Hot to create custom Insert as mode for screencast video

Apr 04, 2018

Hi all!

I have a task to record screen cast video and do the simple thing with it: on each slide I need to mark click area with color shape and go to the next slide after user clicked inside selection.

Sounds like the easiest way is to use View mode, but I need to make several changes for each slide (like add hotspot, assign action to it etc...)

This can be very annoying in case of thousands slides. Any way to do it in a simple way?

4 Replies
Shannon B

Hi Vasiliy! When you record your screen and insert that recording in View mode, it should automatically populate hotspots along with the triggers associated with that action. You record your screen and insert it as step-by-step slides. From there, you can edit the call-out shape and adjust the trigger as needed. It's nice because Storyline picks up any click or text entry you perform.

Are you wanting to do something more with your interaction than that?

Vasiliy Kukisin

Hi Shannon! You right, but in my case hotspots must be visible for users and  my project consist of more than 1000 slides and I must put visible border for every hotspot on every slide manually, which is a lot of monkey job.

On the other hand, if I would have ability to change default settings for view mode and place visible border above hotspot, this will be done automatically.

Shannon B

I do not think you can edit the default settings for View/Try modes. I'd put in a feature request for that!

In View mode, when you go to insert your screen recording as step-by-step slides, select View mode steps and then click on the View mode options. This will allow you to select "Indicate clicks with highlight". It'll put a light blue box around the area indicating where you click. But - that only works if you don't want the user to be able to try the interaction and only view it.

If you are trying to change the hotspots in Try Mode, any changes made to the hotspots will not be visible to the learner. It sounds like you will need shapes to show a border and assign triggers to it. Which I know is going to be terribly time consuming for you! Perhaps you could get around it by leaving the hint captions visible?  I'm not sure of any other workarounds other than those. Maybe someone else will have better ideas!

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