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Searching for an investigation

There are two ways to locate investigations. The first is through the ‘investigations’ drop down menu, the second is through the ‘Resources’ drop down menu, both of which are located in the Top Menu Bar. First, lets navigate through the ‘investigations’ drop down menu.

1. On the Welcome page, go to the Top Menu Bar, click the ‘investigations’ drop down menu and select ‘Browse investigations’.

My Profile

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Create New Objects (Concepts, Lines, Text Boxes)

Concepts

  • Click the “Concept" tool, select a shape, then double click on the workspace to plant a concept.
  • Once planted, clicking on the concept opens a second menu that allows for individual concept editing (color, text, opacity, line thickness).
  • Concept dimensions can also be edited after planting using the expanding arrow button.

Lines

Login

Click ‘Log In’ on the top right of the EPE homepage to log in. Enter your username and password when prompted Click ‘Log In’ to login. You will be directed to a list of your resources.

Add Text Boxes

Click on the "Text Box tool" and then double click on the map workspace to plant a text box. Double click within the text box to add text and change the text box properties.

Create a New Map
  • To create a new concept map, click on the Concept Maps link on the OOI home page menu bar and scroll to Create a Concept Map. The Concept Map Builder will open with a new workspace.
  • To view a list of your maps return to the concept Maps link at the top of the page (orange bar) and navigate to "My Concept Maps".
Workspace Buttons Overview
  • The buttons above the workspace on the [Concept Map Builder] are described from left to right below.
    i. Hammer - Build Mode Menu options:
    • Center Map to Window aligns your map to the center of the window
    • Fit map to window will adjust the size of the concept map to fit in the window.
    • Toggle color blocks will remove or show the color bar
    • Toggle scale bar will remove or show the scale bar
Create New Objects (Concepts, Lines, Text Boxes)
  • Concepts
    i. Click the "Concept Tool", select a shape, then double click on the workspace to plant a concept.
    ii. Once planted, clicking on the concept opens a second menu that allows for individual concept editing (color, text, opacity, line thickness). Concept dimensions can also be edited after planting using the expanding arrow button
  • Lines
    i. Click on the "Line Tool", make a selection, then double click on the workspace to plant the line.
    • Straight
    • Curved
    • Fork
Interact with Existing Objects (Concepts, Lines, Text Boxes)

Moving Objects

Snapping Objects

"Snapping" objects together is a way to connect them.

i. To snap a line to a concept:

  • Click on the line “handle” (square box at either end of line) and drag it over the desired concept. The edges around the concept will flash light blue, to indicate that the line has been successfully attached to the concept.

ii. To “unsnap” a line from a concept:

  • Click and drag the line handles away from the concept.
Choosing Stations using the Data Product Browser

On the Create Visualization Instance page, click the ‘Load Data Browser’ button.

The Data Browser has three primary search sections. These include:
a. ‘Parameters’ The user can use the check boxes to select what parameters (data types) to search for from available networks.
b. ‘Networks’ The user can select which data networks to search.
c. ‘Data Range’ The user can select start and end dates for data to be plotted.
Once the criteria are specified, click the ‘search’ button to populate the map.

Create a Visualization

1. On the Welcome page, go to the Top Menu Bar, click the ‘Visualizations’ drop down menu and select ‘Create a Visualization’.

Create a Visualization screen shot.

2. In the Visualization Builder page, simply click the ‘Customize’ button within the visualization tool of choice to begin creating a visualization.

 

Copy an Existing Visualization
  1. On the Welcome page, go to the Top Menu Bar, click the ‘Visualizations’ drop down menu and select ‘Browse Visualizations’.
  2. On the Resource Browser page, select an item by clicking the title (or thumbnail) from the list of available visualizations to open its Detail Page.
  3. Click on the ‘Copy’ Action Button above the visualization to create a new instance, which you can edit and save.
Searching for Visualizations

There are two ways to locate visualizations. The first is through the ‘Visualizations’ drop down menu, the second is through the ‘Resources’ drop down menu, both of which are located in the Top Menu Bar. First, lets navigate through the ‘Visualizations’ drop down menu.

On the Welcome page, go to the Top Menu Bar, click the ‘Visualizations’ drop down menu and select ‘Browse Visualizations’.

On the Resource Browser page, select an item (or thumbnail) from the list of available visualizations to open its Detail Page.

Create a Single Time Series

Simple Time Series Tool

In the Visualization Builder page, simply click the ‘Customize’ button within the visualization tool of choice to begin creating a visualization.

Comment on a Resource
  • On an items's resource detail page, you can leave a comment about the resource if logged in
  • Type your comment into the comment box below the resource.
  • When you are finished entering the comment, click 'Save.'
  • Your comment will be visible to anyone that has permission to view the resource.
Upload a Resource
  • In the resource browser can upload your own resource to the database by clicking on the button to the right of the "Resource Type Buttons". You can also reach this from the Resources pulldown menu.
  • Click ‘Choose file’ to select the file to upload.
  • Enter a title and description.
  • Certify that the image is available for use.
  • Click ‘Submit.’
Delete a Resource
  • From ‘My Resources’ click on the resource you are interested in deleting.
  • Choose ‘Delete’ from the tools menu above the resource.
  • Confirm that you wish to delete the image.
    **Note:  If the image has been published, you will need to unpublish it before it can be deleted.
Publish a Resource
  • From ‘My Resources’ click on the resource you are interested in publishing.
  • Choose ‘Pubilsh’ from the tools menu above the resource.
  • Confirm that you wish to publish the image.
    **Note: A moderator will accept or reject your submission to the databse. If published, it will be viewable by all users.
Share a Resource
  • From ‘My Resources’ click on the resource you are interested in sharing.
  • Choose ‘Share’ from the tools menu above the resource.
  • Copy the URL of the resource and share it.
Searching for an investigation

There are two ways to locate investigations. The first is through the ‘investigations’ drop down menu, the second is through the ‘Resources’ drop down menu, both of which are located in the Top Menu Bar. First, lets navigate through the ‘investigations’ drop down menu.

1. On the Welcome page, go to the Top Menu Bar, click the ‘investigations’ drop down menu and select ‘Browse investigations’.

Begin an Investigation

1. On the Welcome page, go to the Top Menu Bar, click the ‘Investigations’ drop down menu and select ‘Browse Investigations’.

2. On the Resource Browser page, select an item by clicking the title (or thumbnail) from the list of available investigations to open its Detail Page.

3. On the Investigation Detail Page, click the blue ‘Begin this Investigation’ button on the bottom right of the page to begin the investigation.

Create/Wizard (page copy, tooltips)

On the Welcome page, go to the Top Menu Bar, click the ‘Investigations’ drop down menu and select ‘Create an Investigation’.

FAQ

Placeholder content for the FAQ page

  1. What is the LLB?
  2. How do I use the LLB? (overview of wizard and lesson views)
  3. How do I incorporate lessons into my course? (lecture & homework)
  4. How do I create a new lesson? (outline of wizard)
  5. How do I copy an existing lesson?
  6. What kinds of content can I use in my lesson?
  7. What kinds of lessons/activities can I build with the LLB?
  8. How do I prepare content to build a new lesson?
  9. How do I search for lessons?
  10. Can students build their own lessons?
Create an Investigation

1. On the Welcome page, go to the Top Menu Bar, click the ‘Investigations’ drop down menu and select ‘Create an Investigation’.