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CampusTours Project Details
- NEW FEATURE! Persistent Choir Offering Commentary in Context
The Middle Tennessee State University virtual tour is the first CampusTours presentation with an ever-present "choir" of students, faculty and staff who provide video commentary relevant to the topics being discussed in the tour. As students and parents watch the Interactive Videos, portions of the Choir will rise above the others and highlight, indicating that they have commentary pertaining to the topic currently being discussed in the video. To produce Commentary in Context CampusTours video editors comb through hours of footage captured on the MTSU campus, tagging each usable clip with keywords that will allow the content management system to intelligently present commentary at precise points during the video. Best of all, MTSU can add to the Choir at any time, and by introducing new Interactive Videos and/or new Choir members, MTSU can keep the tour fresh and relevant in the future.
- NEW FEATURE! Photorealistic 3D Campus Map According to CampusTours visitor surveys, photorealistic 3D maps are considered the best campus maps available today.
The Middle Tennessee State University virtual tour utilizes a new photorealistic 3D map style developed by CampusTours. Photorealistic maps offer stunning three-dimensional clarity, and can be used in print as well as online. To view the new MTSU 3D campus map, click here.
- NEW FEATURE! Content-Managed Map/Video Coordination
The Middle Tennessee State University virtual tour is another CampusTours presentation to make use of the new 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, Middle Tennessee State University 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. Finally, when MTSU adds new videos to the system or updates a video, they can easily modify coordinated map behavior.
- Link to Tour in Any State
By copying the URL at any point in the tour, users create a bookmark string that will return them to that location in the tour (and map position). This also allows MTSU 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. 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 appeals.)
- InteractiveVideo Technology
Using CampusTours content-managed InteractiveVideo technology, MTSU'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 video tours allow Middle Tennessee State University to develop presentations aimed at different prospective student constituencies or different aspects of the MTSU 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, MTSU 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 Middle Tennessee State University virtual tour features an interactive map backed with the CampusTours MultiMedia Engine Custom Interactive Map System to allow MTSU 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.
- Dynamic Branding Bar
Gives MTSU 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 Middle Tennessee State University 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.