Education360° Virtual Tours & Virtual Open Days
360° Interactive School Tour
Give parents and students control with a fully interactive 360° viewing experience of your school as an alternative to being there in person!
One of the tools yet to be thoroughly maximized by schools in the era of the covid-19 pandemic is the 360° virtual tour. The 360° virtual tour provides a virtual tour of commercial properties, educational organisations, recreational venues, leisure facilities, and many more. It makes use of controllable 360° panoramic images or videos of high resolution that are generated into 360° images or videos to create a virtual tour. It is compatible with smartphones, tablets and PC’s and is controlled by the end-user. It is a rapidly evolving technology that allows potentially thousands of pictures or videos all in one piece rather than viewing flat images individually. It gives immersive coverage of a venue or facility and a better experience for the viewer.
Who would this benefit? Pre-Schools
Here are the features available in a virtual tour:
You can move about the tour easily with just a tap of the screen or click of a mouse. The overall look and feel of the interface that users see and use will be based on your individual requirements.
A 360° interactive tours allow your visitors to navigate your school 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of whether staff are there or not. With many establishments currently closed or operating less, people are researching online ready to find a new school with the possibility of a physical visit at a later date.
Visitors can click and find out more about key areas of your tour. Pop up info boxes can contain text, images, videos even webpages.
Live Guided Presentations
You are also able to offer video or voice web chats within your tour. Use your device camera to embed yourself into the tour directly for a live presentation. You can share control of the tour and view what they are looking at, or take control and direct them to a particular area of the tour.
Present your tour in a professionally designed interface which is branded with your school colours and logo.
Aerial Drone Footage
Our drone footage provides spectacular images from the sky that enhances your tour with stunning 360° shots from above that viewers can explore or draw them in with moving footage.
Why produce a virtual school tour?
A 360° virtual tour gives visitors the opportunity to virtually walk around the school and visit the classrooms, libraries, and other areas of the school. A virtual tour allows prospective students and their families to immerse themselves within the school environment. Whilst the glossy design of a school prospectus can be a good product to help sell your school and your values, a virtual tour takes the experience one step further. Those that are unable to make it to your school, the additional exposure and online experience could be the difference between them choosing your school compared to those that do not provide this experience.
2020 was an unprecedented year with us all experiencing the impact of COVID-19. Many schools were unable to showcase their facilities to prospective parents and students. A school virtual tour provides online access to your school’s facilities and surroundings.
Before applying for a position many candidates research a school or organisation. We have looked at the benefit to students and parents of a virtual tour, but it is also a great opportunity to advertise your school to prospective new staff. A virtual tour provides a visual experience for prospective staff to learn more about your school and get a feel for the facilities and school environment.
Go even further and add to your Virtual Tour and create an Open Day Platform
This gives more interactivity to your tour by added elements such as:
Your welcome message & video
You will be able to greet your prospective students and parents with a welcome message from the headteacher and showcase your promotional school video or video walkthrough. This will be the entrance to your virtual open day.
It’s not essential, but your virtual open day will really benefit from a walkthrough video. If you don’t have a walkthrough style video, why not get your students involved in making one. It will be an experience they will enjoy and will benefit your school by giving viewers a unique view into your school environment and your facilities.
School Promotional Film
Why not consider a promotional film to enhance your virtual open day. You will be able to show off all your school has to offer and words great alongside your virtual tour. Parents and children can experience a short snapshot of what’s to come as they venture into your virtual open day.
In addition to your welcome video, you can provide a real atmosphere of your school with department videos, example lessons, student produced films, performances or interviews with staff and students. You can always add or update videos later on if you wish.
Pictures paint a thousand words, so it will be great for visitors to see what a day in the life is like at your school with images of staff and students in action.
Staff & Student Interviews
Tell your school’s story through the words of staff and students. This will add a personal touch to your virtual school tour and really connect with potential parents, students and staff.
Links & Documents
Links to student applications, e-prospectus, a FAQs page, any digital literature, or other key areas of your website with more detail about your school.
Contact forms are one of the ways you can capture information from a website. Capture viewers interest in any events you may hold or by allowing them to request a prospectus or register their details straight from your tour.
Why a Virtual Open Day Platform?
Making a good impression
So, you have got a fantastic promotional video, an Interactive 360° Virtual Tour and have a collection of digital material that you know will clearly demonstrate how brilliant your school is. But how do you present it all in an easy way to prospective staff, students, and parents?
You could send it out as written information and web links via email or directing people to various pages on your website for information. But this can be missed and a bit messy. A school virtual open day will organise all your promotional content into a single destination online. You will present yourself as professional, innovative, modern, and very well organised and your visitors can easily navigate, experience, and enjoy all that your school is offering.
We understand there are often difficult decisions to be made between budget pressures and marketing spend. We will work with you to find a tour solution for you that fits within your budget and delivers on your aims. We offer great value for schools and colleges that are looking to use new technologies to attract and engage prospective students.
We promise that if you find another supplier offering a comparable quality tour at a lower price, forward that quote and we will happily beat that price.