When the learner clicks the click box or button, the URL action will take the learner to the YouTube video in a web browser window.
The URL action works wonderfully, but I recently had a student in one of my Captivate classes tell me that she needed to embed the YouTube video on her slide. (She needed to include the video with other slide objects and animations.) This is the perfect use case for the new YouTube Learning Interaction.
To embed a YouTube video on a Captivate slide, first go to YouTube and copy the URL for the video to your clipboard.
From within Captivate, open or insert a slide and choose Interactions > Learner Interactions.
From the Interactions dialog box, scroll down, select the YouTube interaction, and click the Insert button.
On the Configure Interaction dialog box, paste the URL you copied earlier into the Video URL area.
There are several options in the dialog box such as AutoPlay and Loop, but I think the coolest option is located in the lower left: Particular time in the Video.
Using this handy option, you can take learners to a specific time in the YouTube video. In the image above, I've specified that the learner should go directly to the 1 minute mark of the video.
After setting your options, click the OK button and a placeholder for the video will be added to the Captivate slide. You can use the Properties and Timing Inspectors to control the position and timing for the object just like any other slide object.
And that's it... if you preview the lesson in a web browser, you'll be able to test the link to the embedded YouTube video.