Modules

Overview

Modules are used to configure the layout of the interface end-users see and interact with on each of the live interactive touchscreen stations (kiosks). They are created on the Modules tab and can include user-defined menus used to query and sort members, and pages used to display content associated with each member. Each module has an assigned template, which can be configured to alter the module's appearance and functionality. Members are assigned to a module on the Members tab.

 

Section Title

Identifies the active tab and provides a brief overview of its purpose and functionality.

Action Toolbar

 Saves changes made to a module.

Creates a new module, main menu button, or page depending upon which panel section is active. Active panel sections are identified by a blue vertical bar along the left edge of the section header. When scrolled down on a page, the active section is also listed on the Information Bar directly below the Action Toolbar:

 

 

Information Bar

The active section will be listed on the information bar.

Active Section Identifier

The active section is identified by a vertical blue bar along the left edge of the panel header.

 

Reloads the Editor, discarding any unsaved changes.

Switches to the Virtual Interactive Display. When the Virtual Interactive Display is active, click the Edit icon  on the toolbar to return to the Editor view.

Deletes the selected module, main menu button, or page depending upon which panel is active. The panel that will be deleted is identified by a vertical red line along the left edge of the panel header.

 

IMPORTANT: Pay close attention to the confirmation messages to ensure the anticipated action will be performed.

 

 

Information Bar

The active section will be listed on the information bar.

Active Element Identifier

The element that will be deleted is identified by a vertical red bar along the left edge of its panel header.

 

CAUTION!: When deleting modules or pages, all associated page content created on the Member's tab will be deleted as well.

 

Module Configuration Panels

See the Attract Screen, Default Images, and Module Panels topics below for more information about each configuration panel.

 


Attract Screen
Overview

The attract screen is a specialized module without configurable menus or pages. It is displayed when the interactive first starts and it functions as a stand-alone presentational display, randomly cycling through and displaying each member assigned to it in an infinite loop. The attract screen is displayed after a set amount of time of inactivity (see Settings for more information on timeouts).  Members are assigned to the attract screen on the Members tab. If there are no members assigned to the attract screen it is bypassed and the main menu is displayed. 

 

IMPORTANT: Unenabling or bypassing the attract screen is not recommended. While the attract screen is primarily intended to enhance the interactive experience, the continuous updating of text and images also helps to reduce the chance of image burn-in or image retention due to the lengthy display of static images on susceptible displays.

 

 

Attract Screen Panel

Click the Attract Screen panel's header to toggle the display of attract screen settings.

Reset Attract Screen Customizations

Click the Reset button to remove all customizations and restore the selected attract screen template to its original default state.

Attract Screen Template

Select the template to be used to render the attract screen. See Attract Screen Templates for details specific to each template. This setting applies to all modules by default but can be overridden for each station configuration under Settings.

Empty Attract Screen Cache

The Empty Cache button forces the attract screen to reload all members and styles the next time it is loaded. While cache management is automatic there may be instances when emptying the cache manually is desired.

Attract Screen Text and Labels Panel

Click the Text and Labels panel's header to toggle the display of template specific configuration options. See Attract Screen Templates for details specific to each template.

Attract Screen Style and Layout Panel

Click the Style and Layout panel's header to toggle the display of template specific style settings. See Attract Screen Templates for details specific to each template.

 


Default Images

Each template has its own image requirements. For example, in the case of the Tiles template each member needs to be assigned a full screen background Action image and a smaller Portrait image. Default images are used as placeholders when a member's respective image is required but is not yet available. Each required image has its own panel under the main Default Images panel to allow a default placeholder image to be uploaded, edited, and previewed.

 

 

 

Default Image Panels

Click to expand each panel and access the image editing tools. While the number of image panels may vary depending on the available templates, the functionality of the image editing tools is consistent.

 

See the Image Editor topic for details on uploading, editing, and previewing images.

 

 

 


Module Panels
Overview

Each module has its own panel on the Modules tab, used to customize its configuration and appearance.
 

 

 

Hide Unpublished Modules

Click to show or hide unpublished modules in the Editor. Hiding unpublished modules can help to keep the Editor interface uncluttered.

Module Panel

Click a Module Panel header to toggle the display of its configuration options and panels. A vertical red bar indicates the panel is active and is the target of the Action Toolbar delete button.

Module Id

Each module is assigned a unique id. The module id can be referenced to distinguish between two or more modules with the same name.

Module Name

The module name is used to identify the module and is displayed in numerous locations in the live interactive, including titles, buttons, and graphic elements. See Module Templates for more information on how the module name is used by each template.

