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Posted By Kris Bickell 04-05-2024 09:37:11 AM
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Linda, thanks for sharing, I'll have to try this next time we purchase apps in bulk! ------------------------------ Kris Bickell XR Lab Manager Central CT State University ------------------------------
Posted By Kris Bickell 04-04-2024 08:48:53 AM
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In your Meta account there is a place to enter payment information, and according to the Meta site a Meta card is acceptable: https://secure.oculus.com/my/payment-methods/ https://www.meta.com/help/quest/articles/accounts/payment-settings/meta-quest-payment-methods/ Unfortunately, we haven't figured ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 03-18-2024 12:09:47 PM
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Based on Rob's work, we've also been looking into UP360's new Immersive Learning Platform (ILP) and still waiting for them to ramp up to manage Quest store apps, which is pretty important for us. Until then there is not much for us to evaluate, but they are working on this and should have it ready in ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 03-18-2024 06:15:41 AM
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Hi Tracy, We use ArborXR, and while not perfect, it has made life easier for our even smaller fleet of 15+ headsets. We tried the Meta for Business Beta, and it was not all that user-friendly, and I figured the pricing would be above our budget. Hope this is helpful, if you have any questions ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 03-01-2024 11:58:21 AM
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Hi Adam, welcome! Our Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program has been using Medicalholodeck's Dissection Master XR, with great results! It's not cheap, but a great way to explore anatomy in 3D! https://www.medicalholodeck.com/en/human-anatomy-atlas-in-virtual-reality-dissection-master-xr/ ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 02-08-2024 07:09:55 AM
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Hi Keri, We have our IT dept. connect our headsets automatically to our public wifi network via the device mac addresses. This doesn't help with connection strength, although we haven't heard of any issues. But the main benefit is they automatically connect anywhere on campus and faculty/students don't ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 01-26-2024 11:32:37 AM
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Matt, great questions! I just added 4 more headsets to our small fleet this week, and went through all the same pain you mentioned. (In fact, I'm actually, still going through it since we've also run into some internal issues pushing wifi to the headsets, so I then have to go though all the pain of ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 01-19-2024 12:37:24 PM
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Hi Leslie, When we signed up with ArborXR the education pricing was free for up to 50 devices. I don't see that mentioned on their website right now, so worth a conversation with their team to see if that still applies (and if not, ask!) Overall the platform works pretty well. Sometimes after a Meta ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 01-16-2024 06:36:27 AM
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For brief testing or fun at home the Quest 2 would probably be fine. But thinking longer term I would likely go with the 3. We have a small fleet of 2's and some people ask us when we're getting the 3's (very soon) so we want to remain current as best as we can. You do need a Meta account to use either ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 12-14-2023 05:17:03 PM
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Hi Stephanie, VirtualSpeech and Bodyswaps both have DEI modules. Our Nursing program used Bodyswaps to help teach the "soft skills"side of patient care, with modules on Navigating Angry Conversations and Equity & Anti-Racism in Global Healthcare. Feedback from faculty and students was very posisitve. ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 11-30-2023 08:49:02 AM
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Hi Matt, sounds like you are thinking about this the right way. Yes, setting up separate Meta accounts is a good idea. I had our IT people set up Lab 1, Lab 2, Lab 3 etc. all with separate emails. And we also use ArborXR, very helpful for managing the devices and content. We also have our public wifi ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 11-30-2023 07:44:00 AM
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Hello, A faculty member I am working with has asked about training for Unity. Other than the Unity Learn series (which we've used briefly and is pretty good) does anyone have any recommendations for instructor-led Unity training? Bringing our faculty together, either virtually or in-person, is preferred ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 09-25-2023 07:08:09 AM
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Max, happy to talk about the tech side, and put you in contact with our professors to learn more about how they are using this! ------------------------------ Kris] [Bickell XR Lab Manager Central CT State University ------------------------------
Posted By Kris Bickell 09-22-2023 07:34:00 AM
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Hi Max, CCSU's Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program is using Medical Holodecks Dissection Master XR to help students better understand anatomy using a virtual cadaver dissection: https://www.medicalholodeck.com/en/human-anatomy-atlas-in-virtual-reality-dissection-master-xr/ This is ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 09-21-2023 07:24:01 AM
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Thanks for the unput Brian! This is for a one-time event so it's looking like 360 video is the way to go for us. ------------------------------ [Kris] [Bickell] [XR Lab Manager] [Central CT State University] ------------------------------
Posted By Kris Bickell 09-21-2023 06:27:38 AM
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Thanks Taylor! ------------------------------ [Kris] [Bickell] [XR Lab Manager] [Central CT State University] ------------------------------
Posted By Kris Bickell 09-19-2023 10:24:00 AM
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Hi, does anyone have any recomendations for VR content for the Revolutionary War or more specifically the Declaration of Independence? So far the only thing I've found is the following: https://www.classvr.com/blog/explore-american-history-with-vr/ Any other suggestions are appreciated! --- ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 09-13-2023 08:47:12 AM
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I am tentative, we have classes visting our lab before and after this meeting so I won't know until that day, sorry. ------------------------------ Kris Bickell Instructional Technology Systems Admininstrator Central Connecticut State University ------------------------------
Posted By Kris Bickell 08-23-2023 10:02:55 AM
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I also support a lab space with 12 Quest 2 headsets (and smaller numbers of various others) and depending on the content, pairing with individual mobile devices isn't usually necessary (although as Randy stated, having individual Meta accounts for each headset helps a lot for several reasons). For ...
Posted By Kris Bickell 04-12-2023 06:52:38 PM
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Hi Danielle, We have 12 headsets each with a separate Meta acct. That way you don't run into issues when using the same app. We use ArborXR to manage our devices and it works very well. If you have any questions let me know, I learned the hard way, and fortunately found others in this group who ...