How to: Quick start to 360VR in the classroom

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All you need to access the 360VR media on Encounter Edu is a compatible device and good internet connection, preferably WiFi rather than mobile data.

You can view the microsite on a laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile device, although it has been designed to work best on a smartphone, and will work with most up-to-date Android and iOS smartphones.

Compatible Android smartphones

  • Running Android version 4.4 or higher
  • Latest version of Chrome browser for Android (while the Chrome browser is optimal, recent updates have caused issues with VR rendering and we recommend the use of Firefox while this issue is fixed by the Google Chrome team)
  • Inbuilt gyroscope so that the photo or video moves with the phone’s movement

Compatible iPhones

  • iPhone 5/5S and newer
  • Running iOS version 8 or higher
  • Latest version of Chrome or Safari browser for iOS (while the Chrome browser is optimal, recent updates have caused issues with VR rendering and we recommend the use of Firefox while this issue is fixed by the Google Chrome team)

To view 360 media

  1. Navigate to the Encounter Edu 360 Highlights collection using a suitable smartphone and browser.
  2. Select any of the videos or galleries from the list.
  3. The photos or video previews will move as you move your device around and you can explore these environments in full 360 degrees.
  4. View the photos or videos in fullscreen mode by pressing the full-screen icon in the bottom right.
  5. You can also use your smartphone with a virtual reality viewer. Click on the goggle icon on the photo or video and place your smartphone into your virtual reality viewer following the viewer’s instructions.
  6. Lift to eyes and experience a new world!
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