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The Saint Mary's College of California virtual tour and interactive map are constructed on the new CampusTours Anytour 3.0 Platform allowing for HTML5 output for tablets and desktops. Why is this important? Imagine for a moment that you are a prospective student, just beginning your college search, and you've picked up the family iPad to research colleges. At some college Web sites, the schools will attempt to force you to download an app onto your iPad to view their tour experiences - something students admit they are unlikely to do for each and every college they consider. Schools like Saint Mary's have experiences that play immediately for the visitor, without the need for an app download.
CampusTours Anytour 3.0 Platform includes an HTML5 output option for small screen devices like smartphones, iTouch and other Web enabled devices with screen sizes smaller than six inches.
CampusTours Anytour 3.0 Platform is GPS-enabled, allowing visitors to your campus to walk the campus with GPS-equipped smartphones and tablets, and obtain content on buildings or facilities as they approach those locations.
The CampusTours AnyTour platform includes full content management capabilities allowing Saint Mary's College of California to update any piece of content in the application (including videos, photos, panoramic images, text, menu items, map artwork, map hotspots, layers and much more) at a moment's notice.
Using CampusTours' content-managed InteractiveVideo technology, the Saint Mary's College of California tour videos contain cue points that allow users to explore the topics discussed in the videos. Breaking videos into shorter thematic chapters and then integrating InteractiveVideo cue points into the videos allows organizations to add depth and granularity to their presentations.
When CampusTours conducts tour focus groups, students increasingly say that they want to hear from current students about their experiences at the institutions. CampusTours CommentaryInContext allows schools to augment university videos with informal commentary snippets that expound upon the topic of the current tour section, and give prospective students a glimpse of real college life. There are more than four hundred (400) individual commentary videos in the Saint Mary's College of California virtual tour.
Interactive campus maps allow institutions to showcase their facilities making the campus accessible and fun to explore for visitors. Saint Mary's College of California may add to or update the maps, map layers and map content at any time with the CampusTours AnyTour software.
Accessibility tags within the content management system allow for precise tagging of all tour graphical items and content for delivery to screen-reader equipped computers.