Using the Image Grid Hotspots interaction in your course is a good way to split information down into small, interactive parts for your learner. This interaction is useful when you want to use images to display parts of a process or product to a learner, who can then click on the hotspot to find out more information.
Adding an Image Grid Hotspots interaction
1. Open the page in your course where you would like to add the Image Grid Hotspots interaction.
2. In Layout, navigate to the position on the page where you would like to add the Image Grid Hotspots interaction and click the Add here button.
3. Select Interactions:
4. Select Image Grid Hotspots:
5. Three Image Grid Hotspots will be added to the page by default. Click the Save button to save the changes.
6. Each hotspot will bring up a popup window when clicked. The content of the popup can be changed from the default sample text in Author:
7. The layout design of the popups can be altered in Layout:
Image Grid Hotspots settings
In Author, the settings for Image Grid Hotspots can be found by clicking on the variations menu on the top right of the interaction:
Under Variations you can select the maximum number of Items per row you would like to be displayed for the Image Grid Hotspots before a new row is created. This setting can also be configured for Tablet and Mobile device screen sizes:
Under Color you can set the Background color and Background opacity settings for the hotspots container:
To add more menu items to the Image Grid Hotspots interaction, in Author click the +Add Hotspot button on the top right of the interaction:
Image Grid Hotspots Example
Here is a typical example of how an Image Grid Hotspots interaction is often used in courses. The example provides Elucidat’s three company values. In Preview, all hotspots are displayed:
The learner clicks on the ‘Learn’ hotspot to find out more information:
Closing the hotspot popup and returning to the page, the hotspot that was interacted with now fades out and displays a tick:
This helps to show the learner what they have and have not interacted with.