Presenter ‘09’s web objects give you a versatile way of leveraging any web-based resources, right within your e-learning course. This is great news if you want to let your learners experience and explore web-based applications, games, videos, reference material — or any other web content.

Here are just a few cool ways we’ve seen web objects used:

  • Build an exercise where learners need to find answers to key questions about your course topic, and give them a web object that points to Google, Wikipedia, or some other handy online research tool.
  • Walk learners through the process of completing and submitting an online form that lives on your company intranet. Instead of fussing with screen captures and callouts (or worse, paper versions of the form), have them access the real deal via a web object, while your course guides them through it.
  • Leverage a web-based application as part of your elearning course. For example, if you're building a course on foreign-language skills, insert a web object pointing to an online voice recorder. Have students record and play back their pronunciation of key words or phrases. 
  • Add a web object pointing to Twitter or your company's internal social-networking tool so they can tweet about what they're learning.
  • Use the embed code from resources on sites like Vimeo or YouTube to build a simple local html file that you insert as a web object in your course.

The possibilities are huge!

You can add both online web resources or any local html resources that are currently on your computer. See these tutorials for details:

Inserting a Web Object
Inserting a Local Web Object