After reading this article you'll:
- be able to configure
The Master Events List (MEL) is the primary way to create an exercise. It presents a familiar table of content organised in sequential time order.
| Name||Master Events List|
| Benefit||Allows you to schedule content to
be published automatically at a
time relative to
the start of the exercise|
What the columns mean
| Column|| Purpose|
Time is expressed using 24Hr clock because of tradition but all times are actually relative to the start of the exercise.
This is the persona from whom the content will be automatically published at the Time. Note that even if a role-player is behind this persona, Conducttr can still publish the content automatically
|Faction||Optional. See Factions|
Which player(s) will receive this content? See About Message Destinations
Optional. See Teams
This is the channel to which the message will be published. The label "Method" has been used in preference to "Channel" purely for tradition
Subject is only present on channels that support it such as email, blog posts, news articles and such like.
Message is the actually content body. Note that the content is rendered according to the Method. For example, if the Method is "MicroBlog" then the message will look like a Tweet.
This is both a note to the exercise control team and a reminder in the Event List
This is used to better organise your content so that it's faster/easier to find and access.
Note that if you switch to Flowchart
Click "Add" to add content below the selected row
Click a row to open the edit panel.
Click the 3 dots at the end of a row and drag-and-drop to move it.
Publish the exercise
Select Run>Publish to space to upload the exercise to your cloud space
Publishing content during development
Publish single content item or specific serial
Right-click on the row and select "Publish to player" to publish only that specific content or "Publish to Moderator" to publish all the content attached to the same time period.
Import from Excel or CSV file
Template (2).xlsx|| Organise your content
according to this template|
The extended format provides greater power to import questions and data points.
About those additional columns in the Extended MEL template
| Column|| Purpose|
|ImageURL||The URL of any rich media asset that should be attached to the content. Such as video, image, audio asset.|
Used only for News article content
|Question Type||Only Button and Choice are supported. See the help article on Questions|
Text Button 1
Text Button 2
This is the button/choice label (i.e. the text that will appear on the button)
|Data point||Enter the label for a data point and the button/choice event will be communicated in real time to the exercise control team. Please see data points.|