ThingLink unveils easy 3D model annotation

Posted by ThingLink Team on Jul 22, 2021 10:36:30 AM

Interactive media platform ThingLink is today announcing support for  3D-model annotation. In addition to images and videos, ThingLink content creators can now also enhance 3D models with informational hotspots, including text and voice notes, video embeds,  links and questions, and share them on websites, LMS, social media, and Microsoft Teams.

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Topics: How To, Product Marketing, creativity, digital skills, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, embed

10 New Product Updates from ThingLink

Posted by Kyla Ball on Jul 8, 2021 11:05:28 AM

ThingLink keeps getting better every month, and over the last 20 months, our product team has released an impressive number of new features and upgrades - almost all in response to feedback and requests from our community of creators. Click the interactive ThingLink (and links) below to see some of them in action! This blog post summarizes the latest since our last roundup post of 2019.

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10 Business templates for creating interactive content with ThingLink and Canva

Posted by ThingLink Team on Jun 25, 2021 11:13:46 AM

Using ThingLink for your business? Great news: Our team has curated a collection of top 10 examples of ready-to-use Canva design templates that you can access for free!

Whether you're pitching a start-up, creating marketing and sales materials, communicating internally, or creating reports for decision-makers, interactive multimedia can help you say it better. Integrating Canva into ThingLink's creation flow means that now it is even easier for ThingLink users to create professional-looking hypermedia experiences - not only for education teams but also for business, marketing and HR teams!

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

Building digital skills using a virtual learning environment

Posted by Emmi Ollila on Jun 21, 2021 10:16:04 AM

Home care workers need a wide range of digital skills in their work and play a key role in motivating the clients to use digital services.

However, in the midst of busy work, the threshold for updating skills can be high. At Tampere University of Applied Sciences TAMK in western Finland, the challenge was solved by creating an interactive Village of Homes learning environment with ThingLink, through which home care professionals can practice digital skills in the right environment, virtually at the homes of example clients. During the pandemic, the material has also been widely included in social and health studies and the feedback has been excellent.

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Topics: virtual tour, online learning, ThingLink, Social Services and Health Care, university of applied sciences, branching

10 perfect templates for creating interactive learning experiences with ThingLink and Canva

Posted by ThingLink Team on Jun 11, 2021 10:10:26 AM

Of the many ways ThingLink has been used to create wonderful interactive learning experiences, we picked top 10 and converted them to special Canva templates you can use with students!

Canva is a top favorite graphic design tool mainly because it is so easy to use by anyone, designers and non-designers alike. The same goes with ThingLink - we make interactive and immersive media creation easy for everyone. In addition to our shiny new integration that brings Canva directly to ThingLink's editor flow, our team has curated a collection of top 10 use examples for education and turned these into cool interactive design templates that are available for teachers on the free Canva and ThingLink education accounts! 

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

Samiedu Vocational College uses ThingLink to organize live guided virtual tours in Microsoft Teams

Posted by Emmi Ollila on Jun 3, 2021 5:14:44 AM

During the COVID-19 pandemic, physical school visits cannot be arranged. At Samiedu Vocational College in Eastern Finland, school visits and recreational visits to the town of Savonlinna are made virtually with ThingLink. New students get to know the degree programs in advance and international guests learn from the real-life guide in real time on Teams - not only about the school but also about the Finnish sauna tradition.

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Topics: virtual tour, online learning, Authentic Visit, ThingLink, vocational education

Education: Why upgrade?

Posted by ThingLink Team on May 25, 2021 10:59:57 AM

Luke Edwards recently wrote in Tech and Learning, ThingLink is a powerful way to use technology to make education more engaging. It does this by allowing teachers to turn any image, video, or 360-degree VR shot into a learning experience.”  A good summary of what the tool allows users to do, but with the right team, students, or educators it can be so much more.

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

Case study: Virtual tours help hospitality industry to train staff and provide a better guest experience

Posted by ThingLink Team on May 20, 2021 5:46:08 AM

Luxury holiday accommodation brand Hidden Highland Retreats used ThingLink to create 360 tours to improve their website and service experience as well as train their staff. A virtual introduction of the property has improved communication with customers, saved time,  cut down on errors, and helped cross-sell their services across properties.

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Topics: Featured, How To, training, ThingLink, real estate, travel

Pedagogy in Practice: ThingLink in TVET and Higher Education

Posted by Henri Pennanen on May 14, 2021 7:23:15 AM

We are delighted to present the second of our video series covering specifically the teaching methods underpinning uses of interactive media in technical, vocational, and higher education.

The 'teaching in action' videos presented here, with narration, take you through a journey looking at virtual tours, documenting learning, and creating immersive learning materials. 

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

Canva and ThingLink Joint Webinar for Educators May 2021

Posted by Kyla Ball on May 12, 2021 3:18:38 AM

Last month we announced a partnership with Canva - the super popular visual communications platform from Australia whose vision is to empower everyone to design. By adding a Canva button directly in the ThingLink creation flow, making professional-looking interactive graphics and learning materials became even quicker and easier!

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

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