Tour Creator FAQ
See answers to the following questions about Tour Creator.
Using Tour Creator
If you have a G Suite for Education account and your school is K–12, your administrator has to turn on Tour Creator. If you have a G Suite Business account, Tour Creator might be on, depending on whether your administrator sets new products to be on automatically.
If you can't sign in to Tour Creator, contact your administrator. Administrators, see Turn on Tour Creator.
You can edit your tours at any time and all your changes autosave. You can see your tours on the Tour Creator homepage. Click a cover photo to open and edit a tour. For details, see Edit or delete a tour.
If you edit after you publish a tour, republish the tour. Your changes are included in the new version.
You can enable audio for any tour that has sound. For details, see Enable audio on Poly.
Beneath the point of interest, click Insert image and follow the instructions.
A Ricoh Theta camera is recommended, but any camera that takes 360-degree photospheres should work well with Tour Creator. For details, see Camera options.
Tours can vary in length, but 6–8 scenes per tour works well.
If you want to guide your tour in the Google Expeditions app, it must be under 5 MB (6–8 scenes won’t exceed this amount).
Who can see my tours?
When you finish creating your tour, you publish it to Polyas:
- Public—Your tour is available for anyone to view.
- Unlisted—Only users with the URL can view the tour.
You can view your tour on Tour Creator or Poly. You can also embed your tour on your website or your school’s website.
For more information, see Publish your tour.
When you create a tour in Tour Creator, you can download it in the Expeditions app and it’ll be added to My Tours. Search for your tour and tap it to download it.
- As unlisted, it’s only available to you or to anyone with whom you share your tour.
- As public and available for anyone to view, anyone who likes it on Poly can download your tour to Expeditions on their device.
Adding tours to Expeditions
Yes. For more details, see Add tours from Poly.
When you create a tour in Tour Creator, you can download it to the Expeditions app. The tour is added to your My Tours.
Due to high demand, please allow 3–4 weeks for a response.