How to make Synthesia AI videos interactive
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How to make Synthesia AI videos interactive

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When you combine the creative output of Synthesia AI and the interactive power of Near-Life, you can create engaging learning quickly and easily.

What is Synthesia AI?

Synthesia AI is a video creation platform that uses text-to-speech technology, a host of templates, avatars and voices to create videos. Their AI video generator means that anyone can create professional videos without the need of camera crews, actors and everything associated with traditional film production.


Using Near-Life and Synthesia AI to create interactive learning offers several benefits:

  • Ease of use: Creating and editing content in Synthesia AI and Near-Life is simple and straightforward, making it accessible for educators and content creators with varying levels of technical expertise.
  • Flexibility: Synthesia AI gives creators a wide range of avatars, voices and video templates to choose from, while Near-Life interactive learning is embeddable, allowing for seamless integration into your courses.
  • Interactivity: Near-Life enhances learner engagement by making your Synthesia videos interactive.
  • Cost-saving: Synthesia AI allows content creators to save on video production costs, while Near-Life allows you to create and share interactive learning experiences at scale.

How to make Synthesia AI videos interactive

Sign up for an account at – you can even create a free video to test it out first.

Choose from a wide range of avatars, voices, accents and then type (or copy and paste) your script into Synthesia. You can preview the voice to make sure the pronunciation is what you expect. You can also spell words phonetically to get the right pronunciation. Synthesia also allows you to add some gestures, for example a nod, raised eyebrows, etc to add emphasis. You won’t be able to preview what the avatar looks like until you generate your video, but the output is really good. Plus, you can create multiple versions of your video with their library of over 100 languages to choose from.

You can also use the AI generator to create the entire video for you. Just type in the topic and let the AI generator do the rest. Edit the text where needed and preview the voice over.

Once you’ve created your Synthesia videos, import them into Near-Life and make them interactive.

Add buttons and hotspots to create branching scenarios, quizzes, interactive presentations and lectures or even gamified learning using advanced features like achievements and conditions. Drag and drop the videos in place, test your interactive video and then publish and share. It’s that easy!

Interactive Synthesia video examples

Watch the AI generated video created in Synthesia (we made it interactive) and explore some examples of interactive Synthesia videos created in Near-Life.

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