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GENOMEDU INSTRUCTIONS

Genomedu offers three levels of access:

1. Student access: access to free classrooms or those of their teachers.


2. Professor access: ability to create classrooms and assign students to
them.
3. Manager access: ability to assign teachers to a school.

1. When entering GenomEdu as a


student
You can see the applications but you cannot use our tools to create
new educational content.

Upon entering, you will find a classroom like the one shown below (note: the
actual central content may differ):

-
The application has three sections:

• Superior (dark green) with the options: (accessible options to students


indicated in bold)
○ Select a classroom: if there is more than one classroom.
○ Management.
○ Profile.
○ Facebook: access to our account.
○ Blog: participatory blog of GenomEdu.
○ Instructions: A link to these instructions.
○ About Genomedu: Genomedu version and development team.
○ Legal advice: contract established between the user and
Genomedu.
○ Close the session: exit Genomedu.
• Left lateral (light green) shows the services"offered by this classroom:
○ GenZoomGen360: an application that offers different zooms and
circular views of organs and tissues in the human body.
○ Gen3D: an application that shows the skeleton and other organs
in 3D.
○ Welcome: see the welcome text (shown in the picture above).
○ Plants: an application that offers different zooms and circular
views of different plants.
• Central (white) shows the service you have selected.
1.1 GenZoomGen360 º: First the following image will
appear:

Each point on the body has a menu with zooms and rotations related to
their location. The menu can be opened by using the mouse to pass over the
menu options. The first image of the zoom or rotation is displayed in the
central white square. If you choose a circular view, such as of the lung, a
window like the following appears:

The following items are then displayed:


• Species to which the image belongs in the lower left corner(in this
case, two human figures).
• A rotation bar at the bottom right side.
• The initial picture of the organ.

If you click with the left mouse button on either end of the rotation bar the
organ will rotate in one direction or another. If you click on the image in a
selected point then an optical zoom appears and another click returns you
to the initial image. Some images may have labels marked with the symbol Δ
that show the name of the selected point and an their functional role by
clicking on them.
If you select a zoom, such as the liver which is one of the most complete, a
window like the following is displayed:

The zoom displays, at the bottom left of the image, the enlargement of the
photos and, at the bottom right, a zoom bar with the different photographic
techniques : a magnifying glass, an optical microscopy and an electronic
microscopy. As in rotations, clicking the ends moves the zoom forward and
backward.

1.2 Gen3D: Upon entering the following image will be displayed


This image shows the individual points where we have a MRI scan available.
By moving the mouse over the points you can see an image of the selected
part. Clicking on the name will download an applet that allows you to work in
3D mode. You will then see following screen:

Then the model will load, eg the abdomen, and it will appear as follows:

Note: "Delete" button: this button is temporarily disabled .

Note: Graphics Card: This application requires a computer with an


above average graphics card (which today can be found on computers of
about 500 €). If you do not have access to one, you unfortunately will be
unable to load the model or run the application.

After the application is correctly loaded, you can rotate the model by
holding down the left mouse button over the image, make a zoom by
holding down the right button or move it with the middle button.
If we look at the options offered by the application shown in the following
image:
You have the following options (options available to students in bold)

• Manage 2d images: allows captions to be added to images.


• About: about this web site.
• Language: to change the language.
• Open: opens new models.
• Subset: opens submodels.
• Capture a 2D image: allows the user to capture a 2D image.
However, when the user quits the application all captured
images will be deleted.
• BG: modify the background color.
• Options: allows you to change the definition of the moving
image.
• All, bones, skin, skin + bones: the user can choose the
parts to view.
• "palette": lets you choose the best model visualization
palette.
• Mode section: When you select this option a cube appears
surrounding the model. With the left mouse button the user can
rotate the model but with the right mouse button you can
select
one side of the cube and enter through the model by removing
the outer layers.
• Mouse: remove the layers one by one.
• Reset & Center camera: returns to the initial image of the model.

In the example of the abdomen, choose the palette "thorax" and sight
"bones" for a good view.

1.1 Welcome: you will see a page with text similar to:
1.2 Plants: the following screen appears:

All plants have a red dot that opens a menu. For poinsettias and
rosemary zoom and rotation views are avaiable. For Anthurium we have
prepared rotation views in 3D for use with 3D glasses.

2. When entering GenomEdu as a


teacher
In this case, besides seeing the applications, you can create new
educational content.

Note: Access as a teacher: we recommend to first enter as a student


in order to explore and familiarize yourself with Genomedu and verify the
options on your computer.

Upon entering you will encounter an environment to manage the classroom


The teacher interface has three main sections:
• Superior (dark green) with the options:
○ Select a room: specify one if more than one classroom exists.
○ Management: manage a classroom (as the previous image
reflects).
○ Profile: access recorded data, change your password, etc..
○ Help: access user instructions.
○ Close the session: exit Genomedu.
• Left lateral (light green) shows the classroom management options:
○ Created Classrooms: A list of the created classrooms .
○ Add classroom: to create new classrooms.
• Central (white) shows the management options for schools and teachers.

2.1 Created classrooms: This option shows the list of


classrooms assigned to a teacher.

Note: Classroom Management: to enable / disable or delete a


classroom it is necessary to access the created classrooms and click the
corresponding option.

2.2 Add classroom: upon entering you will find the following
screen:
The user is prompted to specify:
• Title: the name of the classroom. A school cannot have two classrooms with the
same title.

• Subtitle: to better characterize the classroom (optional).


• Password of the classroom: a password for student access.
• Repeat the password: verification of the password .

Note: Access for students: it should be noted that students may enter the
classroom once they know title of the classroom and its password.

After entering all information click on "Create class", and then you will find yourself
inside the environment that allows you to add classroom content, as shown in the
picture below:

In the left menu appears:

• CURRENT CLASSROOM: the name of the classroom.


• SERVICE OPTIONS: contains the four options that manage the classroom:
○ Edit classroom: Allows you to change the title, subtitle and
password.
○ Add service: add the services you select.
○ Activate services: activates services.
○ Disable services: disables services.

The option of introducing labels will be explained at the end of this section.

2.2.1 Add Service: When adding a service we find the following screen:
It offers four types of services that can be added to the classroom:

• Plain: writing text, slide presentations, exercises, etc.


• Plants: for selecting plants as we as zooms and rotations of interest.
• Human: to select tissues, organs as well as zooms and rotations of interest.
• Bones: to select parts of the body.

Text Service (Plain)

Allows to insert a title and provides a simple text editor to writing text.

Note: links: To enter links to other websites just write the reference text, select
it with the mouse, click on the chain (that has just appeared) and then specify the
url.

To finalize the service click on the Create button Plain "and a new service in the left
menu, as shown on the next screen, where you can see a new option" SERVICES
"with the service created.
Plants, Human and Bones services: upon clicking the following
screen will appear:

Name the service and choose any zooms and rotations that you wish to include,
and to finalize click on the button "Create service" and it will be subsequently added
to the menu on the leftside in the list of services.

2.2.2 Activated services: The list of hidden services in order to


activate the selected ones.

2.2.3 Disabled services: The list of active services in order to


disable the selected ones.

2.2.4 Entering labels: we will explain all three cases: zooms,


rotations and 3D.

Note: Labels in a different language: if you want to introduce labels


in different languages (currently only Catalan, Spanish or English are
supported) they should be inserted in a first language with subsequent
updates in the other languages.

Note: Genomedu labels: Genomedu labels cannot be edited or deleted.

- Zooms: when the image zoom is displayed a menu appears on the bottom left
of the screen with the following options: insert, update and remove.

- Insert label: click on the icon, bring the mouse to the point where you
want to add the label and click again. This opens a text box that allows you
to:
- Define the language.
- Determine the range of images in which the label will appear : by
default it is added to a very wide range.
- Name the label.
- Add a brief explanation.

-Update label: click on the icon to change labels, select the tag you want to
modify and click on it. A window opens that allows changes to texts. You can
also change the position of the label by dragging it to a new position. If the
edit window hides the label, you can fold and unfold the window by clicking
on "<" or ">" found to the right of the window.

- Remove label: click on the icon to remove labels, select the label you
want to delete and click on it.

- Rotation: when the image rotation is displayed a menu appears on the bottom
left of the screen with the following options: insert, update and remove..

- Insert label: click on the icon, bring the mouse to the point where you
want to add the label and click again. This opens a text box that allows you
to:
- Define the language.
- Name the label.
- Add a brief explanation.

The label is attached to three images, the current image, the previous
image, and the subsequent image in the same location. To ensure you place
them properly go to the respective images and update thire position.

-Update label: click on the icon to change labels, select the tag you want to
modify and click on it. A window opens that allows changes to texts. You can
also change the position of the label by dragging it to the new place. If the
edit window hides the label, you can fold and unfold the window by clicking
on "<" or ">" found to the right of the window.

- Remove label: click on the icon to remove labels, select the label you
want to delete and click on it.

- 3D: The labels are placed on 3D images using the same protocol as zooms and
rotations. To get a 3D image press the button the "CAPTURE IMAGE" :

Then select the 3D image and click on "MANAGE CAPTURE". The image will
appear with the management of labels as in zooms and rotations.
3. If logged in as an administrator
(school)
You are able to manage teachers and school classrooms in addition to
their own classrooms.

Upon entering you will find the environment to manage the school as
follows:

In the menu on the left there are several options:


• MANAGEMENT CENTER
○ School classrooms: list all classrooms for all teachers at the center
with the ability to activate / disable or delete them.
○ Administrators: A list of current administrators with the ability to add
or remove.
○ Professors: A list of current teachers with the ability to add.
○ Edit center: shows the profile of the school.
○ Registration (under construction).
• CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: The administrator also has the attributes of a
teacher, so it can hold and manage their classrooms.
○ Created Classrooms: (see 2.1).
○ Add classroom (see 2.2).