Annotations Solutions Needed
Jan 20, 2012
Hi Creative e-Learning experts,
I am facing a small problem. I am creating a course which if done using the tools that I know would result in a very animation intensive project and hence would be very time consuming. So I considered "annotations" that I could use real time while syncing animations. But the problem is that I need "line" type and/or shaded rectangle/circle type annotations. The arrows and the cross marks will not work for this.
I intend to teach students how to read and understand a sentence. So that is why I want to pause briefly as I am speaking a sentence and I want to highlight on a few important things.
I tried using rectangle stretched as thin as possible to try to get a feel for a line. But "thin" size was not think enough to give an impression of a line. I have attached the pic here. Also, the size is not consistent. Can we get it thinner than this and a more consistent size. Am I doing something wrong with it while I am making it on the screen?
Is there something less time consuming than animations here? If not, then I will proceed with the animations route only and account for the increased time in my planning doc. :(.
In ideal world, I would have loved to have the following ability - sync animations using articulate presenter, add on-screen circles and rectangles using ppt slideshow pointer. That way I would have had the best of both worlds...
Would really appreciate your help.
What I want to avoid and what I want to do
How "Thin" Rectangles look?