Why use Triggers, Hovers, and Links? To make functional prototypes of elearning in order to: –Show how interactivity works –Demonstrate the learning that can take place –Illustrate true gaps in learning, interactivities –Identify development area issues May require additional resources May require re-design
What is a “trigger”? A trigger is just an item on your slide When you click the item - it sets off an action The action might be a sound, a movie, or an animation, such as text becoming visible on the slide or another item showing up somewhere else This can be an item
Click on the picture
Click the characters
Click Trees for Flying Monkeys
Click the Yellow Brick Road
What is a “hover”? “Hover” is the action of moving your mouse over an item (without clicking) Actions can be assigned to mouse hovers (as well as mouse clicks), such as: –Go to the next slide or previous slide –Go to the first slide or last slide –Go to the most recent slide viewed –Go to a specific slide number that you specify –Go to a different PowerPoint presentation –Launch a Web page –Run a program or a macro –Play a sound.
What is a “link”? “Link” is another word for “Hyperlink” Hyperlink – an item on which a user may click to move to another part of the document or to another document
I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too!
Try to catch me, my pretty!
Application Let’s look at how one might apply these features Scenario: –You’ve been asked to create an e-learning module on how to make a grilled cheese sandwich –You could put a step-by-step list of instructions together in a bullet-point linear slide show, but you’re philosophy is
Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich We’re not making a PB&J sandwich! We’re not making an egg sandwich! Don’t use picnic table
Instructions: Click on the items needed to make a grilled cheese sandwich
Let’s do a Trigger! 1.Open PowerPoint 2.Insert a blank slide 3.Draw two shapes
4.Select Shape 2 5.On the Animations tab, select Appear from the Add Animation dropdown
6.Click on down arrow of animation 7.Select Timing 8.Click Triggers and select Start effect on click of: Shape 1
9.Select Shape 1 10.Add Disappear animation
11.Click on down arrow of animation 12.Set animation to Start With Previous