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.
Topics: New Feature
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!
Our new distributor program offers resellers an easy way to create ThingLink accounts to customers. In this blog post you will learn how to create activation codes and instructions for clients to redeem the codes. If you have questions, or you want to become a ThingLink Distributor, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you are approved, we will schedule a demo to go over best practices and project ideas for clients.
Our new interactive editor offers a wide range of enhanced features and much more flexibility than the previous editor. Note that if you change to the new editor it won't alter previously uploaded content and is only be activated for new uploads. As of today, we support four different types of media that you can make interactive: images, videos, 360 images, 360 videos. Each of these four media types will have the same exact feature set and interface once opened in the new editor. Continue reading for a summary of the main highlights and why we believe you should switch to the more powerful new editor.
Have you been interested in creating interactive infographics and 360° experiences for your organization or customers, but could not yet commit to a full Premium plan? We have exciting news for you: ThingLink just launched a new Professional business plan that gives an individual content creator the most flexible and affordable way to get started with creating stunning interactive visuals!
This new feature gives Premium business users the ability to invite colleagues to view and create ThingLink content for easy team collaboration. Each admin user will have the ability to invite and manage users through the new "My Users" tab appearing on the top bar navigation. Anyone who is invited and accepts the invite will be able to create and post to shared folders that can be viewed by the entire team. Continue reading and click the green icons in the interactive images to learn how to use this new feature. If you have any questions or feedback about this new feature, feel free to email email@example.com.