Add clickable hotspots to videos
Hotspots are a way to add interactivity to your video, enabling viewers to engage more deeply with your material by clicking a hotspot to access additional information, without disrupting the flow of the video. For example, a hotspot could link to a citation or article containing more information.
Hotspots can also improve video navigation. You could create a hotspot to skip part of a video or repeat an earlier section.
Launch the Hotspots Editor
- Navigate to the relevant media item in your My Media library and click on its title.
- Click the Actions menu and select Launch Editor.
- In the Video Editor click the Hotspots Editor button from the left hand Options Menu.
Add hotspots to a video
- Click Play in the Video Player and Pause at the time you want to add a hotspot, or drag the Playhead to that point on the Timeline.
- Click the Add Hotspot button. This will create a hotspot in the top left of the player. Drag the hotspot to the position in the video frame where it is to appear.
- Alternatively click a position in the video frame to add a hotspot.
Please note: You cannot add a hotspot in the lower portion of the video frame as this would obscure captions.
- When you have created a hotspot an options box will open.
- Enter the text you would like to appear on the screen in the Text field.
- Select URL or Time in this video.
- Insert the URL you would like the hotspot to hyperlink to, or enter a time in the video to skip to if the hotspot is clicked.
- Select Advanced Settings to format how text will appear on the screen, and edit the location and duration of the hotspot.
- Click Done to save the hotspot.
- Hotspots appear above the Timeline with an orange border. You can drag the border handles to shorten/lengthen duration, or drag the hotspot to another point on the Timeline to move its position in the video playback.
- When you have finished adding hotspots click Save.
Please see Kaltura's guidance about editing media using hotspots for more information.