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6. Interactive Videos

The Kaltura Interactive Video module offers you the ability to create an interactive video from videos you own. This can create a chain of video’s that relate to one another like for instance an interactive video that links all the summaries of larger video’s into a more concise whole.

Or you could create video’s where viewers can answer a question and depending on the answer given be brought to an explanatory video on why the answer was wrong or the next chapter in the video when they were right.

Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser for creating Interactive Video.

Follow these steps to make an interactive video:

  • Click the ‘Add new’ and choose ‘Interactive Video’

  • In the newly opened window (below) you are required to enter a name and description for your video as well as select your faculty/department, language and license.
    • Choosing a publishing schedule will allow you to set a moment in time where the video will be made available
    • Click ‘Create’

A new screen will load after entering the information. Please take a moment to get familiar with the new screen.

An Interactive Video connects multiple video sources and/or a video with several cue points thereby creating a flow between those videos and/ or fragments. By creatively setting up the flow this technology can be used educationally or to create a ‘choose your own adventure’ type of video.

The toolbar offers the following functions (from left to right):

  • Empty node:
    • Allows you to drag a (new) empty node onto the project
  • The downwards pointing arrow is not a button. It is meant to indicate you can drag and drop the ’empty node’ in the canvas below

  • Select:
    • Pointer: Select and/or move one object or the project canvas
    • Marquee select: Click and drag to select multiple objects at once

  • Node tools:
    • Edit node: Edit a node
    • Duplicate:¬†Duplicate a node
    • Delete selected:¬†Delete selected node(s)

  • Node labels:
    • Turn on to view node labels (useful for bigger projects)

  • Show paths:
    • Show the paths from nodes from start to finish

  • Shot list:
    • Open a new window where you can see all nodes with their:
      • Status, scene, thumbnail, title, description, incoming paths, buttons and end behaviour (more on this later).

  • Show/Hide media:
    • Click to either show or hide the media list containing all the video’s you own!

  • Project controls:
    • Zoom in gradually
    • Zoom out gradually
    • Maximum (standard) zoom in
    • Maximum (standard) zoom out

  • Lastly there are the bottom left items that include:
    • A Legend displaying the project visuals
    • The ‘Save project’ button
    • The ‘Exit project’ button which will give a prompt to save your project when there are unsaved changes (*)
    • The ‘Project settings’ button (within which you can add a Google Font link for this project)

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When you have saved your project and want to return to it at a later time you can click on your account name and choose ‘My Interactive Videos’ (as shown below).

In the next sub-chapter will be explained how to start a project.

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