There are many tools available for SOS that can help presenters in their presentations, described below.
Presenter NotesPermalink to Presenter Notes
To provide some assistance for presenters, Presenter Notes can be assessed through a simple button press on the iPad in the presentation tab, as described in the Presentation section of the Remote App Manual. Presenter Notes are associated with presentation playlists rather than individual datasets. There are several ways to add Presenter Notes to your playlist:
- Use the Playlist Builder on the iPad
- Use the Visual Playlist Editor in the Summary View window of the Presentation Mode
- By editing the playlist file in a text editor
SOS Remote AppPermalink to SOS Remote App
The SOS Remote App allows presenters to load datasets, orient the sphere, and control the datasets from an iPad. This is the main way presenters will be interacting with SOS. The SOS Remote App offers many features for enhancing a live presentation. These include annotation, zooming, layering, and splitting. The annotation and [zooming][remote-app-zooming] tools can be accessed through the Presentation icon. The [layering interface][remote-app-layering] can be accessed through the numbered circle next to loaded dataset. To become familiar with the app, check out the SOS Remote Manual.
AutorunPermalink to Autorun
The simplest presentation mode is Autorun. In the Autorun mode, the system displays each dataset for a default three minutes. This is a good option when a docent is not available to lead a presentation. If this format is used, it’s nice to have supporting audio or text so that the audience knows what they are looking at. There are audio tracks available with a limited number of datasets. Many sites give live presentations with the sphere throughout the day, and in between presentations leave the sphere on Autorun. Autorun can be turned on in the Settings tab of the SOS Remote App or in the SOS Stream GUI.