How do I add an Action for Player Controls (Course Player navigation buttons: e.g., Forward, Back, Audio, Transcript buttons)?

You can add an Action to a page to trigger Player Controls upon page load (or after a certain period of time) or to an element/button.

To add Course Player Actions on a page:

Upon page load:

  1. Select the page for which you want to add Player Controls.
  2. Click the Interaction tab. From the Navigation section you may: Disable Next, Disable Previous, and Disable Audio buttons. Selecting any of these button will make the chosen Player Control unavailable when the page is loaded.

After time elapsed:

  1. Select the Animate tab
  2. From the Page section, select Timing.
  3. Select Player Controls from the pulldown menu.
  4. In the Trigger section, After time elapsed... is the only choice for Page Player Control Actions.
  5. In the Duration section, enter the time after which you'd like the Action to take effect.
  6. Select the Function you want to call after the elapsed time (see below for more detail on the functions).
  7. Click the Apply button when you’re done.

To a Course Player Action on an element:

  1. Select the element for which you want to add Player Controls.
  2. Select the Interaction tab
  3. Select the Actions button in the Element Interactions area.
  4. In the Trigger section, you can choose When clicked, When double-clicked, When right-clicked, When mouse rolls over, When mouse rolls off, When trigger element shows, or When trigger element hides. This means that when the trigger event happens, the Player Control you choose is activated.
  5. If you want the action to occur after a delayed amount of time, enter that time in the Delay field.
  6. Select the Function you want to call when the mouse event is triggered (see below for more detail on the functions).
  7. Click the Apply button when you’re done.

Player Controls Functions:

Navigation

  • Go to the next page
  • Go to the previous page
  • Exit the course
  • Show the menu
  • Hide the menu
  • Toggle the menu
  • Reset current page

Buttons

  • Enable the Mute button
  • Disable the Mute button
  • Enable the Next button
  • Disable the Next button
  • Enable the Back button
  • Disable the Back button
  • Enable both Next and Back buttons
  • Disable both Next and Back buttons
  • Enable the Menu button
  • Disable the Menu button

Question

  • Show the correct answers
  • Submit the current question
  • Take Module Test
  • Start another question attempt

Content

  • Show the Glossary browser
  • Hide the Glossary browser
  • Toggle the Glossary browser
  • Show the Bibliography
  • Hide the Bibliography
  • Toggle the Bibliography
  • Show Resource browser
  • Hide Resource browser
  • Toggle Resource browser
  • Show Page Transcript
  • Hide Page Transcript
  • Toggle Page Transcript
  • Show the Course Search window
  • Hide the Course Search window
  • Toggle the Course Search window
  • Print Current Page
  • Jump to an element

Interactivity and Animation

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  2. How do I insert a Hotspot to add interactions?
  3. How do I add an action to an element that when trigger will Show or Hide or Toggle other elements (mouse event interaction)?
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  7. How do I add a Light Box Action to an element?
  8. How do I insert a Text Input box on a page that learners can enter text into?
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  10. Media event actions and interaction (sync or time events to audio and video)
  11. What are the Animate Effects I can apply to element interactions or page actions?
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  13. How do I add a link or hyperlink to a URL website, email or ftp site?
  14. How do I add a drag and drop interaction to my content page?
  15. How do I create an image with interactive hotspots?
  16. How do I allow the user to print a course page?
  17. How do I edit or remove an Action from an element on my page?
  18. How do I edit, delete, or remove Hotspots (Image Map) from an element?
  19. How do I get audio to play when a Hotspot or Action is triggered?
  20. How do I hide all mouse event targets on the stage? Hide Targets feature
  21. How do I make "hidden" hotspots? How do I hide the pointer hand cursor on a button?
  22. How do I make a page link to another page? How do I make branching interactions?
  23. Page, Jump, and Endscreen Transitions for a course (and Default Effect)
  24. Add an Entrance Effect to elements on a page
  25. How to Disable and Enable the Menu Button
  26. How do I add, edit and remove Actions within text elements?
  27. How do I add, edit and remove Links within text elements?
  28. Can learners search a course for specific content?
  29. What data does the course player search against during a course search?
  30. How do I display variables in my course?
  31. How do I make form fields available as variables?
  32. How do I set a custom variable?
  33. What are some of the Variables available?

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