FREE Magic 8-Ball Interaction

I decided the other day to build a functional 100% random Magic 8-Ball just like the one I had as a kid. It is a lot of fun to play with but the Random Number Generator (RNG) Javascript is what I think really is cool about this. Conceptually you could trigger random scenarios for each seperate learner. Anyway, with a little help from  Michael Hinze to nail the scripting I needed, I think I was able to build a fun little interaction. This is my first published interaction here on the forums so any advice, suggestions, criticisms, money...would all be appreciated. I have also attached the file so you can take a look at how I built it.

Have a great day!!



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JD Maddox

Thank you all for the comments and encouragement.

Allison - I appreciate the sentiment and am glad that you enjoyed the interaction. Hopefully I can continue to share my projects and help get some creative juices flowing!

Jackie - Thank you very much for your feedback. Looking at a number of your postings, I take it as a great compliment. Your work is fantastic!!

Trina - As always, you are a huge inspiration and a great encouragement. Thank you so much for everything!

Jeff - I agree that sometimes I was a little bothered by some of my answers, but hey...make your own destiny, right? :) Glad you had a little fun at least! Thanks for your encouragement! 


JD Maddox

Ah, so I am guessing this question was geared more towards Trina's template. Which is good, because I was totally lost on a show me link on mine. I know I'm a little crazy, but was scared I was going a lot crazy. :)

I will defer to the master on this one! (Trina, I still think you and Kevin are my favorites. Don't tell anybody.)

Trina Rimmer

Hi Connie. Sorry for the confusion. JD created his awesome magic 8-ball interaction in Storyline and few months before I released my 8-ball themed Powerpoint template so I can see how that made searching for help a little challenging.

The good news is that you can easily update the link on that "Show Me" button on slide 4 (or any of the buttons in my template), just by right clicking on the button and selecting "Edit Hyperlink.

Edit hyperlink

Once you've clicked on "Edit Hyperlink" you'll see a pop-up with a field where you can enter the web address of your choice, or you can choose the "Place in This Document" option to link to another slide in your PPT file.

Enter new hyperlink

I hope this helps you out, but feel free to reply here if you need any more assistance.