Station Assignment

Expand the Station Assignment select menu to assign the module to one or more stations. 

 

 

Stations

Stations can be thought of as 'virtual devices', each with its own unique settings and module assignments, that can then be assigned to physical devices. Each station's settings are configured on their respective Station Configuration Panel under Settings.

 

NOTE: Each station can only be assigned to one device, but because they are defined independently they can be easily unassigned from one device and reassigned to another. A station is assigned to a device during the device login process when the device connects to the Hall of Fame Online service using the Hall of Fame Online Application. Once a device has successfully logged in its station assignment can be changed under the Devices section under Settings.

Edit Station Name

Click the edit link to change the station name.

 

 

Station Name

Enter a new name for the station.

Change Button

Click the Change button to save the new station name.

 

Publish Location

A module can be published for display on the Live interactive (kiosk), in Preview mode on the Editor's Virtual Interactive Display, or both. When set to Live the module will be viewable on the live interactive (kiosk) and in Live mode on the virtual interactive display. To unpublish a module set its publish location to None.

Module Template

Select the module template to be used. See Module Templates for more information about each template.

Empty Cache

Click to delete the module's cache and force each menu and page to reload it's content. While cache management is automatic there may be instances when emptying the cache manually is desired.

Template Specific Panels

Depending upon the selected template different panels will be displayed, and may include:

 

Main Menu Panel

Click to expand the panel and access the module's Main Menu settings.

 

Pages Panel

Click to expand the panel and access the module's Pages settings.

 

Settings (Slideshow)

Click to expand the panel and access the module's Global Slideshow Settings.

 

Slides (Slideshow)

Click to expand the panel and access the module's Slides settings.

 

Clock Overlay (Slideshow)

Click to expand the panel and access the module's Clock Overlay settings.

 

Event Schedule (Slideshow)

Click to expand the panel and access the module's Event Schedule settings.

 

Style Panel

Click to expand the panel and access the module's Style settings.

Style Reset

Click to remove all customizations and reset the module's style to the default settings.

Module Sort Handle

Click-and-drag a module's sort handle to move the module to a new location. The module at the top of the list is displayed first in the interactive, with subsequent modules displayed in order from left to right.

 

NOTE: Some module templates allow the default position of its label on the task bar to be overridden on the Style panel. The label for the Default (no menu) and Tiles (no menu) templates, for example, are aligned to the right on the taskbar by default, but can also be configured to be aligned to the left.

 

 

 


Main Menu
Overview

A module's main menu is the starting point for end-users to navigate the interactive. The buttons displayed on the main menu can be configured to display member content directly or to display secondary menus. For example, the main menu for a Sports Hall of Fame module might include a button used to play an introductory video (display content directly) and other buttons used to search for members by name, by sport, or by the date of their induction (display secondary menus).

NOTE: Not all module templates include a main menu. This allows content to be loaded without first navigating to a main menu. For example, a module might be configured to directly load a thank you page with a list of contributors or donors.

 

Main Menu Panel

Click to expand the panel and display the module's main menu configuration options and panels.

Banner Options

Banner options may vary between templates and may include the following:

 

Full Height Banner Checkbox

Check the Use Full Height Banner checkbox to enable the full height banner on the main menu. When the full height banner is enabled the module's title and pre-title are displayed. See the Module Templates topic for details on the placement and appearance of the title and pre-title for each template.

 

Full Height Banner Pre-Title

Enter the text to be displayed before the main title, or leave the field blank to eliminate the pre-title text. See the Module Templates  topic for details on the placement and appearance of the title and pre-title for each template.

 

Main Menu Logo

Click to expand the panel and upload a logo or other graphic to display on the Main Menu, typically in place of a banner banner title and/or pre-title. See the Module Templates  topic for details on the placement and appearance of the graphic for each template.

 

 

Instructional Text

Enter the instructional text to be displayed on the main menu. See the Module Templates topic for details on the placement and appearance of the main menu instruction for each template. The default text is "Locate a Member By:".

Hide Unpublished Buttons

Click to show or hide unpublished buttons in the Editor. Hiding unpublished buttons can help to keep the Editor interface uncluttered.

Sound File Upload Progress Bar

Displays the sound file upload progress. The full length of the bar will be blue when the file upload is complete.

Sound File Select Menu

Select a sound file to play when the main menu is loaded. If no sound files are listed click the Add Sound File button and upload an MP3 (.mp3) sound file.

Add Sound File

Click the Add Sound File button to upload an MP3 (.mp3) sound file. Uploaded MP3 sound files will automatically be added to the Sound File Select Menu. When a sound file is uploaded and selected a volume control will be displayed along with an option to loop the audio.

