MOVIO is a tool for the creation of digital exhibitions. It helps curators to build stories using their digital collections in a new way, creating thematic paths by using different types of media or content. MOVIO allows very simple to quite in-depth navigation so that the richness of an exhibition can be fully covered online.
Introduction to the training materials
The training materials are composed of five sections:
- MOVIO getting started: a simple overview of things to keep in mind before creating a digital exhibition using MOVIO.
- MOVIO manual pages: text and screenshots on how to work with the various MOVIO components.
- MOVIO FAQ videos: short tutorial videos that answer MOVIO-related Frequently Asked Questions.
- MOVIO example exhibition: digital exhibition created to illustrate the different MOVIO components.
- MOVIO installation instructions: fill the form to receive the installation code.
MOVIO getting started
First time using MOVIO to create a digital exhibition? Check the MOVIO Getting started page.
Click here to see a short video introducing the current features of MOVIO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDFXEgmTvB8.
You can also download the presentation that was given during the first national trainings (May-June 2014).
A promotional leaflet on MOVIO in English can be downloaded from the AthenaPlus website.
If you wish to instruct your peers on the use of MOVIO, you can use this train-the-trainer Powerpoint presentation.
A comprehensive ready-to-print MOVIO manual is also available in PDF-format.
MOVIO manual pages
- 1. Introduction to the MOVIO back-end
- This manual provides a brief overview of the general functionalities of the MOVIO back end.
- 2. Customisation of MOVIO template
- The default MOVIO template can be customised in terms of structure, font and colours.
- 3. Multilingualism in various MOVIO components
- In different aspects of the MOVIO tool, multilingualism is possible.
- 4. Management of user and group roles
- This module allows the management of personal data (name, surname, e-mail, etc.) and the credentials of users who may have access to the back end and front end of a MOVIO instance. It also contains information on tailoring your exhibition's content to different user groups.
- 5. The WYSIWYG text editor
- WYSIWYG is an acronym that stands for 'What You See Is What You Get'. In MOVIO, a WYSIWYG editor allows you to edit the text content on web pages similarly to using a normal word processing application.
- 6. The ontology builder
- An alternative semantic way of structuring the information in MOVIO.
- 7. The media archive
- The Media Archive is the section in MOVIO where multimedia objects, used in e.g. a virtual exhibition, are managed within the system.
- 8. The different MOVIO Page Types
- Click to see the overview of the dedicated manuals for each MOVIO Page Type. A Page Type in MOVIO is the preset structure in which you add new content to construct an individual MOVIO page (e.g. Timeline, Photogallery, ...). The Page Type manuals are listed in alphabetical order.
- 9. The Europeana Connector via API
- MOVIO includes the possibility to add related content from Europeana to your exhibition, using the implemented Europeana API.
- 10. The APP Generator
- Generate your mobile version of MOVIO via the App Generator.
- 11. The Module Builder
- The Module Builder allows you to create your own database in the back-end of the exhibition. You can generate deidcated pages, based on the database data, to display the information in the front end.
- 12. The MOVIO Hub
- MOVIO-Hub is a catalogue of existing MOVIO exhibitions. This tutorial teaches you how to connect yours.
- 13. Social sharing buttons
- Instructions on how and where to enable sharing buttons for social networks within your exhibition.
MOVIO FAQ videos
Clicking the link directs you to the MOVIO training videos playlist on YouTube.
Q: How do I change the Title and Subtitle on the Homepage? Click to see video.
Q: How does the Media Archive work? Click to see video.
Q: How can I use the WYSIWYG Text editor? Click to see video.
Q: How to create a Page Type Timeline? Click to see video.
Q: How to create a Page Type GoogleMap? Click to see video.
Q: How to change the Template colours? Click to see video.
Q: How do I change the left and right Title on the Homepage, and add logo(s)? Click to see video.
Q: How to add the various components to the Homepage? Click to see video.
Q: How to log-in to the back-end and set my main editing language? Click to see video.
MOVIO example exhibition
In this example of a digital exhibition, most MOVIO components have been used.
Exhibition link: The Solar System.
MOVIO installation instructions
The necessary information to install your own MOVIO instance can be found in this PDF instruction document: Installation instructions. The MOVIO code is available from GitHub and can be downloaded there.
We would love to hear your feedback about this tool. A simple online evaluation form is available through this link and will only take two minutes to complete. Your input is very valuable to us and we kindly thank you for taking the time.