I dipped into the past eLearning challenges and found two that I thought would go well together: #84- Using Image Sliders and Photo Galleries in Online Courses and #160- Change Your E-Learning Perspective. I wanted to create a filmstrip using a slider so it had a smooth action when switching between photos.
In order to create this slider, I started with the images. I used some absolutely amazing stock photos provided by Women of Color in Tech Chat. Once I picked out the images I wanted, I added them to Powerpoint and scaled them down into a filmstrip. I created five copies of the filmstrip and made all of the images greyscale except for one in each of the strips.
Once I had everything the way I wanted it, I saved the images to use outside of Powerpoint. I was left with images that looked like this:
Then it was time to start building the interaction. I added a slider and gave it six different positions. It took a bit of playing around to get the slider the correct size and position. On the Format tab, I filled the slider thumb with the image above. After that, I added five more states the slider, replacing the fill image with the other filmstrip images so the image in full color changes from state to state.
I created six layers that correspond to the image selected by the slider. Finally, I created triggers to change the slider’s state and the visible layer when the slider’s variable changed to specified values. This is what the slide looked like when I finished:
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