The conference programme is publically available for anyone to see. For the functionality to follow sessions, build your personal calendar and comment, you need to be logged in. To log in, visit the site (altc.alt.ac.uk/online2016/) and select ‘Log In’ from the top black bar. If you don’t have a log in username, you can register at go.alt.ac.uk/ALTOnline2016Reg. The video below shows how to log in and setup your profile (this video was created for the ALT Annual Conference 2015 but the process is almost the same):
This site also has features to help you plan the sessions you wish to attend:
Following sessions to build your personal calendar (D1 & D2)
D1 and D2, highlighted, are buttons to follow/unfollow sessions. These are only visible when logged in. Following a session will add it to your personal schedule and enable updates about the session.
Filtering the programme (A1)
A1 highlights the options to filter the programme, using tracks and types. You can additionally filter the programme for only the sessions you are following with ‘My Sessions’.
Using your calendar in other software (C1, B1, E1, A2 & C2)
To see part of the session abstract, click C1. Clicking on a session title (E1) opens a detailed session page. Clicking on A2 will reveal the full session abstract. Session pages also include buttons (C2) for adding the event to your personal calendar software via the .ics file format. Instead of downloading calendar information for individual sessions, clicking on the buttons in B1 allows you to download a single .ics calendar file of your current sessions. If your preferred calendar tool (e.g. Google Calendar), permits calendar feeds, a personalised URL is provided.
Session updates (E2)
When you follow a session, you can post and read session updates. To post an update or question, click in the box at the top of region E2 highlighted. As the session author you may wish to share linked resources or start a discussion with other people following the session.