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There is an interactive element aimed at identifying specific parts of an image such as countries on a map or the different strata of a volcano. Students may find it helpful to use the function to uncover a series of points on a coloured background. The creative uses of this element are very broad. 


Choose the background on which you wish to place the points of interest

  • Color: Choose one of the colours from the palette and set its opacity. In addition, you can choose any other color using the project color configurator.
  • Gradient: Choose one of the gradients on the palette and set the opacity and the angle. In addition, you can choose any other gradient using the project gradient configurator.
  • Image: If you decide to use an image as a background you will have the same configuration options as used for an image element. See the related article for more information.


List of points of interest. You can add or delete the ones you require. If you create a new point or select an existing one, you can edit the characteristics of the selected point:

  • Text: The content that will be displayed when you click on a point of interest.
  • Place element: Acts as a position selector and allows you to position the created point on the background by clicking or dragging the positioner.
  • Icon: Each point of interest can have a different icon associated to it which increases the creative possibilities of the element.
  • Icon size: This allows you to select 5 different sizes which provides you with even greater control over the look of your interactive element.
  • Icon colour: You can create points with different colours to provide them with a pedagogical meaning or simply use the colour to contrast with the point in terms of the background you have chosen. You can also try to lower the opacity of the point and even make it completely transparent if you wish. The latter is especially useful if your background already incorporates graphic elements that indicate where to click. 

When an interactive element is displayed in the slide you can see that the points have a certain ‘rebound effect’. This is to ensure they grab the student's attention and that the student knows that they are interactive elements. When you are near to a point of interest the cursor will stop ‘bouncing’. This will allow the user to easily see which points they have visited and which ones they have not visited. 

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