Sharing and seeking: ideas for making videos more interactive

I’m working on a course that uses almost all video. The content’s good, but the client is asking for ideas for making it more interactive. 

Someone sent me the 21 Jump Street movie site as an example. I know, right? I like how the trailer layered movie trivia questions over the video. I thought this would make a good example so I tried building it in SL.

This is what I put together: Elearning Quiz Demo

I’d also be interested in what you think the right number of questions per video might be. Most videos will be 1-2 minutes. 

Thank you!

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Daniel Brigham

Hi, Allan: you can create interactive video using youtube sources as well. I've done this with the "naughty bear" mockup where I inserted a youtube video as "video from website." See attached. All sorts of things you can do.

If you are interested in interactive video, you might also find this post interesting. http://community.articulate.com/forums/p/32218/175489.aspx#175489

Especially check out the versions that Matthew and Rebecca tweaked.

Allan Carrington

Hi Daniel

Thanks mate as they say in my "kultcha" in the Deep South.  I really appreciate the response.  Those resources are helpful and I really should have done more research before shooting off questions - the creative juices were flowing a little fast at the time.  

In your naughty bear story i couldn't see anything on the navigation link to the side "web object" I think it said - is that because it is intentional or is it a problem?  Please let me try again to define what I am trying to achieve. I need to mention up front everything has to work on tablets especially iPads.

  1. I want to pull in an embedded youtube video of say 10 minutes length into the storyline module - am I correct that it has to be a web object right?
  2. I want it to look like it is part of the module like the excellent  airport example that started this forum thread.
  3. In a similar way I want a trigger button similar to  the ? question mark button appear on top of the video  when specified and it pause the video and the interaction/quiz question appears on top and behaves the same way as the airport security example.
  4. There will also be a time when the choices actually replace the youtube video playing with another one ... would that also be possible?
  5. Finally I might as well ask the question seeing we are on this.  Can the responses from the learners be fed by Tincan to a LMS .... I think the answer is yes.  DUH of course I have no idea how yet but if all this is possible it is worth working on it.  :-)

Thanks Daniel and everyone for the help

Regards
Allan 

Daniel Brigham

Hi, Allan: I forgot to delete the second blank "web object" slide. Sorry about that.

Articulate has put together a very informative blog post and Screenr on inserting and manipulating the behavior of youtube/website videos: http://www.articulate.com/support/storyline/how-to-add-a-youtube-video-to-storyline

Two basic ways to insert website vid, and each has certain strengths and weakness which the post above and Screenr make clear. I think it'll answer most of your questions. Let me know how it goes. --Daniel

Allan Carrington

Daniel Brigham said:

Hi, Allan: I forgot to delete the second blank "web object" slide. Sorry about that.

Articulate has put together a very informative blog post and Screenr on inserting and manipulating the behavior of youtube/website videos: http://www.articulate.com/support/storyline/how-to-add-a-youtube-video-to-storyline

Two basic ways to insert website vid, and each has certain strengths and weakness which the post above and Screenr make clear. I think it'll answer most of your questions. Let me know how it goes. --Daniel


Hi Daniel

Sorry for delay in responding to your post I have been offline on a family vacation and just got back.  Maybe I need to do more testing but the first time I tried to embedd a web object with a Youttube video on it and have layers on top for the interactions i.e. buttons and questions when chosen it wouldnt load the video.  I have to have it as a web object so the module will work on an iPad .... right????

Any help would be appreciated. I really want this to work

Regards

Allan

Allan Carrington

Hi everyone

Montse's demo is excellent and has given me a lot of ideas for use in Higher Education Courses.  Has anyone ever tried to add similar interactivity i.e. buttons and pop up questions and feedback over the top of a Youtube embedded movie.  I have read the articulate support page that Daniel mentioned (http://www.articulate.com/support/storyline/how-to-add-a-youtube-video-to-storylineand it would have to be by embedding a web object as the embedded movies would have to run in the Storyline modules on an iPad using the free Articulate player app.

I am very keen to get this to work .... am I missing something? Has anybody ever done it please?  If it won't work over the top of the web object would they work if for example, the video only ran on 25% (top LH corner for example) of the view window and the buttons and questions popping up to the side?  I hope I am making sense to those reading this post?

I hope there is a way to do this .... as streaming media is the only practical way to deliver the quantity of video I have in mind.

Regards Allan 

Kelly Edmonds

David Anderson said:

Hi Tali -

Here's a quick example for you. Using a single, source video, I created five instances and placed each on its own layer. Then, using Storyline's video editor, I trimmed each video to play a specific section of the video.

This gives users the option to view either the entire video or selected chapters of the video.

Note: this isn't the same thing as jumping to specific frames in the video... I'm faking it by creating the instances of the video. But it works just as well

Demo: view

Source: download

David, great idea! Thanks for sharing
Sjoerd de Vries

I am not sure if this is discussed. I got some problems when I moved the timeline back and forward. I found out (Montse already did, but I just noticed this after studying her template): you must disable the video control:

 and enable the seekbar for that slide (with the gear option):

Else, the videocontrol will not interfere with the timeline. For example: When your question pop-s up after 30 seconds, this question will not pop up after 30 seconds if you move the videocontrol forward. Using the seekbar will work, it also controls the video.

Cost me just 2 weeks to figure out (while it is very logic), so this might worth sharing ;o)

Phu Pham

HI all

I have created a video quiz with light boxes. It has been wonderful until i ran into a small problem: i cant get the result from the questions in light box.

I did exactly the same process of creating a result slide as instructed. However, it didnt show up the result in the result slide.

Could anyone help me please. Thanks in advance.