What is a "Virtual Poster" or "e-Poster"?
Virtual posters are created for online poster sessions which use computer projection rather than printed posters as the primary display medium. "e-Posters" are projected on screens for the actual session. The goal of the virtual poster is essentially the same as the printed version: provide text and visual content in an informative, attractive, and succinct format. Also like the printed version, the virtual poster can stand on its own via online presentation (e.g., web-based PDF). Also like printed posters, the virtual versions have limitations based on the available support resources. At ASRI 2021, virtual posters are being supported for presentation inside our virtual platform powered by PheedLoop.
There are two options for your virtual poster in our system:
There are many options available online for video recording, however we are including a few options below for our attendees which are free and user-friendly:
Create a Video using PowerPoint
Create your poster slides in PowerPoint including timings and audio (see video tutorial on the right) and then save your file. Export it as a VIDEO and it will save your animations, audio, timings and embedded videos as an MP4 file. Then upload your video file to the Showcase Portal.
Zoom - Basic Recording
To make a recording, simply login to your account. Click "Host a Meeting" with Video On. Then click Share Screen to share your PowerPoint slide. You will see a side-by-side view of your poster and a window showing you as the speaker. When you are ready to present, click the record button. When you are finished, click Stop Recording. Save your file to the cloud or your local computer. Then login to your Showcase Exhibitor Portal, click Upload Video and select the recording file. It's that easy!
ZOOM - PPT as Virtual Background
If you are already an experienced, confident Zoom user, you may want to try one of their newly added features - PowerPoint as a Virtual Background. Simply click on Host a Meeting with Video On, then click Share Screen. At the top of the page, click on the tab that says "Advanced". Select the tile that says PowerPoint as a Virtual Background, then select your PPT poster file on your computer.
Your fist poster slide will appear behind you on the screen (green screen works best but is not required). You will also see your head appear in front of the slide on the same screen. This allows viewers to see your poster at full size rather than side-by-side view. You can click on your head and a blue box will appear, allowing you to enlarge/shink or move your face as needed so it does not cover important information.
See the video tutorial on the right.
Feeling a bit fancy? Check out this additional tool for recording your screen with the Screencast-O-Matic recording app for Windows or Mac. More control and functionality than Zoom and easy to use. Affordable upgrade options also include video editing, file storage and other features.
Screen Recorder (2:09)