After reading this article you'll:
- be able to configure
- be able to create
Multiple Master Event
lists to run in
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.csv|| 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,
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.|
Multiple Master Events lists
With Multiple MEL, you will be able to design and control independent MELs in the same scenario, that will run in parallel in the exercise.
A. Creating Multi MEL in the Scenario
| 1. Select MEL view in
| 2. Create as many tabs as
you need. We call them "days", but
it's just a way for you to
organize all your
injects and serials. || |
3. In each tab, you see a number. Click on it to see the MultiMEL menu. There is one MEL by default, but you can create as many as you like.
Then, you can assign your desired tabs to each MEL. If you have more than one tab assigned to one MEL, they will play in that order (from left to right)
| 4. Publish your scenario to
upload all MELs to your space|| |
B. Controlling MultiMEL in the Facilitator Dashboard
On your left column of your Facilitator Dashboard, the Exercise Control panel displays your exercise Event lists (MELs). There, you can see the progress of the exercise and click to publish or pause injects. See two parallel MELs in yellow below.
In the Facilitator Dashboard, you will be able to control and reset the MultiMELs that you have uploaded to your space. Here's an overview of its functionality.
What does reset mean?
- All messages from all channels (from Scenario Editor and user created)
- VideoConference rooms
- Social Watch words and filters
- Teamchat Plus channels
- AAR observations
- Checklist data
|Reset live exercise configuration|
- Contact lists