Last week I published a tutorial on how to create tooltips in Presenter with SnagIt. “But what if you want to do more than add a simple rollover?” asked a number of readers.
What if you want your image to be even more robust using the tools you already have? If you have the Rapid E-Learning Studio Pro or Engage, then you’re ready to create an even more compelling interaction within your e-learning course.
With the Engage Labeled Graphic interaction, you can:
- Create rich-text mouseover tooltips
- Add audio to each tooltip
- Insert a detail image for each tooltip
- Add a Flash video for any tooltip
Here’s an example to show you the possibilities — I even used the same starting image as last time, but note how much more interactive and robust it is (be sure to click through each of the label markers to get the full, interactive experience):
Here’s how to do it:
Part 1: Create Your Interaction in Engage
Using an existing or new image that you’ll import into Engage, fire up Engage and build that interaction:
- Create a new interaction and choose the Labeled Graphic option.
- Click the link to Change image… and select an image from your computer.
- Double-click the existing label markers and/or start adding as many of your own labels as you’d like.
- Add to each of your markers any audio, close-up images, or Flash movies.
- Save your interaction and fire up PowerPoint.
Part 2: Publish Your Interaction to Presenter
Once your interaction is ready to go, open a new or existing PowerPoint file and get ready to incorporate your new interaction:
- Switch back to Engage and click Publish.
- Select the option to Publish to Articulate Presenter.
- Select the PowerPoint file where you want to incorporate the interaction.
- Click Publish to send your interaction to PowerPoint. You’ll see a placeholder slide appear in PowerPoint.
- Set any interaction properties you’d like.
- In PowerPoint, go to Articulate -> Publish as you would normally do.
That’s it! Your audio-enhanced, image-filled, video-sporting labeled graphic interaction will have your learners enthralled and clamoring for more.
Note: You can also “pull” your interaction into PowerPoint via Articulate -> Articulate Engage Interactions, but the above steps outline how to “push” your interaction to Presenter from within Engage.
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[ See also: How to Create Tooltips in Presenter with SnagIt ]