ThingLink's new Unsplash integration provides over a million free images for creating interactive visual media

Posted by Kyla Ball on Apr 29, 2021 5:06:22 AM

This year we partnered with image library Unsplash to give you instant easy access to over a million searchable, free images for use in all your ThingLinks.


We know that it can sometimes be tricky to source the perfect great quality royalty-free image for your interactive creations. But with our new Unsplash library feature, you can search and choose high resolution images that will always be free  - even for all commercial uses.

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Topics: immersive learning, Tour Creator, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience, image library, royalty free

Pedagogy in Practice: Teaching in Action with ThingLink

Posted by Henri Pennanen on Apr 21, 2021 8:08:05 AM

We are delighted to present our first video series covering  specifically the teaching methods underpinning uses of interactive media in education.

The 'teaching in action' videos presented here, with narration, take you through a journey looking at bringing concepts to life for learners, documenting learning, virtual tours and creating engaging and exiting learning experiences. Each short video explores a use case with explanation of the teaching methods in action. The second part of the video series (coming soon) will look a little more closely at the pedagogical uses of ThingLink in Technical, Vocational, Education & Training (TVET) settings. 

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Topics: How To, education, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience

ThingLink and Canva: Now anyone can create stunning interactive media

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 13, 2021 4:57:42 AM

We’re really excited to share that ThingLink has today announced an integration with Canva, the global visual communications platform. An option to create base graphics with Canva is added directly to ThingLink’s creation flow, allowing users to quickly create professional-looking interactive materials for online education, training, marketing, and communications.

UPDATE! Join us on May 6th @11am PDT - 1pm CDT - 7pm BST for an exclusive joint webinar for our global educators. Learn how to create interactive, accessible and engaging learning experiences with Canva and ThingLink. Register via this thinglink or watch live on Facebook. 

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Topics: How To, education, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience, canva, graphic design

Create and share VR tours more easily with ThingLink’s new short URL code button

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 8, 2021 5:38:31 AM

This short post explains step by step how to share your tours for VR headsets quickly and easily, getting your learners immersed in the action straight away!

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Topics: How To, VR, education, VR Lessons, virtual tour, 360, immersive learning, Tour Creator, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience

4 examples for bringing immersive & interactive experiences to your Learning Management System (LMS)

Posted by Louise Jones on Mar 25, 2021 10:12:38 AM

Almost every organization offers courses to students, staff or lifelong learners via their chosen Learning Management System. This article shows how you can improve engagement and results by embedding immersive multimedia experiences directly in your LMS. 

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Topics: How To, education, immersive learning, eLearning, remote learning, digital skills, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, embed, LMS, learning experience, LTI

How to embed web-based tools and sites into a ThingLink

Posted by Louise Jones on Mar 5, 2021 8:48:01 AM

Keep Everyone on the Same Page! How to embed web-based tools and sites into a ThingLink.

The ThingLink editor provides 4 incredibly powerful tag types:  A combination Text and Media Tag, a plain Text Tag, a Tour Tag to link your ThingLinks together and - last but by no means least - the impressively versatile ‘Embed Tag’. In this post we provide a little more information on the what, how and why of using this deceptively simple yet impactful tag.

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Topics: Interactive video, How To, education, Product Marketing, Touchscreen, remote learning, creativity, digital storytelling, digital skills, teacher training, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, embed

Fake it and Make it!

Posted by Louise Jones on Feb 22, 2021 2:57:46 AM

Create your own 360° Gallery with our new Canva Template and ThingLink It!

The ThingLink Team are often asked for advice on how to create 360° images. To be helpful,  we have created support pages on taking 360° photographic images using a 360 camera or even with a smartphone and app such as Google Street View.  

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Topics: How To, VR, 360, Images, exhibition, Tour Creator, creativity, digital skills, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive

A regional newspaper attracts a global audience with an interactive map of Scottish dialects

Posted by Kyla Ball on Feb 19, 2021 4:24:28 AM

Newspapers across the globe are moving increasingly online and in many cases behind pay walls. But with so much free content to compete with, how do regional titles provide unique and relevant insights as well as ongoing value to their readership?

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Topics: Featured, editor, Spotlight, Infographic, Map, creativity, ThingLink, interactive, journalism

Partnership news: ThingLink brings physical environments to Claned's digital learning platform

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 17, 2021 5:46:35 AM

ThingLink and Claned, two Finnish education technology companies operating in the global online learning space, announce a commercial partnership through which customers can access the two services on one platform at a bundled price.  The goal of this partnership is to improve the quality of online learning by offering a complete  solution including an adaptive digital learning space with engaging, multi-sensory learning experiences from real-world environments.

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Topics: VR, partners, online learning, contextual learning, interactive, experiential learning

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