Use Intro Button

When the Use Intro Button option is enabled the first main menu button will be separated from the other buttons. This option is useful if there is an introductory video or other content to display that serves a different purpose than the standard search buttons. The intro button can be configured to be used on the Live interactive, in Preview mode on the Editor's Virtual Interactive Display only, or both. If the intro button is not needed set the option to No Intro Button. See the Module Templates topic for details on the placement and appearance of the Intro button for each template.

Button Panel

Click to expand the panel and display the button's configuration options. See the Main Menu Buttons topic for details.

 

 


Main Menu Buttons

Main menu buttons are used to search for members or to directly load a single member's content. Depending on the assigned button target, when an end-user selects a main menu button a secondary menu or member content will be displayed. The secondary menus can be used to further filter down the list of members.

 

 

Button Sort Handle

Click-and-drag the sort handle to move a button to a new location. See the Module Templates topic for details on how the order of the buttons translates to their display and placement within the interactive.

Button Id

Each button is automatically assigned a unique id. Button ids can be used to distinguish between two or more buttons with the same label.

Button Label

Enter a button label. The button and its label are displayed on the main menu. See the Module Templates topic for details on how buttons are displayed using a specific template.

Button Publish Location

A button can be published for display on the Live interactive (kiosk), in Preview mode on the Editor's Virtual Interactive Display, or both. When set to Live the button will be viewable on the live interactive (kiosk) and in Live mode on the virtual interactive display. To unpublish a button set its publish location to None.

Button Target (Secondary Menus/Content)

Select a target for the button. Options include Member Content or a Secondary Menu, including a Member List Menu, Alpha Menu, Year Menu, Month Menu, or a Custom Defined Menu. As outlined below, configuration options will vary for each target:

 

 

Member Content

Loads a single member's content pages:

 

Member Select Menu

Select a member from the list. Only members assigned to the module will be available.

 

IMPORTANT: At least one published page must assigned to the selected member.

 

Member List Menu

The Member List Menu displays a list of all members assigned to the module. If needed, use the Filter/Layout Options panel to filter down the list of members based on specific criteria, and to change layout options.

 

 

 Sort Members By

Select a group attribute to be used to sort the resulting list of members, or sort them by their alias. While the group attribute used for sorting does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper sorting at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

Member Label

Select a group attribute to be used as the label for each member in the resulting list. When the Use Sort Selection option is selected the same attribute that was assigned as the Sort Members By option will be used. While the group attribute used for the label does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper display at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

 

To restrict the resulting list of members to only those who have the member label group attribute assigned to them check the Member Display option under Layout Options

 

 

Alpha Menu

Displays an Alpha Menu along with a list of all members assigned to the module. Members will be grouped by the first letter of the resulting label based on the selected Member Sort Option. The Alpha Menu can be used to navigate directly to a specific group of members based on their alphabetical listing. If needed, use the Filter/Layout Options panel to filter down the list of members based on specific criteria, and to change layout options. See the Module Templates topic for details on how the Alpha Menu is displayed using a specific template.

 

 

Sort Members By

Select a group attribute to be used to sort the resulting list of members, or sort them by their alias. While the group attribute used for sorting does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper sorting at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

Member Label

Select a group attribute to be used as the label for each member in the resulting list. When the Use Sort Selection option is selected the same attribute that was assigned as the Sort Members By option will be used. While the group attribute used for the label does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper display at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

 

To restrict the resulting list of members to only those who have the member label group attribute assigned to them check the Member Display option under Layout Options

 

Year Menu

Displays a Year Menu along with a list of all members who are assigned to the module and who have been assigned the attribute selected under the Year option. Members will be grouped by year. The Year Menu can be used to navigate directly to a specific group of members who have the selected year assigned to them. If needed, use the Filter/Layout Options panel to filter down the list of members based on specific criteria, and to change layout options. See the Module Templates topic for details on how the Year Menu is displayed using a specific template.

 

Year

Select the attribute to be used to filter the member list. If there are no options available, create a new name/value pair attribute with the type year. Only members who have the selected attribute assigned to them will be displayed.

Year Order

Select whether to sort the results from oldest to newest or newest to oldest.

Year Format

Select whether to display the full year selection menu (default) or individual digits. Using the individual digits menu is less intuitive for end-users but can be beneficial when there is a long list of years to scroll through.

