Virtual Tours via Google Presentations

Virtual tours are great teaching and learning resources especially in the realm of the arts and social sciences. Whilst most virtual tours were made using 3D animation tools, it’s also possible to create these using linked slide presentations. Here’s a Youtube video that will show how to create a simple virtual tour of a museum:

The video shows a step-by-step instruction on how to create the 3D perspective using various shapes and place a hidden or invisible link on each of the walls. So I also tried this on LibreOffice Impress and Google Presentation just to make sure that the effect is the same. Afterwards, I had my EDUC 190 students submit to me a virtual tour as a requirement for the course. To make the virtual tours more realistic, the students shall take snapshots of the different views of each room. The pictures will then be resized and reshaped to create an effect of having a perspective of the room.

You can access their work on the class blogs: EDUC 190 WF and EDUC 190 WF1.

I think it’s time to have a Youtube video as well on how to create virtual tours using Google Presentation. What do you think? 🙂

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