Hotspots and invisible buttons are a great way to add interactive objects to your courses to increase learner engagement. They work just like regular buttons—showing layers, changing states, jumping to slides, and revealing key information. But they can also help challenge learners to identify parts of an image, prevent them from clicking other objects, and guide their pace through course material.
There’s no end to what you can create using hotspots and invisible buttons. But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at these seven visibly creative examples produced by the wildly innovative members of the E-Learning Heroes community.
Check ’em out:
- Find your way around the kitchen in this oh-so-tasty baking example by Armando Lopez.
- Use invisible buttons to create an interactive game like Sydney Spann does in this escape room example.
- The sleek design in this mini-golf history example by Jonathan Hill is on par for the course.
- This invisible button example by Katy Tran helps new employees explore their workspace before they even set foot in the office.
- Create impressive drag-and-drop interactions like the ones in this storytelling example by Samara Reyneke.
- This road bike example by Rachelle Albright is one way to use invisible buttons to help learners get familiar with the anatomy of an object.
- Challenge learners to spot when something is amiss. Just take a cue from this fraudulent check example by Kristy Moede.
Feeling inspired to create your own hotspot and invisible button example? Check out this helpful article on working with hotspots in Storyline 360, create your own project, and then join the E-Learning Challenge. Once you’re finished, head on over to the Building Better Courses forum for more course design ideas.