iPad version of course not navigating videos correctly

Sep 26, 2014

I've put up a course on tempshare to test on my iPad. It is set up so that at various hotspots throughout videos, other slides pop-up, and at their timeline end the course is supposed to return to the previous slide at the last saved state. But on the iPad they always return to the video at its beginning. This is especially bothersome if the departure occurred a few minutes into the video.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Would appreciate any help.

4 Replies
blair parkin

Hi Stephen

I'm not 100% on this but I think as the video is streamed it actually is separate from the slide timeline, so when you return to the video slide although the timeline has paused the video will always restart.

However you can do what you are trying to achieve by using slide layers instead of separate slides (on a PC, not sure about the iPad)


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Stephen,

As Blair mentioned, you may want to look into using layers instead of slides - especially depending on how your videos are inserted. Here is a tutorial on how to pause the timeline of a slide based on using layers.Also, you'll want to insert the video without any video controls so that it's synchronized with your slide's timeline.

Hope that helps.

Stephen Hayward

Thank you for the suggestions. Both are techniques that I have used in the past. In fact, for this application I place a hotspot over the video layer so that the user cannot click on it and pause it inadvertently. The jumps are always in sync therefore.

For this application, the user wants a video to play, and questions to pop up in context over the video. If I could create quiz question layers over top of a non-quiz slide, my problem would go away. Is this technique possible?

I could also use lightboxes with the questions. Butthe lightboxed slide is always smaller than the one that calls it, so it does not overlay seamlessly. Every question takes the user out of the moment.

The only solution I've found is to create a hot spot at the point I want to insert the question, create a slide with a screen shot of the video at that point as the background, and to jump to it when the hotspot state is normal, returning to the video slide at the last saved state when the question is answered correctly.

But this does not work on the iPad. If there are any other solutions you could point me to, I'd appreciate it.

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