Dynamic Image Exploration

Dynamic Image Explorations add visual interest and enhance learning by using image explorations.

These media elements consist of images with "hotspots" on which students click to get more detailed information about a specific aspect of the image.

They are useful in a variety of course types: data intensive (statistics, economics); culturally sensitive (nursing); visually intensive (art appreciation, geography); and visually complex (anatomy and physiology, biology).


Add a Dynamic Image Exploration

1. On the course blueprint, click + Add Section, select Dynamic Image Exploration, and then click Add to Page.


2. Click to Create a new Dynamic Media Exploration or to Select existing Dynamic Image Exploration.


Select an Existing Image Exploration

1. Select an image exploration from the pop-up list, then click Insert.



2. Adjust the fields as you wish, including Title and Description.


Create a New Dynamic Media Exploration

1. Add a Title, Description, and insert an image using the Media Manager



2. Create hotspots to explain key elements of the image.

  • Click on an area of the image to add the hotspot. The number "1" will appear.
  • Click on the number 1, and enter a hotspot title. Also provide a description. 
  • Click the Add Zooming function if desired, and select a closer view of a portion of the image that will appear when a student clicks the hotspot.
  • Click Apply.
  • Add additional hotspots as necessary.




1. To delete a hotspot, click on the numbered circle. The hotspot dialog box will appear. Click Delete in the top-right corner of the dialog box.

2. You can move the hotspots to different parts of the image by dragging the hotspots to different parts of the image.

3. You can rearrange the order of the hotspots using drag and drop. Click Change Order and then drag and drop.


Dynamic Image Exploration Sample:

A single image with hotspots that provide additional information about the image. Each hotspot also becomes a slide.