Sort Members By

Select a group attribute to be used to sort the resulting list of members, or sort them by their alias. While the group attribute used for sorting does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper sorting at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

Member Label

Select a group attribute to be used as the label for each member in the resulting list. When the Use Sort Selection option is selected the same attribute that was assigned as the Sort Members By option will be used. While the group attribute used for the label does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper display at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

 

To restrict the resulting list of members to only those who have the member label group attribute assigned to them check the Member Display option under Layout Options

Month Menu

Displays Month and Year Menus along with a list of all members who are assigned to the module and who have been assigned the attribute selected under the Month option. Members will be grouped by the month and year. The Month and Year Menus can then be used to navigate directly to a specific group of members based on their assigned values. Use the Filter/Layout Options panel to filter down the list of members based on specific criteria, and to change layout options. See the Module Templates topic for details on how the Month and Year Menus are displayed using a specific template.

 

 

Month

Select the attribute to be used to filter the member list. If there are no options available, create a new name/value pair attribute with the type date. Only members who have the selected attribute assigned will be displayed.

Month Order

Select whether to sort the results from oldest to newest or newest to oldest.

Year Format

Select whether to display the full year selection menu (default) or individual digits. Using the individual digits menu is less intuitive for end-users but can be beneficial when there is a long list of years to scroll through.

Sort Members By

Select a group attribute to be used to sort the resulting list of members, or sort them by their alias. While the group attribute used for sorting does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper sorting at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

Member Label

Select a group attribute to be used as the label for each member in the resulting list. When the Use Sort Selection option is selected the same attribute that was assigned as the Sort Members By option will be used. While the group attribute used for the label does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper display at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

 

To restrict the resulting list of members to only those who have the member label group attribute assigned to them check the Member Display option under Layout Options

Custom Defined Menu

Custom defined menus are created on the Attributes tab and are automatically added to the end of the Target menu below a dotted line. See the Building Custom Menus topic for details on creating custom menus.

 

Member Layout

Select how to display the resulting members. Options include List Menu, Alpha Menu, Year Menu, or Month Menu. Make sure the attribute value type of the attributes used in the final level of the menu matches the selected display option. For example, if the Year Menu is selected, make sure all attributes in the last level of the menu have the value type year.

 

NOTE: The layout and display of the resulting menu items, including whether or not they are displayed as a list or as icons, is defined by the menu attribute itself on the Attributes tab. The Member Layout option here only pertains to the resulting list of members after fully navigating the menu.

Sort Members By

Select a group attribute to be used to sort the resulting list of members, or sort them by their alias. While the group attribute used for sorting does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper sorting at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

Member Label

Select a group attribute to be used as the label for each member in the resulting list. When the Use Sort Selection option is selected the same attribute that was assigned as the Sort Members By option will be used. While the group attribute used for the label does not have to be assigned to every member, for proper display at least one instance of each attribute within the group does have to be assigned to every member.

 

To restrict the resulting list of members to only those who have the member label group attribute assigned to them check the Member Display option under Layout Options

 

Filter/Layout Panel

 

 

Filter/Layout Options

Click to expand the panel and display the button's filter, layout, and sorting options.

Member Filter Branch

Different filters can be applied to different branches of the menu, or to the entire menu. To apply a filter to the entire menu keep the value set to All Branches. To apply a filter to a specific branch select it from the menu before adding the filter. For example, a Sports menu can contain branches for Men's Sports, Women's Sports, and Mixed Sports. To apply a filter to the Men's Sports branch so it only lists members who are men, select it from the list and add the Gender attribute as a filter and set its value equal to male.

 

To assist in identifying branch levels, each branch is indented below its parent and rendered in a different color. See the add filter button for more details on filters.

Add Filter Button

Filters allow the resulting list of members to be narrowed down based on specific criteria, such as having specific attributes or attribute values assigned to them.

 

NOTE: Attributes included as part of a menu attribute are automatically used to filter the resulting members and do not need to be manually added as a filter. For example, if a Men's Sports menu includes the Football attribute as one of its children, only members with the Football attribute assigned to them will be included in the search results when an end-user clicks the Football button.

 

 

Filter Block

Each new filter is contained within its own block.

Delete Filter Block

Click the   to remove the associated filter block.

Filter Parenthesis

Opening and closing parenthesis are automatically inserted as a filter is built.

Filter Attribute

Select an attribute to be used for the filter.

Filter Operator

Select a filter operator. Depending on the type of attribute selected, the filter operator can be one of: is assigned, is not assigned, contains, does not contain, equal to (=), not equal to (<>), greater than (>), less than (<), greater than or equal to (>=), or less than or equal to (<=).

Filter Structure

The Structure option is displayed when more than one filter is added, allowing for more complex filters to be built. Structure options include AND, OR, AND(, OR(, )AND(, and )OR(. Closing parenthesis are automatically added as the formula is built. The illustration above represent the following formula, with the Structure option identified in red.

