Disabling hotspots once clicked

Hi Gurus,

I have a slide with a static photo and have included hotspots over special areas of the photo I want the learner to identify by clicking. Once the learner has clicked a hot spot, is there a way to disable the hotspot? I don't see the option of changing the states of a hotspot. There are too many areas on the photo to make separating them and layering them onto the photo a productive option.  Thank you in advance for your help. Tara

4 Replies
Christine Hendrickson

Welcome to E-Learning Heroes, Tara!

Just a quick thought on this; How about using a transparent shape with triggers and a disabled state, instead of a hotspot? This way, the learner won't see the shape (if you modify the shape to have 100% transparency) and you'll be able to disable the shape once it's been clicked.

Phil Mayor

Christine Hendrickson said:

Welcome to E-Learning Heroes, Tara!

Just a quick thought on this; How about using a transparent shape with triggers and a disabled state, instead of a hotspot? This way, the learner won't see the shape (if you modify the shape to have 100% transparency) and you'll be able to disable the shape once it's been clicked.


+1 best way to do it

Tara Richardson

Thanks Christine & Phil for your quick replies.

25 transparent shapes later ... I found that it works perfectly. I lucked into discovering that I could just create a shape (put in all triggers, etc) copy and drag and reshape accordingly, then go back and rename the shape, and connect it to the states I had named. I started with "plus 1 to a variable" for their score as a trigger on the shape and the hide state, so it wasn't really too bad to go back and do it the right way.

First week using Storyline and first post to the forum. Both have been great! Thanks again.