Classes de maitre

Master Class

Augmented Reality for Everyone*

Augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality … these terms have indeed become an inevitable reality! However, creating these kinds of experiences can be tricky, given that most creation tools available are either simple to use but with limited options, or more complex with unlimited possibilities and requiring solid technical programming skills.

Zapworks bridges this gap between off-the-shelf and professional tools with a solution that successfully takes on the challenge of democratizing AR and VR creation. With Zapworks, novices can create AR experiences in just a few minutes, and technical experts can produce highly complex applications.

In this workshop, we will set aside the Zapworks Widgets and Zapworks Designer to focus on the Zapworks Studio development tool. Following an overview of the interface, you will learn how to build and share your AR and VR experiences.

* This master class will be presented in English. Space is limited!


Jean Vouillon, Professor and Multimedia Communication Programme Coordinator at the Université de Saint-Boniface.

Jean Vouillon has taught for 13 years in the Multimedia Communication Programme at the Université de Saint-Boniface. Passionate about new technologies, he has participated, through various partnerships across Canada, in the creation of online courses for the Web Development Programme. He has also participated in an expertise exchange project aiming to promote the use of touch-screen tablets in teaching. He regularly facilitates workshops and presentations during Madlat (Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Teaching) conferences on topics such as mobile development, enhanced reality, 3D printing, etc.


Experience level and prerequisites:



At the end of the class, participants will:

  • Be able to create and distribute a Zapworks application
  • Understand the Zapworks Studio interface
  • Know how to create a range of AR and VR experiences

During class, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Create tracking images
  • Use scripts
  • Import and animate 3D models
  • Import and animate 360 panoramas
  • Create for Google Cardboard VR

Participants are asked to do the following ahead of the class:

  • Create a Zapworks account. Note: It is a free 30-day trial, so don't create it too far in advance of the class!
  • Download the Zapworks Studio application (for Mac or Windows)
  • Install the Zappar app on their smartphone or tablet
  • Download sample files from Dropbox

Intended audience

This class is for instructional designers as well as teachers interested in exploring the potential of AR and VR experiences for their classes.

Agenda: 1.5 Hours

0:00 – 0:05 Introduction
(approx. 5 min)
0:05 – 0:10 Zapworks workflow (approx. 5 min)
0:10 – 0:40 Project: tracking images and 3D models
  • Creating tracking images
  • Importing 3D models
  • Creating controllers and animation
  • Creating scripts

(approx. 30 min)
0:40 - 1:10 Project: Attitude Orient and 360 Panoramas
  • Using Attitude Orient
  • Adding Photo Sphere
  • Using Headset Manager

(approx. 30 min)
1:10 – 1:20 Presentation of advanced projects (approx. 10 min)
1:20 – 1:30 Q&A (approx. 10 min)


Date: April 16, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Pacific) / 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Mountain) / 11 a.m. to12:30 p.m. (Central) / 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Eastern) / 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Atlantic)
Duration : 1 h 30



Members: $25
Non-members: $50
Group: Registration of 10 participants from the same organization: $250

To register, e-mail the form below to by April 10, 2019. The registration fee must be paid before access will be granted to the Master Class.

To access the registration form, click here.


Read the section on payment under “Membership” for information on payment options.

We hope you’ll join us!