Invisible hyperlinks, or hotspots
, are areas on the PowerPoint slide, that when clicked, send the viewer to another slide in the presentation, or even to a website on the internet. The invisible hyperlink can be part of an object such as a column on a graph
, or even the whole slide itself.
Invisible hyperlinks make it easy to create games or quizzes in PowerPoint. By clicking on an object on the slide, the viewer is sent to a response slide. This is a great feature for multiple choice quizzes or "What is?" types of questions for younger children. This can be a wonderful teaching resource tool and an easy way to integrate technology in the classroom.
The teacher had created a multiple choice quiz
using PowerPoint. When she clicked on a part of the slide containing the suggested answer, the invisible hyperlink revealed another slide indicating whether the answer was correct or incorrect.