Google Tour Creator

You may already be familiar with Google Expeditions, a virtual reality platform that lets users experience hundreds of places in the world in 3D, but did you know that you can now create your own tours using Tour Creator. You can create Google Tours, using imagery from Google Street View or your own 360 photos. Your tours are published to Poly, Google’s library of free VR and AR objects, where you have the option to make them published to the world or unlisted, where only those with the link can view.
Google Tours could also be used for student assessments, they could create tours as part of their research project, for reflecting on a field trip or supplementing a writing project.
Although 360 media supports true stereoscopic VR playback through compatibility with VR platforms like Google Cardboard, it can also be displayed in a simple “magic window” that can be viewed from desktop browsers and mobile apps without any special VR hardware.  Google Tours also provides embed code which can be used in Canvas to view the tours from a Canvas page in your course.
The video below provides a quick guide on how to create a Google Tour using Google Maps.

For more detailed instructions on how you and your students can use Google Tour Creator have a look at the article “360 degree learning with Google Tour Creator” on T&L Advisor Blog, Tech & Learning.
NOTE: RMIT Google accounts do not work with Tour Creator, you will need to create a personal Google account to use this tool.