We’ve been hard at work these past few weeks putting together the new build of Edorble, and we’re excited to release it! Here are some of the big changes.
Our artists outdid themselves by creating an incredibly beautiful, easy-to-navigate island outside of the existing auditorium. They also changed the overall style of the world to make it a bit more playful, without making it too cartoonish. We gathered feedback from users throughout the development to try to find the right balance here, and we’d love to hear what you think about it. You’ll notice in the island there are three “stops”, or separate areas where you can have your students gather to break into small groups. Each of the stops have screens so that the groups can browse the web together (more on this below). One of them is a fisherman’s house, another one is a campfire, and the third is is a rocky area on the beach.
Before, there was only one, big screen in Edorble’s auditorium. As such, if the teacher or host wanted participants to break up into smaller group discussions, one group could continue using the screen but the other groups had to manage without one. We’ve fixed that now by adding 12 extra screens in the world, 3 of which are right outside the auditorium on the grassy platforms that are meant for small group break-outs. These screens work just like the big one in the auditorium - whoever is standing on the webcast circle can control the browser.
Now, users can use the web browser screens to navigate to publicly shared files saved in their google drive accounts and open them up for everyone in-world to see. This means Google docs, google slides, and even non-google formats like Powerpoint, PDF, or Microsoft Word. It just has to be saved in your Google Drive with the sharing settings set to “anyone with the link can view”. We know it’s still a little tricky to navigate to these files through the in-world web browser (we recommend saving the URLS on another page like a blog instead of logging in to google drive right through the browser), but we’re working on making this process easier with richer Google Drive integration.
We can't wait to show you what's coming next!
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