*FREEBIE* Multiple correct hotspots with single and double-click requirements

Mar 18, 2016


I had a request from a client to modify a hotspot quiz question from a simulation that would allow the learner to answer the question correctly if 1. They single-clicked the EDIT button or 2. Double-clicked item in the list. If they click (single) anywhere outside of the two hotspots they would get the question incorrect. This can’t be done with the hotspot question the screen recording produces so

1) Create a blank slide and exported the screen image at that point in the recording.

2) Created two radio buttons. By default they are part of a button set so if one is in the selected state the other isn’t.

3) Select Insert > Convert to Freeform > Select One option. Rename and set the first radio button to “Correct”. Rename and set the second radio button to “Incorrect”.

4) In the slide view, click on the “Incorrect” radio button so that it is selected. This eliminates the need to have a trigger set the “incorrect” button to a selected state when the slide begins.

5) Insert two hotspots over each of the areas the learner can click on.

6) Assign two triggers to each hotspot. The first trigger changes the “Correct” radio button to the selected state when the user clicks (for the first hotspot) or double clicks (for the second hotspot). The second trigger will submit interaction “Pick One” when user clicks (for the first hotspot) or double-clicks (for the second hotspot).

7) For an incorrect response, insert a hotspot that covers the entire screen and sits behind the two correct hotspots. Set two triggers to Submit interaction “Pick One” when the user clicks hotspot 3 and when the user double-clicks hotspot 3. I had set it to when user clicks outside either of the two hotspots but this won’t work in HTML5.

8) Finally turn off the change mouse on hover for each of the three hotspots.

Of course there a few optional items I didn’t include in these instructions but this will work without those and I am including the sample so you can deconstruct it further as you desire. And feel free to contact me with questions. I like this particular method because it doesn’t require the use of variables which are always a time killer.

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Leslie McKerchie

Hi Charles!

Thanks for popping in to share.

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