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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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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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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New ThingLink Scenario Builder Updates are in!

Adding time pressure to create realistic scenario based learning and two other great features We’ve just added three key updates to the ThingLink Scenario builder. Now you can: Improve accessibility via an extended Microsoft Immersive Reader integration;  Reflect the pressure of real life time critical situations with new Timer functionality; Allow end users to track and celebrate success with the ability to add a results summary and congratulations screen. At the end of 2021 ThingLink launched their new solution for creating branching scenario based learning. This easy to use builder allows you to create branching scenarios with all the immersive elements and interactivity ThingLink provides. It’s a ground-breaking new way to create scenario based learning that also has data metrics …

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ThingLink helps Studeo diversify its interactive learning materials

Finnish e-learning publisher Studeo has created a rich set of learning materials for school students. They combine quality content and pedagogical solutions, using the best of learning technology. The versatile e-learning environment incorporates ThingLink to create interactive images. Maps and timelines are made more vivid by adding tags containing information about different cities, videos or soundscapes from around the world. Students are given the chance to revise and test their learning by playing escape room challenges. Studeo – supporting learning Studeo is a Finnish publisher of e-learning materials, founded in 2013. The company publishes learning materials across almost all subjects from primary school to upper secondary school. Studeo’s learning materials are used by over 80,000 students in over 90% of …

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A new scalable model for XR training: Combining 360° and 3D environments for agile simulations

ThingLink and 3D Talo announced a strategic partnership and a new model for building agile XR simulations for learning and development.  As a result of the pandemic, companies want to revamp their digital learning tools. Demand for experiential learning technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality applications is growing rapidly. There is a very practical explanation for this: if it is difficult or expensive for the trainee to learn on the spot, the company can provide the employee with virtual training that can be completed at their own pace. Preliminary studies show that virtual training works just as well or significantly better than on-site classroom training. Industrial companies are also moving to AR versions of user manuals, where instructional …

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ROM’s interactive and responsive virtual tours solve access issues

ROM (the Royal Ontario Museum) was founded in Toronto in 1914, and showcases art, culture and nature from around the world. One of the pre-eminent cultural institutions in North America, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museum houses a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural objects and natural history specimens, amongst 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. ROM is also the country’s preeminent field research institute. Julie Tomé is a Bilingual Teacher at the museum. Since December 2020 she and her museum education colleagues had been providing virtual schools lessons in a live webinar format. However she increasingly found that if the content was marketed as a “virtual museum tour”, teachers and pupils were disappointed with the delivered format. Feedback was …

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How to create interactive 3D models for ThingLink with your phone

How to Create Interactive 3D Models for ThingLink with your Phone

3D models are gaining popularity as the process of creating them has become more user-friendly. A few years ago you needed dedicated 3D modelling software, and a lot of time to create a 3D model. Today, everything is just so much easier with your phone, thanks to a technique called photogrammetry. All you have to do is scan the environment, or take photos, and an app will automatically create a 3D model for you.  With ThingLink’s 3D editor included in our Premium and Enterprise plans, you can take your 3D models to a whole new level by making them interactive. You can add text, pictures, audio, video, and links to your 3D models, and embed them to your website or …

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Accessibility: New Options in ThingLink

Accessibility: New Options in ThingLink

Web View Now Available!  From today, ThingLink has a new additional ‘Web View’ function available for enhanced usability. This offers your viewers more options for how they access any of the information or digital content contained in your ThingLink scenes.  ThingLink creators and viewers tell us they love having the Immersive Reader function built into Text and Media Tags. This will still be there, but we’re going further by enhancing your tool set with a new ‘Web View’ of your ThingLink scenes. It is compatible with screen readers and keyboard options.  We know that in presenting content on your websites you also wish to adhere to legislation such as WCAG 2.1. Our new feature available for embedded ThingLink scenes helps …

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HIghland Folk Museum wows the world with fresh new twist on virtual tours

Highland Folk Museum wows the world with fresh new twist on virtual tours

Their virtual exhibition puts historic artefacts in context for the first time The Highland Folk Museum in Scotland have created 5 virtual living museum sites in ThingLink, in what we believe is the first project of its kind. They placed authentic historical objects from their own  collection into the buildings which form part of their open air museum. They then created 360 virtual tours of each of the buildings in ThingLink, producing a totally unique and fascinating visitor experience that anyone, anywhere in the world can enjoy year-round creates their learning resources and has helped them increase accessibility in many different ways. Mainland Britain’s First Open Air Museum Museum pioneer Dr Isabel F. Grant founded the Highland Folk Museum in …

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