What is CoSpaces Edu and why do I need it?
How easy is CoSpaces Edu to use?
What kind of hardware do I need to use CoSpaces?
CoSpaces Edu has been made to be as accessible as possible. All you need to enjoy the experience is a desktop, laptop, Chromebook or mobile, with a working and up-to-date internet browser. The creation process happens inside the browser or the app. When you are ready to experience your virtual creation, you can use any of the above devices to explore. However, you can also utilize a smartphone or tablet for a 360° viewing experience, or a smartphone and headset for the full virtual reality adventure.
Will I be able to access the CoSpaces Edu domains from my school?
Some schools have firewalls that block certain domains and might prevent you from accessing CoSpaces Edu. In order to resolve this, it is necessary to allow all of the domains needed to access CoSpaces Edu's online platform and apps. Please contact your IT department and ask them to whitelist the following domains: cospaces.io, edu.cospaces.io, and https connections (port 443) to cdn.cospaces.io.
Is there any tech support available on hand to help?
Users can always contact a member of the CoSpaces Edu team for direct support - we are always happy to help through our forum, via the Facebook page, by email or our Twitter account. CoSpaces Edu also boasts a huge community of experienced users, like our Ambassadors, who are also happy to assist in any way they can.
What are the class management features of CoSpaces Edu?
The software is developed for teachers to have full access and control over the workflow. From within the browser app, teachers can create and share templates with the class, assign individual tasks to students, collaborate in real-time (between teacher and student only) and monitor the students’ work process remotely.
Does CoSpaces Edu include lesson plans detailing how VR can be used in the classroom?
There is a dedicated page on the website for official lesson plans created by ourselves, our Ambassadors and members of CoSpaces Edu - they can all be downloaded, adapted to your liking and then implemented into your classroom at a moment's notice.
Can I create templates to share with my class?
Templates, or assignments, can be created and shared with your class for various different tasks. Each individual student has the ability to edit and work with your template to suit the requirements of the assignment, whilst you can access these creations remotely and collaborate privately with your students in real-time.
Is it possible to upload external assets to use within CoSpaces Edu?
The CoSpaces Edu library is host to a plethora of 3D assets and environments, but there is also a dedicated upload button which means that you can use your own personal photos, sounds/music or even use the web search function to find something that's maybe more fitting with your personal virtual world. You can also upload your own .STL files to use within your space - we are working on implementing the use of .FBX and .OBJ files too!
Is CoSpaces Edu compatible with 360° images?
Uploading 360° images is possible within CoSpaces Edu - click here to watch a tutorial. You can also click here for a library of creative commons, license free 360° images that your students can use. It is also possible for users to export a 360° image of their virtual creations to take home and stick on the fridge - watch the tutorial here!
Where can I get 360° image content with Creative Commons license?
There are plenty of free 360° available, and you can find them here.
Can I import my own 3D models into CoSpaces Edu?
You can upload your own assets such as 360° photos, as well as import items from the internet with our dedicated search function that is built seamlessly into the software. You can also use .STL files that you have created externally by simply dragging and dropping them on to the stage - we are working on including .FBX and .OBJ files too.
How can I experience my creations in VR?
All of your own creations, and many more from the CoSpaces Edu Gallery, can be viewed in VR through the mobile app, available on both Android and iOS, and with a VR headset.
What headsets would you recommend using with CoSpaces?
As CoSpaces Edu runs on the mobile app, all you need is a basic mobile VR headset - these can be made with cardboard by your students, or you can purchase some at a very reasonable price.
Can I showcase CoSpaces Edu at presentations to other educators?
If you're a CoSpaces Edu account holder, we grant our permission for presentations to other educators or groups. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding our Ambassador program if you're interested in joining us.
How much does it cost and how can I buy it?
CoSpaces Edu Basic is available for free. CoSpaces Edu Pro works on a seats system whereby teachers or schools can purchase seats at the cost of USD 3.50 per seat. Click here to view full pricing and compare license plans. Payment can be made by credit card or with a purchase order directly from us.
How can I get started?
You can create a CoSpaces Edu account online now and start using the platform right away, or you can request a quote for the number of seats desired in your CoSpaces Edu Pro license. If you need help or inspiration, we have tutorial videos on YouTube that will get you started and an active community on Facebook, Twitter and our forum.
How do I add teachers to my license plan?
To add a teacher to your license plan, you simply need to provide them with your activation key. They can then create an account with their details (name, email, password etc). Upon completion of successfully creating an account, the teacher can then enter your activation code and will be included in your plan, using one of the seats from your license plan.
How do I add students to my license plan?
Students can be added to your license plan by inviting them to a class. Students can join a class via the invite code that is provided to them by the teacher. If the student doesn't have an existing CoSpaces Edu account, then this code can also be entered when creating a new student account. Upon completion of successfully creating an account, the student will be included in your plan, using one of the seats from your license plan.
What information do I and my students need to enter to use CoSpaces Edu?
How do I get a trial code to test CoSpaces Edu Pro?
CoSpaces Edu Pro trial codes are given out by our brand ambassadors. If you aren't in contact with a CoSpaces Edu Ambassador yet, you can connect with them on Twitter. Click here to view the CoSpaces Edu Ambassadors Twitter list.
How do I activate a Pro trial?
In CoSpaces Edu Basic, click the "Upgrade to Pro" button at the bottom-left corner, select "Activate trial" and simply enter your trial code.
What is the difference between CoBlocks and Blockly?
CoBlocks is CoSpaces Edu own visual block-based programming language. CoBlocks allows coding on desktop or on a tablet. Blockly however is web-only and can only be used in our web platform, on a computer.
What can I use to sign up to CoSpaces Edu?
You can either sign up with your email address or through Google or Office 360.
How can I experience my creations in AR?
All of your own creations, and many more from the CoSpaces Edu Gallery, can be viewed in AR through the CoSpaces Edu mobile app, available on both Android and iOS, with a recent smartphone or tablet.
What smartphones can be used to view in AR?
Smartphones with Android's AR Core technology, including the latest Samsung, Google and Xiao mi phones, or with Apple's AR Kit technology, including the iPhone 6, 7, 8, X and iPad tablets of 2017 and 2018, can be used for AR. Check all supported iOS devices. and supported Android devices.
What smartphones can be used with the MERGE Cube?
Recent smartphones with the CoSpaces Edu app, including smartphones using iOS 9+ and Android 4.4+ can be used to view AR content on the MERGE Cube. Check here for more details.