A few months ago we talked to you about the option to create interactive screens with isEazy, but have you tried the advanced interactivity options? The linked image option allows you a broad range of possibilities for your e-learning training. Do you want us to give you some ideas? Here we go!
What are linked images?
Linked images allow you to create a screen assembly with images linked to each other through action buttons. The student will therefore be able to navigate among them in the order he prefers. Linked images are ideal for when navigation is not sequential and there are several layers of depth.
Look, for example, at the following screen:
In this course about the solar system, related screens have been used to explain different elements of the image. On the first screen, which we call the Home screen, we see that there are three active elements. If we click the first active elements, it takes us to the following image.
In this second mage we see a deeper explanation about Saturn. On this screen, we’ve added an active element that closes this image and leads us back to the main screen. If, having returned to the Home page, we click the second active element, it takes us to the next screen.
We see there a deeper explanation of the Earth. As with the Saturn screen, we have an active closure element where you can return to the Home page, but there is another active element that adds a deeper step. If we click it, we will reach the following screen.
In this last interactive element we see a detailed explanation of the moon, and a button in the shape of an arrow that returns us to the Earth screen. As you can see, active elements are the perfect option for giving explanations with various levels of depth and where the student can navigate freely.
To give your students a better experience, we recommend you work first with a navigability diagram, so you don’t forget to include any elements and the student can move through the images without getting stuck at any. It might be, for example, a diagram such as the following:
When you work with your diagram, you’ll see that the first image (in this case, the image of the solar system) is given the category of Home page, or main page, since all the following screens will come from it. When you make your diagram, it’s important you also choose the last image, or the last level to which the student must navigate.
For courses with sequential navigation, it’s important to do it in order so that isEazy can change the status of the interactive to completed and allows the student to advance in the course.
If you consider that your diagram may be completed in various ways, you can also mark various images as Final.
Below we suggest various ideas about how you can apply the related images in your training:
To do activities with feedback
At isEazy we have prepared various activity options for you, but we are sure that, on certain occasions, you’d like to personalize them as much as possible. In this, related images are your best ally. You can build activities in test format and provide feedback to your students, as in the following example:
To make decision trees
Decision trees may be of great interest for e-learning courses. For example, you can create a decision tree that is “create your own story”, where the student takes decisions and sees first hand where they might take him/her.
Tip: at isEazy we’ve created the Roleplay template with related images, so you can make it the basis for creating a decision tree for various situations the students must face.
To simulate the navigation of an app
If in your course you want to teach your students how to navigate in the different levels of an app, related images are an excellent option You can include all the app’s screens and, through the active elements, invite the students to navigate through it so that they may see all the functions.
To make a virtual tour
To make a virtual tour through a house or office might sound very attractive, and related images are the best way to make it since the they give the student power to navigate where he/she likes. We offer the following screens as inspiration:
And the full images tree:
As you see, related images may be an interactive element for your training. If you work diligently and patiently, the results can be fantastic!