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Pivot Video Player Tools

Pivot Player is the video player in all Pivot Interactives activities. Here is a quick overview of the features.

The ⓘ icon in the top left describes how to use the player tools:

  • Use the spacebar on your keyboard to play/pause the video
  • When the video is paused, use the arrow keys on your beyboard to navigate frame by frame

Tools
Clicking the tools icon on the top right of the video shows what measurement tools are available for this video. Click on each tool icon to launch that tool. Depending on the particular video, you can sometimes drag, rotate, or scale a tool image:

Drag: click and drag on the tool to position the tool. When the tool is selected (colored outline around the tool) you can also position it with the arrow keys on your keyboard.

Rotate: Double-click and Hold, then drag to make a tool rotate. Not all tools are rotatable, depending on the video.

Scale: Some tools can be made larger or smaller by clicking and drag on a corner.

Change the Video
Some Pivot Interactives videos allow you to change parameters, such as the mass of an object, or the angle of a ramp. These videos have a parameter selection panel at the bottom of the video player. Clicking on any part of this panel opens the panel to allow users to change the video. When you've made your selection, press Go to load that video.