Augmented Reality


If you’ve done a search about augmented reality lately, you’ll see that there’s lots of info out there. We have combed through all of it to provide the easy-to-follow instructions and tips you need to get started.

Create an account on the free Aurasma app to augment your reality.

Not sure you’re ready to commit? Check out these examples.

Each entry in the showcase below lists the school/yearbook staff’s channel. By following the school/yearbook staff’s channel and then scanning the photos marked with the purple Aurasma call-to-action icon, you’ll access an array of videos these schools added to bring their yearbooks to life.

If you’re new to Aurasma, you may have seen some instructions that mention the need to create a channel but recent updates implemented by Aurasma no longer require that step. Your channel name now defaults to your username so make sure you choose something that is appropriate for your school. You can change your channel name in the Aurasma Studio, account settings but your username will remain the same and cannot be changed. To log in to the Aurasma Studio, you need the username you opened your account with and most recent password.


We’re augmenting some of our projects too. Follow Herff Jones Yearbooks and take a look!


While other augmented reality apps exist, one makes the most sense in the world of yearbook. For step-by-step instructions for Aurasma and advice on best practices, check in below. 

Follow Herff Jones Aurasma

Aurasma Instructions

To Follow HJ Yearbooks

Not only will this channel guide make it easy for reps, advisers and staffers to follow us, but it models the premise that anyone using AR should create a similar guide to make things easy for their audience.

Follower Form

Provide This PDF

Yearbook staffs can share this editable PDF to let the school community know how to follow their channels and where in the yearbook AR has been used. Simply add your own details and distribute.

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Get the Aurasma App

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Even More: Aurasma Icons

Aurasma has created icons to identify which published images are augmented and can be scanned by readers. We thought it would be easier if all of the icons any staff could ever need were packaged and in one place. Download this zipped file to get started!