360 Degree Experiences
An easy way to bring in immersive experiences to your classroom. There are many options for easily integrating this content into your classroom, from YouTube VR videos to 360-degree Streetview imagery in Google Maps.
ThingLink is an extremely easy to use editing tool that will allow you to create interactive experiences by embedding content links within 360-degree imagery. It is possible to embed audio, imagery, video, or websites within an experience. Link together multiple 360 images to create a field trip or explore multiple ideas.
Clemson has obtained a set of ThingLink licenses for the VR Pilot. You can find out more and request a license by following this link: bit.ly/ClemsonThingLink. After submitting the form, you will receive a code to upgrade your free Teacher account to a premiere account (this can be entered when first registering with ThingLink or in your account settings if you have already registered).
Important Notes: Please do NOT share license information with others. If someone else would like to use ThingLink please direct them to this form as we need to track who has upgraded their account this way. A standard faculty license will allow you to register 200 people under you. Therefore if you want to experiment, but are not using ThingLink in a class, please contact us for special registration information that will not take up a license for a faculty member with a class (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is possible to create more complicated experiences by editing your 360-degree imagery using tools like Adobe Illustrator or Premier. You can see a live example of this being created by PhD student Victoria Sellers where she has taken a novel approach to embedding questions directly within the images, making them accessible to those use Google Cardboard to explore. (Link: bit.ly/ThingLink_Sellers)
Fully Immersive VR Experiences
We have the following equipment available for you to use as you explore the use of VR in your courses: