as
MP21)
PPT (upload
as MP21)
Objects produced for iPhone
Notes on single file production
The document is left in PDF format, other
formats are not allowed, the single file is
produced, iphone: .pdf
Taken from
The image is kept with its original resolution,
the image
the single file is produced: iphone: .xxx;
Conversion into standard format.
Audio default
The audio is converted into MP3 in order to
optimize play during transfer costs:
iphone:.mp3
Animated GIF
The video is converted into mp4 (mpeg4)
taken from the (m4v, mp4, 3gp), 640x480, 128 kbps if
video
possible, otherwise a lower resolution but
always at 128 Kbps. Iphone:xxx
Animation (to The SWF file is not handled. Iphone: .swf (not
be done)
possible due to iPhone limitations)
Single file production for
alternative player
YES: PDF format is kept (there
are no differences from PC
production, only PDF)
YES: original image both for
format and dimensions (there
are no differences from PC)
YES: as MP3 (there are no
differences from PC)
YES: always in MPEG-4, mp4
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the form
Kind of file
in the
UPLOAD
page
Production
PDF
Document
Objects produced for PDA
DC Format
DC
Type
PC ICON
PDA ICON
Notes on production
automatic
Document
PDF
Image
automatic
Crossmedia
Image
Audio
automatic
Crossmedia
Audio
Small PDA icon
with PDF icon
inside
Small PDA icon
with the image
taken icon inside
Small PDA icon
with audio icon
inside
Taxonomic icon and whether unavailable,
default icon; default icon as alternative icon.
Other document formats are not allowed.
Taxonomic icon and whether unavailable,
the image taken icon (this latter is always
inserted as alternative icon)
Taxonomic icon and whether unavailable,
default icon, default icon always as
alternative icon
Video
automatic
Crossmedia
Video
Small PDA icon
with the video
taken icon inside
Taxonomic icon and whether unavailable,
the video taken icon (this latter is always
inserted as alternative icon)
SWF
animation
Procedure,
Flow (upload
as MP21)
automatic
Crossmedia
SWF
Crossmedia
External play possible
The document is left in PDF
format, other formats are not
allowed
The image is converted into
the right format, in order to
be launched in SMIL
The audio is converted into
the right format, in order to
be launched in MPEG-4, the
audio is a MPEG-3 inside MP4
The video is converted into
the right format, in order to
be launched in MPEG-4, h263
format
External play possible
Manually with
ADF TOOL and
then upload via
the form
Crossmedia
HTML
Crossmedia by
default or selfmade
The object should be produced with a
specific icon (axicon.png). During production
step, if this icon is unavailable, the
taxonomic icon is inserted
YES: The Metadata inserted
into the Upload form
overwrite those included with
the object
Calculator
(upload as
MP21)
Manually with
ADF TOOL and
then upload via
the form
Manually with
ADF TOOL and
then upload via
the form
Crossmedia
HTML
Crossmedia by
default or selfmade
Crossmedia
SMIL
Crossmedia by
default or selfmade
The object should be produced with a
specific icon (axicon.png). During production
step, if this icon is unavailable, the
taxonomic icon is inserted
The object should be produced with a
specific icon (axicon.png). During production
step, if this icon is unavailable, the
taxonomic icon is inserted
YES: The Metadata inserted
into the Upload form
overwrite those included with
the object
YES: The Metadata inserted
into the Upload form
overwrite those included with
the object
PPT (upload
as MP21)
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Table summing up types of files managed/produced automatically by the portal
File extension
PDF
PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX
DOC, DOCX
Other kinds of document
XLS/XLSX
Zip, rar
PNG
GIF
JPEG, JPG
TIF, TIFF
BMP
Other kinds of images
MP3
AAC
WMA
WAV
Other kinds of audio
swf
AVI
WMV
MP4
M4V
MP2
MOV
3GP
FLV
Classification
Format
Type
Producti
on
Document
Document
Document
Document
Document
Archive
image
image
image
image
image
image
audio
audio
audio
audio
audio
crossmedia
video
video
video
video
video
video
video
video
PDF
Slide
Document
Document
Excel
Archive
image
image
image
image
image
image
audio
audio
audio
audio
audio
flash
video
video
video
video
video
video
video
video
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
PC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PC
Apple
WM
Single file
iPhone
PDA
Yes in PDF
*(no)
*(no)
No
No
No
Yes in PNG
Si in GIF
Si in JPEG, JPG
Yes converted into PNG
Yes converted into PNG
Yes converted into PNG
Yes converted into MP3
Yes converted into MP3
Yes converted into MP3
Yes converted into MP3
Yes converted into MP3
(no)
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes
*(no)
*(no)
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(Yes)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes in PDF
Yes in PPT
Yes in DOC
Yes in original format
Yes in original format
Yes in original format
Yes in PNG
Yes in GIF
Yes in JPEG, JPG
Yes converted into PNG
Yes converted into PNG
Yes converted into PNG
Yes converted into MP3
Yes converted into MP3
Yes converted into MP3
Yes converted into MP3
Yes converted into MP3
swf
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
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MPG
DVX, DIVX
Other kinds of video
Mp21, AXM, M21 (with HTML,
HTM, XHTML)
Mp21, AXM, M21 (with SMIL, SMI)
Mp21, AXM, M21 (with anything
else)
EXE, MSI, CAB
video
video
video
crossmedia
video
video
video
HTML
automatic
automatic
automatic
automatic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
Yes converted into FLV
Mp21, AXM, M21 (only Windows)
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
Yes converted into Mp4
HTML (only if html)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
crossmedia
crossmedia
SMIL
SMIL
automatic
automatic
Yes
Yes
Mp21, AXM, M21 (only Windows)
Mp21, AXM, M21 (only Windows)
HTML (only if html)
no
Yes
Yes
tool
tool
automatic
Yes
Yes in original format
no
no
(no) means that its correct visualization depends on the PDA you are using and on the type of additional programmes installed on that device.
*(no) means that its correct visualization depends on conversion process used during production phase. Such objects cannot be viewed in their
original formats, but only via a format conversion process.
(yes) means that its correct visualization depends on the PDA you are using and on the type of additional programmes installed on that device.
Noteworthy is the automatic performance of any conversion process previously mentioned.
As clearly shown in the previously reported table, any audio and video format is converted automatically both into the right format and
dimensions to fit the different devices. Many other formats, though not referred to in the table, are managed in a correct way. If you have a file
with an extension not reported in the previous table, our suggestion is to upload it anyway and see what happens.
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The table below shows the access to different browsers according to the format and the full Screen/full page function. The zoom function
(either using two fingers as with iPhone or via menu) is available in most cases.
PC (windows, unless otherwise stated)
File extension
PDF
PPT, PPS
DOC
Other kinds of
documents (XLS, etc.)
Images
Audio
Video
swf
MP21, AXM, M21
Calculators, flows, HTML
Internet Explorer
PC
Single
mp21
file
Mozilla Firefox
PC
Single
mp21
file
Apple
Safari
Chrome
Win, Linux Win, Linux
and mac
and mac
iPhone
(without a specific
player)
Windows
Mobile
AXPDA
player for
WM
Nokia, Sony,
etc….
AXMEDIS
Mobile
player
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
(no)
(no)
(no)
YES
(no)
(no)
(no)
YES
(no)
(no)
No
YES
(no)
(no)
No
(no)
(no)
(no)
(no)
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
no
no
YES
YES
YES
YES
no
no
YES
YES
YES
no
no
YES
(no)
(no)
YES
no
YES
YES
YES
no
(no)
no
no
no
(no) means that its correct visualization depends on the PC/PDA you are using and on the type of additional programmes installed on that device.
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Role of Group Coordinators
If a portal user is a group/forum coordinator as well, besides being able to do everything a register
user is allowed to, he can also:
Create WEB pages for each group he is coordinator of;
Cancel a discussion topic in the group’s discussion forum he chairs;
Send specific invitations to users and acquaintances to suggest registration to the Portal
and/or group membership;
Perform direct registration to the group on behalf of ECLAP BPNET Portal’s registered users via
their nickname, only provided they have already registered to the portal;
Cancel users and/or put them in a black list, block a user from accessing the group;
Accept or deny group membership requests from portal users;
A user can become group coordinator only whether such role is assigned to him by the
administrator of ECLAP BPNET Portal or by another coordinator. There could be more than one
coordinator for each group.
A registered user can ask the administrator (support group) to create a new group. Such requests
should be screened and examined by the ECLAP BPNET Management Committee.
Creating WEB pages for groups
A group coordinator/responsible can simply introduce himself on the main web page of the group
and empower a second person he trusts to create web-pages for the group. For each web-page:
There is an associated taxonomy (please refer to the Appendix);
Comments can be associated as well;
A language can be associated as well (currently the available languages are Italian and English);
The nature of the group web-pages can be either public or private.
There are three permission modes to view a web-page:
1) WEB pages only for groups
They are related to a group or more and they can be accessed ONLY by members of those
groups;
The group coordinator can insert, change and/or cancel group web-pages;
Each web-page can be viewed, commented or voted by the group members;
2) Public WEB pages:
They are not associated to any group and they can be read by everyone, even by users not yet
registered to the site.
Only registered users can drop comments and vote.
3) Public WEB pages that are associated to one group or more:
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They are related to a group or more.
They can be read by every user of the site (even by users not yet registered).
Only registered users can drop comments and vote;
The group coordinator can insert, change and/or cancel this type of web-page.
The figure above depicts the menu which allows the coordinator to:
Edit/change the group’s main WEB page;
Create WEB pages for the group/s he is coordinator of; such pages could be linked up one
another and have links and objects of different kind, etc.;
Build links among pages, insert images into the pages, invoke the play page, etc.;
When choosing to Create a new Page, you will access an insert-page form asking for title,
language, classification information and body in HTML. This abides by the HTML rules. It is also
possible to use CSS different from the current one, thus changing completely the ECALP BPNET
portal’s look and feel, simply by referring to the classic procedures of DRUPAL portals.
After the title of the Web page, the user has to classify it by associating some taxonomical term
(multiple selections are allowed by holding sown the CTRL key). Also the user has to specify the
Language of the Web. The Body box allows to insert the content of the Web page in HTML format,
as explained below.
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According to the WEB page creation (publication) form, it
is possible to set which groups members that web-page
must be accessed by and whether it is public or not. The
group list shows only those groups the user is allowed to
produce web-pages for, namely those groups he is
coordinator of. Noteworthy is also the option to create a
public web-page, which means a page to be viewed by
unregistered users as well. If this option is not selected,
the web-page is accessible only by members of that/those
group/s, which is/are associated to that page.
Additional settings available during the Web page creation
are the following:
Input format, allow to define the format of the
body between Filtered HTML and Full HTML (set by
default);
Revision information, to specify if the Web page is
a revision of an existing one. Comments can be
added;
Comment settings:
o Off, users cannot comment the page;
o Read only, in case of an update of an
existing page with some comments, the
creator can decide that comments present
in the web page can be only read and no
more comments can be added;
o Read/Write, comments can be added and
read by users;
File attachments;
Comment settings;
Authoring information;
Publishing options.
Please note that a graphic editor has been included to help
users to write and format the text in the Body box by using
a tools providing editing functionalities similar to what is
available in any text editor (like MS Word). The graphic
editor box can be also enlarged by dragging the bottomright corner, to allow the user to work in a easier manner
(as shown in the following image).
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In any case it is possible to insert directly the HTML code by selecting the first button on the top
left in the Body box (named “Source”) that allows to switch from a modality to another.
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Web page body syntax information
In the Body of the WEB page under construction, it is possible to use classical http constructs, if
the Source modality has been selected in the Body box. Please refer to the link “further
information about formatting options” for additional details concerning syntax and constructs
HTML to be used for the web-page creation.
From these group web-pages, it is possible to insert links to:
Other web-pages of the group: <a href=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=node/2932”>This is a link
to another page </a> please see http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=node/2932
Digital contents as images in order to make them visible within the group images through the
<img> construct, it is possible to insert cross-references to the contents uploaded via the
upload form: <img src=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/axmedis/urnaxmedis00000obje5ed2bf7-d5c6-49f0-bfcf82518dc35e8f/2/~saved-on-db-e5ed2bf7-d5c6-49f0-bfcf-82518dc35e8f.png” alt=”image test” width=”150”/> si
veda http://mobmed.axmedis.org/axmedis/urnaxmedis00000obje5ed2bf7-d5c6-49f0-bfcf82518dc35e8f/2/~saved-on-db-e5ed2bf7-d5c6-49f0-bfcf-82518dc35e8f.png
A PDA content item so as to have it viewed by using the portal’s functionalities: <a
href=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=home&axoid=urn:axmedis:00000:obj:14249925-ddbb-4c6d-bc789c8bdda00846”>link a oggetto PDA</a>
http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=home&axoid=urn:axmedis:00000:obj:14249925-ddbb-4c6d-bc789c8bdda00846
A cross-media content item with its related preview icon so as to have it viewed by using the
portal’s functionalities: <a
href="http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=home&axoid=urn:axmedis:00000:obj:3b6780ce-8d52-41c2-8ad771b0640c1f40"><img src="http://mobmed.axmedis.org/gif/urn_axmedis_00000_obj_3b6780ce-8d52-41c2-8ad771b0640c1f40.gif" border="0" alt="Di Centa Bambino" title="Di Centa Bambino"></a>
Portal’s external pages with the traditional http constructs.
