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CampusTours Project Details
- NEW FEATURE! Content-Managed Map/Video Coordination
The University of Miami virtual tour is the first CampusTours presentation to make use of content-managed interplay between our Interactive Videos and the Interactive Map (To see map/video coordination in action, click here). Using the MultiMedia Engine content management system, the University of Miami can coordinate map movement, map highlighting and effects to any point in the video, allowing the institution to provide a vastly more compelling tour experience. Meanwhile, the Interactive Map remains controllable by the visitor, encouraging them to explore the campus in greater detail. Finally, when Miami adds new videos to the system or updates a video, they can easily modify coordinated map behavior.
- NEW FEATURE! Dynamic User Interface Control
Miami's tour makes use of a new CampusTours technology termed Dynamic User Interface Control, which gives the user control over how portions of the tour interface are laid out. Based on an examination of the ways that students and parents interact with tours, CampusTours has developed Dynamic User Interface Control to allow people to alter the basic tour interface to better suit their particular tasks or tastes. Visitors seeking particular information on buildings or campus logistics can easily expand the map tab to maximize the interactive map and focus on that portion of the experience.
- NEW FEATURE! Create Link Button
By pressing the Create Link button at any point in the tour, users create and automatically copy to their clipboards a bookmark string that will return them to that exact location in the tour (and map position). This also allows Miami to respond to questions by emailing bookmarks to specific tour videos and content to prospective students and parents, and allows visitors to quickly share portions of the tour with friends.
- InteractiveVideo Technology
Using CampusTours content-managed InteractiveVideo technology, Miami's videos contain cue points that help showcase the facilities and programs discussed in the videos . Breaking videos into shorter thematic chapters and then integrating InteractiveVideo cue points into the videos allows schools to add depth and granularity to their presentations, without burdening those that are not interested in particular topics. This approach to video allows viewers to self-select the content most interesting and pertinent to them, and, just as importantly, to allow content that is not to glide past unwatched.
- Content managed virtual tours
Short thematic and program-specific video tours allow the University of Miami to develop presentations aimed at different prospective student constituencies or different aspects of the UM experience. These short videos give the institution flexibility in the future to add new tour sections devoted to particular programs, aspects of campus life, Day In The Life style presentations, or even foreign-language speaking tours for students and parents whose primary language is not English. Finally, because all of the virtual tour videos include content-managed InteractiveVideo, Miami may insert Interactive Teasers at any point in the future to give extra emphasis to any topic mentioned in the video.
- Content managed interactive maps
The University of Miami virtual tour features an interactive map backed with the CampusTours MultiMedia Engine Custom Interactive Map System to allow Miami to update and republish any aspect of the map or even change the base map artwork and interactive hotspots when the campus map artwork is updated. Content-managed custom layers allow for highlighting of buildings/locations or the placement of icons, and the ability to hide layers allows schools to create customized maps and email deep links to them to various campus constituencies.
- Deep Linking
Deep linking to the tour or map in any state gives the capability to provide specific experiences to particular visitor groups. Deep Linking also creates the capability to generate presentations that are hidden from the public but shown to distinct audiences or individuals (accepted students, admissions search presentations, targeted landing page campaigns, and fundraising/development tasks).
- Accessibility Tags
Accessibility tags within the content management system allow for precise tagging of all tour graphical items and content.
- Dynamic Branding Bar
Gives Miami freedom to change the tour branding in lockstep with institutional identity updates. New logos and taglines can be inserted at any time to keep the tour consistent with new branding initiatives.
- Content Managed Calls To Action
Allows the University of Miami to control persistent calls to action, the icons and text that represent them, the locations to which they link and the creation of new calls to action.