 

(Batting Average is assigned AND Batting Average >= 500)

 

Attribute Value

Select an attribute value from the list. The list is populated with all of the values assigned to members. Other options include (Empty), which occurs when a member is assigned an attribute but no value, and Manual Entry, which displays an input field for entering a value manually (applies to name/value pair and function attributes only).

Manual Entry Field

Enter the value to be evaluated. The Manual Entry Field  is only displayed when the Manual Entry option is selected from the Attribute Value selection menu (applies to name/value pair and function attributes only).

Layout Options

Layout options will vary depending on the selected Button Target.

 

Columns

Select the number of columns used to display members. Reducing the number of columns will make each column wider, while increasing the number of columns will make each column narrower. This option can be useful if names are too long to fit within the alloted width, or if all names are short and would better accommodate narrower columns.

Rows

Select the number of rows used to display members. Reducing the number of rows will make the list of names shorter. This option may be useful if there is a consistent graphic element along the bottom of the background images that needs to be unobstructed.

Member Display

By default, the application attempts to render each member label whether or not the Member Label attribute is assigned to the member. Check this checkbox to display only those members who have the Member Label attribute assigned to them.

Member Arrangement

Select whether to arrange members on each page from left to right, filling each row first, or top to bottom, filling each column first.

Sort Options

Each sort option is displayed as a button on the member results screen and allows end-users to re-sort and display the list of members in different ways. For example, the list of members can be re-sorted by First Name, Last Name, or Maiden Name. Sort Options and Member Labels are configured using a group attribute or the member alias. See the Module Templates topic for details on how sort buttons are displayed using a specific template.

 

 

 

 

Sort Option Attribute

Select a group attribute to use for sorting, or select member alias. If no group attributes are listed, see the Attributes topic for more information on how to create an attribute.

Sort Option Label

Enter a label for the sort button. This is the label that will be seen in the interactive and that end-users can select to re-sort the names.

Sort Option Member Label

Select a group attribute to be used as the label for each Member when the sort option is selected, or set the option to Member Alias. This is the label that will be used to display each member in the interactive and that end-users can select to view a member's content pages.

 


Module Pages

Pages are used to display member content. Each module has its own set of user defined pages that can be assigned to one or more members. At least one page must be created for each module.

To create a new page click the  new item button when the Pages panel is active.

 

Pages Panel

Click to expand the panel and access each individual page panel.

Hide Unpublished Pages

Click to show or hide unpublished pages in the Editor. Hiding unpublished pages can help to keep the Editor interface uncluttered.

Individual Page Panel

Click to expand the panel and display the page's configuration options.

Page Handle

Click-and-drag to move the page to a new position. See the Module Templates topic for details on how the order of the pages in the Editor translates to their display and placement within the interactive.

Page Id

Each page is automatically assigned a unique id. The id can be used to distinguish between pages using the same name.

Page Name

Enter a page name. The page name is displayed on the content pages in the interactive. See the Module Templates topic for details on how page names are displayed in a specific template.

Page Publish Location

A page can be published for display on the Live interactive (kiosk), in Preview mode on the Editor's Virtual Interactive Display, or both. When set to Live the page will be viewable on the live interactive (kiosk) and in Live mode on the virtual interactive display. To unpublish a page set its publish location to None.

Page Assignment

Check the checkbox to automatically assign the page to all new members added to the module, and to all existing members who's page assignment hasn't already been saved. This setting can be overridden using the publish checkbox for each individual member on the Members tab.

Page Layout

Select a layout for the page. Available options can vary based on the assigned module template, and may include:

 

 

Default Layout

 

The default layout incorporates a menu to access each page associated with the member, automatic placement of the member's action and portrait images, three user-configurable headings, and a scrollable area for written content. See the Module Templates topic for details and examples specific to each module template.

 

Optional Button Display

Check the checkbox to display the optional button when the page is displayed. The number and type of optional buttons may vary depending on the page layout and template. See the Module Templates topic for details on the functionality and display of optional buttons using a specific template.

Auto Generated Headings

Each auto generated heading can be configured to display an attribute value along with an optional prefix and suffix. To omit a heading leave its attribute value set to None.

Default Placeholder Text

The default placeholder text is displayed if no content has been entered for a member on the Members tab. Placeholder text can contain plain text, HTML markup, and can incorporate shortcodes.

Footer Title Override

Enter text to override the translucent Footer Title displayed at the bottom of the page. By default, the Footer Title matches the module name.

