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How to Develop an Interactive Video in Articulate Storyline

Videos are a great way to engage learners in an online course. Since most videos are self-running, you can’t really know if your learners are actively watching them. To keep your learners active,  you can make a video, interactive by adding a few questions to it. This interactive video can be developed using Articulate Storyline.

Wondering how? In this blog, I will share a simple strategy to make your videos interactive; when the learner is watching a video, after a few seconds, a question pops up on the screen and the learner has to answer it to continue watching the video. This can be done using a simple branching slide strategy.

Let’s look at the steps.

Step 1:

Insert a video in the slide and play it automatically.

Insert a Video in the Slide

Step 2:

Insert three tabs in the same slide in the hidden state and label them Option A, Option B, and Option C; add the triggers shown below – one for each tab.

Insert 3 Tabs in the Same Slide

Add the Triggers

Step 3:

Create a variable with the default value False.

Create a Variable with Default Value False

Step 4:

Add the triggers given below to the slide.

Add the Triggers

Add Triggers to the Slide

Step 5:

Create three new slides and insert 3 videos – one in each slide and link such that if the learner clicks option A in the main slide, the respective slide plays.Link the other two video slides the same way, as shown below.

Create three new slides and insert 3 videos

Additionally, we can add a tab to replay the video within the same slide by adding a trigger to jump to the same slide.

This is how we can make a video interactive in Articulate Storyline. Hope you find it useful.

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