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New ThingLink Grid Feature: Position Your Tags with Precision

It’s now even easier to create slick and professional-looking interactive content with another of ThingLink’s handy new content tools. The Grid Feature allows you to place tags precisely in line with others – to assist in creating and optimizing all types of interactive content. Crosshairs as shown above help you create professional looking interactive content What could you use this feature for? Do you create interactive infographics for your learners? Perhaps you are looking to produce interactive content for social media or landing pages? Are you a creator of online training and assessment or any other kind of interactive experience? Whatever sort of interactive media you create, your target audience will appreciate the enhanced user experience that clear and ordered visual …

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ThingLink Evidence of Imapct

ThingLink: Evidence of Impact

ThingLink Virtual Labs help address accessibility and inclusivity challenges for science students. Many ThingLink creators in the Higher Education sector have carried out research on the value, benefits and potential of ThingLink as a supplementary tool for learning. Their findings have been published in academic journals. We recently spoke to the lead author of the most recent of these papers, Dr Adam Jeffery, Curriculum Developer and Geologist at the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, Keele University (UK). Dr Jeffery explained in more detail how he had created his Virtual Lab materials and how his study had introduced and assessed ThingLink as a teaching tool. He also summarised the wide range of benefits and potential applications he sees in its …

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ThingLink Certified Creator Course is LIVE!

Want to create immersive and awe-inspiring content for your audiences but not sure where to start? We have the perfect course for you – ThingLink Certified Creator.   Quotes for Certified Creator Course Base Images by Louise Jones Who is the course designed for? ThingLink Certified Course Creator has been designed for all content creators in digital learning and communication. This free course gives essential skills to educators, eLearning specialists, digital training professionals and anyone interested in creating engaging interactive experiences that stand out. We have designed it to be fully accessible, and each page contains a web view accessibility link. What does the course cover? All aspects of the ThingLink editor Working with images, videos, 360 media and 3D …

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College creates realistic simulations in ThingLink for emergency medicine, tourism and business studies

College creates realistic simulations in ThingLink for emergency medicine, tourism and business studies

At Samiedu Vocational College in Finland, teachers and employers jointly create training material with ThingLink that benefits both students and new employees. Learning material on patient classification, treatment of a stroke patient, and emergency driving is created for emergency medical care teaching. In the tourism sector, orientation materials are created in cooperation with Samiedu and Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän . The ThingLink team has worked in the project as a trainer and background support for design and production throughout the process. Co-production brings rewards for everyone The eWorking project is a two-year EU-funded development pilot project that will continue until August 2023. The goal of the project is to provide exciting and experiential digital learning in the workplace, as …

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2022 Capterra Shortlist: ThingLink named “Top Performer” – Elearning Authoring Tools Software and “Emerging Favorite” in two other categories

ThingLink has been placed in an impressive three separate categories by Capterra, the free online service that helps organizations choose the right software. In the eLearning Authoring Tools category for, ThingLink was named Top Performer. Capterra is the web’s most comprehensive software resource and research tool. It provides organizations with data, guides, comparison tools and software reviews from real users to help inform their software choices. The Capterra Shortlists are independent annual assessments which evaluate user reviews and online search activity to generate a list of market leaders that offer the most popular solutions. ThingLink founder and CEO Ulla-Maaria Koivula says “We are delighted with ThingLink’s success in this year’s Capterra Shortlist. It reflects the fact that people find ThingLink …

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New feature: Info Panel adds Valuable information to your ThingLink Creations

There’s a reason ThingLink is rated the best virtual tour software! And, we just keep getting better and better! A new feature is available now for all our ThingLink creators.  You can now add in instructions, explanations or just a little initial information for your viewers with the new optional ThingLink Information Panel. It is a small window of text, with web or social media links, which automatically appears when a viewer opens a scene or clicks on the Information icon thereafter. The window also includes Microsoft’s Immersive Reader making your handy info available in over 80 different languages. When might this be useful? We’ve heard from some of our ThingLink creators that this kind of additional information would be …

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How to easily create your own ThingLink custom icons

Would you like to create your own distinctive icons to use with tags in your ThingLink content? It’s easy – we show you how! We recently added over 2000 icon variations to our ThingLink editor so there are lots of designs and colourways to find icons to match the purpose and context of your creation. However, we understand that it’s vitally important to match your brand style and have the right triggers for your audience. If you need to create custom icons for your ThingLink scenes it’s very easy to do so. For educators – It’s also a great activity to use with learners developing graphic design, art or digital skills! Here’s our top genius ways to create your own …

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Save precious time with new functions to clone your scenarios and more!

Summer ThingLink Scenario Builder Updates The ThingLink Scenario Builder improves with your feedback and we are delighted to announce a few more ‘you said – we did’ improvements. The improvements will be of interest to simulation or gamified learning creators, those responsible for Learning and Development (L&D) or really anyone building self-paced learning experiences. We’ve added three key updates to our ThingLink Scenario Builder.  As well as an improved interface for your participants, you are now able to: Clone a whole Module Add a time limit function to complete the whole Module Identify learning paths or branches in edit mode with a simple text and colored tag system to help creators. In late 2021, ThingLink launched Scenario Builder – their …

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ThingLink and Igloo Vision announce a simple solution for shared interactive VR

With over 20 years of visionary experience between them, ThingLink and Igloo Vision have crafted a reality for the future of immersive spaces. ThingLink is the leading solution for easily creating virtual tours and 360° simulations for workplace training or education. Igloo Vision has been developing in-person immersive spaces with a bespoke media player to power engaging shared virtual reality experiences for over a decade. Now with a clever partnership and integration, ThingLink and Igloo Vision users can create powerful moments of insight for anyone experiencing their immersive spaces. In simple terms this means that anyone can create their 360° interactive content and use it as the essence of the shared immersive experience.  Louise Jones, Director of Communities and Partnerships …

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Calgary University Library uses ThingLink to Create Immersive Orientation Guides

Calgary University Library creates beautifully simple virtual orientation guides to assist new students with library resources We are always excited to share inspiring content created by our ThingLink community. Here are some fabulous resources created by Calgary University Library, shared with us by Marc Stoeckle, Associate Librarian.  All these examples feature great design at their heart. And like all good designs, it ensures that they are simple and intuitive to use. Be inspired with these first class examples which combine professional-looking but easy-to-replicate design concepts! 1. Dinosaur Guide To introduce the library to first year students, Marc and his colleagues created this virtual orientation guide based around a dinosaur themed landing page. What’s behind the design? The Calgary University Library …

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HyGGe virtual school introduces wellness technology through real-life scenarios.

HyGGe virtual school introduces wellness technology through real-life scenarios

In Finland, eight vocational educational institutions collaborated to create a diverse learning environment – the HyGGe school – where users can practice using wellness technology in day care and home settings. The learning environment was created using a combination of several platforms. The materials include virtual visits to kindergartens and a care home – created with ThingLink. The learning environment is open for everyone and was awarded the WinNova Pedagogical Project of the Year award. HyGGe school has received positive feedback for its vocational education which also helps to develop the skills of professional healthcare workers. The HyGGe virtual school is open to everyone The Finnish HyGGe School is a virtual learning environment open to all, where users can practice …

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