Using Hotspots and Invisible Buttons in E-Learning #296

Hotspots and Invisible Buttons in E-Learning #296: Challenge | Recap

Hotspots are interactive objects that work a lot like regular buttons. They can show layers, change states, jump to slides, and do almost everything standard buttons can do. What makes hotspots so unique is they’re invisible buttons. 

Because they’re invisible, you can test learners’ ability to identify parts of an image without providing hints or guides for the learner. To help you out in working with hotspots, Storyline displays the hotpots as transparent green shapes.

Hotspots in E-Learning

Click-and-reveal interactions are just one use case for hotspots.

Hotspots can control sorting order and drop targets in custom drag-and-drop interactions. They can be used as transparent barriers to prevent learners from clicking other objects on the slide. What else can you do with hotspots? That’s what this week’s challenge is all about!

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to show how hotspots and invisible buttons can be used in e-learning. 

Never used hotspots? No problem. You can learn all about them in our user guide: Working with Hotspots.

Share Your E-Learning Work

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  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.

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Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you dive into this week's challenge, test your knowledge in the eighth grade e-learning quizzes:

19 E-Learning Quizzes to Help You Pass the Eighth Grade #295

1912 Eight Grade Quiz Makeover RECAP #295: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.