You can watch our tutorial video on presenting additional information here, or read the article below.
In this article, you’ll learn about several ways to present additional information to your viewers. Interactive video is all about enabling the viewer to choose what content is relevant to them. With the interactive studio we can easily give the viewer the option to get more information if they need it.
A good example would be to show a popup or hover message to provide little snippets of information once viewers interact with specific widgets. In other instances, there might be too much extra information to put in a popup or hover message. In those cases, it might be more appropriate to share a PDF file with the viewer.
In the following sections we’ll teach you how to add a:
- Downloadable file
- Pop-up message
- Hover message
1.0 | Add a downloadable file
Regularly, additional content is not optimized for a video format (e.g. references of a study in a pharmaceutical instruction video). In those cases you can add a button to your video to let viewers download a PDF file.
- Upload a PDD file to the Media Library
- Also upload a button image
- When uploading is complete, drag the button image to the canvas.
- Select the button and expand the “onClick” section
- Click the “navigate to” option.
- Here we will select the last icon and pick the PDF file we just uploaded to the Media Library.
When viewers click the button, the PDF file will automatically start downloading to their device.
2.0 | Pop-up message
- Drag both elements onto the canvas.
- We only want the pop-up to show up when the viewer clicks the button. Therefore: hide the pop-up in the timeline by unchecking the checkboxes at the start- and endpoint of the widget in the timeline.
Next, we’ll change the settings of the button so that we can toggle the pop-up on and off like a switch. We’d like the button to have a different look when it’s clicked:
- Set an alternative image in the “Toggled” menu
- Expand the OnClickToggledOff menu and click the “change widget” option.
- Select the pop-up element and determine what it should do when the button is toggled. Select the “show” option.
When the viewer starts the video, the pop-up message is hidden. After clicking the button, the pop-up element is shown. However, clicking the button again won’t hide the pop-up message yet. To be able to hide it with a button click:
- Expand the OnClickToggledOn menu.
- Set the pop-up element to ‘hide’.
3.0 | Hover messages (tooltip)
Another way to provide extra information in our video is by displaying a message (tooltip) as soon as the cursor hovers over an element. We can use this message, for example, to inform the viewer what happens when they click a button.
Adding a hover message is similar to adding a pop-up message. However, instead of using the two OnClickToggle actions from the previous section, the OnMouse actions are used.
- Drag the element that contains the message and the element that the viewer can hover over
- Hide the message element in the timeline.
- Select the element that should expose the hover message
- Set a ‘hover image’ that will be displayed when a viewer hovers over it
- To the same element: add an OnMouseOver action to it that will “show” the hover message
- Similarly: add an OnMouseOut action that will hide the hover message.
Only when the viewer hovers over the button, the hover message is shown.