How do I insert a Hotspot to add interactions?

A hotspot is like a transparent element you can use as a "button" over other elements on your page.

To add a Hotspot and interactivity to your page:

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Click the Hotspot button in the Widget area.
  3. Click an area on your page to position the top left corner of your Hotspot. Once the Hotspot is added to your page, you can drag the handles to re-size or re-position it.
  4. The Action Type panel opens on the right-side of the stage. You can choose an Element Action such as Show, Hide, or Toggle Elements; Apply Effects for animation; trigger Player Controls; or Play, Pause, or Toggle Media Playback. You can also choose an Element Link such as a Web Address (URL), File in Library, or Page Link.
  5. Select a choice and click Next>>. See the topic Element Animation or specific Element Link articles for more information.
NOTE: You can rename the title of a Hotspot on the element toolbar at the top of the Workspace. Giving each Hotspot a relevant title helps you when managing elements using the Layers and Actions panels.

For more information, play the video Mouse Event Actions or Hotspots in Claro QuickView (NOTE: This video tutorial has not yet been updated as per the May 2012 release so some steps will be different.):

Interactivity and Animation

  1. How do I add interactions or interactivity to my page? Add links, actions, timed events, animations, hotspots, and image maps.
  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)?
  4. Insert or add a pre-built button to a page (and edit it)
  5. How do I add an Action to Animate elements?
  6. How do I add a Swap Content Action to an element?
  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?
  9. How do I add an Action for Player Controls (Course Player navigation buttons: e.g., Forward, Back, Audio, Transcript buttons)?
  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?
  12. Adding a Link to URL using a modal target does not work for some sites (produces empty box)
  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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