How to create your own Virtual Environment

How to create your own Virtual Environment

Designing your own Virtual Environment

A Virtual Environment is a fun way to engage with audiences, whether for a product launch or large-scale event. From e-learning and online education to product demonstrations, this technology enables you to immerse your audience in any location in the world with realistic sights and sounds.  The great thing?  You can also create Virtual Environments that are totally made up; the only limitation is your imagination!  Virtual Environments have the ability to engage audiences like never before, and in a way that can’t be replicated in real life.

What is a virtual environment?

A Virtual Environment is a computer-generated world that can be explored, interacted with, and experienced by an individual. Virtual Environments can be used for a variety of purposes, including business, entertainment, training and education.

Virtual Environments have several advantages over the real world in terms of hardware capabilities.

For example: it is possible to create virtual environments that are much larger than any inhabited place on Earth.  Love a specific venue in real life, but can’t go there because the building doesn’t have enough breakout rooms or a big enough plenary?  No problem!  

It is also possible for individuals to experience events in these environments at any point in time (for example: walking through New York while it’s snowing). Additionally, because they exist only within computers or other devices that connect to them via the internet, they don’t require physical space like traditional cities do. Virtual Environments are becoming increasingly popular thanks partly due their ability to allow users to interact with each other even though physically separated from one another.

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The logistics of creating a Virtual Environment

You now have a basic understanding of how Virtual Environments work, so you’re ready to create your own. We’ll provide you with some tips on how to plan your very own Virtual Environment, as well as the benefits and limitations of creating a custom-tailored experience.

The most important aspect of creating a Virtual Environment is deciding on its content. You’ve got plenty of options; you can make it look like a walk through of an art museum, a conference center, or an interactive educational sports stadium; you could even build one that’s designed based on a specific setting such as space, under the sea or in the middle of a major city. It all depends on what kind of message or experience you want to convey and what your objectives are.

Once you’ve decided on the type of Virtual Environment (or multiple types), it’s time to think about what exactly should go into the environment. When planning your content for your virtual environment, Virtual Experience Center or Virtual Event, we recommend thinking about what people need from it first.


  • What will they be doing? If they’re trying something new or learning something new, then make sure you’re providing clear instructions and guidance along the way with any necessary resources (such as introductory videos, instructional hot spots and welcome messages).

A bespoke Virtual Environment is a fun way to engage with audiences, whether for a product launch or large-scale event

A Virtual Environment is a fun way to engage with audiences, whether for a product launch, e-learning programme or large-scale event. Live streaming, breakout sessions and interactive educational content are all great ways to get your message across in a memorable way.

Onboarding employees is another good use of the technology when new employees can be quickly brought up to speed, remotely, in an environment that replicates their current or future workplace.

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Product demonstrations in a Virtual Environment

Using a Virtual Environment for product demonstrations is a great way to show off your products. Whether you are selling a product or service, a Virtual Environment is a great way to showcase your product or service. You can create a Virtual Environment for your product or service and set it up in the same way that you would if it was real life.

It’s also important to remember that when designing your own Virtual Environment, it needs to be user-friendly and easy to navigate through.  With this in mind you’ll make sure your users have an enjoyable and engaging experience when visiting the platform.

Virtual Experience Centers

Virtual Experience Centers (VECs) allow you to engage audiences wherever they are and provide on demand content all year round. They are customised around your brand, offering a truly unique experience for your target audience.  Again, a Virtual Experience Center can be created in a realistic setting, such as a showroom or laboratory, or one that is more conceptual.  The choice is yours!

To conclude

When it comes to designing your own Virtual Environment, there are a few key things that you want to keep in mind.

  1. First of all, what is the goal of this experience? What do you want people to take away when they visit your space?
  2. Secondly, how do we create an emotional connection between the user and the brand?
  3. Finally, how can we make sure that users have a productive and informative experience while they’re exploring our products or services? 

Need some help with a custom Virtual Environment for your next event, product launch or learning programme?  You’re in the right place!  Contact one of our experts today for a no obligation chat or a demo of Procreation’s market leading Virtual Event solutions.