<strong>This is a test page:</strong>
FOR WEB PAGES PRODUCTION
<!--break-->
This is a test link to a content item
uploaded via UPLOAD <img
src=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/axmedis/urnaxmedis00000obje5ed2bf7d5c6-49f0-bfcf-82518dc35e8f/2/~saved-on-db-e5ed2bf7-d5c6-49f0-bfcf82518dc35e8f.png” alt=”image test” width=”150”/>
This is a test link to a page <a
href=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=node/2932”>This is a test link
to another page </a>
This is a test link to a PDA content item viewed by using the portal’s
functionalities <a
href=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=home&axoid=urn:axmedis:000
00:obj:14249925-ddbb-4c6d-bc78-9c8bdda00846”>link to a PDA object</a>
This is a link to a video preview: <a
href="http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=home&axoid=urn:axmedis:000
00:obj:3b6780ce-8d52-41c2-8ad7-71b0640c1f40"><img
src="http://mobmed.axmedis.org/gif/urn_axmedis_00000_obj_3b6780ce-
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8d52-41c2-8ad7-71b0640c1f40.gif" border="0" alt="Di Centa Bambino"
title="Di Centa Bambino"></a>
Links refer to alphanumerical IDs. To obtain such IDs, you can use the browser’s “copy link” command on
the content icon you wish to insert for the videos. To obtain direct object links, using Firefox is
recommended: simply click on the right mouse button from the ‘play the content’ page.
Preview of WEB pages
The initial part of the content item, which is inserted into the Web page, is shown among the query results,
you can insert a command to define where the text has to be broken, when it is shown among the query
results. The marker
<!--break-->
defines that the text following the command must not be shown.
The following images depict an example of text without full stop and new line marker and another example
where such new line definer has been inserted in order to improve the query result readability.
Query result for a Web page, having text without <!--break-->.
Query result for a Web page, having text with marker <!--break--> inserted after the wording “Pagina
di esempio” (Example page).
The same result can be obtained by clicking the “Split summary at cursor” button that divide the Body box
in two parts: the upper for the summary, and the lower for the rest of web page body.
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Additional details on the production of web-pages
To highlight a text, you must use the command: <em>…text to be highlighted…</em>
To insert a text in boldface:
<strong>…text in boldface</strong>
To insert a quotation
<cite>…quoted text…</cite>
Code text used to show the source code of programmes: <code>Code</code>
To insert space among lines, you must use the command:
<p>&nbsp;</p>
To insert a break-line
<hr />
To insert numbered lists, use:
<ol>
<il>one</il>
<il>two</il>
</ol>
The result will be:
1. one
2. two
To insert bulleted lists, use
<ul>
<il>first bullet</il>
<il>second bullet</il>
</ul>
The result will be:
first bullet
second bullet
You can insert links to Web pages belonging to another group, simply using this construct:
<a href=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=node/2932”>This is a
link to another page </a>
You can insert links to images published on the portal, so as to have them viewed inside the Web page as in
this case:
<img
src=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/axmedis/urnaxmedis00000obje5ed2bf7d5c6-49f0-bfcf-82518dc35e8f/2/~saved-on-db-e5ed2bf7-d5c6-49f0-bfcf82518dc35e8f.png” alt=”image test” width=”150”/>
Or you can insert links to objects, as in this case.
<a
href=”http://mobmed.axmedis.org/drupal/?q=home&axoid=urn:axmedis:00
000:obj:14249925-ddbb-4c6d-bc78-9c8bdda00846”>link to PDA
object</a>
Here you have a table:
1
2
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Line
Line
which is written using the following HTML code:
<table border="1">
<tr>
<td><div align="center">1</div></td>
<td><div align="center">2</div></td>
<td><div align="center">3</div></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Riga</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Riga</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table>
It is possible to dimension the table by inserting a construct like the following one:
<table style="width: 100px" border="1">
The table cells can have a specific colour as defined in the following HTML:
…
<td width="126" bgcolor="#00CCFF"><div align="center">3</div></td>
…
An example of a link to an external Web-page is reported here:
<a href="http://www.libreriauniversitaria.it/secondo-natura-balchjames-longanesi/libro/9788830412576" target="_blank">Secondo natura
– Ed. Longanesi</a>
Inserting special characters:
&
Greater than >
Less than <
quotation marks “
&amp;
&gt;
&lt;
&quot;
The url address of Web-pages and email addresses are automatically identified with no need to use specific
HTML constructs.
Some further notes on creating WEB pages for groups
When creating web pages:
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You can use external tools to produce web-pages. Once created, the web/html page can be copied
inside the form using the classic ‘cut and paste’ method.
Whether additional CSS are used, you have to consider specific sequences of commands needed to
enable such CSS without affecting the general CSS and the portal’s general visualization. In order to
insert additional CSS, you have to use in the head page an example of this kind:
<head>
<link href="http://mmsn1/drupal/files/paragraph.css" rel="stylesheet"
type="text/css" type="text/css">
</head>
In CSS files: links to images or to other files must be like what follows:
background-image: url("http://www.progettolibra.it/images/attivo.jpg"); NOT
background-image: url(http://www.progettolibra.it/images/attivo.jpg);
You can upload background images, several applications or any other files, simply using the web-page
form. Such files can be referred to in a very simple way within the web-pages using the link shown after
the UPLOAD of such files. The upload is carried out via the web-page creation form, NOT the upload
form which is related to the digital contents to be published.
As working examples you can refer to those accessible as web-pages of the General Management group, or
for much simpler examples of web-page, you can refer to the web-pages of the same group or of any other
group.
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Managing group users
The administrator user/group coordinator can manage group users. After the log in, the group
coordinator can select one group he joined and select the following activities:
Invite one or more colleagues to join the group;
See the list of subscribers
Manage the group forum
manage the group objects
create e new Forum topic
Create a new web page associated to the group
Manage his membership to the group
By selecting the item to view the list of members, the coordinator will be able to access:
List of members:
o See the list of group members;
o Accept or deny membership requests from portal registered users;
o Appoint a group user as coordinator, dismiss him from that office;
o Remove a member from the group;
Members’ pictures:
o See group users’ pictures;
o See their profiles;
o Etc.
Add members:
o Directly register as group member any ECLAP BPNET portal’s registered users on their
behalf;
o Send invitations to recommend group membership.
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Managing the group’s discussion Forum
The discussion forum is organized around discussion topics.
Each group member can start up discussion topics (post new forum topic) and take part in it
(reply). The web search engine (via the advanced search mode) performs queries within the text of
these Discussion Forum pages, lines and comments. The group coordinator can:
Browse among the discussions, drop some comments;
Start up a new discussion topic (Post new Forum topic);
Edit a comment he has dropped or other people had (the coordinator can “moderate” a
discussion, sending a comment to explain and account for changes);
Cancel a discussion;
Cancel a single message /comment.
Etc.
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As you can see from the picture above, the time elapsed from the last dropped comment is
reported on the right; therefore it becomes very easy to understand on the spur of the moment
which are the discussions getting most heated. The user can see the list of discussion topics
arranged in an increasing/decreasing order, according to the columns:
replies: number of replies;
created: date of creation;
last reply: date and username of the last reply /discussion comment dropped.
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Create a new forum topic
Each group member can start a new discussion topic by clicking the item “Post new Forum Topic” available
in the Forum tab. A new form will be shown in
the main page to be filled in with the requested
information, as shown in the next figure.
The information requested to create a new
forum topic are:
Subject of the topic, i.e. a title;
Group associated to the topic;
Classification, to select the taxonomy
related to the topic;
Body, it is possible to use classical
http constructs of the graphic editor.
Please refer to the link “further
information
about
formatting
options” for additional details
concerning syntax and constructs
HTML to be used for the web-page
creation.
Input format
Groups, to make the forum topic public
or only accessible to member of the
group
Revision information
File attachment, to include a file
When the new topic forum is saved, a
notification is sent to all group members to
inform that a new forum topic has been created.
Please note that a graphic editor has been
included to help users to write and format
the text in the Body box by using a tools
providing editing functionalities similar to
what is available in any text editor (like MS
Word). In any case it is possible to insert
directly the HTML code by selecting the first
botton on the top left in the Body box
(named “Source”) that allows to switch from
a modality to another.
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Comment a forum topic
When a new forum topic is created, the group members will receive a notification that according to
notification settings, will be sent directly by email or in indicated in the web page after the login. The
notification contains the link to reach the page of the forum topic so that the user is invited to participate
to it by adding comments. The form to comment a forum topic is shown in the next figure.
To comment a forum topic, the user has to add a Subject and the Comment that can be added by using
different input method as shown in the previous figure. By pressing the save button, the comment is saved
in the forum topic and a notification is sent to all group members to inform them that a new comment has
been added.
As shown in the next figure, after the publication of the new comment, the user in any case can edit or
reply to it simply by clicking the corresponding items available below the new comment.
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The Edit tab on the left, allows group administrator to edit the first forum topic: by clicking on it the same
form shown in the Create a new forum topic paragraph will be available on the main page, allowing the
group administrator to edit all information related to the forum topic he created.
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Statistics
The administrator (root) can perform specific queries to visualize statistical data and graphical
information useful for the evaluation of the users’ behavior inside the ECLAP BPNET portal and to
recover information about contents fruition.
After the login as administrator, in the right column two boxes will be available: the first one
allows to recover statistical data regarding queries performed by users; the second one allows to
recover statistical information regarding the objects download and played. These data can be
visualized graphically in the form of histograms or pie charts or as number inside tables.
Statistics on users’ queries
The box to perform queries about statistical data on research activities performed by the ECLP
users is named Statistics on Queries.
As shown in the previous image, to refine the query the administrator can specify the followinf
values:
User: allow to select a specific username or to extend the research to all registered users;
Type: to refine the statistics to a specific type of resource (any type, others audio, video,
cross-media, ecc.);
Device: to specify a device between PC and PDA;
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QueryType: allow to refine the statistics specifying if the results have to include the queries
performed by users in FullText modality (Simple) or by using the Advanced Search
(Metadata);
Country: to include results referred to a specific country;
From: start date;
To date: end date;
Show query table: the statistics can be shown also inside a table;
Show user’s data: the statistics include also the UserID;
Number of values in the histograms: to specify the number of values to be shown in the
statistics;
Archive of statistics analyses on queries: to visualize the statistics previously saved.
By pressing the send query button, the procedure for the calculation of the statistical data starts.
The data shown are as follow:
histogram and pie chart of the queries’ distribution per type of resource;
histogram and pie chart of the queries’ distribution per device;
histogram and pie chart with the queries distribution per query type (full text or advanced
search);
histogram with the distribution per country;
histogram with the distribution per region;
histogram with the distribution per city;
histogram with the distribution per User ID;
histogram with the distribution per day in the last 30 days;
histogram with the distribution by month in the last 12 months;
histogram with the distribution per year in the last 5 years.
General information are shown at the beginning of the webpage. they are:
period of time specified in the query form;
number of total resuls found;
link to open a pop-up window with the statistical data in a table (if requested).
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By clicking on Query table, the statistical data are visualised inside a table as shown in the next
figure. By clicking on the User ID in the column UID, the corresponding user profile is shown
(please note that the number “0” identifies a query performed by an anonymous user not
registered or not logged in).
Statistical results are also shown graphically as histograms of pie charts. Passing with the mouse
on a chart, the diagram is enlarged automatically to allow an easier reading of the data reported.
The next figure shows an example of enlarged pie chart with respect to the corresponding
histogram.
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At the end of the statistical results a button “Save” is present to allow to save the received results
for further consultations. The next figure shows the confirmation of the performed save of the
statistical results, with a link to visualize them.
The saved results are accessible in the Archive of statistics and queries (by clicking the
corresponding link). By selecting it the Archive manager with the list of saved statistics will be
shown (see next figure).
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Each statistic is represented by the date and hour referred to when the statistic has been saved.
By clicking the date, the statistic is shown as described before. Each statistic can be deleted by
clicking the “Delete” button at the right of each item.
Statistics on object downloads
The box to make queries about statistical data referred to objects visualized and downloaded by
ECLAP BPNET users is named Statistics on download and is available on the right column as shown
below.
