When creating a video with interactive hotspots, the first thing to do is plan where you will need the hotspots.
- [Narrator] There are a lot of reasons that you might want to create a hotspot in a video and I'll go over some specific examples of how to utilize them in the next chapter. First though, let's take a look at how to add hotspots. In order to create an interactive video using hotspots, the first thing you need to do is plan out where you would like to add the hotspots in your video. Meaning we have to determine where we want users to interact. Here I already have a screen capture video in my Camtasia timeline. This is a video created for kinetECO employees going over how to share a Google document.
Now I'm going to play this video for a little bit so that you can see what it looks like before we add hotspots. I'm going to play about thirty seconds of this and there are three times in here that I know that I want to add a hotspot. See if you can identify them as we play this video. - Welcome to kinetECO employee training videos. Click on the logo if you'd like to learn more about kinetECO or find more employee training. In this videos we'll take a look at how to share a Google document with members of your team at kinetECO. If you're ready to get started, click on the continue button.
Here we have a Google document which we use to create a recent newsletter that will appear on the website. Let's take a look at how we go about sharing it with other employees in order to collaborate. First, in the upper right hand corner click on the blue share button. - I'm going to pause it right there. So I had three different times when I wanted to add a hotspot. I'm going to go back and find those. The first one was when I say that I want users to click on the logo if they want to learn more about kinetECO. Now an easy way to plan and remember where you want hotspots is to utilize markers in your timeline.
So I'm going to find that spot again. - About kinetECO or find more... Right here's where I'm talking about that. So on my play head, I'm going to right click and then click on add marker to timeline. Once I do that over here in the properties tab on the right, I can name it and I'm going to put in hotspot one. I'll hit enter and we now have that tab right here on the timeline. Now I'm going to advance us a little bit and I know that the next one is right here where this continue button shows up. In this situation I mention that the users should click on this in order to continue on.
So I'm going to go here, right click, and add a marker to the timeline. I'll title this one hotspot two, hit enter, and I can move on. And right up here at about thirty seconds, I'm going to hit play. - Share button. - And I ask users to click on this share button so right here is where I want to add that third marker. I'll put in hotspot three and hit enter. So all I've done here is taken my video and now in the timeline determined where I want to put these hotspots.
One important thing to know is that there are many situations in which you'll need to plan out your hotspots before you record your video. An example of this was when I mentioned if you wanna learn more about kinetECO or find more training videos, you can click on the logo. Or when I said in order to get started, click on the continue button. In these situations I obviously recorded the videos with the hotspots in mind because I tell the users to interact with them. Now this isn't always the case but it illustrates how important it is that you plan out your hotspots.
I now have my hotspots for this video planned. Next, let's take a look at how to add a hotspot.
- Creating interactive hotspots
- Linking to external resources
- Adding quizzes
- Exporting interactive videos
- Saving videos on Screencast.com