Virtual Site Visits
The following resources will guide staff on how to create virtual site visits, such as 360˚ tours and interactive images; and integrate these into your learning and teaching at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP). To view working examples of the virtual site visits, self-enrol in to the ABP BEL+T Canvas Community that showcases all virtual site visit examples listed below, along with Canvas templates, additional user interface and navigational tools.
BEL+T is happy to assist with the production of virtual site visits for ABP teaching staff. If you are interested in producing a virtual site visit, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Street View in Canvas
Google Street View can remove the need for you to get on site to capture your own images, which may not always be possible. A straightforward approach to virtual site visits, however, does not allow for customisation or enhancement options.
Interactive Static Images in H5P
H5P provides the ability to create a series of interactive image scenes. With H5P, you can integrate hotspots to overlay key information and guide the viewer through a site. This virtual method only requires standard photography.
Kaltura 360° Video
Kaltura can host 360° video footage of your site. The advantages of using Kaltura are its easy integration into Canvas, and its ability to be accessed by students globally, unlike alternatives, such as YouTube.
Creating a 360° Virtual Tour in H5P
H5P provides the ability to create interactive virtual 360° tours using standard and 360° images to create a series of scenes and can integrate hotspots to guide the viewer.
Sway is a Microsoft application that allows for creating and sharing interactive reports, presentations, video recordings and documents. Capable of holding documents and images of large file sizes, we recommend the use of Sway when delivering large amounts information relevant to physical site documentation. Sway has been used in ABP subjects to present videos and images related to project sites and construction documentation
3D Vista Virtual Tour Pro
3DVista Virtual Tour Pro is a multimedia software package that allows you to create interactive 360º virtual tours. 3DVista Virtual Tours can be used to facilitate virtual learning and teaching through the use of hotspots, quiz cards, integrated scoring, reporting systems and LMS integration.
3D Vista Virtual Tour Pro (Cont)
3DVista Virtual Tour Pro is a multimedia software package that allows you to create interactive 360º virtual tours. This guide details the process of publishing and embedding a 3DVista virtual tour into Canvas.