By using this box, the administrator can refine the query results by specifying the following values:
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User: allow to select a specific username or to extend the research to all registered users;
Type: to refine the statistics to a specific type of resource (any type, others audio, video,
cross-media, ecc.);
Type of portal (PC/iPhone or PDA)
Platform: to specify a device between PC and PDA;
Country: to include results referred to a specific country;
From: start date;
To date: end date;
Show table of downloads: the statistics can be shown also inside a table;
Show that stability table for content:
Show table of user fidelity:
Show user’s data: the statistics include also the UserID;
Number of values in the histograms: to specify the number of values to be shown in the
statistics;
Archive of statistics analyses on queries: to visualize the statistics previously saved.
By pressing the send query button, the procedure for the calculation of the statistical data starts.
The data shown are as follow:
histogram and pie chart of the downloads’ distribution per type of resource;
histogram and pie chart of the downloads’ distribution per type of portal;
histogram and pie chart with the downloads distribution per platform;
histogram with the downloads distribution per country;
histogram with the downloads distribution per region;
histogram with the downloads distribution per city;
histogram with the downloads distribution per “AXOID”;
histogram with the downloads distribution per “Object stability”;
histogram with the downloads distribution per User ID;
histogram with the downloads distribution per day in the last 30 days;
histogram with the downloads distribution by month in the last 12 months;
histogram with the distribution per year in the last 5 years.
General information are shown at the beginning of the webpage. they are:
period of time specified in the query form;
number of total results found;
link to open a pop-up window with the statistical data in a table (if requested).
link to open a pop-up window with the objects stability statistical data in a table (if
requested).
link to open a pop-up window with the users’ fidelity statistical data in a table (if
requested).
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By selecting Download table, the table with the statistical data referred to downloaded objects in
the defined period of time is shown. By clicking on the object ID code in AXOID column, the
resource is played.
Stability table contains the list of objects ordered according to a value representing the total
number of days in which the content has been downloaded in the defined period of time. By
clicking on the object ID code in AXOID column, the resource is played. By clicking on the User ID in
the column UID, the corresponding user profile is shown (please note that the number “0”
identifies a query performed by an anonymous user not registered or not logged in).
Fidelity table contains a table with a list of users (represented by the identification code UID)
ordered according to the number of active days in the defined period of time. By clicking on the
User ID in the column UID, the corresponding user profile is shown (please note that the number
“0” identifies a query performed by an anonymous user not registered or not logged in).
statistical results are shown as histograms and/or pie charts. Passing with the mouse on a chart,
the diagram is enlarged automatically to allow an easier reading of the data reported. The next
figure shows an example of enlarged histogram.
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At the end of the statistical results a button “Save” is present to allow to save the received results
for further consultations. see the previous section for additional details regarding the statistic
results saved.
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PC Standard Players
The ECLAP BPNET portal has been designed to use multimedia standard players for any possible
file format, provided the browser allows it. Sometimes visualization implies the installation of
certain standard players such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash player (always the AXMEDISdeveloped standard Flash version), AXMEDIS player (in most cases installation occurs
automatically). The first two players are always accessible for Windows, Linux and MAC OS
systems. The AXMEDIS player is needed to view on PC the ECLAP BPNET content items which could
be used for PDA and Mobile devices. The AXMEDIS player is at present available both for PDA
Windows Mobile and PC Windows.
The following table shows which are the top priority players according to the format and the
operating system the user is exploiting.
Icon on PC
Description of the digital objects it
stands for
PC document: DOC, DOCX
PDF document: PDF
Archive: ZIP, RAR
Slides: PPT, PPTX
Excel: XLS, XLSX
PC audio
Tools: EXE, MSI, CAB
PC Player
First choice
(Windows, MAC,
LINUX, etc.)
Download and play
on Microsoft Office
Installed
PC player
Alternative option
Adobe PDF plugin,
or download
AXMEDIS player
(Windows)
Download and open
on ZIP and RAR
player
Download and play
on Microsoft Office
Installed
Download and play
on Microsoft Office
Installed
Play with Flash
player plugin, or
download
ZIP and RAR player
AXMEDIS player
(Windows)
Download and play
on Microsoft Office
Installed
Download and play
on Microsoft Office
Installed
AXMEDIS player
(Windows)
download and open
as a typical
application
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PC video, animated icon to be
different for each published video,
icon taken from the video itself
Play with Flash
player plugin, or
download
AXMEDIS player
(Windows)
PC image, image to be different for
each published image, icon taken
from the image itself
Play with Internet
browser, or
download
AXMEDIS player
(Windows)
Complex object for PC or PDA. Such Play on AXMEDIS AXMEDIS
objects may include: video, audio, player for Windows (Windows)
guides, documents, algorithms, only, or download
flows, slides, etc.
player
Please remark that the PDA contents and other complex contents (computers, flows, slides, etc..)
must be viewed through an AXMEDIS MPEG-21 player. If the portal does not need to show PDA
contents to PC users, it is possible to present audio, video, documents and images via the Adobe
Flash Player, or directly into the WEB pages. The functionality to present files using a player not
MPEG-21 compliant is called “single file function (funzione a file secco)”; for further reference,
please go to the devoted section describing the production of content.
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User Manual: AXMEDIS Player for PC
and others
The AXMEDIS player is needed to view on PC ECLAP BPNET content items which could be used for
PDA and Mobile devices. The AXMEDIS player is at present available both for PDA Windows
Mobile and PC Windows.
The use of AXMEDIS MPEG-21 player for Internet Explorer or Firefox Mozilla is very easy,
commands are those depicted in the bar below and described hereafter.








Reload: reload and play;
<< Restart from beginning;
|| []Pause/play, stop;
>> Go to the end;
?: View the player information and that of the player registered user;
View the object’s inside structure;
View the object’s basic metadata, others are accessible using the structure;
Go to full size with the web-page.
Other commands can be accessed simply by clicking the mouse right bottom on the player screen.
This will enable a pull-down menu where you can perform other activities like:




Go to full size screen with the player;
Enable or not some commands and full screen scroll;
Define the background colour;
Enable other status commands such as the duration, the file type, etc.
The Mobile medicine portal can be set also to work always with the AXMEDIS MPEG-21 player,
which makes management much simpler, because the player can execute a wide range of formats.
PC
Content
type
AXMEDIS
MPEG-21 Player
(Windows: IE &
PDA
flash standard
AXPDA
player
player + Adobe
(windows
plug in
Mobile)
iPhone
Mobile
Direct
player on
the
browser
AXMEDIS java
mobile player (Sony,
Nokia, etc.)
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FireFox Mozilla)
YES
YES
YES
YES
(Windows,
Linux, MAC)
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
(No)
Depends on device
YES
YES
YES
NO
Procedures,
Flows
(produced as
MP21)
Calculator
(produced as
MP21)
YES
NO
YES
YES
(HTML)
YES
PPT (produced
as MP21)
YES
PDF document
Image
Audio
Video
flash
YES
animations,
SWF
(work in
progress)
YES
NO
YES
YES
(HTML)
YES
(work in
progress)
NO
YES
NO
NO
To install the AXMEDIS Player for PC:
Download the file via the link reported in the main page of the portal under: “update player”;
Execute it, thus starting up the installation; most likely you will have to close the Internet
Browser.
The AXMEDIS player allows to view single digital contents and cross-media integrated intelligent
contents, as well. As to other players (such as Adobe Flash player and Acrobat PDF reader), they
can only manage contents having single digital resources like audio, video, documents, etc., which
means they have no autonomy, they are neither intelligent nor proactive. For example, with the
AXMEDIS player, you can enlarge images and see them in full screen mode.
The PC AXMEDIS player (for browsers) works both in progressive download mode and/or in
standard mode, according to the digital content type to be viewed. The right mode is chosen
automatically.
Progressive Download (similar to streaming). The audio and video contents are downloaded
and viewed in progressive mode on the AXMEDIS player; therefore as to the portal, you have
to wait for the complete resource download before any exploitation of such digital contents.
The progressive download mode is very similar to streaming, but less expensive. In this
progressive download mode, the player carries out a pre-loading of a part of the concerned
video/audio, before beginning with the file execution. This phase is called Buffering.
Standard Download: Other kinds of content, such as images and complex cross media
contents are delivered/provided via the classic download; therefore they have to be
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downloaded completely, before any content play becomes possible, which means such
contents are exploited in a standard download mode.
The access mode to digital contents is chosen automatically by the player, in order to minimize
any long wait and costs, according to the format of the contents the user is accessing to. This
mode is shown in the following table.
PC
PDA
flash standard
AXPDA
player
player + Adobe
(windows
plug in
Mobile)
(Windows,
Linux, MAC)
iPhone
Mobile
Direct
player on
the
browser
AXMEDIS java
mobile player (Sony,
Nokia, etc.)
Content
type
AXMEDIS
MPEG-21 Player
(Windows: IE &
FireFox Mozilla)
PDF document
Image
Audio
download
download
progressive
download
download
progressive
download
download
download
download
download
progressive
Video
progressive
progressive
download
progressive
flash
download
download
no
no
no
Procedures,
Flows
(produced as
MP21)
Calculator
(produced as
MP21)
download
no
download
download
download
no
download
download
Html (work
in
progress)
download
Html (work
in
progress)
PPT (produced
as MP21)
download
no
download
no
no
no
download
progressive,
streaming
progressive,
streaming
animations,
SWF
download
Where the wording ‘download’ or ‘progressive’ (download) appears, Yes (meaning objects can be
played) is implicit.
Please remark that the iPhone with its currently provided tools (Safari as default Internet browser)
does not allow to download digital contents. This can be done only by resorting to Apple not
certified mechanisms.
NOTE:
The automatic production of contents for the Java Player AXMEDIS version for Mobile devices such
as Nokia, Sony-Ericsson, BlackBerry, etc., is at present not aligned with the functionalities
described till now, since the first trial is meant to focus on the HTC use. For any additional details
and further opening, please send an email to the technical group coordinator, using
[email protected] .
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User Manual: Organizer for PDA WM
NOTE: Please note that actually a specific Organizer for Windows Mobile PDA for ECLAP BPNET
users has not been yet realised. It will be developed in the following few months. For the
moment it is possible to use the application called Mobile Medicine with the same
functionalities shown below and available for free download in the following link:
http://mobmed.axmedis.org/pda/pdaplayer.html
To access the ECLAP BPNET portal from the Mobile Medicine Organizer, it is necessary to
change a setting in the PDA application. Start the Mobile Medicine application on your PDA
and select Menu/Settings..., then change Web url in http://bpnet.eclap.eu/pda and click Save
at the bottom of the settings page.
This document is meant to be a simple handbook to support the user both in setting up and using
some software tools, which have been realized to manage and enjoy cross media and multimedia
contents, for educational purposes and activities of great help to people in Medicine occupations.
The entire system includes:
Software tools for PDA to be installed into every PDA or Smartphone with Windows Mobile 5,
6, 6.1, or later versions as operating system, for example: HTC, Toshiba, some Samsung
devices, Acer, some Motorola devices, Asus, HP, some Sony-Ericsson devices, etc. The
resolution should be 480x640 or higher, but it works also on HTC devices having a lower
resolution.
o MobileMedicine: an application allowing to manage and organize all the multimedia
files which are in your PDA;
o AXPDAPlayer: the multimedia advanced player which is used by ECLAP BPNET to view
complex objects/applications, but also simple digital resources;
Digital contents: can be simple files (such as: video, audio, documents, images), but also small
real application software such as: calculators, flows and algorithms, etc. Some basic examples
are provided within the PDA software tools, while others can be tracked down from the ECLAP
BPNET portal or can be retrieved inside the set-up programme already mentioned.
ECLAP BPNET Portal (both for PC and PDA) (http://bpnet.eclap.eu) is charged with the task of
collecting and distributing digital contents, while offering a support similar to a social network
when it comes to managing such contents, etc. The portal has also to collect contents and to
transform them automatically into suitable formats for both PDA and other mobile systems (to
be done later on).
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Setting up Software Tools for Windows Mobile PDA
To install the PDA software tools, please follow instructions below:
1. Obtain the set-up package: for instance mobilemedicine-pda-player-and-content-june-2009vX-X.zip:
a. Please note that the set-up package is a zip file which includes other files and among
them the PDF version of this User Manual.
2. Unzip the set-up package, this creates a directory named “mobilemedicine-pda-player-andcontent-june-2009” (same name as the zip file), other sub-directories with examples and files:
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
a. dir: Medicina-Examples
b. dir: Other-Examples
c. dir: Taxonomy-Examples
d. file: MobileMedicine-AXInstaller-touch-june-09-vX-X.cab
e. file: Manuale-Mobile-Medicine-vX-X.pdf (this file)
Copy the directories and files mentioned above into the SSD memory of PDA.
Start set-up procedure with a double click:
a. MobileMedicine-AXInstaller-touch-june-09-vX-X.cab
Go to the directory inside the user’s PDA where the set-up CAB previously mentioned has been
stored and start set-up procedure with a double click. If the user’s PDA has already a
previously installed version which is in conflict with the current one, the system will remove
the old version before installing the new one: the user has to follow step by step instructions
on his PDA.
When the system requests to install the programme into the base memory of the user’s PDA
or into the memory card of the user, the latter option has to be chosen.
Complete the entire set-up procedure.
Two new application programmes have been finally installed inside the user’s PDA and they
clearly appear as icons within the user’s application programmes:
a. MobileMedicine: a software allowing to manage and organize the multimedia files
already running on the PDA, it produces lists of objects according to the user’s
preferences, it allows to carry out queries on the PDA, etc.;
b. AXPDAPlayer: the new generation multimedia player used for ECLAP BPNET to view
complex objects/applications, as well as simple files.
The first step to be taken is to execute the application ECLAP BPNET and abide strictly by the
instructions reported in the following section.
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Organizer for Windows Mobile PDA
Mobile Medicine is an application programme searching files inside the user’s PDA/smartphone
and organizing them into icons and/or lists; the application can show to the user the retrieved files
via icons, in a simple and easy to enjoy way. To execute the Mobile Medicine application, the user
has to Go to start->application programmes and look for Mobile Medicine icon (the physician’s
bag), then Launch Mobile Medicine application programme (namely AxObjectFinder, in technical
terms).
Within Mobile Medicine, the files which the user has into his own PDA, are represented as icons
and they are classified by the system in order to make their management, play, search, etc. much
easier. Such files can be:
Specifically designed MobileMedicine in MPEG-21/AXMEDIS format. The advantage this first
type of format can offer is the opportunity to organize and search file on PDA through their
metadata and medical taxonomy. This has been conceived to offer to the user a real decision
supporting system, providing assistance in the search of user-useful information such as
educational courses, videos, calculators, flows, procedures, etc.
Other simple files which the user has already stored into his own PDA. For example PDF,
images, videos, documents, audio, etc. This second type of format does not provide any
metadata information. Therefore, the Mobile Medicine supporting system on PDA cannot
classify such contents in a taxonomical way, nor refer to their metadata. However, it is always
possible to change such files into duly classified files by uploading them into the Mobile
Medicine Portal via the Upload service.
A thorough reading of this user manual is highly recommended in order to have a general outlook
on the functionalities provided by the proposed system.
Mobile Medicine Initial Page:
When executed for the first time, Mobile Medicine application has
neither organized yet, nor identified the user’s files and the example
files provided during set-up.
Therefore, the screenshot on the left will have only the first four
icons, which stand for service functionalities; such icons are related
(as you can see from the screenshot on your left) to:
WEB: to get access to the Web Pages of the Mobile Medicine
site, http://mobmed.axmedis.org (see below for further info);
Local Search: to search through proper queries into the local
database of the user’s PDA (see below for further info);
Taxonomy: to surf the medical taxonomy in order to look for
objects/application which have been classified taxonomically by
the system (see below for further info);
Open…: to open directly a file the user knows he has in his own
PDA memory (see below for further info);
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Please note that Mobile Medicine application:
can search and classify files already included in the user’s PDA
and it can show them in a well organized way in this first page
(the user can scroll on the left or below, using his finger) or in
other search pages depending on the criteria selected from the
MENU which is placed on the bottom of the page on the right. As
default value, the graphic display is only alphabetical, which
means according to title/filename. The user can enable the
scrolling on the left, simply accessing Settings and putting there a
number greater than three columns. By default this option is off.
Do not switch off the PDA; after some few minutes the first
objects will be classified. From MENU the user can select HOME
to refresh this page and see what are the objects the system has
just found.
As soon as the icon list related to the objects/application
programmes appears, the user can scroll that list with his finger and
he can choose to see/execute an object/application.
What is recommended is to leave the programme on at least for 5
minutes for the first time. This will enable the system to index and
classify all the files in the user’s PDA. The automatic scanning system
of Mobile Medicine can identify each new file, whether coming from
PC, or being memory direct copy or anything else. When the next
scanning phase is over, the file will become visible with its icon, it can
be searchable into the database and associated with taxonomy if it
has a taxonomical classification.
If the user scrolls the icon page with his finger or using the scroll bar
(on the right of the screen), he can see some examples concerning
the several icons representing categories of medical contents,
according to the agreed taxonomy. Icons stand for the first two levels
of taxonomy which is the one described in the Appendix of this
manual.
Every application/object having in their file name “Test……” refers to
example content which will be removed in due time and replaced by
real content. At present they are mere examples to show how such
objects can work, when properly classified, etc.
If the user selects one of these “test” icons (content/application), the
AXPDAPlayer application programme is invoked to execute and
display such content.
Apart from these test contents, there are some real demonstration
contents such as:
calc-deficitidrico.mp21: calculator
calc-gfr.mp21: calculator
calc-probabilita_Emb_Polm.mp21: calculator
flow-bls_new.mp21: algorithm
ComplicanzeIABP-640x480.mp21: slides which can be
scrolled with a finger
cura-lesioni-cutanee-v3.mp21: educational content
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video-test-dicenta.mp21: video on asthma and allergy
video_bpco.mp21: video PBCO
Immagine_di_test_3.m21
Immagine_di_test_4.m21
pdf-bpco.m21
pdf-Corso_AIDS_Infermieri.m21
pdf-Guida_all'uso_dei_disinfettanti_e_antisettici.m21
pdf-MASTER.m21
video-Di_Centa_Bambino.m21
etc.
Needless to say, such demonstration contents are also reported
among the icons/applications of Mobile Medicine with longer and
clearer names, much easier to be identified.
From the portal the user can download some other examples not
related to medicine. Some of them have been inserted to show in a
better way the PDA player capabilities and what can be obtained in
terms of interactivity and use:
Audio_example_Paganini.m21
AudioMuseo-VGAreal-FS-v9b-new.mp21
img-Poznan_city_DSCN6568_2ok.mp21
Metadata for object/application classification and
searching
If the user selects with a finger or a pen the text associated to an
icon, the metadata of the object itself are displayed. Metadata are
pieces of information describing the object: title, description,
authors, data, ID, protection or not, path in the user’s PDA, how
many times it has been used, when for the first time, when for the
last time, etc. Among the information:
 taxonomical classification
 classification in terms of groups on the Mobile Medicine
Such information is used to classify the user’s objects according to
preferences, please refer to the screenshot on settings, which is
described hereafter.
The user can go back to the previous page, by clicking on BACK in the
menu on the bottom of the page, on the left.
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Mobile Medicine WEB page
When choosing the first Icon WEB in the main page of Mobile
Medicine, the system goes to the Internet connection and opens the
Internet browser directly on Mobile Medicine portal (this is part of
the user default settings, for example http://mobmed.axmedis.org)
as shown in the left screenshot. This portal has many other
functionalities for users accessing it via PC. The Portal User Manual
for PC has already been described before (see first pages of this doc).
From this WEB page for PDA, the user can (from left to right, from
top to bottom) activate some links:
 Home: back to the main web-page of Mobile Medicine Home
page for PDA, icon on the left.
 Help: view a short help; this service is not at present aligned with
the rest of Mobile Medicine portal (work in progress).
 Upload: upload a digital content into the portal, this functionality
is not at present aligned with the rest of Mobile Medicine portal
(work in progress). Please use the PC version of the portal to
upload digital contents meant to be used for PDA portal.
 Update: download an updated version of the PDA tool with its
related examples. When selecting Update, the PDA gets access to
a page where different versions of players can be downloaded.
 Login: register/log as user username e password, see below;
 Search: search among objects available in the portal according to
related keywords;
 See several dynamic lists of objects:
o Most downloaded: list of the most downloaded files
from the portal,
o Less downloaded: list of the less downloaded,
o Most ranked: list of the most ranked ones,
o Less ranked: list of the less ranked ones,
o My favourite: most preferred ones (only if logged user),
o Etc.
 download objects, the download is performed by clicking on the
name/title of the selected object. At present, when the
download of an object/application occurs, the system verifies
whether this object is already included in the user's PDA. If this is
the case, the system does not waste time in downloading again,
but opens the object already included in the user's PDA.
Otherwise, it starts downloading. The recently downloaded
object is automatically inserted into the PDA local database.
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Logging in: Mobile Medicine WEB page
From the WEB page which can be accessed through the user's PDA, it
is possible to carry out the registration allowing the user to access his
preferred contents and to mark objects in the general pages as
preferred, less preferred and so on.
Once registered/logged, the dynamic lists already described (most
downloaded, less downloaded, most searched, etc.) allow the user to
see which are the contents marked as preferred and grant the right
to change such choice by "unmarking" them, thus removing them
from the most preferred/my favourite lists.
To access the portal as user, you have to be registered. The
registration can be done via Internet using a PC. During the
registration users can register to different groups and declare their
interests and specialization fields, etc. Preferred objects can be
searched, played or downloaded via PC as well.
For each content, the system displays:
title, description, etc.
number of downloads.
ranking, average vote expressed by users, from 1 to 5 starlets.
marked/unmarked by the user
Local Search, queries within PDA
When choosing second option of the first screenshot, namely Local
Search, what appears is the screenshot reported on your left.
If no queries have been carried out, the screenshot will have only the
field to insert the text to be searched and the search button on your
right. The list of “results” appears only when a query is carried out.
The reported number is the number of found files/objects/
application programmes, which are displayed as a list or as icons,
according to the selected parameter in the Settings.
The search is carried out within all the metadata of the user's objects,
including taxonomical data and filenames of simple objects
(multimedia files) which are available in the PDA. The data types to
be indexed can be defined in the Settings.
The search activity is carried out on every object which is stored in
the PDA and which has been duly classified. Obviously, if Mobile
Medicine has been left active for a certain lapse of time, the system
would be able to index/classify every content/object and file
available in the PDA.
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MENU on right bottom region:
When selecting such menu, the available options can be:
Home: to go back to the first page of Mobile Medicine, which is
to say the first snapshot of this User Manual/table.
Stop Download: to stop downloading the object the user is
downloading from the WEB portal.
Settings: to set up the settings of Mobile Medicine as to
visualization and running functionalities.
Statistics: to see statistical data on how the object
indexing/classification is going on within the Mobile Medicine
system on the user's PDA, or to see the status of your own
personal Mobile Medicine.
Reset: to set at zero / to clear the history of the user's database,
going back to the default set-up conditions. This functionality
cancels most statistical information and most information on
organization, as described in the Statistics section.
About to have a set of information on the application
programme creation and its version.
Exit: to exit Mobile Medicine.
Statistics on the PDA usage
When selecting from MENU->Statistics, the user can see a set of
statistical information on the organization task done by the file
organizer Mobile Medicine, as reported below:
Number of MPEG-21 objects in the PDA database.
Number of items in the model taxonomy (i.e. 376).
Number of complete scanning operations made on the user's
PDA to search objects and files; scanning means to perform a
complete inspection of the user's PDA. Only after the first
complete scanning is done, all the files in the PDA will be found.
Number of identified files (i.e. 606).
Number of analysed directories (i.e. 47).
Number of analysed MPEG-21 files.
Number of new added MPEG-21 files.
Number of new generic files added to the database (the added
files are only those having a filename extension which is listed in
settings, see settings for any change).
Number of cancelled files: when a new scanning occurs and some
files are no longer there, such files are deleted also from the
database and they are no longer visible as icons in the interface,
lists and queries.
Number of invalid MPEG-21 files (i.e. 5).
Noteworthy is that the automatic scanning system of Mobile
Medicine can identify each and every new added file, either coming
from PC or being memory direct copy or whatever else. When the
next scanning occurs, such file will be added into the database of
Mobile Medicine, it will have its own icon, it could be searchable into
the database and it will be associated to taxonomy values if it has
been given a taxonomical classification (this means that when
realized, such file has been provided with a precise taxonomy).
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Taxonomical search on PDA
When deciding to surf Taxonomy from the first page of Mobile
Medicine, the resulting page is as the screenshot on the left. In the
upper part of the page, there is the taxonomy, the medical taxonomy
agreed upon and reported in the Appendix. In the lower part there
are the objects associated to such taxonomy, with the related node
shown in the first line and related children of that node.
In this way the taxonomical search can display all the objects related
to a certain classification, from more generic to more detailed ones.
Noteworthy is that some objects can be added to different multiple
points of the taxonomy. This means such objects can have a multiple
classification, they can be found with different paths, but they will
never appear twice in the same list.
The user can surf the taxonomy by simply selecting the line
containing the item itself, or he can go back selecting the preferred
layer in the taxonomical structure, as reported in the upper part of
the page.
