How Can Designers Create Interactive Videos for Learning? #414

Interactive Video in E-Learning #414: Challenge | Recap

Using videos in e-learning is an excellent way to grab learners' attention and develop engaging and relevant e-learning content.

Incorporating interactive elements such as cue points, hotspots, buttons, and markers into videos allows you to elevate typical e-learning quizzes or scenarios into more engaging interactions for learners. And that's what this week's challenge is all about! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what’s possible.

Video Interview with Branching Quiz Questions

This is one of my favorites. Amar first shared this example in the video interview challenge. I really like how this project alternates between presentation and quizzing modes.

Video Interview with Branching Quiz Questions

View the interactive video quiz

Video as Answer Choices

I like how Nick uses looping video clips as answer choices in the video quiz example. This approach is great for moving from static, text, and image quizzes to video-based assessments. 

Video as Answer Choices

View the video choices example

Video Interviews

Here's an older video interview I recorded with my daughter. I used an iPhone 5 to capture the audio and video and some background paper from Savage. The original idea was to make the pink paper fill the entire background, but my kid moved around so much that I had to cover part of the background.

Video Interviews

View the video interview example

Videos to Show Progress in Quizzes

Here’s a different take on using video in quizzes. In this example, Jonathan uses background video to show learner progress. Answer the question correctly, and you’ll see an upward-moving video taking you to the next floor. Conversely, answer the question incorrectly, and the video shows you moving down to the bottom, where you can try again. Brilliant.

Videos to Show Progress in Quizzes

View the video background quiz example

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share examples that show how interactive video can be used in e-learning. You can reshare a previous example or build something new this week.

Related Challenges

We’ve hosted several interactive video challenges over the years. Below you’ll find some recent challenges and recaps to help you get started.


Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to link your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start a new thread and share a link to your published example.
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Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you interact with this week’s challenge, check out the enlightening ways course designers use lightbox slides to provide performance support to learners:

Using Lighbox Slides for Performance Support in E-Learning #413

Using Lightbox Slides in E-Learning #413: Challenge | Recap

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