 

 

Video: With Menu

 

The Video: With Menu layout displays the member's action image as the background, a menu to access each page associated with the member, a video within a window, and a user-defined caption for the video. Video links and options are configured under the Content section of the Members tab. See the Module Templates topic for details and examples specific to each module template.

 

 

Auto Advance When Video Ends

When checked, the next page associated with the member will load automatically when the video ends. If there are no other pages associated with the member the main menu will be loaded. When unchecked, the inactivity timeout dialog box will be displayed approximately 10 seconds after the video ends.

Auto Generated Video Caption

The auto generated video caption can be configured to display an attribute value along with an optional prefix and suffix. To omit the caption leave its attribute value set to None.

Footer Title Override

Enter text to override the translucent Footer Title displayed at the bottom of the page. By default, the Footer Title matches the module name.

 

 

Video: No Menu

 

The Video: No Menu layout displays the member's action image as the background, an area for written content next to a video within a window, and a user-defined caption for the video. In place of the page menu, Next Page and Previous Page buttons are displayed along side the primary navigation buttons. Video links and options are configured under the Content section of the Members tab. See the Module Templates topic for details and examples specific to each module template.

 

 

Auto Advance When Video Ends

When checked, the next page associated with the member will load automatically when the video ends. If there are no other pages associated with the member the main menu will be loaded. When unchecked, the inactivity timeout dialog box will be displayed approximately 10 seconds after the video ends.

Auto Generated Video Caption

The auto generated video caption can be configured to display an attribute value along with an optional prefix and suffix. To omit the caption leave its attribute value set to None.

Default Placeholder Text

The default placeholder text is displayed if no content has been entered for a member on the Members tab. Placeholder text can contain plain text, HTML markup, and can incorporate shortcodes.

Footer Title Override

Enter text to override the translucent Footer Title displayed at the bottom of the page. By default, the Footer Title matches the module name.

 

 

Video: Full Screen

 

The Video: Full Screen layout displays a full screen video with overlaid Next Page and Previous Page buttons displayed along side the primary navigation buttons. Video links and options are configured under the Content section of the Members tab. See the Module Templates topic for details and examples specific to each module template.

 

 

Auto Advance When Video Ends

When checked, the next page associated with the member will load automatically when the video ends. If there are no other pages associated with the member the main menu will be loaded. When unchecked, the inactivity timeout dialog box will be displayed approximately 10 seconds after the video ends.

 

 

Blank: With Menu

 

The Blank: With Menu layout displays the member's action image as the background, a menu to access each page associated with the member, and a scrollable area for written content. See the Module Templates topic for details and examples specific to each module template.

 

 

Optional Button Display

Check the checkbox to display the optional button when the page is displayed. The number and type of optional buttons may vary depending on the page layout and template. See the Module Templates topic for details on the functionality and display of optional buttons using a specific template.

Default Placeholder Text

The default placeholder text is displayed if no content has been entered for a member on the Members tab. Placeholder text can contain plain text, HTML markup, and can incorporate shortcodes.

Footer Title Override

Enter text to override the translucent Footer Title displayed at the bottom of the page. By default, the Footer Title matches the module name.

 

 

Blank: No Menu

 

The Blank: No Menu layout displays the member's action image as the background and a scrollable area for written content. In place of the page menu, Next Page and Previous Page buttons are displayed along side the primary navigation buttons. See the Module Templates topic for details and examples specific to each module template.

 

 

Optional Button Display

Check the checkbox to display the optional button when the page is displayed. The number and type of optional buttons may vary depending on the page layout and template. See the Module Templates topic for details on the functionality and display of optional buttons using a specific template.

Default Placeholder Text

The default placeholder text is displayed if no content has been entered for a member on the Members tab. Placeholder text can contain plain text, HTML markup, and can incorporate shortcodes.

Footer Title Override

Enter text to override the translucent Footer Title displayed at the bottom of the page. By default, the Footer Title matches the module name.

 

 

 

Slideshows

Slideshows display continuous image or video slide shows without user interaction. Optionally, slideshow modules can incorporate a clock or event countdown timer. Slideshows provide no means of interaction unless they are included among other modules, in which case they are able to navigate between modules.

 

Slideshow Settings Panel 

Global Slideshow Settings pertain to all of the module's slides. If required, the Display Time and Transition settings can be overridden for each slide under their respective Slide Settings.

 

Display Time

Enter the number of seconds to display an image slide, or to adjust the duration of a video slide. If a mix of image and video slides are used this setting can be overridden for individual slides under their respective Slide Settings.

 

NOTE: This setting should be set to 0 for video slides unless a change to the duration of the video is desired. Negative values will clip the end of the video while positive values will add black space.