In the lower part, the user can see the list of objects/ application. For
each object there is some basic information. This list can be scrolled
with a finger. Depending on Settings (as usually from Menu>settings) it is possible to shift display options from lists to icons and
vice versa and the user can also choose the object displaying criteria:
alphabetical, from most viewed to less viewed, etc.
In the example reported on the left, the screenshot displays what
surfing into taxonomy is like, after finger scrolling. The system has
the taxonomy fields scrolled high above the page, thus clearing some
space for the results of the taxonomical query.
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SETTINGS, default settings for PDA Mobile Medicine
In the screenshot on the left, the user can see all the settings from
menu->setting within Mobile Medicine application. Settings have the
following meaning:
WEB Url: web site opened by clicking on the world WEB icon
from the first page of Mobile Medicine.
MaxObjs in main page: number of max icons to be collected and
displayed on the first scroll page of Mobile Medicine. The user
can insert the number of objects/application programme he
would like to enjoy.
Max Cols in main page: number of max columns to be used to
display icons in the first page. If this setting is more than 3, i.e.
10, then there will be 10 columns and icons could be scrolled
with a finger, also horizontally, as if turning over the pages.
Main Page sort Order: icon order in the first page of Mobile
Medicine, depending on the user's behaviour. Mobile Medicine is
of great help in putting application/objects and user's files in
order. Possible values can be as follows:
o Alpha: alphabetical order, simply based on the object
title or filenames, when it comes to files.
o Most recently used: from most recently used to less
recently used.
o Less recently used: from less recently used to most
recently used.
o Most used: from most used to less used; this is the best
solution for users preferring to have most used objects
within reach.
o Less used: from less used to most used; this can help to
understand which are the files the user has neglected
more.
o Taxonomy: files are ordered and displayed according to
taxonomical criteria.
o Format: depending on format, namely audio, video,
images, documents, cross-media, etc.
Results sort Order: possible icon order in the pages displaying
query results. Possible values are the same as those reported
above.
Results View: this option allows to set the display of results in
the taxonomy surfing, as either “list” or “icon”. The default value
is list.
Scan Wait time: time (in seconds) elapsing between a scanning
operation and the next one; values greater than 200 are
recommended, if the user has many objects and a 2 Gbyte SDD.
Scan path: starting point for the scanning operation (file and
application search into the user's PDA). Each directory, being
located under that starting point, is scanned. To use “\” means
scanning the entire device. If scanning has to be limited only to
the SSD (external memory), this can be done by simply writing
the name of that memory into the system, for example “\SD
card\” or whatever. This depends on the PDA device the user
owns. To leave unchanged the “\” option is the best
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recommended solution.
File Types: in this field the user can insert all the kinds of
filename extension he would like to index, always separated by
commas. For example: “pdf,mp3,gif,jpg,png,avi,mov,mpg”. These
kinds of file can be classified and inserted into the local database
of the PDA, while a specific icon is used to represent them
together with other files (they will be searchable via their
filename or part of it). For such files user actions can be tracked,
as well as how many times they have been picked up by the user,
the date of such action and so forth. The display of such files is
carried out by means of specific players which are part of the
mobile device. On such grounds it may occur that some files
cannot be enjoyed nor displayed or the viewer tool cannot bring
them to the front page of the user's PDA, thus letting the content
behind Mobile Medicine screenshot. Such aspects cannot be
managed by Mobile Medicine, because they depend on the
user's PDA operating system.
Each change made by the user among such settings has to be saved
by clicking on the SAVE command/button, as reported at the foot of
the setting page and in this section's screenshot as example.
As to 1.7 version or any later versions, there are other parameters for
the automatic update of each mini-application programme and
content. These features are not currently in use, that is why they have
not been described here.
Direct Open File on PDA
If choosing the icon and the OPEN command from the 1st page of
Mobile Medicine, a window opens and it is like the screenshot on the
left. This window allows a direct access into the PDA surfing function,
so as to identify the file the user would like to open. He can:
Choose a directory (only first level directories are displayed,
according to Windows Mobile standard. For this reason, the user
is requested to store objects into the first level directories of his
SD memory).
Choose a file, among AXM and MP21 or Mp21, namely Mobile
Medicine objects' extension, but also among simple and direct
files, already defined into settings as files to be searched. For
example PDF files or others.
Once the file has been retrieved, its selection by the user means:
to insert the file into the database, whether not yet included,
either this is a simple file or a Mobile Medicine application
programme.
to open a proper player, in order to execute and enjoy the file.
Such player could be the AXPDA Player installed into the user's
PDA or Windows Media Player or any other player the user has in
his mobile device. Depending on the file type, Mobile Medicine
can open for the user the right player. Sometimes the
automatically selected player cannot bring the file to the front
page of the user mobile device, thus letting the file content
behind Mobile Medicine screenshot. This is a problem far beyond
the control of Mobile Medicine producers, since it depends on
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application programmes managed by third parties.
to track the play actions, so as to provide the user with the
chance to see that object as an icon displayed into the general
list of most used, most recently used, etc. within the first page of
Mobile Medicine.
Protected objects on PDA
Icons with padlock allow the user to identify immediately protected
files. They are MPEG-21 files which are for some reasons protected
by DRM. See http://www.axmedis.org for further reference.
To get access to /enjoy a protected file, the user has to be authorised
by means of a specific licence.
PDA icon
Kinds of digital content
PDA Audio, AXMEDIS MPEG-21
Single audio file for PDA, for example: mp3, etc.
Document, AXMEDIS MPEG-21
PDF Document
Image, AXMEDIS MPEG-21
Image : the icon is taken from the content image itself
Image: generic icon for single image file: png, gif, bmp, jpg, etc.
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Video, AXMEDIS MPEG-21
Video: the icon is a film still picture taken from the video itself (internally an
MPEG-4)
Single video file, generic icon: avi. Mpg, mov, etc.
AXMEDIS MPEG-21 format
Cross media, AXMEDIS MPEG-21 format
AXMEDIS MPEG-21 format, protected object
General icons
Functionalities in the 1st page of Mobile Medicine for
PDA
Open Mobile Medicine Portal from PDA
Open a file, after searching it on PDA
Search and surf the classification according to taxonomical values.
Full text research of objects in the PDA
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AXPDA Player, su PDA
The cross media player of Mobile Medicine is the AXPDAPlayer.exe which is installed together with Mobile
Medicine's CAB. This cross media player can execute, display and manage the interaction with the user of
MPEG-21 files which have digital elements, metadata and icons:
simple files such as: video, audio, documents, images;
complex files:
o calculators realized in SMIL and/or HTML
o flow streams/procedures realized in SMIL and/or HTML. An object generator for
procedures/algorithms has been realized to fit such purpose, which allows from a building
block based process flow chart to produce the flux in a graphical way; an example is the BLS
procedure.
o interactive tools such as the audio-guide of the National Museum of Musical Instruments in
Rome. The audio-guide is provided among the examples.
o Slide sequences synchronized with the user's audio files, etc.
To get a brief description of the AXMEDIS content production model, please refer to the completely public
set of documents which is accessible on the AXMEDIS portal.
Whenever necessary, the AXPDAplayer is directly executed by Mobile Medicine. The user can close such
player, when he has finished with an application: it will be Mobile Player to open it again on behalf of the
user, whenever necessary. It is also possible to enable the player directly from Startprogrammes by
choosing the related AXPDAPlayer icon.
How to open AXPDAPlayer. After this screenshot the user has to choose
some actions from the menu File on the bottom left part of the page.
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Possible tasks to be executed via the menu on the left:
Open to open a file.
About to know the version and status of the AXPDAplayer.
Certification: this is the procedure necessary to certify the player,
whenever using protected objects.
Exit to close the player
The tasks of the right side menu are as follows.
Open a File
As already explained, same mode: it opens a file selected among first level
directories of the user’s PDA and memory card. To define the file type, the
user selects the corresponding filename extensions.
Files which can be opened and executed by the AXPDA player are those
having filename extension as: AXM, MP21, M21.
Play a video/audio file
The player can shift to Full-screen display or go out from this display mode
simply by:
selecting that command from the menu on the right;
pushing the central button of the arrow pad on the user's PDA
/smartphone;
a finger / pen light pressure on the screen for few seconds;
an automatic full-screen display option, which occurs for any full-screen
content (in SMIL). This will enable full-screen option automatically on
behalf of the user.
The player can rotate screen and related display (from vertical to horizontal
one and vice versa) through:
the arrow placed on the user's PDA left/right keypad;
auto-sensing systems, for the device’s physical;
keyboard self opening as it occurs in HTC or in any other devices having
a retractable keyboard.
Screen rotation can be combined with full-screen mode. Both rotation and
Full-Screen work in AXMEDIS object play mode:
Video/audio, MPEG-4
Interactive HTML contents, as well as SMIL images, etc
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The player can: pause, stop, play, etc.
The player can rotate screen
and related display (from
vertical to horizontal one and
vice versa) through the arrow
placed on the user's PDA
left/right
keypad.
Screen
change can be combined with
full-screen mode. Such screen
rotation can be enabled also
by auto-sensing systems or
when opening the keyboard as
it occurs in HTC.
AXPDAPlayer
FULL SCREEN
The AXPDAplayer can automatically go in Full Screen mode, whenever the
content to be opened (in SMIL) has such a great size to require full screen
mode. An example, which is provided within this package, is the audio-guide
of the National Museum of Musical Instruments in Rome. The player can
exit the Full-screen mode, by simply using the same commands reported
above: pushing the central button of the arrow pad on the PDA or finger /
pen pressure on the screen for some few seconds.
Furthermore, the player can be forced to stay in Full-screen mode if a
peculiar command is inserted into the player settings. This mode allows to
provide the user with a robust solution, since the application programme
cannot be closed inadvertently, but only intentionally, which means by
switching off the PDA or by resetting the device..
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ECLAP for iPhone
NOTE: Please note that actually a specific Organizer for iPhone for ECLAP BPNET users has not
been yet realised. It will be developed in the following few months. For the moment it is
possible to use the application called Mobile Medicine for iPhone with the same functionalities
shown below and available for free download in the App Store.
To access the ECLAP BPNET portal from the Mobile Medicine for iPhone, it is necessary to
change a setting in the device. Starting from the general settings of the iPhone device
(accessibile by clicking the Settings icon on the main iPhone menu), change the Ax Web
Browser Home Page in http://bpnet.eclap.eu.
Mobile Medicine for iPhone/iPad is an application programme searching files inside the user’s
iPhone and organizing them into icons and/or lists; the application can show to the user the
retrieved files via icons, in a simple and easy to enjoy way. The functionalities of the App are very
similar to those available in the Mobile Medicine application for PDA Windows Mobile.
The Mobile Medicine App for iPhone is available for free in the AppStore.
http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/mobile-medicine/id359865882?mt=8
Mobile Medicine for iPhone allows to the user to access directly to the BPNET portal in the same
way available on a common PC, so that the user can directly access to the resources available on
the portal. The app allows the access to any kind of digital content like video, audio, images and
documents, but also to complex and interactive content like interactive curses, procedures, etc.
Contents can be played in streaming or downloaded for an off-line access.
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Start page of Mobile Medicine:
When executed the Mobile Medicine for iPhone firstly shown the list
of content available on the device.
The starting page shows a set of commands on the top and three
icons at the bottom, representing service functionalities. The three
icons on the bottom are (see the image on the left):
Objects: visualize the list of objects and content available in the
device and allows to make queries in the local database of the
iPhone (for the use see below);
Browser: to get access to the Web Pages of the Mobile Medicine
site, http://mobmed.axmedis.org (see below for further info);
Taxonomy: to surf the medical taxonomy in order to look for
objects/application which have been classified taxonomically by
the system (see below for further info);
Please note that the App Mobile Medicine can search and classify
files already included in the user’s iPhone and it can show them in a
well organized way in this first page (the user can scroll below using
his finger). As default value, the graphic display is only alphabetical,
which means according to title/filename.
If the user scrolls the page with his finger, he can see some examples
concerning the several icons representing categories in the domain
area, according to the agreed taxonomy. Icons stand for the first two
levels of taxonomy which is the one described in the Appendix of this
manual.
In the iPhone App some objects to be used as real examples are
included. they are:
ACLS: algorithm
Algoritmo Bradicardia: algorithm
Calcolo peso forma: calculator
Classificazione Neurologica: calculator
EGA - Emogasanalisi: slide show by using a finger
Il fegato: image
Mobile Medicine short presentation: video
Procedura Prevenzione e Gestione Lesioni da compressione:
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procedure
Protocolli Farmaci Dip. Cuore e Vasi: calculatori
Tachicardia con polso: algorithm
Valutazione stato di Coscienza, GCS: procedure
Needless to say, such demonstration contents are also reported
among the icons/applications of Mobile Medicine with longer and
clearer names, much easier to be identified.
