Click-to-reveal interactions are one of the best ways to break up big chunks of information so learners can explore and pull content at their own pace. They're some of the most common interactions, making them a fantastic way to practice building e-learning.
Some of the most popular click-reveals include:
- Tabs interactions: Buttons are placed horizontally or vertically on the slide. Clicking each button reveals a different section of content when clicked.
- Labeled graphics and markers: Labeled graphics use small buttons placed anywhere over an existing, static slide to transform it into something more explorable.
- Interactive timelines: Timeline interactions present a sequence of content chronologically. Like tabs, learners explore each event by clicking a button to reveal more information.
- Hotspots and invisible buttons: Hotspots are hidden buttons that work like regular buttons. They can show layers, change states, jump to slides, and do almost everything standard buttons can do.
Using Click-and-Reveals as Quick Guides
Here’s a fresh use for click-and-reveals. Similar to tooltips and modals, clicking the button reveals more information. But rather than loading the new content over the main page, the page expands to show the new content. The reader controls how much or little information they pull from the story.
Using Click-and-Reveals for Q&A
This example uses the same click-and-reveal event. The only difference is the type of content loaded. In the first example, the interaction revealed links and resources, while this one is used to answer common questions.
🏆 Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share a click-to-reveal e-learning example.
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Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you reveal your examples, check out the creative ways course designers use lightbox slides in e-learning:
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