The labeled graphic interaction in Engage 360 lets learners identify the key elements of an image. Use the labeled graphic interaction to:

  • Highlight details of an image.
  • Call out relevant parts of a graphic.
  • Explain features of a software screenshot.

Example of a labeled graphic interaction in Articulate Engage 360

Exploring the Editor

The labeled graphic editor has three columns with the following panels:

Steps

Located on the left side of the screen, this panel is used to manage labels for your interaction.

Preview

Located at the top of the middle section, this panel is used to arrange markers on the image.

Text

Located at the bottom of the middle section, this panel is used to add text to each label.

Audio

Located in the upper right corner of the editor, this panel is used to add and edit audio.

Media

Located in the lower right corner, this panel is used to add pictures, characters, videos, and Flash movies.

 

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Here are some tips for working with the editor:

  • Change the width of a column by dragging its boundary with your mouse.
  • Expand the text panel by dragging its top boundary upward if you need more room to work with text.
  • Click the triangle in the upper right corner of the audio panel to collapse it if you need more room to work with the media panel. Click it again to reopen the panel.

Understanding Labels and Markers

A labeled graphic interaction is an image with one or more circular markers highlighting important areas of the image. Each marker displays a label when clicked. Labels can have text, audio, pictures, characters, videos, and Flash files.

Examples of labels and markers

Switching to a Different Image

To change the image for your interaction, do the following:

  1. Go to the Labeled Graphic tab on the ribbon and click Change Image.
  2. Browse to the image you want to use and click Open.

Adding Labels to an Image

Each step in a labeled graphic interaction is called a label. To add a label, do any of the following:

  • Press Ctrl+M.
  • Go to the Labeled Graphic tab on the ribbon and click Add Label.
  • Click the Create a new step button in the lower left corner of the Steps panel.
  • Click the Duplicate button at the bottom of the Steps panel to copy the currently selected label(s).

New labels get added just below the label that's currently selected in the Steps panel—unless the summary is selected, in which case new labels get added above it.

Tip: A labeled graphic interaction can have up to 100 labels (not counting the introduction and summary).

Renaming Labels

To rename a label, do either of the following:

  • Double-click the label in the Steps panel to open it for editing. Type the new name and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Select the label in the Steps panel, then type the new name in the title field at the top of the text panel.

Tip: You can rename the introduction or summary in the same way.

Rearranging Labels and Markers

There are two aspects to arranging labels and markers: sequential order and spatial layout.

Sequential order refers to the order of labels in the Steps panel, which is the same order in which they'll appear in the published output.

Spatial layout refers to how labels are distributed across the image.

Sequential Order:

To change the order of your labels, select one or more of them in the Steps panel, then do any of the following:

  • Drag them to a new location in the list. An orange line will move with your mouse to indicate where the labels will be dropped when your mouse button is released.
  • Go to the Guided Image tab on the ribbon, click Move Label, then select Up or Down.
  • Use the Up and Down arrows at the bottom of the Steps panel.

Spatial Layout:

Spatial layout is easy to control. Simply drag the markers to a new location in the preview panel.

Change the spatial layout in a labeled graphic interaction by dragging markers in the preview panel.

Tip: Use the arrow keys on your keyboard for more precise placement. Hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the arrows keys for even tighter control.

Changing the Color and Style of Markers

To change the color or style of a marker, select it in the preview panel (or select the corresponding label in the Steps panel), then use the following formatting options on the ribbon:

Marker Color

Choose one of the predefined colors, or click More Colors at the bottom of the drop-down and specify a custom color. To use the same color for all markers, click the Apply to All button to the right of the drop-down.

Marker Style

This changes the icon that appears on the marker. Choose from over 200 icons. To use the same icon for all markers, click the Apply to All button to the right of the drop-down.

 

Changing the Position of Labels

To change the direction that a label opens when its marker is clicked, do the following:

  1. Select a label in the Steps panel (or its marker in the preview panel).
  2. Go to the Labeled Graphic tab on the ribbon and click Label Position.
  3. Choose any of the nine positions. (The dots represent the position of the marker in relation to its label.)
  4. If you want to use the same position for all labels in your interaction, click the Apply to All button to the right of the drop-down.

Making an Audio-Only Marker

To make an audio-only marker, check the Audio Only box in the audio panel. The text and media panels will become grayed out. If you change your mind, uncheck the Audio Only box.

Tip: An audio only marker will still display a title when learners hover over it.

Changing the Marker Animation Style

By default, markers use a swirl animation, but you can change it. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Labeled Graphic tab on the ribbon and click Interaction Properties.
  2. Select the Labeled Graphic tab on the left side of the window that appears.
  3. Use the Marker Animation drop-down to choose Swirl, Pulse, or None.
  4. Click OK.

Tip: All markers in the same interaction use the same marker animation.

Adding Transparency to Labels

To add transparency to the labels in your interaction, do the following:

  1. Go to the Labeled Graphic tab on the ribbon and click Interaction Properties.
  2. Select the Labeled Graphic tab on the left side of the window that appears.
  3. Enter a percentage in the Label Transparency field.
  4. Click OK.

Tip: All labels in the same interaction use the same amount of transparency.

Deleting Labels

To delete a label, select it in the Steps panel or preview panel, then do any of the following:

  • Press the Delete key on your keyboard.
  • Go to the Labeled Graphic tab on the ribbon and click Delete Label.
  • Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Steps panel.

Tip: You can't delete the introduction or summary, but you can hide them.

Adding Content to Labels

To add text, audio, and media to each label in your interaction, see these user guides:

Adding and Formatting Text
Adding Audio
Adding Media

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