From the portal the user can download some other examples not
related to medicine.
Metadata for object/application classification and
searching
If the user selects the text associated to an icon, the metadata of the
object itself are displayed. Metadata are pieces of information
describing the object: title, description, authors, data, ID, protection
or not, path in the user’s PDA, how many times it has been used,
when for the first time, when for the last time, etc. Among the
information also the taxonomical classification is available.
The user can go back to the previous page, by clicking on the Object
button on the top left.
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Mobile Medicine Web Page
When choosing the icon Browser in the main page of Mobile
Medicine App, the system goes to the Internet connection and opens
the Internet browser directly on Mobile Medicine portal (this is part of
the user default settings, for example http://mobmed.axmedis.org) as
shown in the left screenshot. This portal has many other
functionalities for users accessing it via PC. The User Manual of the
Portal for PC has already been described before (see first pages of this
document).
From this WEB page for iPhone, the user can (from left to right, from
top to bottom) activate some links:
 Home: back to the main web-page of Mobile Medicine Home
page for iPhone, icon on the left.
 Help: view a short help; this service is not at present aligned with
the rest of Mobile Medicine portal (work in progress).
 Upload: upload a digital content into the portal, this functionality
is not at present aligned with the rest of Mobile Medicine portal
(work in progress). Please use the PC version of the portal to
upload digital contents meant to be used for iPhone portal.
 Player: not available on iPhone. If the user clicks on this item, an
error message will be shown.
 Login: register/log as user username e password, see below;
 Search: search among objects available in the portal according to
related keywords;
 See several dynamic lists of objects:
o
Popular: list of the most downloaded files from the portal,
o
Less popular: list of the less downloaded,
o
Top rated: list of the most ranked ones,
o
My favourite: most preferred ones (only if logged user),
o
My playlist: (only if logged user)
o
Suggested Content: (only if logged user)
o
Content of colleagues: (only if logged user)
o
My groups: (only if logged user)
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o
Search results.
 download objects, the download is performed by clicking on the
name/title of the selected object. At present, when the download
of an object/application occurs, the system verifies whether this
object is already included in the user's iPhone. If this is the case,
the system does not waste time in downloading again, but opens
the object already included in the user's iPhone. Otherwise, it
starts downloading. The recently downloaded object is
automatically inserted into the iPhone local database.
Login on Mobile Medicine WEB page
From the WEB page which can be accessed through the user's iPhone,
it is possible to carry out the registration allowing the user to access
his preferred contents and to mark objects in the general pages as
preferred, less preferred and so on.
Once successfully filled in the login information, the page with
information related to the user profile are shown.
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Once registered/logged, the dynamic lists already described (most
downloaded, less downloaded, most searched, etc.) allow the user to
see which are the contents marked as preferred and grant the right to
change such choice by "unmarking" them, thus removing them from
the most preferred/my favourite lists.
To access the portal as user, you have to be registered. The
registration can be done via Internet using a PC. During the
registration users can register to different groups and declare their
interests and specialization fields, etc. Preferred objects can be
searched, played or downloaded via PC as well or PDA.
For each content, the system displays:
title, description, etc.;
number of downloads,
ranking, average vote expressed by users, from 1 to 5 starlets;
marked/unmarked by the user;
Local Search, queries within l’iPhone
The empty field on the top of the main page allows to perform full
text search of content available on the device.
If no queries have been carried out, the screenshot will have only the
field to insert the text to be searched and the search button on your
right. The list of “results” appears only when a query is carried out.
The search is carried out within all the metadata of the user's objects,
including taxonomical data and filenames of simple objects
(multimedia files) which are available in the device.
Query results can be sorted by pressing the button on the top right.
The list of results can be sorted by: file size, title (alphabetic order),
number of play, last opened, file extension.
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Taxonomical search on iPhone
When deciding to navigate Taxonomy from the first page of Mobile
Medicine, the resulting page is as the screenshot on the left. In the
upper part of the page, there is the taxonomy, the medical taxonomy
agreed upon and reported in the Appendix. In the lower part there are
the objects associated to such taxonomy, with the related node
shown in the first line and related children of that node.
In this way the taxonomical search can display all the objects related
to a certain classification, from more generic to more detailed ones.
Noteworthy is that some objects can be added to different multiple
points of the taxonomy. This means such objects can have a multiple
classification, they can be found with different paths, but they will
never appear twice in the same list.
The user can surf the taxonomy by simply selecting the line containing
the item itself, or he can go back selecting the preferred layer in the
taxonomical structure, as reported in the upper part of the page.
In the lower part, the user can see the list of objects/ application. For
each object there is some basic information. This list can be scrolled
with a finger.
SETTINGS, default settings for Mobile Medicine
iPhone
Starting from the general settings of the iPhone device (accessibile by
clicking the Settings icon on the main iPhone menu), the Mobile
Medicine App settings are available.
Two are the available settings that can be modified:
Ax File Manager Order Type: this parameter defines the order of
the content in the start page of the application on the basis of the
user behavior. The application can be a great help to manintain in
order objects and file in the device. Possible values are:
o
o
o
By Title: alphabetic order on the basis of the object title
or file name in case of single resources.
By Size: list sort on the basis of the file size.
By Use count: list sort starting from the most viewed
object to the less viewed. Useful to have the list of mostly
useful objects.
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By Last use: content sort by a chronologic order.
o
By File type: content sort on the basis of the file type,
typically audio, video, images, documents, coss media,
etc.
Ax Web Broser Home Page: link to the homepage of the BPNET.
Objects Download on iPhone
By accessing with the Browser to the BPNET Web page it is possible to
see the list of available content on the Portal. the user can decide to
play the content by using a streaming modality, or he can decide to
download the same content on the device so that it can be visualized
in off-line without to be connected on internet.
To download a content, the user has to click on the cyan button
named “Download” available below the big preview image when a
content has been selected, as shown in the figure on the left.
The next screen allows to confirm the download of the content on the
device.
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During the download phase the percentage of fulfillment is shown and
constantly updated (see the example in the figure on the left).
When the download has been completed, the new object is added in
content list in the main page and can be opened and played in the
same manner explained before.
Delete objects fron the iPhone
In the main page of the iPhone App, a button named Modify is
present on the top left. It allows to delete objects available on the
device in case they are considered not interested yet.
To delete an object, press the Modify button in the top left of the
Objects tab. The list of content will be shown with a red symbol on
the left of each line, as shown in the image on left.
To select the content to be delete, the user has to click on the red
symbol at the beginning of each line. A new red button “Delete” to
confirm the operation will appear and by clicking it the content will be
definitively deleted from the device.
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iPhone icon
Kinds of digital content
PDA Audio, AXMEDIS MPEG-21
Single audio file for PDA, for example: mp3, etc.
Document, AXMEDIS MPEG-21
PDF Document
Image, AXMEDIS MPEG-21
Image : the icon is taken from the content image itself
Image: generic icon for single image file: png, gif, bmp, jpg, etc.
Video, AXMEDIS MPEG-21
Video: the icon is a film still picture taken from the video itself (internally an
MPEG-4)
Single video file, generic icon: avi. Mpg, mov, etc.
AXMEDIS MPEG-21 format
Cross media, AXMEDIS MPEG-21 format
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AXMEDIS MPEG-21 format, protected object
Generic buttons
Functionalities available on the main page of the App for
iPhone
Access to the BPNET portal from the iPhone
Access to the list of objects available in the iPhone
Query and navigation according to the taxonomical classification
Full text search of objects in the iPhone
Deleting objects in the device
Sort of query results per type, size, number of play, last viewed, type of
content
information on the Mobile Medicine App
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E-learning functionalities in ECLAP
BPNET
This manual reports basic e-learning functionalities available on the ECLAP BPNET portal
(http://bpnet.eclap.eu). These functionalities are available thanks to the integration of the Moodle
Learning Management System (LMS) in the ECLAP BPNET.
The Moodle integration allows users of the ECLAP social network to publish educational content and to
exploit all the advantages provided by the use of a complete and effective tool for creation and
management of on-line courses in an integrated manner. The main characteristic of Moodle is in the
support of effective pedagogical notions, based on a social constructionist education method, adapted and
interpreted with the aim to bring out the pedagogical potentialities in the use of Internet.
Complete and updated Moodle documentation is available on the following Moodle webpage:
http://docs.moodle.org/en/Main_Page
E-learning functionalities for students
The ECLAP BPNET home page contains in the right column, a box named e-Learning courses. The e-learning
Courses box is visible only to users correctly logged in the portal.
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The box contains the following links:
All Courses: to see the list of all available courses;
All course categories: to see the list of all course categories;
All teachers: to see the list of teachers;
My e-learning activity: to see the list of all courses followed by the user.
The following image shows the view with the list of all the available courses in the portal.
If a user selects a course but he is not enrolled to it, a message will be shown below the course description,
explaining that the user is unable to access to it.
By selecting a course where the user is enrolled in as student, the course structure will be showed.
As reported in the following image, a course is structured in a number of topics containing links to
resources or activities that the student have to perform. The resources to be viewed can be any content
published in the ECLAP BPNET and they are shown in the same manner as any other content published on
the portal.
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Introductory test
Links to any content: video, audio,
documents, zipped files, etc.
Links to internal and/or
external web pages
Course topics. Include:
Links to resources
Links to activities
Links to activities: for
example, questionnaires
and quizzes
By selecting a link in the course topics, the content is showed integrated in the course web page, as showed
in the following image. This is one of the most important functionality since it allows the user to access to
the resources in an integrated manner, without the necessity to exit from the BPNET portal and without the
necessity to use additional external tools. In this manner the user can enjoy a much more satisfying
experience in an integrated environment.
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A course topic can contains links to any kind of resources published on the portal like:
playlists:
Link to a playlist
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internal Web
pages
Internal Web pages
external Web pages:
External Web pages
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Questionnaires and quizzes:
When a student complete a questionnaire submission, he will see the final assigned grade (if available)
provided by the system in accordance with the assessment rules defined by the teacher during the
questionnaire design.
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E-learning functionalities for teachers
In Moodle a teacher is a user with an access control level that allow him to prepare and manage the course
material (resources and/or activities), to manage student users enrolled in the course, assess students
progress and performance and to access to different activity reports.
NOTE: If a user is registered as teacher in one course, this not imply that he is teacher in all the other
courses available on the portal. The assignment to a user with the role of teacher has to be performed by
the administrator, as described in the following section.
When a user registered as teacher accesses to a course in the ECLAP portal, at the end of the course topic
list he will see a link that allows him to be readdressed to a web page to edit the resources and activities of
that course.
By clicking the link, a new web page will be opened to access in the Moodle system.
NOTE: it is NOT necessary for the user to insert again his username and password to access to the Moodle
frontend to enter in the editing of a course since the access to Moodle is managed in an automatic manner
without the necessity to insert again username and password.
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The web page is divided in three columns:
the left side column contains the blocks to manage the course (People, Activities, Search Forums,
Administration, Course categories);
the main column in the centre of the webpage shows the list of resources and activities and allows
to edit the single items in the list shown in the Topic outline;
the right side column contains informative blocks (Upcoming events, Recent Activity).
Please note that the disposition of all these blocks can be customized.
The People block shows the list of enrolled students with all information about them, as shown in the
following figure:
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The Activities block shows a report about activities performed in the course with all the available
resources.
The Search Forums block allows to make queries in the internal forum pages in Moodle.
The Administration block allows to perform many activities for the course preparation and management:
Turn editing on: to enter in the editing modality to add and/or modify contents and activities
shown in the central column (Topic outline);
Settings: to define the course main settings;
Assign roles: to define roles in the course, by adding or deleting students that will access to the
course;
Grades: to show information related to the assessment of activities performed by students (for
additional information, a specific section in this manual is present below);
Groups: to create and manage groups of students, for example to enroll specific activities to a
group of students;
Backup: to perform a backup of the entire course or only of single topic;
Restore: to restore the course;
Import: to import data coming from another course (only if the teacher has the rights to do it also
in the other course that will be imported). In this manner a teacher will be able to create a new
course by using contents and activities yet defined in another course;
Reset: to delete all data referred to students enrolled in the course, but at the same time
maintaining the course structure, activities and settings.
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Reports: this functionality allows teachers and administrators to see reports regarding the activities
performer by the students participating to a course (for additional information, a specific section is
present below).
Questions: to manage and define single questions that will be included in the questionnaires (for
additional information, a specific section is present below).
Files: to see the list of files included in the course, like for example backup files o other uploaded
resources;
Profile: the profile of the teacher user logged in the system.
Add students to a course
A teacher can enroll students in the course by clicking on the Assign roles link the Administration block on
the left column.
A new page will be opened showing:
a list of available roles in the course (Roles)
a description of the roles (Description)
the number of users enrolled in the course for each role (Users)
the name of the users.
