EPE Knowledge Base

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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".
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.
Public Maps

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Resource Database Intro

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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
Vocabulary Navigator
  • The concept map tool is connected to collections of existing concepts and terms stored in "ontologies." These contain defined concepts or terms that are linked together by experts, representing a specific area of knowledge and are called "vocabularies." Connections between these terms can be visualized and explored using the vocabulary navigator.
Attaching Resource Database Items, Videos, and Visualizations
  • The Resource Browser button is located at the top of the concept mapping workspace [insert screengrab of header]. To search for a resource (images, videos, lessons, visualizations, or other concept maps), first click the “Resource Browser” button. A pop up will appear with a “Search by Keyword” field and a list of available resources. Simply type your query into the search box and high “Search”
Workspace Buttons Overview

The buttons above the workspace on the Concept Map Builder are described from left to right below:

1. Hammer - “Build Mode” Menu options:

Attaching concept maps to concepts
  • The Resource Browser button is located at the top of the concept mapping work space. To search for a concept map to add, first click the “Resource Browser” button. A pop up will appear with a “Search by Keyword” field and a list of available resources. Simply type your query into the search box and high “Search”
Interacting with Existing Objects (Concepts, Lines)

Moving Objects

  • Once concepts and text boxes are planted on the workspace, they can be moved around the screen, while lines and forks can be stretched or shrunk.
  • To move the entire map, simply click and drag your mouse around the workspace.
  • To move a concept or text box, click and drag it to the desired location.

Manipulating Lines

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.

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.

Comment on a Resource

Commenting on a Resource allows you to interact with other OOI content users.

  • To comment on a resource, click on the resource you wish to comment on.
  • Fill in the “comment” field and hit “Save”.
  • Your comment will now be publicly viewable.
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.’
Share a Resource

Sharing resources llows user to share that resource outside of the OOI website.

  • To share a public resource, click on the resource you wish to share. A menu of options will appear in the top right-hand corner of the screen: select “Share
  • ​A popup will appear that asks if you would like to share the resource with anyone who has access to the link: click yes or no.
  • Upon hitting “yes,” another popup will appear with a URL that can be copied viewed by anyone who has received the link.
Find Resources
  • The backbone of the EPE software is its resource database, which includes images, videos, data visualizations, and concept maps. You can search "All Resources," which includes vetted items that have been made publicly available by a registered EPE user.
  • If you enter a keyword in the "Search" box, a list of results will be generated after hitting ‘Search.”
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.
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

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  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’.

Copy an Existing 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 introduction page, click on the ‘Copy’ Action Button above the investigation to create a new instance, which you can edit and save.

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’.