How to create an interactive image with thinglink
Shows how we created our first interactive image with thinglink. *Some pics are from iPad view- but process is very similar. This is for @debbyj18, who requested a thinglink tutorial.
Went to www.thinglink.com
Clicked the "Sign Up" button
We decided to login with Twitter
View on iPhone
Upon login we were shown a couple interactive picture examples via "image streams" to explore
We selected the create button (because we thought that might be where we could make one of these)
thinglink made us a lovely icon based on our Twitter profile pic. We selected "Add An Image" (see the white text on the blue square?)
Here are the import pic options. We selected the "Upload from hard drive" option.
Next, we navigated to a screenshot on our desktop and opened it in thinglink.
Next, we selected areas of the image we wanted to link. Here are the icon selection options.
Once area is selected, thinglink prompts for a link and description that will display when users scroll over the image
We decided to link our Snapguides to different sections of the Teacher Dashboard
Here are the many options/ideas for linking! Pretty cool!
We decided to try the Twitter link, to link to a picture we had tweeted relating to our Support tab.
So, we grabbed the link from Twitter, pasted into thinglink and added a description.
Once we linked to all the things we wanted to link to...we gave our image a name and selected "Save".
Then we discovered a problem. We made the links to the things too close together.
So, we selected the "Edit" button and rearranged the location of the thinglinks.
Then we noticed an option to embed our new thinglink. So, we copied the embed code and placed on our InfuseCommunity Forum! Love it!
Overall it was a pretty easy process. We think thinglink will also help in our efforts to empower educators with simple, easy to use technology--especially as it helps us explain InfuseLearning!
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- Computer or tablet/iPad
- A picture that you want to make interactive
- A couple minutes