ThingLink is a online service that allows you to add hotspots to your visual content that link to text, audio, video, or other web pages. This makes it possible to create things like virtual tours, interactive presentations, and even choose-your-own-adventure games.
D-E has a trial of the ThingLink School License available to teachers and students from Jan 2024 through June 2024. (Continuation of service after that is depends on the amount of use by teachers during the trial.)
Using the Google sign in option the first time you access ThingLink. You will be prompted to enter your name as part of the account creation process and may be asked to grant permission for ThingLink to access your Google account. If you are a teacher who already has a Thinglink account from a previous free trial, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get access to the School License.
How to create an interactive image
This webinar recording (50 minutes) covers the whole creation process from uploading your first image, adding various tags/links, and sharing your ThingLink to others.