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CampusTours Project Details
- InteractiveVideo Technology
Using CampusTours content-managed InteractiveVideo technology, Suffolk and CampusTours created videos that illustrate the diverse and exciting Suffolk student experience. Arranged as a datebook or appointment calendar, Suffolk's videos contain cue points that lend additional explanation to themes discussed in the videos. CampusTours' extensive student testing of college videos has revealed that a majority of prospective students tune out and close videos longer than three minutes in length. 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 virtual tours allow Suffolk to develop presentations aimed at different prospective student constituencies or different aspects of the Suffolk experience. These short videos give the institution flexibility in the future to add new tour sections devoted to particular programs, aspects of campus life, 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, Suffolk may insert Interactive Teasers at any point in the future to give extra emphasis to any topic mentioned in the videos.
- Content managed interactive 3D map
Suffolk's tour features an interactive campus map backed with the CampusTours MultiMedia Engine Custom Interactive Map System to allow Suffolk 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. Suffolk's map even includes content-managed sound samples that play when a visitor mouses over particular map locations - listen to the fans at Fenway or take in the sounds of fireworks and fanfare at the Hatch Shell.
- Content-managed introductory datebook menu
The Suffolk tours are arranged into a content-managed datebook with photographs and for each video and an appointment calendar that can be updated easily to accomodate new or replacement videos.
- Deep Linking
Deep linking to the tour or map in any state gives Suffolk the capability to provide specific experiences to particular visitor groups.
- Accessibility Tags
Accessibility tags within the content management system allow for precise tagging of all tour graphical items and content.
- Dynamic Branding Bar
Gives Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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.
- Independent Media Player
The CampusTours Independent Media Player gives institutions like Suffolk an opportunity to reuse their wealth of tour content outside the tour interface. Using the MultiMedia Engine content management system, Suffolk can assemble and publish infinite numbers of unique collections of videos, photos, slideshows, musical performances and much more.
- Burn To CD-ROM
Burn to CD-ROM capability permits Suffolk to burn the entire presentation to cross-platform CD-ROM or create a cross-platform ISO disk image for large runs of CDs.