An updated version of ThingLink's iOS app automatically adds a new individual user to their ThingLink organization using G Suite or Microsoft Azure ID. For example, students and teachers who sign in to ThingLink for the first time will be automatically added to their school account. This will make it possible for teachers and schools to use iPads for onboarding students to ThingLink.
Two award winning European education and media technology companies, ThingLink and ClassVR announce a strategic partnership to support VR creation in classrooms. Both companies already work with thousands of schools and share several customers and resellers alike. A new integration makes it possible for educators to curate and share their own ThingLink experiences directly onto the ClassVR headsets.
Classroom, school, and eLearning accounts can now access shared folders and collaborative editing on ThingLink. This means multiple users can simultaneously edit the same image or video using their own accounts. Here is how this feature works:
One of the most interesting application areas for virtual lessons and visual learning environments is technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Examples that we have so far seen from ThingLink users include interactive user manuals, simulations, virtual campus tours, introductions to working environments, safety drills and teacher training. These examples and several discussions with customers and potential partners have inspired us to think about the next step for TVET and online learning, and the ways in which 360 degree learning environments in the cloud can cost-efficiently improve access to quality education and increase instructional time in real-world working environments.
In September we asked our users about offline viewing, and in less than a week we got over 200 replies. Over 80% of all the respondents said they need offline viewing because of weak wi-fi connection. This was mentioned by schools and companies operating in remote areas or schools that did not allow the use of Internet at all. The most popular use cases for offline viewing in our survey were:
At BETT London 2019 we set ourselves an ambitious roadmap that included several product updates aiming at one goal: Making it easier for educators in small and large organizations to create engaging and accessible visual learning experiences, and for learners to express themselves using multiple forms of media.
Most ThingLink images and videos include short text descriptions that give context to the visual experience and help the viewer understand what they are looking at. At ISTE 2019 we are launching an integration with Microsoft's Immersive Reader, which means all text descriptions, lessons, virtual tours, infographics, and videos created with ThingLink's new editor now come with an integrated reading tool and automatic language translation capability.
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Thousands of digital professionals use ThingLink for creating interactive virtual tours, experiences, lessons, and presentations that may include several types of media. This is why many have requested the option to create transitions from a regular 2D image (for example, a floor plan) to a 360 image (a 360 photo of a space) and back. We are excited to share that this is now possible!