In this tutorial, we'll take a look at adding interactivity to your presentations hyperlinks and slide properties

Watch this video first, then follow the steps below to practice.

Practice Activity

Here's a folder with some practice files for you to download.

We're going to create a a navigational slide that lets your learners choose which section of your content they want to see next and then brings them back to this same slide when they reach the end of a section. We'll set this up by using hyperlinks and customizing how the Next and Previous buttons work on each slide. 

We'll start working on slide 3 from the "Presenter_Practice_Start " practice file.  

  • Create a hyperlink from each of the three labeled pictures to the slides with matching titles. For example, link the "Explain" picture to the slide titled "Explain" and so on. 

  • Adjust the Slide Properties of slides 4-6 so that the Next button branches your learners back to the navigational menu. (slide 3)

  • Change the Advance setting for slide 1 so that it will advance automatically. 

That's how simple it is to add some interactivity to your Presenter content. Now it's up to you to practice. Create your own PowerPoint example and then practice creating some branching scenarios that give your learners the freedom to navigate however they like. 

In the next tutorial, we’ll look at how you can customize the Articulate Presenter player.