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The huge benefits of video tracking

The huge benefits of video tracking

Video tracking provides great benefits for learners and educators

Using video tracking is a great way to make sure that your team is being productive and staying accountable. In this blog post, we will discuss the huge benefits of video tracking and how it can help you run online learning, e-learning and CPD programmes more efficiently.

What is video tracking?

Video tracking is the process of recording who watched a video. In other words, it’s what allows you to see how many people watched your video and how long they watched it for.

So why would you want to know this? Well, there are several reasons:

  • You can use video tracking data to measure the effectiveness of a particular piece of content (i.e., determine if people actually viewed it). The more views and time spent viewing a video, the more effective it was at communicating its message.
  • You can use video tracking data to compare different pieces of content in order to determine which one had better results. For example, if you have two videos about why your product is great but only one has any kind of tracking enabled on it, then that will be easier for you to track performance metrics on than having both sets running without any measurement capabilities whatsoever!
  • As well as seeing the viewing data itself, you can add a survey or Q&A at the end of a video to make sure that the viewer watched it all.
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How does video tracking work?

Video tracking works by embedding a small piece of code in your video that sends data about the video to a server. The data is then stored on a database and reported back to the LMS as it happens. With this information, you can track what parts of your content are working best for students and which ones aren’t.  With Procreation’s Virtual Events platform, video tracking is easy.  As an organiser of an online training programme you can easily view participant data to see what percentage of the video your learners have actually watched, and who may have missed whole videos, or sections of specific videos.

Video tracking can be used with LMS integration so that it can be integrated into an existing workflow

For example, you could use video tracking to monitor student engagement. You could also use it to track student progress. This can be accomplished by integrating your video tracking software into your LMS and setting up milestones within the LMS itself. When a student reaches a certain milestone in their course, they will receive a badge or label in the system that tracks how much of the course they’ve completed. This way, students who are more engaged have an incentive for continuing to complete lessons throughout the course module and not just at its beginning or end, which is often when learners stop paying attention because they think they’re doing well enough as long as there are no opportunities for assessment until later stages (e-learning industry research shows that this is indeed one of the main reasons why many learners stop completing online courses).

Keeping track of student progress based on criteria set forth by teachers and administrators can make online learning programmes much more effective.

“A learning management system (LMS) is a software application or web-based technology used to plan, implement and assess a specific learning process.”

Tech target, 2022

Video tracking at a Virtual Event

One of the most important things you can do to support your students’ learning is to help them track their progress. If the teacher has provided clear expectations, then there should be a lot of material that students have already mastered. Video tracking will show students what they have learned, what they need more practice on, and what they still need to learn.

It makes CPD easy to manage

Video tracking also makes CPD easy to manage. It enables you to track attendance and collate information on your learners’ progress, so it’s easier than ever before for you to keep track of which courses they have taken and whether they have completed them satisfactorily.

Students can learn outside the classroom

Video tracking allows students to learn anywhere, anytime. This means they can learn on their commute, during their lunch break, or even at home. Students can learn on the go and at their own pace since the videos are accessible from any device that has an internet connection.

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Improves student outcomes

Video tracking makes it easier for you to see how well your students are mastering the cognitive skills you teach.

  • High-quality, precise data helps teachers understand what their students know and don’t know. Most importantly, it reveals areas of strength and weakness so that teachers can adjust their lesson plans accordingly. This leads to increased retention because students remember more when they understand the material better; it also leads to greater engagement from students who feel like they are making progress.
  • Video tracking shows you exactly where your students are struggling so you can correct those mistakes before moving on with the lesson plan—or even skip them entirely if necessary! This not only increases knowledge retention but also reduces frustration among both student and teacher by ensuring everyone stays on track throughout class time together.

When done well, video tracking helps improve student satisfaction by creating more meaningful learning experiences in which each learner gets appropriate support based on individual needs rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Gives learners a chance to view the lecture later

Video tracking is one of the most powerful benefits of using video to teach. Since lectures are recorded, students can watch them at a time that is convenient for them. This means they don’t have to take notes while they’re watching and can pause, rewind and review at their own pace. It also means that if a student didn’t understand something in an online learning session, or missed the lecture entirely, he or she will have another opportunity to watch it later on their phone or tablet anywhere in the world.

