Updates on Google Expeditions and Tour Creator
The Google for Education team is committed to supporting teaching and learning from anywhere, at any time, on any device. For the past 5 years, we've been proud to enable immersive VR and AR learning experiences for millions of students around the world with Google Expeditions and Tour Creator.
As schools around the world reimagine education from the ground up for a hybrid world, we've also been thinking deeply about how to adjust our tools to meet the moment and simultaneously build for the future. We've heard and recognize that immersive experiences with VR headsets are not always accessible to all learners and even more so this year, as the transition to hybrid learning has presented challenges for schools to effectively use Expeditions.
To make Expeditions VR tours available to everyone, we're migrating the majority of them to Google Arts & Culture's free site and application. There you'll also find a vast collection of cultural artifacts and stories from around the world which will enable everyone to continue exploring. However, as Arts & Culture expands the Google Expeditions app will no longer be available for download and Tour Creator will no longer be accessible as of June 30, 2021.
For additional information, please see the Expeditions Help Center.
Take your students on an adventure
With Expeditions, all you need to experience the magic of VR and AR is a mobile device. Download the free Expeditions app to unlock over 900 VR tours and over 100 AR tours. Then take your students to the edge of the world, or bring the world into the classroom. To get the most out of your VR and AR experience, consider getting a Google Expeditions kit for your classroom.
Access over 30+ advanced biology, physiology, and ecology simulations in state-of-the-art virtual labs. Labs are mapped to high school and higher education standards.
Labster has partnered with Google’s VR team to create advanced VR lab simulations for students, supporting coursework at university and AP high school level in cellular and molecular biology, ecology, and animal physiology. These labs can work alongside physical labs, or replace them completely for online or remote students. ASU is the first school to use these labs for their classes to enable a fully online biology degree.
United States Military Academy
Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point use VR to study historic battles from the view on the ground.
New York University’s School of Professional Studies
Creative professionals in NYU’s user experience design program are creating new AR and VR product prototypes in a matter of days.
University of Southern California
Student journalists at USC explore new techniques for immersive storytelling using VR.
NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering
NYU’s Tandon School gives admitted students an insider glimpse at campus life with VR.
Virtual Reality Artist-in-Residence Adam Blumenthal brought a piece of neglected history to life with the help of Google VR products.
Enhance your experience with AR and VR compatible products
Whether you’re taking your class on an Expeditions tour, or snapping photos to build VR experiences, these accessories help you get the most out of any virtual experience.
Now you and your students can tell your own stories in virtual reality. With Tour Creator, you can build immersive, 360° tours right from your computer.