Transition

Select the type of transition to use between slides. Options include Crossfade, Square wipe, Circle wipe, or None. When a slideshow contains only a single image slide this setting should be set to None.

Text Rotation

Set the rotation of the text. This setting affects the rotation of the clock, event timer, and closed captions. This setting is used when a slideshow is presented in a vertical format. Images can be rotated with the Image Editor.

Video Options: Volume

Adjust the master volume level for video. Changes may take several seconds to take affect.

Video Options: Mute After Last Event

Check this option to mute the volume after the final event of the day has ended. If unchecked, the volume will remain on until turned off manually or until the Power Management Sleep time is reached.

Video Options: Display Closed Captions

Check this option to display each video's closed captions.

 

 

Slides Panel

The Slides panel is used to add, remove, rearrange, and configure slideshow slides.

 

Slide Dropzone

Click an open space on the panel to open a file selection dialog or drag-and-drop images to upload them.

 

IMPORTANT: Videos cannot be uploaded. To add a video to a slideshow, first upload an image and then configure the slide for video playback under Slide Settings

 

TIP: To ensure an uploaded image is the correct size and aspect ratio, double-click its thumbnail to open the image editor and access the cropping tool.

Slide Settings

Click a slide's Settings Icon  to access its settings.

 

Slide Type

Select a Slide Type. Options include Image, Vimeo Video, or Self-Hosted MP4 Video.

Timer Override

This setting overrides the global Display Time setting. Enter the number of seconds to display an image slide, or to adjust the duration of a video slide.

 

NOTE: This setting should be set to 0 for video slides unless a change to the duration of the video is desired. Negative values will clip the end of the video while positive values will add black space.  

Reset Overrides

Click to remove the slide's customized override settings.

Edit Slide Image | Video URL/Code

When the Slide Type is set to Image an Edit Image button will be displayed. Click the button to open the Image Editor.

 

When the Slide Type is set to a video format a Video URL/Code input will be displayed. Enter the video's URL or Code. See the Video topic for details on video requirements.

 

 

Transition Override

This setting overrides the global transition setting. Select the type of transition to use between the slide and the slide that follows. Options include Crossfade, Square wipe, Circle wipe, or None.

Ok/Cancel Buttons

Click OK to save the changes or CANCEL to discard them.

Slide Thumbnail

The slide thumbnail provides a visual representation of the slide or video. Hover over or touch a slide to see its filename and file size. Double-click a thumbnail to open the Image Editor.

Remove Slide Link

Click to remove a slide from the slideshow, and then save the changes.

 

Clock Overlay Panel

The Clock Overlay panel is used to display, hide, and configure the clock.

 

Show Clock

Check the checkbox to display the clock or uncheck it to hide the clock.

Clock Format

Select a display format. Options include Time or Time and Date.

Clock Position

Select where to  to display the clock. Options include Top left, right or center or Bottom left, right or center.

Clock Size

Select a a size for the clock. Options include Small, Medium, or Large.

 

 

Event Schedule Panel

The Event Schedule panel is used to display, hide, and configure the event countdown timer and text.

 

Show Countdown

Check the checkbox to display the countdown timer and uncheck it to hide the countdown timer.

Select Event Schedule

Select an Event Schedule to assign it for use with the countdown timer.

Add Event Schedule

Click to add a new event schedule. Enter a name for the new schedule and click OK. Once created, complete the configuration of the new event as a Single Event or Recurring Event and save the changes.

 

 

Edit Event Schedule Name

Click to edit the selected event schedule's name. Enter a new name for the schedule and click OK to save the change.

Delete Event Schedule

Click to delete the selected event schedule.

 

CAUTION: Deleting an event schedule is immediate and permanent. The entire schedule and all associated configuration settings will be permanently deleted.

Event Type

 

Single Event

Single events are one-time events that expire following their completion. After a single event time has expired the event can be edited as needed to accommodate a future event, or deleted.

 

 

Event Date/Time

Select a date and time for the event.

Clear Event Date/Time

Click to clear the event date and time. A new date and time must be entered before changes can be saved.

Loading Time/Duration

Enter a value in minutes. This setting determines how long the Loading/In-Progress Text will be displayed.

 

In the case of Single Events, or after the final event in the case of Recurring Events, the No Events/Event Ended Text will be displayed after this time has elapsed. 

 

Typically, when there is a set amount of time for people to enter the venue before it begins, this will be set to the amount of time allotted for loading and the Loading/In-Progress Text will be used to indicate the amount of time left to enter. If the event can be joined at any time while it is in progress, this time can be set to the event's duration along with a message indicating the event is in-progress and can be joined. See the Loading/In-Progress Text for examples.

