Designing interactive online materials using Thinglink

On Saturday 9th May I moderated a symposium at the Virtual Round Table Web Conference entitled Materials Design for Live Online Teaching with Teresa Bestwick and Margarita Kosior making up our fab little team!

In my part of the session, I showcased a lesson created using the free web tool Thinglink. If you’re wondering how I made the resource, or even just thinking about how hard it might be, I’ve provided a video tutorial below where I show you step by step how I created the lesson. It’s a really simple tool to use once you get the hang of it, and you can create some really nice looking visual materials for your students to access either in a live online lesson or in their free time. Students can use their mobile or tablet as long as they download the Thinglink app.

So, here’s the video:

I hope you find it useful, and I encourage you to get experimenting with interactive images on Thinglink!

If you want to try out the lesson itself, you can find it here:

I would love to hear how it goes, if you do use it in class. You can also clone the interactive image and adapt it to your own learners by removing activities and adding your own.


  1. HI Michelle, I really enjoyed your presentation of ThingLink working on the café deli photo. Is that material something you would share (thinglink with the hyperlinks etc)? It was really good and inspiring work, and hope to get started on a Thinglink project of my own soon too. Thank you, David Knox



    1. Hi David, yes – feel free to use the lesson itself. I have now added it to the blogpost. Thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂



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