Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find answers to some frequesntly asked questions about VRroom.
VRroom is a social engagement tool for student wellbeing powered by collaborative VR technology. Teachers can create a safe and controlled virtual space for students to connect, talk and interact in a bid to combat social isolation.
VRroom is completely free for any school or educational establishment to use.
When you are in a VRroom session, you will see a ‘share’ icon in the top menu bar. Just click this icon to copy the VRroom URL link to your clipboard and to display a QR code of it. You can share this link or QR code directly with your students who can paste it into their web browser or scan the QR code with a mobile device.
When you register for VRroom, you automatically get 3 concurrent licenses, allowing up to 3 people at a time to meet and collaborate in a VRroom. You can increase this to 30 license for free by creating an Avantis Account.
A VRroom room will remain ‘open’ as long as the teacher keeps the page open in their web browser. Once the teacher closes the browser, the room will close shortly after and will no longer be accessible. Starting a new session from the teachers browser will open a new room, and a new link will be available for teachers to share with their students.
VRroom is very cross-platform compatible. Since VRroom runs in a browser it works across many different platforms, such as mobile, desktop, and VR devices and most modern web browsers.
Supported devices & browsers
VRroom works on most modern desktop browsers on Windows, Mac and Linux. It also works on most mobile browsers for Android, and with Safari on iOS. Mobile phone powered VR systems, such as Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard, work using the Google Chrome browser.
For Desktop VR (Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, or HTC Vive) VRroom works when used with a WebVR compatible browser (e.g. Firefox). Users must also have either Oculus Desktop App (Oculus rift), or SteamVR installed (Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive). For Standalone VR devices (Pico Neo 2, Oculus Quest and Oculus Go) VRroom works in the Mozilla Firefox Reality Browser or the Oculus Browser.
To get the best from VRroom, we reccommned using the latest versions of popular web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge. VRroom does use advanced graphics, so a reasonable specification PC, tablet or mobile phone should provide adequate performance.
When you are in a VRroom session, you will see a small icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. Click on this icon, then click on the ‘pencil’ icon next to your default name. Here you can type in a new name that will be shown above your VRroomie.
To change your VRroomie, just walk directly into any VRroomie you see in a scene and you will magically change!