Interactive videos

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I am trying to create videos for our software that are more interactive, meaning, a client/employee would watch a video for E-learning and learn how to navigate our software. It'd be nice to have the user actually go through the muscle memory of clicking in an area.

Does Camtasia have a feature that requires someone to click a certain area or place on the screen to move the video along?

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I've done such things before, in older versions, but it requires publishing with Flash, or maybe now HTML5 can work... but it won't be done with just a plain video MP4 file.
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Yes, You can use hotspots.

Here's more info/videos about using them

One change from the video is where the Hotspot option is located.
It's now here

The drawback is you have to produce your videos with the Techsmith smartplayer included and ALL the files produced have to be hosted online somewhere like (a Techsmith platform) or your favorite hosting company. I believe that will also give you a embed code.

Note: Video hosting platforms ie; Youtube, Vimio, etc. will Not work !

Interactive content does not work in a standalone video.

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You can find more details and tips about interactive Camtasia videos here: