This section of our website contains a selection of training materials and policy documents for conferences and websites organised/maintained by NomadIT.
We used the Shindig platform to deliver DSA2020, EASA2020, RAI2020, Anthropology and Technology and Praxis2020. We will be using it in the coming months to deliver the Human Biology Association conference 2021, Society for Pyschological Anthropology (SPA) conference 2021 and other events. Please view our visual guide, where you can find the slides and instructions from the our April demonstration sessions. If you missed the sessions, this is an opportunity to get acquainted with the software.this section gives screen shots and instructions/hints.
N.B. You cannot use the mobile app to administer a Shindig/panel.
The Shindig for admins section is aimed specifically at the panel convenors who are taking the admin role and the conference volunteers who will be assisting them. All admins are asked to browse the annotated screen shots before taking part in the panel-by-panel training sessions, as this will improve and speed up those sessions.
Internet speed needed for Shindig
Shindig advises that participants need a strong standard internet connection (1-1.5 Mbps upload and download speeds), although those on speeds half that seem to manage fine. You can test your speed using testmy.net (click on the combined test option). More technically-minded users may wish to check they are using the best wifi channel on their router (if at home).
With an updated panel explorer allowing video embeds and commenting directly within the panel page, panels now have wider options as to how to deliver their presentations. This guide aims to help panelists decide what formats (asynchronous, synchronous and mixed) to adopt for their conference.
The guide to pre-recording presentations explains the formats we can upload in Shindig, makes various suggestions regarding approach and possible software options, and has links to some excellent online tutorials.
This section of the site has pages with policies and guidelines, such as Policy regarding event AV recording, Anti-harassment policy and accessibility guidelines.
We will continue expanding the information available here throughout 2021.