Vivista Interactions for a 360°-Video

Depending on your educational design setup you may or may not want to integrate embedded interactions into your 360°-video. In general a 360°-video can be used as a standalone object without interactions or can be enriched with Vivista interactions, which will directly be integrated within the video at a certain timestamp for a specific time range and at a defined coordinate.

Vivista is continuously being developed, therefore new interactions are introduced over time and based on feedback from users. The following list of interactions will give you an idea of what kind of interactions are available through Vivista. For a complete and up to date overview of all interactions please visit the official Vivista Manual.

Vivista Interactions

Vivista Tags

The Vivista Editor offers the possibility to create tags, which can be assigned to an interaction. A tag consist of a representative text, an icon of specific form and a color. One can choose all elements inside the Vivista Editor. Per default the editor provides three standard tags:

  • Instruction: an instruction indicates that the interaction is in some form an assignment instructing the viewer to take certain actions.

  • Information: An interaction with an information tag indicates that the interaction is of informative character. This simply means, there is no assignment behind it and also no assessment. It may be used to provide additional information for the viewer in order to learn more about the environment.

  • Test: An interaction tagged as test indicates that the interaction is in some form an assessment allowing the viewer to check their knowledge level. This can be used to specify and highlight all assessment interactions such as a multiple choice question or a search area assessment.

Note that one can edit these tags and create new ones or delete the default tags inside the Vivista Editor.

Classic Vivista Interactions

The Vivista Editor let’s you add interaction points at any coordinate inside a 360°-video. There are different types of interactions. Some interactions simply offer a way to add information namely: text, image, video or audio.

  • Text Interaction: A text interaction allows for providing additional textual information. This could be useful when providing instructions or general information of what is going to happen or what the viewer should look out for in the next few minutes.

  • Image Interaction: It is possible to add interactions which will show images inside your 360°-video. One can also add multiple images which will automatically transform into an image gallery one can browser through within the 360°-video.

  • 2D-Video Interaction: It is possible to place another regular video inside your 360°-video in order to provide additional material. The video will pop up inside the 360°-video. This can useful to provide further instructional/informative content which may need additional explanation.

  • Audio Interactions: An audio interaction can be placed inside your 360°-video in order to provide additional audio content. This may be useful for the provision of additional information or even additional sensory experiences.

Search Area Interaction

Additionally there are special interaction types such as an interaction which prompts the learner to search for a specific area inside the 360°-video. This could be useful in order to identify specific areas of interest in your video.

Multiple Choice Interactions

Finally there are interactions which allow you to assess the knowledge of the learner. This can happen in the form of basic multiple choice questions. Vivista supports three types of multiple choice questions: text-based, image-based, area-based.

  • Text-based Multiple Choice Question:

  • Image-based Multiple Choice Question:

  • Area-based Multiple Choice Question: