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CenarioVR FAQs

What is CenarioVR?

CenarioVR is an easy-to-use, online authoring tool for creating virtual reality simulations. It allows you to create engaging and intuitive interactions, through which learners can explore and participate in a captivating 360° virtual environment designed to expand their vision and promote learning, retention, and impact to your organization.

Do you support 4K video?

Yes. CenarioVR supports 4K video upload.

Always capture your source material in 4K resolution or higher. Remember that 4K resolution is split between multiple lenses and spread over a full 360 degrees, so 4K images and video only give you HD in each hemisphere. If the resulting video is too large or requires too much bandwidth (see the compression section below!), you can always lower the resolution to HD if the subject matter does not need it, but you can’t go the other way.

Are academic and military discounts available?
Absolutely! ELB Learning is proud to support academic and military organizations with the best eLearning software on the market. Reach out to your ELB Learning Account Representative if you have any questions.

Is my content within CenarioVR backed up?
Yes. Your data is backed up nightly, in an encrypted, compressed form.

How do I access CenarioVR?
CenarioVR is hosted on the web here: Be sure to access the site through Chrome, Firefox, or Safari using a stable internet connection. For best use, access the site via your laptop or personal computer. Mobile phone and tablet development is not supported at this time.

How do I activate my account?
After you have been added into the system, an email will be sent asking you to set up your password. Complete the steps instructed to gain access into CenarioVR.

How do I reset a password?
Anyone can change their own passwords using the "Forgot Password" link on the login screen. Authorized users in an Administrator or Organizational Administrator role can change a user's password by selecting "Users" on the CenarioVR dashboard, then selecting the ellipses (three dots ...) on the right side of the screen next to the user's name. Then choose Edit.

Can I connect Lectora/Lectora Online/Reviewlink with CenarioVR?
YES! We even have a CenarioVR object type in Lectora.

How many scenarios can I create?
You can create unlimited scenarios with the Pro subscription or ELB Learning Authoring Suites - Platinum plan.

How many learners can I share my scenarios with?
It depends on how you publish. Content published and hosted on external sites such as an LMS or a website has unlimited viewing potential. Distribution via CenarioVR will be dependent upon the plan you purchase.

What types of media does CenarioVR recommend?
CenarioVR supports the use of MP4 video, MP3 audio, and PNG, JPG, SVG, GLB, and non-animated GIF images.

How do I begin creating a scenario?
To create a scenario from scratch, you must upload at least one 360 video in MP4 format or an equirectangular image that's either PNG or JPG. Be sure to check out our CenarioVR Resources for a complete list of all the articles and videos regarding CenarioVR.

What is an equirectangular image?
An equirectangular image is a term used to describe a spherical image that has been made into a flat object. For example a world map or 3D projection of a 360-degree viewpoint.

Where can I get a 360 video or image to use?
360 video and images can be gathered or captured in a variety of different ways. Common examples include renting or purchasing a 360 camera, downloading stock options from a website, or contracting a third party to shoot and produce the videos or images

Can I grade my scenario?
Grading of questions within CenarioVR is automatic. When publishing you also have the option to include or not include a score. When publishing to SCORM, the package includes the necessary information to “complete” and score a scenario.

Can I share a scenario with a co-worker?
Yes. Any scenario can be shared with another author in your organization. This feature is only available on certain plans. Please refer to our Plans and reach out to your ELB Learning Account Representative if you have any questions.

Can I publicly or privately share my content?
Yes. Public content is open to the general public and can be viewed at any time, even on the CenarioVR mobile app. Private content is available only via invitation to assigned viewers.

What formats can I publish to?
Publishing to CenarioVR Live and Mobile gives learners access to your scenario on the mobile app. You can also publish to HTML5 for website hosting. Or send it to xAPI, CMI5, or SCORM for hosting on a Learning Management System or Learning Record Store.

How can I view CenarioVR content?
Content published to CenarioVR allows you to view it either on the Web, on a Mobile device, or on various headsets. There are native CenarioVR Apps for the following devices:

• iOS
• Android
• Samsung Gear VR
• Oculus Go
• Oculus Quest & Oculus Quest 2 – see note below
• Oculus Rift/Rift S
• HTC ViveFocus
• HTC Vive/VivePro – on the VivePort store, not the Steam store
• Pico Neo
• Pico G2/G24K

CeanrioVR App: For all of the device types (except Oculus Quest), there is a free CenarioVR App on the store for the device. Just go to the store for the device, download the app, and log in using either an author or student ID. A student will only see content that is assigned to them, and public content if that is enabled for their organization. An author will also see assigned and public content, but will additionally have a tab for “My Scenarios” which will have any scenarios that the author has published. Scenarios under “My Scenarios” do not generate xAPI statements and won’t gather analytics, giving you a chance to test your output before distributing it to students.

Note for Oculus: Oculus does not allow Enterprise Apps on the Quest store. To install the free CenarioVR app on Quest you will be asked to load a free, helper app called App Lab.  Once App Lab is installed, the CenarioVR app is available to install.  Once the CenarioVR app is installed, you will be able to open the CeanrioVR app directly, save it in your favorites, etc.

How do learners/viewers access CenarioVR?
If the content has been published publically the scenario will be visible on the Public Scenarios tab. Assigned content appears in the Assigned Scenario tab.

What kind of analytics can I gather from my scenarios?
Depending on your plan you'll have access to the Analytics dashboard. Analytics can either be seen from a scenario or learner's perspective. Data points include:

Average amount of time spent
Individual time spent
Average interactions
Individual interactions
Individual scores

This article last reviewed Nov, 2020. The software may have changed since the last review.