Louise Jones

Director of Communities and Partnerships at ThingLink

What is Scenario Based Learning

What is scenario-based learning?

Scenario-based learning (SBL) is an instructional strategy where learners pick their own path based on the choices they make. Learners are placed in interactive scenarios, often based on real life situations.  It is one example of the increased gamification of learning and is a highly effective form of online training. 

Education Accounts Pricing

ThingLink Education Accounts and Pricing Update

ThingLink has come a very long way since it was launched in 2011!  The experience,  features and functionality have enabled millions of creators to publish their interactive content with positive outcomes. This is particularly so in the education landscape, where educators and students have created an abundance of clever ThingLink-based learning experiences. We have implemented some changes as part of our overall strategy to make ThingLink the best possible product for our communities of educators. As always, we appreciate your feedback; our track record of developments shows we listen and care.  Here are four key points which explain, and should help understand, why our changes have come about. Improved Experience and Accessibility for All ThingLink today is a vastly improved …

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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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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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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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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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