In summary

The benefits of video tracking are clear, and it’s an excellent tool for any organisation educating their students online. It’s not just a tool to improve student outcomes, but also gives students a chance to view the lecture later on in case they missed something important during class time. Furthermore, video tracking is easy to use and can be integrated into existing workflows so that the system works seamlessly with existing software such as LMS software.

Why not read one of our client case studies to find out more?  Contact us today to discuss how we can incorporate video tracking into your next e-learning programme.

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The future of work: What will it look like?

The future of work: What will it look like?

What will the future of work look like?

The workplace has been completely reshaped because of the Covid-19 pandemic but what will the future of work look like?  The stay-at-home order shifted workforces to working from offices, to working purely online.  But now, there is a mixture.  Offices are open, staff are back, and we’ve learned a lot.  These learnings will shape both how organisations and employees decide to operate and the workplace will never be the same again.  The future of work will look very different to the past.  Hybrid working is here and it’s here to stay.

The future of the workplace for organisations

The core trends that are driving the change in the way we work, beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, can be simplified as:

  • Globalisation
  • Digital transformation
  • Generational changes

According to Deloitte, in the early 2000’s nearly all workforces across the globe consisted of permanent employees.  However, today the story is quite different.  More than 40% of employees are now considered non-permanent workers.  This is a huge change, why this shift?  Since Covid-19 hit, workers and organisations have embraced remote working, with freelancers and distributed workforces working together like never before – because they had to.

Remote working due to necessity, has unlocked many opportunities for business leaders and created a new era of flexibility within the workforce.  Organisations now have access to talent they couldn’t reach before.  Organisations are realising that with the correct systems in place they can make the most of this flexible and often cost-effective talent pool.  Virtual digital solutions such as Virtual Experience Centers and Virtual Events provide efficient ways of training and educating workforces and connecting businesses with their customers, no matter where in the world they may be physically located. Face to face is, and will always remain important, but working virtually, as we’ve done since Covid-19 creates huge opportunity.

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Benefits for organisations

  • Reduced office space & resulting reduced overheads that can be redirected elsewhere
  • Flexible human resource that switches on and off when needed
  • Global & decentralised workforces & access to new talent pools
…work is changing dramatically today, with huge implications for us all. The three trends steering change – globalisation, generational change and digital transformation – are already driving businesses to rethink the way they operate.
Forbes, 2022

The future of the workplace for staff

With the Baby Boomer generation set to retire from full time working life, Gen X and older Millennials will begin to fill senior positions.  As Gen Z’s enter the workplace, improved digital knowledge and understanding means expectations have changed.  This will welcome a new era for the workforce.  It is becoming, and will continue to become a candidate led market.

As well as compensation and pay, flexibility is not seen as a benefit, but as an expectation.  Experienced workers need time not only to care for themselves, but their families (both older relatives and children.)  Almost every future job is expected to include some degree of flexibility.  Whether it’s a permanent role working from the office for set days a week, and remotely the rest, or a full-time remote position, digital technology is the enabler of the hybrid workplace.

If the hiring organisation has the relevant digital capabilities to manage their workforce, they can hire the right people for the right projects and remain agile.  Younger employees are expected to want to work on several projects to develop their skills and digital capabilities will facilitate this.  Candidates will seek out organisations that make this way of working possible for them.  The needs of this new era of staff will be important for organisations, and organisations with methods of training and engaging with staff virtually, will thrive.

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Ways staff will be able to engage with organisations in the future workplace

  • Remote training and opportunities for upskilling
  • Integrated digital workplace solutions
  • E-learning platforms
  • Virtual Events

What do do next…

For more information on how to prepare your organisation for the future of work, contact us today.  In a no obligation, question and answer only demo, we can demonstrate the excellent ways we can help your organisation engage with the workforce of the future and attract the best talent.

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