How To Use Preloaded Icons in ThingLink 360/VR

At ThingLink we spend a lot of time working with educators and we collect valuable feedback about our tools along the way. One of the biggest requests about our 360/VR editor has been to add preloaded icons, similar to the feature that is available in our regular, “flat” image editor. We are pleased to introduce this new feature!

How To Use Preloaded Icons in ThingLink 360/VR

The most important thing to know when customizing icons in 360/VR is that there is an order to things.

  1. The first step is to click the + sign to Add a Tag to your 360 image.
  2. The next step is to Upload an Image, to the tag. You will notice that an icon is automatically created for you. The icon appears in the circle at the top of the editor marked with an “i”. You can use the icon that was created or you can replace it.
  3. If you want to replace the icon, click the circle again. Here you will see a large selection of EDU icons to choose from. You can use one of the preloaded icons, or you can upload your own icon.
  4. To upload your own icon, click Upload Icon and select an image from your device.

Note: If you create the custom icon before uploading an image to your tag, your custom icon will be replaced with an icon created automatically from the image. This is why it is important to understand the order to things.

We hope you will enjoy our new icon options for 360/VR. Happy Tagging!

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Susan Oxnevad
Susan Oxnevad is the Director of Education at ThingLink. She strives to build a powerful network of educators who share a passion for using ThingLink to transform teaching and learning. In addition, she also hosts ThingLink webinars for educators and blogs about thoughtful ways to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning on the ThingLink Blog for Education. Follow her on Twitter @soxnevad
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