To begin, open the Interactivity of your document (Manage > Interactivity).

Look out for the wand icon

This is what you need to select if you wish to set up interactivity automation. It can be found in the fly-out menu when clicking on a piece of interactivity on your page.

'Add Automation' button

After the wand icon has been selected, click the 'Add Automation' button.

'Settings' section

A pop-up box will then display and the automation can be created.

Event - when the automation will happen
Delay - the number (in seconds) to delay the automation
Action - the action you wish to take when the automation runs
On page - the page that the interactivity you are automating is on

Note: different options may be available depending on the type automation. The options for using Automation on an Assessment module are broken down further below:

  • When Questions Popup is Shown - this fires these events as soon as the pop up is shown.

  • When Question Popup is Cancelled - this only fires if the reader closes the popup without completing the quiz.

  • When [Result 1] Popup is Shown - this fires when the mentioned result is achieved. If the delay of ANY of the events is set to 0 the results popup will not be visually shown to the reader, if all of the events have a delay greater than 0 then the reader will see the results screen and the events will be fired.

  • When [Result 1] Popup is Closed - this fires if the reader closes the popup after getting the mentioned result


The below example shows that a video file will play with no delay, after a More Information pop-up box is closed.

Let's break it down

We want the automation to...

  1. run when the pop-up box is closed.

  2. run with no delay.

  3. play a video.

  4. play a video that has been added to page 10-11 of the document
    (note: a pop-up video has been added onto page 10 and positioned off-page).

  5. play the video file called 'Video of Big Ben'.

Top tip!
It's now possible to set a More Information pop-up box to automatically close after X amount of time.

  • Event - select When Popup is Shown

  • Delay - choose the length of time that you would like the pop-up box to display for

  • Action - select Close This Popup

The above example shows that the popup box will display for 10 seconds before automatically closing.

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Other articles in the ‘Advanced interactivity’ series

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