Please note that the list of roles shown on the Assign roles can be set by
the Administrator. In the following image the teacher is able to enroll users only for the roles Non-editing
teacher, Student and Guest.
By clicking on one of the available roles, a new page is opened, allowing the teacher to add users by
assigning to them the selected role. To add a user, the teacher has to select one of the available name on
the right column, press the Add button on the middle page and press the “Assign roles in Course:” to
confirm (as shown on the following image).
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In the Assign roles page the teacher can also remove users for the course and define enrolment starting
date and duration.
Grades management
The teacher can visualize a page reporting an overall view of the grades obtained by each student during
the assessment activity. The page can be view by selecting the Grades
link in the Administrator block on the left column.
The Grader report webpage contains the list of all the students enrolled
in the course with a numeric evaluation referred to each questionnaire
and a total evaluation referred to the whole course. The last row in that
table contains a medium evaluation of activities performed by all
enrolled students.
In general, grades can be calculated, aggregated and visualized in many
different modalities according to settings defined by the teacher. Many activities performed by students
can be evaluated, like for example: questionnaires, forums, assignments, etc. and values can be expressed
in numeric form, as text in the form of words or phrases, or in a scale or rating system.
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Grades can also be used as outcomes and as arbitrary text attributed to each participant in a course. The
teacher can organize grades and category of grades, he can import and export grades from a course to
another and perform calculations.
The following image shows an example of overall report of grades collected after a questionnaire
completion.
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Detailed information on Grades
http://docs.moodle.org/en/Grades
are
available
in
officila
Moodle
documentation:
The following image shows a complex report related to grades.
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Visualize reports on activities
The page related to reports management is accessible by selecting the link Reports in the Administration
block in the left column. The reports page allows teachers and
administrator to recover information about all activities performed by
users into a course.
Informative logs related to activities are in the form of links to the other
sections of the course (for example, a link to the user profile or to a
specific activity or to a questionnaire).
Particularly, the reporting page allows to have information related to the
following activities:
Course logs: show activity within the course. It allows tutors to see what resources are being used
and when. They can check to see if an individual student has viewed a specific resource or
participated on a specific activity on a specific day.;
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Live logs from the past hour, it shows all the activity in the last hour, with a single click;
Activity report, it shows all activity in the course, sorted by topic. Each item will be shown with its
type and name. In order of appearance, the fields are: resource/activity name, # of times viewed,
date last viewed, and elapsed time since last view;
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Participation report, provides any easy way to monitor students' participation. The participation
report can be accessed from a link off the Reports page;
Statistics, (if enabled) Moodle gathers statistics about each course and for the whole site, and
produce graphs displaying them. Statistics are available only for the administrator (root). The
statistics graphs and tables show how many hits there have been on various parts of the website
site during various time frames. They do not show how many distinct users there have been. They
are processed daily at a time you specify. The administrator must enable statistics to see anything.
The following images are related to course overview reports and show information like the most active
courses or the most participatory courses over a certain time period. Results are displayed in a bar
chart and in a table.
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How to create a new course
E-learning functionalities identifies the following main roles:
Website administrator (named root, he has the complete access to all functionalities in the portal);
Teacher (is the user that add resources and activities in the course and defines the assessment
modalities);
Student (is the user that accesses to the course content and assessment questionnaires);
Guest.
The procedure to create a new course from scratch can be started by the administrator only (root). Only
when a new course has been defined, the administrator itself can register one or more teachers to the
course. After this the enrolled teacher will be able to add resources and to define activities in the course.
The Moodle administration page allow to access to the e-learning platform management and is available at
the following link: http://bpnet.eclap.eu/moodle/. When a user accesses to the administration page, he has
to insert his username and password and then the main administration webpage is shown allowing the
management of the whole e-learning framework (Moodle).
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To create a new course, click on the link on the left CoursesAdd/Edit Courses. A new page will be opened
showing the list of categories and of all available courses.
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The category named Miscellaneous is a standard one and it is created by default, so that it is possible to
associate every course to the Miscellaneous category, or it is possible to create a new category. For
additional information it is possible to visit the Moodle documentation webpage available here:
http://docs.moodle.org/en/Add/edit_course_categories.
As shown in the previous image, every course category contains a set of icons that allow the user to:
Edit an existing category
Delete a category
Visualize or hide a category
Shift a category
above or below
on the list
By clicking the Add a new course button available below the categories list, a new page is shown to define
the course parameters.
A new page is opened containing some mandatory fields to be filled-in:
The Category of the course to be selected among the available
Course name
Course short name
Also it is possible to add a course description and many useful settings can be defined. Detailed information
on course settings are available in the following official Moodle documentation page:
http://docs.moodle.org/en/Course_settings. When all settings have been defined, it is possible to click on
the Save changes button at the end of the page, as shown in the following image.
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A new page is shown to define users’ roles in the course. Particularly the administrator can enroll users in
the course with the following roles:
Administrator, can usually do anything on the site, on all courses;
Course creator, can create new courses;
Teacher, can do anything within a course, including changing the activities and grading students;
Non-editing teacher, can teach in courses and grade students, but may not alter activities;
Student, generally have fewer privileges within a course;
Guest, have minimal privileges and usually cannot enter text anywhere.
By clicking on one of the available roles a new page is shown to allow to add users and to assign them the
selected role. The list of users potentially qualified to assume the selected role is shoen on the right
column. To add a user it is sufficient to select it on the list and to press the Add button so that the
username will be shown on the left column list and his role will be assigned in the course.
In the following image, the user Michela Paolucci is enrolled as teacher in the course named CM001.
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In the following image, users Nicola Mitolo and Paolo Nesi have been enrolled as students in the course
named CM001, starting from the 12th November for an unlimited time.
When roles have been assigned, it is possible to save the page. An updated page with the report of all
assigned roles is shown, as in the following image.
NOTE: for the administrator it is also possible to manage roles and assignments for all the users and for all
the course, avoiding to assign roles course by course.
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By selecting the button “Click here to enter your course” at the end of the page, the page of the course is
shown, reporting all activities included in the course. The following image shows an example of new course
split in weekly activities (actually empty).
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Access to a course as teacher
A user enrolled in a course as teacher, can have the access to a course available in the ECLAP BPNET Portal
to:
define and add activities in a course
define and add assessment and evaluation questionnaires
visualize reports related to students’ activities.
To have the access in a course, the teacher has to be logged in the ECLAP portal and has to click on the link
My e-learning activities available in box e-learning Courses on the right column. The page with the list of
available courses in which he is enrolled in will be shown. By clicking on the course name on the list, the
page listing contents available in the course will be shown. At the end of the page a link to enter in the
course editing modality is present (You can modify this course/moodle link), as shown in the following
image.
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By clicking on the link, a new page will be opened asking for the username and password of the teacher to
allow him to enter in the Moodle administration frontend.
NOTE: it is NOT necessary to enter again username and password to access in the course administration
page in Moodle.
By entering in Moodle, the page to edit the course is shown and the teacher will be able to access to many
functionalities. The following is an example of main page of a course from the teacher point of view.
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Add a summary to a course
To add an introductory text, it is necessary to turn on the editing mode by clicking on the link “Turn editing
on” on the Administration block on the left.
To insert a text in the first topic of the course, click the edit icon as shown in the following image.
A new page will be opened to insert the text as summary of topic 0. Write the text and click on the Save
changes button at the end of the page.
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Add a resource and an activity to a course
The main page of the course is dived in section topics. A course is a collection of topics with resources and
activities inside. when a new course is created, the administrator or the teacher has to insert resources and
activities that will be visualized by the students of the course.
It is not recommended to add resources and activities in the first topic. Please, be sure to add resources
only in the numered sections, as highlited in the following image.
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Do not add resources in the first not numbered section
Insert resources only in
the numbered sections
In each topic it is possible to add the following resources (that will be viewed by the course students):
Label: a label is a way to add text to the content area of your course. Labels can be used to give a
quick instruction or for telling users what to click on next.;
Pagina di testo: a simple page written using plain text;
Web page: a resource that has a link in the center column of a course home page for the student to
use. It is like a single page document that has the HTML editor tool which the teacher uses to
create content.;
Link to a File or web page: to upload any type of external electronic file;
Directory: to display a whole directory (and its subdirectories) from the course files area. Students
can then browse and view all those files.;
ECLAP Media Content: to add a link to a re source published on the ECLAP BPNET portal;
IMS Content Package: The IMS Content Packaging stores chunks of e-learning material in a
standard format which can be re-used in different systems, without having to convert the material
into new formats.
it is also possible to add the following activities that students will execute:
Assignment: it allows teachers to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback
including grades. Students can submit any digital content (files), including, for example, wordprocessed documents, spreadsheets, images, audio and video clips. Alternatively, teachers can ask
students to type directly an online text assignment;
Chat: allows participants to have a real-time synchronous discussion via the web;
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Choice: the teacher asks a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses. It can be useful as
a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic; to allow the class to vote on a direction for the
course; or to gather research consent;
Database: The database activity module allows the teacher and/or students to build, display and
search a bank of record entries about any conceivable topic. The format and structure of these
entries can be almost unlimited, including images, files, URLs, numbers and text amongst other
things;
Feedback: allows you to create and conduct surveys to collect feedback from Students. It is smaller
in scope and therefore easier to use than the Questionnaire module, and unlike the Survey tool
allows you to write your own questions, rather than choose from a list of pre-written survey
instruments;
Forum: an activity where students and teachers can exchange ideas by posting comments;
Glossary: The Glossary activity allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a
dictionary. The autolinking feature, will highlight any word in the course which is located in the
glossary;
Lesson: The lesson module presents a series of HTML pages to the student, who is usually asked to
make some sort of choice underneath the content area. The choice will send them to a specific
page in the Lesson. In a Lesson page's simplest form, the student can select a continue button at
the bottom of the page, which will send them to the next page in the Lesson;
Quiz: module allows the teacher to design and set quizzes consisting of a large variety of Question
types, including multiple choice, true-false, and short answer questions. These questions are kept in
the Question bank and can be re-used in multiple quizzes. Quizzes can be configured to allow
multiple attempts. Each attempt is automatically marked, and the teacher can choose whether to
give feedback and/or show the correct answers.
SCORM/AICC: a course activity which allows you (the teacher) to upload any SCORM or AICC
package to include in your course. SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is a
collection of specifications that enable interoperability, accessibility and reusability of web-based
learning content. SCORM content can be delivered to learners via any SCORM-compliant Learning
Management System (LMS) using the same version of SCORM;
Survey: The Survey activity module is a course activity that provides a number of verified survey
instruments, including COLLES (Constructivist On-Line Learning Environment Survey) and ATTLS
(Attitudes to Thinking and Learning Survey), which have been found useful in assessing and
stimulating learning in online environments. Teachers can use these to gather data from their
students that will help them learn about their class and reflect on their own teaching;
Wiki: A wiki activity is a collection of collaboratively authored web documents. Basically, a wiki
page is a web page everyone in your class can create together, right in the browser, without
needing to know HTML. A wiki starts with one front page. Each author can add other pages to the
wiki by simply creating a link to a page that doesn't exist yet.
To add resources in a course, the teacher has to:
be logged in the moodle administration frontal page;
select the course in list “My courses” accessible in the middle of the mage by clicking the course
title;
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In the Administration box on the left, select “Turn editing on” to enter in the editing modality (see
next image);
In each topic in the course two drop-down menu are available. Click the menu Add a resource…,
select the resource type to be added in the course among the available, or click on Add an activity…
to add for example a questionnaire or a survey, etc.
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In the right part of each course topic, some icons are available. They allow to:
See all weeks/topics;
Make Current (highlight) week/topic;
Close/Hide item or Open/Show Item;
Move down the topic in the list.
Add a multimedia re source available in the ECALP Portal
Resources available on the ECLAP portal can be added as resources in a course. In this manner, if an ECLAP
content has been added in a lesson, the content itself will be played as any other resource available in the
ECLAP portal.
To add a resource available in the ECLAP portal in a lesson, follow the following procedure:
make a query on the ECLAP portal http://bpnet.eclap.eu/ to search the content to be added to the
lesson;
go with the mouse on the animated icon or on the resource title, right click and copy the link of the
resource;
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go to the course administration page in Moodle, click on the menu “Add a resource…” and select
the item “ECLAP Media content” (see next image);
a new page will be opened. Insert the title of the ECLAP resource and a description;
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in the field “ECLAP Media content” paste the URL address of the ECLAP resource, with the AXOID.
The link can have one of the following syntax:
o
o
http://bpnet.eclap.eu/drupal/?q=enUS/home&axoid=urn:axmedis:00000:obj:e05155a5-e4c8-4f52-84337f58ee54a102&section=lastPosted
urn:axmedis:00000:obj:e05155a5-e4c8-4f52-8433-7f58ee54a102
NOTE: this procedure will be simplified in the next future and will be possible to add an ECLAP resource in a
lesson topic in a simplest manner.
