video play/pause buttons vs. seekbar or play video control below

I have 4 video scenarios where the learner must watch the video, and then 4 options appear. They must choose the best option.

I created my own play pause buttons and everything works fine.

I checked on the volume option in the player feature, which shows the audio option on all slides.  A learner found this confusing, I guess thinking that all slides had audio.  

So now I'm trying to figure out the seekbar and or video controls below options. 

I can't seem to control when the seekbar starts.  It does so automatically.  I'm confused.  Is this because I don't have the latest build?

and I have a text box when the slide starts that reads "watch the video and choose the best option" text box.  When I click on the play button I created the text box hides and the video starts.  That's good.  But I can't figure out why I can't get the video to start when I want and I can't get the text box to disappear if I'm using the seek bar or the video controls below option. 




5 Replies
Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Pamela.

Thank you for reaching out!

When you use the video controls below video, which option are you using for Play Video?

Windows 10 (1) 2021-05-11 at 9.29.38 AM

Automatically will play the video right away, so I would recommend choosing one of the two other options (when clicked \ when triggered). 

If you choose when clicked, you can also add a trigger to hide the textbox when the user clicks the video. 

Let me know if this works!

Pamela Hall

Hi Maria,
Thanks for getting back to me.

I created a scene that has 5 slides and each slide has a different video
I created my own play and pause buttons and set the triggers to play and
pause video when they re clicked.
But in an effort to offer accessibility, I clicked on the volume option in
the player function.

Now when the learner opens up the course they see the volume control at the
bottom left on all slides and apparently some people were confused and
thought each and every slide had audio. For the life of me, I can't seem
to figure out how to only show the volume control in the scene that has the
videos only.

Pamela Hall

Hi again,

Yes the text box will hide if I click the video, but when I use the
"controls below video" feature, it is showing them a play button. But I
can't figure out the trigger to hide the text box when the user clicks the
play feature. Which I don't find very intuitive anyway. Why would I click
on the video to hide the text box but then have to click on the play button
to start the video? Am I missing something? I suppose I could add and "X"
or close and trigger it that way. But do you have any other suggestions?


Maria Costa-Stienstra

Hi, Pam.

Thank you for reaching back with additional details! I found a discussion that might help you achieve what you're looking for. Take a look here.

I simulated the instructions in the discussion linked above, and here's what the behavior looks like in preview:

Screen Recording 2021-05-17 at 12.49.39 PM

Let me know if this works!