Update for Online Courses with Workplace Simulations and Virtual Tours

Louise Jones
Increase the effectiveness of your online training with multimedia interactive simulations and virtual tours. eLearning course content creation is easy with ThingLink!

Your new employees won’t lose their way with this brilliant new feature! Our new navigation functionality is available now to improve online training experiences and orientation activities, perfect for new hires.

High-quality workplace simulations with multimedia hotspots became increasingly popular in corporate training /  online learning courses during the pandemic. Interactive and accessible ways of showcasing a place, space or situation have continued to increase in popularity, because they are proven to be highly effective. 

We’ve seen a real surge in immersive tour type training content created for online courses or elearning, particularly in essential compliance training for onboarding new employees or as a refresher activity. In employee training, interactive workplace simulations are seen as cost and time saving assets enabling organizations to be more efficient and effective.

We have listened and acted upon suggestions from our elearning / employee training training courses customers and providers. Our latest update enables you to add an interactive floor plan or ‘mini map’ that shows the exact location of the view on the simulation or tour. 

Check out this demonstration of a multimedia workplace (factory construction site ‘digital twin’ created with Unity) example used in online training below and here. What’s really nice is you can also click on the hotspots directly on the floor plan to transition to that scene / factory floor area.

To try this feature, create your own floor plan as a base image for a scene and add your 360 multimedia scenes using the Tour Tag. Then simply add your floor plan scene ID in the settings panel. Read more in our brilliant walkthrough support article

Many elearning or online based training courses are specifically designed to be completed as stand alone, on-demand learning experiences. Our improved functionality can increase the effectiveness of employee engagement in elearning / online training leading to better information or skills retention.

The ease of the authoring experience has been noted as a stand out feature of ThingLink. Once created your simulation or virtual tour can be embedded into your learning management system (LMS) or training platform. It can also be used in scenario based learning with branching questions creating gamification. Your training materials can be viewed on any platform or mobile device, meaning they can be accessed anywhere and anytime.

Links to other great articles about using virtual tours in elearning / online training courses.

Coming soon! Even more options to create a new learning experience with our ThingLink 3D Unity Plugin. If you need any more inspiration for creating a virtual tour feel free to contact us directly for a demonstration, pricing or to ask any questions. We’ll be happy to hear from you.

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