Press the “Save and return to course” button to save the link;
now the ECLAP content has been added to the course.
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NOTE: please note that actually it is not possible to correctly visualize an ECLAP resource by clicking
on the resource link in the Moodle administration front page since an error message is visualized in
this case. Nevertheless by accessing to the course from the ECLAP BPNET portal and by clicking to the
resource link in the lesson, the same content will be correctly visualized.
Create a questionnaire
To create a questionnaire, it is necessary to define the single questions before and then the questionnaire
can be structured by inserting the defined questions. In the left column, in the Administration block the
item Questions is available, it allows to define the single questions in many different manner.
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By selecting Questions a new page will be shown to create and manage the questions. This module allow to
create many different type of questions, like:
Calculated – Calculated questions offer a way to create individual numerical questions by the use of
wildcards that are substituted with individual values when the quiz is taken;
Description – This is not a real question. It simply prints some text (and possibly graphics) without
requiring an answer. This can be used to provide some information to be used by a subsequent
group of questions, for example;
Essay – In response to a question (that may include an image) the respondent writes an answer in
essay format;
Matching - A list of sub-questions is provided, along with a list of answers. The respondent must
"match" the correct answers with each question;
Embedded answers (Cloze) – These very flexible questions consist of a passage of text (in Moodle
format) that has various answers embedded within it, including multiple choice, short answers and
numerical answers;
Multiple Choice – In response to a question (that may include a image) the respondent chooses
from multiple answers. There are two types of multiple choice questions - single answer and
multiple answer;
Short Answer – In response to a question (that may include a image), the respondent types a word
or phrase. There may several possible correct answers, with different grades. Answers may or may
not be sensitive to case;
Numerical – From the student perspective, a numerical question looks just like a short-answer
question. The difference is that numerical answers are allowed to have an accepted error. This
allows a continuous range of answers to be set;
Random Short-Answer Matching - From the student perspective, this looks just like a Matching
question. The difference is that the sub-questions are drawn randomly from Short Answer
questions in the current category;
True/False - In response to a question (that may include a image), the respondent selects from two
options: True or False.
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Select in the drop down menu “Create new question” the type of the activity among the available.
In the following example, how to create a multiple choice question will be shown:
1. Select in the drop down menu the item Multiple Choice. A new page will be opened to create the
question;
2. Select the question category (if available);
3. Write the question title useful to identify the question (for example: Multiple Choice question 1);
4. write the text of the question;
5. Specify a value to be used as penalty factor in case of error answer. If the penalty factor is more
than 0, then the student will lose that proportion of the maximum grade upon each successive
attempt. For example, if the default question grade is 10, and the penalty factor is 0.2, then each
successive attempt after the first one will incur a penalty of 0.2 x 10 = 2 points.
6. Write the text for the general feedback. General feedback is some text that gets shown to the
student after they have attempted the question;
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7. Choose whether students can only select one answer or multiple answers (One or multiple
answers?);
8. Choose whether to shuffle the answer options;
9. Select how to number the choices (Number the choices?)
10. Write your first answer in the Choice 1 text field. Inserting HTML into this area also makes it
possible to add an image or a sound file;
11. Select a grade percentage for the answer. This is the percentage of the total points for the question
that selecting this response is worth. You can select negative percentages as well as positive
percentages. So, selecting a correct response in a multiple answer question may give you 50% of
the possible points, while selecting a wrong answer may take away 10%. Note that in a multipleanswer question, the grades must add up to 100%;
12. Add a feedback for each response, if you wish;
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13. repeat the points from 10 to 12 for all the possible answers to be included in the question;
14. Click on the button Blanks for 3 more Choices to add additional possible answers;
15. In the Overall Feedback field write the text to be shown For any correct response, For any partially
correct response, and For any incorrect response;
16. Click on the button Save changes to save the question. The new question will be shown in list of the
available (Question bank).
Add questions to a questionnaire
When all single questions have been created and saved, it is possible to structure the questionnaire to be
submitted to students, also by defining parameters.
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1. Go in the main administration page of the course. Select the numbered topic where to add the
questionnaire. In the drop down menu “Add an activity…” select the item Quiz;
2. in the General part, insert the name of the questionnaire and an introductory text, if needed;
3. in the Timing part:
o specify times when the quiz is accessible for people to make attempts. Before the opening
time, and after the closing time, the quiz will be unavailable;
o specify a time limit to ensure that quizzes are completed within that time. If a student
manages to cheat and spends more than 60 seconds over the allotted time then the quiz is
automatically graded zero.
o specify if the student will be allowed multiple responses to a question even within the
same attempt at the quiz. So for example if the student's response is marked as incorrect
the student will be allowed to try again immediately. However a penalty will usually be
subtracted from the students score for each wrong attempt.
4. in the Display part:
o define the number of questions to be shown per page;
o specify if the order of questions in the quiz will be randomly shuffled each time a student
attempts the quiz.;
o specify if the parts making up the individual questions will be randomly shuffled each time
a student starts an attempt at this quiz, provided the option is also enabled in the question
settings.
5. in the Attempts part:
o specify the max number of attempts allowed to solve the questionnaire;
o specify if the new attempt has to contain the results of the previous attempt;
o specify if the student will be allowed multiple responses to a question even within the
same attempt at the quiz
6. In the Grades part:
o indicate the grading method to calculate student’s final grade for the quiz;
o if a quiz is run in adaptive mode then a student is allowed to try again after a wrong
response. In this case you may want to impose a penalty for each wrong response to be
subtracted from the final mark for the question. The amount of penalty is chosen
individually for each question when setting up or editing the question.
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o
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
select the number of digits that should be shown after the decimal point when displaying
student scores or grades.
In the Review options specify what information users can see when they review a quiz attempt or
look at the quiz reports;
In the Security part some restrictions can be defined to the user accessing the questionnaire;
The Common module settings part it is possible to define if the activities can be visible only to
specific groups or sub-groups of students, according to the settings defined during the course
creation;
In the Overall feedback it is possible to define generic text to be shown to students after they have
completed an attempt at the quiz. The text that is shown can depend on the grade the student got.
Click the “Save and return to course” button to complete the questionnaire creation. The new
questionnaire will be shown as activity in the main page (see next image);
12. Click the questionnaire link and a new page will be shown to add the single questions by selecting
each of them one-by-one from the Question bank;
List of questions
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13. Select one or more questions in the list and click on the << button to add each single question to
the questionnaire. The added question are included in the list on the left, below the text “Questions
in this quiz”;
14. Click on “Save changes” button to complete the questionnaire creation.
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Taxonomy
Please note that the following is a first draft of the proposed taxonomy for ECLAP BPNET and some changes
could be performed in the next months according to further refinements.
Genre
o Biography
o Comedy
o Comic
o Drama
o Epic
o Interview
o Life
o Lyric
o Monography
o Other
o Romance
o Sacred
o Satire
o Secular
o Tragedy
o Tragicomedy
Historical period
o Archaic
o Baroque
o Classical
o Contemporary
o Greek
o Latin
o Medieval
o Modern
o Renaissance
o Romantic
Management ad organisation
o Administrative document
o Calendar
o Censor
o Company
o Contract
o Coreography
o Dissemination
 Flyer
 Invitation
 Press review
 Theatre program
o Iconographic
o Light design
o Note
o Performance
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o Production
o Scenography
o Script
Performing Arts
o Cinema and Film
 Attendance
 Cartoon
 Children
 Documentary
 Festival
 Historical
 International
 National
 Serial
o Dance
 Ballet
 Ballroom
 Recreational
 Traditional
o Music
 Blues
 Classic Rock
 Classical Music
 Country
 Dance & Electronic
 Folk music
 Gospel
 Hard Rock & Metal
 Jazz
 Latin Music
 Miscellaneous
 New Age
 Opera & Vocal
 Pop
 R&B
 Rap & Hip-Hop
 Reggae
 Rock
 Soundtracks
 World Music
o Other
 Carnival
 Circus
 Magic
 Pantomime
 Puppets
o Theatre
 Amateur
 Arena
 College
 Community
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 Musical
Subject
o Animal
o Apocalypse
o Artifice
o Biology
o Censorship
o Cinema
o Company
o Conflict
o Democracy
o Education
o Filiation
o Homosexuality
o Iconology
o Identity
o Inequalities
o Inheritance
o Integration
o Laboratory
o Master class
o Memory
o Money
o Multiculture
o News
o Nudity
o Object
o Pedagogy
o Philosophy
o Polemic
o Possession
o Prison
o Public
o Rehearsal
o Religion
o Renovation
o Research
o Rite
o Ritual
o Root
o School
o Seminary
o Stardom
o Strike
o Teenager
o Testimony
o Theatrical space
o Training
o Transgression
o Transmission
o Utopy
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o
o
o
Violence
War
Workshop
User Profile: classification and
specializations
Affiliation acronyms
BEELD EN GELUID
BELLONE
CTA-UNIROMA
CTFR
DSI
ESMAE-IPP
FIFF
IKP
ITB
MUZEUM
NTUA
ODIN
OSZMI
TWM
UCAM
UCLM
UG
UVA
Type of Workplace
Archive
Association
Company
Conservatoire
Cultural institution
Digital library
European commission
Foundation
Institute
Library
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Local govern
National govern
Promotion
Research center
School
Theater
University
Other
Roles
Actor
Administrator
Archivist
Assistant director
Composer
Conductor
Copyist
Costumist
Critic
Dancer
Director
Editor document
General manager
Ict technician
Instrument player
Lawyer
Market manager
Marketing
Mechanics
Mime
Performer
Phonic
Playwright
Professor
Researcher
Singer
Student
Tools technician
Video editor
Other
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ECLAP Metadata
Name3
Contributor
Coverage
Creator
Date (DC.date)
Description
Format
Identifier
Language
Relation
Rights
Note4
Present in
Play
window5
Multiple
instances6
Language7
DCMI term
DCMI term
DCMI term
DCMI term Last update of metadata
DCMI term
DCMI term, ECLAP coded format
DCMI term
DCMI term, coding of language of
the digital resource, absent in the
case of no language
DCMI term, it should be a link to the
source files
DCMI term it may be a general
statement
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
NO
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Advanced content
search Supported
Metadata9
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Frontal Search
& Advanced
Multilanguage
Search8
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3
Name of the metadata term.
Can be: DCMI if it is a Dublin Core term; ECLAP if it is an internal term managed by the ECLAP BPNET.
5
If the term is shown during the play of the resource.
6
The term can be present in multiple instances.
7
Term available in different languages.
8
If YES the metadata is used in the full text search and in Advanced Search in the “Advanced Multilanguage Search of Objects” field.
9
If YES the metadata is used in the advanced search of content for objects, pages, forums, comments.
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Source
Subject
Title
Type
Group
Taxonomy
N. accesses (also called
httpdownload)
Date (may be different
from DC.Date and
Creation Date)
Duration
Partner (Publisher on the
RootObjectInfo)
User (uid link)
Abstract
Publisher
axoid
creationDate
deflanguage
dx
dy
DCMI term
DCMI term
DCMI term
DCMI term, ECLAP coded type
ECLAP term
ECLAP term
ECLAP term
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ECLAP term Last update of the digital
file (last modification date)
Yes
No
No
No
No
ECLAP term Duration time for audio
and video
ECLAP term Affiliation among those
in the user registration
ECLAP term: ECLAP portal nickname
on the portal
DCMI term, description.abstract
DCMI term, the original publisher
ECLAP term, AXOID of the content
ECLAP term, the first upload date of
the content
ECLAP term, coding of language of
the initial metadata in upload
ECLAP term, dimension on X for
images and video
ECLAP term, dimension on Y for
images and video
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
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filesecco
iphone
lastModificationDate
latitude
longitude
pda
published
ranking
ECLAP term, coding of file type and
extension
ECLAP term, 1 for yes, 0 for no
(content valid for iPhone)
ECLAP term, identical to Date
presented above
ECLAP term
ECLAP term
ECLAP term, 1 for yes, 0 for no
(content valid for PDA)
ECLAP term, 1 for yes, 0 for no
ECLAP term, a copy of the vote
managed by the ECLAP portal
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
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Acronyms
DOC: document format for Microsoft Word, Office;
ECLAP BPNET: ECLAP Best Practice Network;
ISO: International standard organization;
MAC: computer with Apple MAC OS as operating system;
MPEG: Motion Picture Expert Group;
MPEG-21: MPEG standard format for cross-media contents;
OS: Operating system;
PC: personal computer;
PDA: personal device assistant;
PDF: document format for ACROBAT;
PPT: slide format for Microsoft Power Point, Office;
WM: windows mobile;
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