Inside of Lectora Online, learn how you have the ability to create interactive titles by including actions. When creating an action, find out how you need to consider the different components, including object, trigger, action, target, condition, and alternate action.
- [Instructor] When using Lectora, actions allow us to make our content more interactive. In this chapter, we'll take a look at how to add an action to a page or object, and then take a look at some of the different types of actions that we can use. So what is an action? Actions are added to objects in order to make something happen. For instance, maybe when an object is clicked, it may display a message. It may resize, navigate to another page in the title, or take the user to an external webpage. These are just a few of the many things that you can do using actions.
Right now, I'm inside of a short title that I created between videos. And up at the top, I'm going to click on the Insert tab, and you'll notice over here to the right that one of icons is to add an action. If I click here, it gives us some of the different parameters that we need to set to create the action. But one of them here is the Action and Target icon. If I click that, it'll show some of the different things that we can do here with actions. You can have it go to a specific location in the title or go to a web address.
Next is the trigger, which is what is done that causes the action to run. For instance, left-click with the mouse. Next you have the actual action. This is the action itself, or what happens when the trigger is initiated. For instance, it causes a pop-up or takes the user to another page. Next we have the target, which is the item that results. For example, the object that appears or the webpage that you're directed to. We have the condition, and this an action, which may contain a specific criteria to be met in order to determine the next action.
For instance, answering a question correctly would initiate a pop-up, which says good job. And finally, we may have an alternate action. This would be what happens when a condition is not met. For instance, if you get a question incorrect, perhaps instead of getting the good job message, you're taken to a page, which explains what the correct answer was and why. Actions are a powerful way to increase interactivity in your course and improve student engagement. Next, lets take a look at how to add an action.
- Using the Title Wizard to efficiently create new titles
- Importing and managing titles
- Adding text, images, audio, and video
- Creating new responsive titles
- Adding actions and buttons
- Adding a test chapter
- Managing users
- Collaborating with team members