Easy to Use Virtual Reality Tools

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.

Finding Content

Consuming content

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.

  1. Get a Pocket 360 VR viewer
  2. Open the YouTube app (iOS) (Google Play)
  3. 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:
  4. Pick a video on the channel, and start playback
  5. Tap the cardboard icon . You’ll notice that the screen splits into two smaller screens
  6. Insert your phone into Cardboard/VR viewer
  7. 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.