 

Recurring Event

Recurring events are events that recur daily or weekly. After a recurring event has ended the countdown text for the next event is displayed. If there are no additional events scheduled for that day the No Events/Event Ended Text is displayed until the next day that has a scheduled event.

 

 

Event Start Time(s)

Select an Event Start Time to edit.

Add Event Start Time

Click to add a new Event Start Time. Once created, complete the configuration of of the new event and save the changes.

 

 

Edit Event Start Time

Click to edit the selected Event Start Time.

Delete Event Start Time

Click to delete the selected Event Start Time.

 

CAUTION: Deleting an Event Start Time is immediate and permanent. The Event Start Time and all associated configuration settings will be permanently deleted.

Event Name

Enter an event name for the selected Event Start Time.

Event Days

Select the days of the week that pertain to selected Event Start Time.

Loading Time/Duration

This setting determines how long the Loading/In-Progress Text will be displayed.

 

In the case of Single Events, or after the final event in the case of Recurring Events, the No Events/Event Ended Text will be displayed after this time has elapsed. 

 

Typically, when there is a set amount of time for people to enter the venue before it begins, this will be set to the amount of time allotted for loading and the Loading/In-Progress Text will be used to indicate the amount of time left to enter. If the event can be joined at any time while it is in progress, this time can be set to the event's duration along with a message indicating the event is in-progress and can be joined. See the Loading/In-Progress Text for examples.

 

Event Text

Event text is displayed when the Show Countdown checkbox is checked and an Event Schedule has been fully configured and assigned.

 

Countdown Position

Select where to display the countdown text. Options include Top or Bottom.

Countdown Timer Format

Select the format to be used to display the countdown days, hours, minutes and seconds.

Event Name Shortcode

Use the Event Name Shortcode [name] to display the Event Name, or Schedule Name for single events, within the Countdown and Loading/In-Progress Text.

Event Start Time Shortcode

Use the Event Start Time Shortcode [time] to display the Event Start Time within the Countdown and Loading/In-Progress Text.

Event Countdown Timer Shortcode

Use the Event Countdown Timer Shortcode [countdown] to display the countdown timer within the Countdown and Loading/In-Progress Text.

Blink Text

Wrap text in curly braces {blink this text} to make it blink. To use curly braces without blinking uncheck the Blink Text Enclosed in Curly Braces checkbox.

Countdown Text

Enter the text to display when counting down to the next event. Include event shortcodes as needed.

 

Recurring event example:

The [time] showing of [name] begins seating in [countdown]

 

Single event example:

[name] begins in [countdown] !

 

Loading/In-Progress Text

Enter the text to display while the event is loading or in-progress. Include event shortcodes as needed.

 

Recurring event loading example:

The [time] showing of [name] is {seating now!} Seating ends in [countdown]

 

Single event in-progress example:

[name] is happening NOW! Come join us at Aston Park until 7:00 PM tonight!

 

No Events/Event Ended Text

Enter the text to display when a single event has ended or after the last recurring event of the day has ended. Note that only the [name] shortcode is available for use within the No Events/Event Ended Text.

 

Recurring event example:

There are no other events scheduled for today

 

Single event example:

[name] was awesome! See you next year!

 

Begin Loading Before Event Time Checkbox

When checked, the Loading/In-Progress Text is displayed before the event time. The Loading Time/Duration setting determines how long before the event time the Loading/In-Progress Text will be displayed. When unchecked the Loading/In-Progress Text is displayed at the event time.

 

TIP: For single events, uncheck this checkbox and set the Loading Time/Duration to the event length in order to display the Loading/In-Progress Text for the duration of the event.

Blink Text Enclosed in Curly Braces Checkbox

When checked, any text within curly braces will blink {blink this text}. Uncheck the checkbox to prevent blinking and to render any curly braces in the text. To render curly braces when this checkbox is checked use the HTML entity &lbrace; for an opening curly brace and &rbrace; for a closing curly brace.

 


Module Style

The Style Panel is used to customize each module's appearance. The available options will vary depending on the selected module template and can include options to adjust colors, fonts, and images.

 

 

Style Panel

Click to expand the style panel and access style options.

Reset Style

Click the Reset button to remove all customizations and restore the default values.

Style Settings

Each module's style settings will vary depending on the assigned module template. The style settings are typically broken into sections, including Common style settings that pertain to all screens, Main Menu style settings that pertain only to the module's main menu, Secondary Menus style settings that pertain only to the secondary menu pages, and Content style settings that pertain only to the module's content pages. See the Module Templates topic for details on how a module's style settings pertain to each module template.