Learn about Oculus Go VR headsets, 360 degree cameras, and easy-to-use virtual reality tools and content that you can use in your classroom.
- YouTube 360 Video house channel
- YouTube Virtual Reality Channel
- Discovery VR channel on YouTube
- National Geographic 360 videos on YouTube
- XR Portal for simulations and 360 videos
- Veer for 360 videos and photos
- RoundMe for 360 photos and tours
Watch 360 degree videos in Cardboard mode
Note: For mobile devices, 360 videos can only be viewed on the YouTube app. They cannot be viewed on mobile browsers, including web views for applications and sites outside of YouTube.
Google Cardboard lets you experience virtual reality in a simple and fun way. With a smartphone running the YouTube mobile app and a Google Cardboard viewer like a POCKET 360 VR Viewer, you can even watch 360 degree videos for an immersive experience.
- Get a Pocket 360 VR viewer
- Open the YouTube app (iOS) (Google Play)
- Use the search to search for “YouTube Virtual Reality Channel” and visit the channel. You’ll know it’s the right one if it has this logo:
- Pick a video on the channel, and start playback
- Tap the cardboard icon . You’ll notice that the screen splits into two smaller screens
- Insert your phone into Cardboard/VR viewer
- Look around to view the video in 360 degrees
To use with iOS devices, you’ll need to have iOS 9.
360-degree video and virtual reality on YouTube – A YouTube Creators Academy course
Oculus Go VR Headsets
See our post on Oculus Go VR Headsets for more information about these wireless VR Headsets that you can borrow from Educational Technology.
360 degree cameras
See our post on the Xiaomi MI SPHERE 360 Camera you can loan from Technology Services to capture your own 360 degree images and video.
More on Using Virtual Reality
See our post on Dive into Research with Virtual Reality for more advanced tools for editing and publishing VR content.