3D Virtual Campus Tours is the closest thing to a real campus visit that you can offer prospective students from the comfort of their own computer. Designing Digitally, Inc. can develop a virtual campus experience that is incredibly realistic and provides both the big picture as well as the details of campus life for students. Having the right type of digitalized campus is essential; in fact, the E-Expectations research completed by Noel-Levitz in 2010 determined that one in four students actually decided not to consider a particular school because of a poorly constructed virtual presence.
The major goal of any type of virtual campus tour is to attract students to the school by highlighting the many benefits of attending the campus. This includes allowing students to tour the campus, designed to scale, in an entertaining and engaging online format. Students will have the actual experience of walking around the campus and exploring the various buildings, dorms and classrooms within your facility. In addition, the online campus tour will allow prospective attendees to get a feel for life on campus, which can be just as big of a consideration for students as the academics offered.
Designing Digitally, Inc. has experience in creating a wide range of 3D virtual campus designs that go well beyond just a basic virtual campus visit. 3D Virtual Campus Tours includes interactive games that are geared to help students learn the important and relevant facts about the academic and social aspects of the school. Through a game format which is very familiar to students they will learn about the school as well as form a very solid positive experience with the virtual tour of the college or university. This is well beyond what can be offered by a video of the campus, no matter how professionally it is produced, as these videos are not that well received by students. In fact, the Noel-Levitz report found that half of all prospective students don't watch the videos even if they are available. Adding an interactive 3D virtual campus tour changes that and engages students in exploring the site, becoming familiar with the campus and even being able to purchase branded apparel and school items within the tour.
One of the many engaging features of 3D Virtual Campus Tours created by Designing Digitally, Inc. is that all students will have their own avatar, which they can customize before and during the tour. They can talk in text or voice chat with college or university tour guides and admissions representatives, as well as other prospective students. With an event scheduler built into the tour any student can set up a personal appointment with a school representative or they can join the next guided group tour to have a chance to speak directly with an admissions advisor, as well as other prospective students. Students also have the opportunity to explore the campus on their own at any time.
Last but certainly not least, the virtual campus program can contain various types of admissions sales tools and college admissions software. Students can register online, pay for classes online and fill out the required financial paperwork. By providing immediate and easy access within the virtual tour environment, students can apply to the school without having to hunt through the website, streamlining the process and helping to raise enrollment rates through the virtual campus environment.