Any 2D Content (images, PDFs, videos and websites) that you upload to your lesson are accessed and viewed using the edify Boards. To access the edify Boards, there are two routes via the Objects tab on the Home Panel. You can either press the “+Board” button in the bottom left corner, which adds a blank board to your current scene. You can also open a particular piece of content directly by selecting it from the Objects tab, which opens a new edify Board with the specified content already open.
On an existing Board, whether it’s blank or you have content open already, you can choose another piece of 2D content to display using the Options button in the top left. When you press, a short context menu will open – select “Open Media” from the top of the list. From here, you can choose what type of media you want to open using the menu on the left hand side. You can use “Open” to display the specified content directly on the board, or “Pop Out” to instead open it in on a new Board.
Images are straightforward – when you open the image, it will scale to fit the board while retaining its resolution. If the image is then too large, you can rescale the size of the board using the same methods as a 3D model – either using the grip buttons in VR, or accessing the transform tools in desktop.
PDFs have some more functionality to help you navigate through the pages. You can zoom in and out using the + and – magnifying glasses at the top of the page. To scroll through the pdf, you can point at the board and use up and down on your trackpad / analogue stick for VR, or your mouse wheel if on desktop. You can also use the up and down arrows in the top left to move page by page.
Websites are navigated in the same fashion as in desktop – you can point and click on buttons and links to navigate to new pages.
Note: there will shortly be a virtual keyboard implemented that will enable you to enter text where appropriate into websites.
We are in the process of implementing various tools that will help when presenting your 2D content. The first of these are our whiteboard tools, which are covered in our guide here. If you open the options menu and toggle on the whiteboard tools, you can draw over any piece of 2D content that you have selected. This is a useful way to annotate over points of interest in journal papers or videos, along with the traditional drawing over images.