(Last Updated: September 15, 2020)

Are you facing any trouble in creating interactive video quizzes? In this today blog post, you will get to know how to insert a video clip, embed different types of interactive questions at any point in the video. Thanks to that, when learners watch the video, the questions will appear at the predefined points and the video will be paused to wait for them to respond to. Then, it will continue playing after each question is answered.

To create interactive video quizzes, please follow these steps:

Use Slide Master to Create Consistent Look for all Question Slides

Using Slide Master is a great way if you want to maintain a consistent look for all question slides. It helps you quickly create, manage, and customize the look of all slides in your project.

Therefore, if you want all of the questions in your project to have the same format, open the View tab > Slide Master > Question Layout > make any changes in this layout. For example, change the font size and customize the Submit button:

Use slide master to maintain the consistent look for all question slides

For more information about Slide Master, please take a look at this tutorial

In case you want to customize each question slide separately, please ignore this step.

Insert and Customize Interactive Questions

Open the Questions tab, select the question types that you want to create:

11 interactive questions in ActivePresenter 8

After that, the question slides will be inserted into your project. You’re free to customize them. For instance, you can add question title, insert more answer options and enter text for them, change the checkbox style, set correct answers for the question, change the question layout and more:

Refer to this article to get an overview of how to work with interactive questions in ActivePresenter. 

Note that you can use Feedback Master (access the View tab > Feedback Master) to create a consistent look for all feedback layers of all question slides. Similar to Slide Master, Feedback Master allows you to quickly edit the look of all feedback layers:

Feedback Layers

Insert Video into Question Slides

The next step is to insert video into question slides. Open the Insert tab > Video > From File…> choose a video that you want to embed:

Insert video from file

In addition, to make the video play over all question slides in your project and become the background of the question slides, right-click it > Play over Multiple Slides > Bottom Layer

Make the video play over all question slides

Then, you can edit the video duration in each question slide just by dragging the red stripe in the Timeline pane: 

Adjust video duration in each slide

Adjust Timestamp when the Interactive Questions Appear in the Video

In the Timeline pane, place the Playhead at the timestamp when you want the question to appear in the video. Select all components of the question (the question title, answer area, and Submit button) and drag them to the selected timestamp:

Adjust timestamp the question appear in the video

To make the question appear and disappear naturally in the video, you can add Entrance Effects and Exit Effects to it by opening the Animations tab and select suitable effects.

Besides, there is an important step that you need to do. That is, select the answer area of the question, in the Properties pane > Interactivity tab > make sure that the “Pause presentation to wait for user input” checkbox is selected. And, remember to deselect the “Just before hiding object” checkbox. This action will help to pause the video when learners are interacting with the question.

Pause the video when learners are interacting with the question

To make the video darker and the question easy to see, in the timestamp when the question appears, you should insert a shape to cover the video. To do that, open the Insert tab > Shape > select a shape > draw a rectangle to cover the video. Adjust its time in the Timeline pane and customize the shape (change its color, opacity, send it to the backside by right-clicking it > Display Order > Send to Back). 

Export Project to HTML5

The final step to create interactive video quizzes is to export your project to HTML5 so that learners can interact with the questions. If you export your project to video formats (MP4, MKV, AVI, WEBM, WMV), learners cannot interact with the questions because the interactivity is not supported in the video format due to its nature.

To export the project to HTML5, open the Export tab > HTML5.

Export Tab

Take a look at Export to HTML5 to learn more. 

That’s all steps you need to follow to create interactive video quizzes in ActivePresenter 8. Now, it’s your turn. You can download ActivePresenter from this link and try yourself.

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