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PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

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  Last week I covered how to play multiple audio tracks at the same time. That wasn't so hard, but what can get a bit complicated is playing multiple audio tracks sequentially. If you know that the first audio file ends after 1:35 and you'll be on your third slide then, then you would put the second audio file on the third slide and set it to play after 1:35. 

PowerPoint 2010: Working with Audio

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  Adding audio to a PowerPoint 2010 slide is simple. All you need to do is choose Insert > Audio and then open the audio clip. However,  However, when it comes to adjusting the audio, the option you might be looking for can be difficult to find.      In a perfect world, you would be able to make adjustments to an audio clip by either right-clicking a slide's sound icon, or by using the Audio Tools.     But what if you wanted to stop the audio after three slides?

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Adobe Captivate: Replacing PowerPoint Slides But Keeping the Audio

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The developer had imported a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation into Captivate and then added audio to each of the Filmstrip slides. Just as he was about to Publish his finished project, he was told to use a different PowerPoint presentation. The bottom line is he didn't have to start over again and was able to reuse all of the imported audio files.

PowerPoint: Playing Multiple Audio Files

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  A couple of weeks ago I discussed some points for working with Audio in PowerPoint ; today, a bit of elaboration. What if you want to play two audio files automatically at the same time (say, for example, you want a song to play but you also want a recorded narration to play simultaneously)? Insert both audio clips onto the desired slide ( Insert > Audio ).    From Audio Tools > Playback locate the Audio Options area and select Automatically from the drop-down menu.  " PowerPointby AJ George.

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PowerPoint 2010: Audio Won't Trim? Compress It!

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  Have you ever been frustrated by an inability to trim audio in PowerPoint? Let's say you followed my instructions on how to play two songs sequentially in your PowerPoint presentation. However, even though you trimmed the first audio file down to 15 seconds, it kept playing, running into the second track. Or maybe you've experienced this: You trim an audio track so that it starts 15 seconds into the track and then set it to play across the slides. All you have to do is this: In PowerPoint 2010, select File > Info. " PowerPoint

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've been creating eLearning for years (and years and years). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.   But when should you record your audio?   The answer to when it's best to record audio is.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” The two presentation programs share many of the same features, such as the ability to include text, images, audio, and video. Here are a few points to consider before making a choice for your association: “Is the eLearning well-designed?”. What do we want to use the program for?”. Branding.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

Visual Lounge

Microsoft PowerPoint and TechSmith Camtasia have long been friends. Did you know that, until recently, PowerPoint lacked the option to save a presentation as a video? This inability made screen recorders like Camtasia necessary if you wanted to capture your PowerPoint presentations as video. Why Use Camtasia with PowerPoint? Why is it that the two haven’t parted ways?

PowerPoint: My New Favorite (Free!) Video Converter

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  I have written a few articles on how to get online videos (like YouTube) into PowerPoint presentations (links below).   PowerPoint 2007 (with internet).    PowerPoint 2007 (without internet).   PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac.   PowerPoint 2010. " PowerPointby AJ George.  The service was also very basic.

Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

Rapid eLearning

Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. However, there are times when it makes sense to NOT use audio. Do Not Use Audio Narration When They Can’t Hear It. If those taking the course can’t hear the audio narration, then it makes sense not to include it. support audio and if they need headsets.

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Adding Voiceover Sound to Powerpoint

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I have created a 4 part series of videos demonstrating and discussing how to include voice-over sound in PowerPoint presentations. For those that are new to PowerPoint, electronic presentations or are slightly technophobic in these matters hopefully these videos will be useful to you. powerpoint sound audacity audio multimedia elearning

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5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]

CommLab India

Every organization has a lot of PowerPoint presentations developed for classroom training programs and converting these PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses is one of the major challenges for organizations. These PowerPoint presentations cannot serve as self-paced learning material in the absence of an instructor. Hope you find this post interesting. Please do so.

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. One of our authors who was just getting started with elearning never before had had the need to record audio—and asked for advice on tools. need to record simple voice-only audio. At little to no cost.

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. It provides more control over the audio files and dedicated audio editing software tends to have more features. And the price is right. Audacity. Download.

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Recording Audio with Adobe Presenter

Integrated Learnings

Using audio narration in eLearning courses has been debated from both sides – some people feel that it is an enhancement that assists the learner in completing the course, while others argue that it can be distracting. Audio narration can help to describe charts and graphs that would otherwise require a lot of reading. Why use Adobe Presenter for Audio Narration?

PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies

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by AJ George. I am frequently asked if it is possible to convert PowerPoint presentations into movies that can be shared on websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Sadly, the answer is no, at least not from within PowerPoint. You can add transitions between slides in Windows Movie Maker, but I would suggest reworking any slides in PowerPoint that were dependent upon animations.

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12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio files easily. Record your voice using a webcam or microphone connected to your computer, or upload an existing audio file. The post 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools appeared first on.

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Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

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by Kevin Siegel      If you're a Captivate developer working with non-Captivate developers, you may be asked to share some of your project assets so those assets can be used in other applications. I had a PowerPoint developer ask to use one of the audio clips in my Captivate project in his PowerPoint presentation. Looking to learn Captivate quickly?

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube.      If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. " PowerPointby AJ George.

PowerPoint: Converting Presentations to HTML5 with iSpring Converter

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by AJ George    If I don't like a PowerPoint app or add-on, rest assured I'll tell you. And I have found plenty of tools not to like when it comes to making your PowerPoint presentation play on iDevices.  But in iSpring Converter , I have finally found a PowerPoint distribution tool to really like. Imagine you want to create an eLearning module in PowerPoint and then distribute it--to everyone (even people on iPads and iPhones).   In the past, I have saved my PowerPoint presentations intended for mass distribution as videos.

Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013

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Open up any authoring tool (okay, most of them) and one item that you will see is the ability to add PowerPoint.  Some products including Articulate Studio and Storyline use the Microsoft SDK PowerPoint ribbon as their main ribbon. Use products such as Adobe Presenter or iSpring Presenter and in just a few short seconds you will be in PowerPoint and you can start building courses.

Adobe Captivate 6: High Fidelity PowerPoint Imports

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by Kevin Siegel    Have you, or a Subject Matter Expert, created a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint? And are you bummed because all of that great PowerPoint content is basically going to have to be redone in Captivate? Don't  Don't throw those PowerPoint presentations away. You can import PowerPoint presentations into an existing Captivate project, or create a new Captivate project that uses the PowerPoint slides. Importing a PowerPoint presentation into Captivate couldn't be easier.

eLearning Brothers Makes a Powerful Point by Acquiring Get My Graphic

eLearning Brothers

This acquisition continues eLearning Brothers’ commitment to serve the eLearning Community, this time by providing high-end PowerPoint graphics to it’s customers. The PowerPoint template library includes over 9,000 vector based PowerPoint files, created natively in PowerPoint. We also see that all of our customers use PowerPoint and Keynote outside of eLearning.

How to Add Narration to a PowerPoint Presentation

iSpring Solutions

Read this article to see how to add an audio or video narration to PowerPoint presentations. Shared. Can a presentation be a presentation without a presenter? It’s no secret that a spokesperson’s voice and movements draw attention better than static images and text. Luckily, modern technologies let us give asynchronous presentations a human face and voice. Read more ».

Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips for Trainers

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It’s every training designer’s best friend and worst enemy — PowerPoint. Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used tools for corporate trainers. With that in mind, here are five of our most popular posts on how to create great training materials in PowerPoint. 1.  3 Free PowerPoint Templates to Make Your Online Training More Memorable.

Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter. TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 and PowerPoint.   To migrate PowerPoint presentations to Camtasia Studio projects, and then eLearning, you'll need to first install Camtasia Studio and, when prompted, install the Camtasia recording features for PowerPoint.   Adobe Presenter 9 and PowerPoint.   Summary.

Free Conversational Scenario Template for PowerPoint

eLearning Brothers

Try out this free  Conversational Scenario template , a nine page scenario PowerPoint file. Use Add your own audio, replace the cutout people or import this scenario into other authoring tools. Video Tutorial: PowerPoint Conversational Scenario Template. Don’t know much about using Conversational Scenario Templates for PowerPoint? Here Free templates are awesome!

Give a voice to your presentation by using audio on PowerPoint slides

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striking example is an audio enabled PowerPoint presentation, which allows you to use a combination of images, text and sound to deliver information to learners. Combining text & audio in course materials increased learning effectiveness by 40%. Benefits of adding audio to your presentation. John Hopkins University. Updates

PowerPoint for Courseware Development

eLearning Chef

Despite the many naysayers, PowerPoint is a fine place to start with eLearning development – whether the ultimate goal is to just convert those presentations to actual courseware or to use the deck as an initial storyboard for further development with more substantial tools like Storyline or Captivate (or any of the other plethora of eLearning tools). PowerPoint has a place in eLearning development. I’ve worked with hundreds of PPT files over the years, from standard presentations to pre-production storyboards to ILT conversion. avoid mixing clip art and phto-quality images).

Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

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by Jennie Ruby    I often point out in my classes on  writing eLearning voiceover scripts  that a script is necessary so that when you record the audio you don't skip anything, don't stumble, and don't say "um."   And if you have accurately divided the script into phrases as shown above, it will automatically be synchronized with the audio.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

Visual Lounge

Record a PowerPoint presentation with narration and add special effects, images, audio, and video. Screencast PowerPoint Model. This blog focuses on a framework to create an educational screencast using Camtasia Studio® and PowerPoint as the core of the screencast design. Most all educators use PowerPoint to present interactive multimedia presentations. ” 3.

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

What first comes to mind is good old PowerPoint. Here’s a fun fact: earlier this year, PowerPoint celebrated its 25 th anniversary. They offer professional authoring and learning features that PowerPoint fails to deliver. On the other hand, custom software misses out on the one-size-fits-all nature that is so intrinsically PowerPoint. The pros and cons of PowerPoint.

PowerPoint & Articulate Studio: Resolve Performance Issues

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by AJ George  While working with a PowerPoint developer this week I learned that she was experiencing performance issues while using PowerPoint and Articulate Presenter. The Articulate web site suggests that developers ensure that all associated files (presentations, audio, quizzes, etc) are on the C drive or local hard drive. looked into her issues and found that it's a bad idea to work from a network or USB drive. In fact, it appears that doing so can cause crashes. Still not working? There's one more solution. eLearning

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Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

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by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. Now, as the pre-recorded audio plays, the slide just sits there, and the animation is never activated. In Adobe Presenter, you can synchronize slide animation with the imported audio in just a few mouse clicks. Start with the animated slide active in PowerPoint's Normal view. You give the voiceover artist the script. Uh-oh.

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

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by AJ George  There are infinite reasons why you may not be able to give a presentation in person, many of which I covered in my article on  adding Text-To-Speech to PowerPoint presentations. When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. PowerPoint will save presentations as PDF files, so this isn't necessarily a problem, but may mean extra work for some users. PowerPointSlideShare. SlideShare was my least favorite of the bunch.

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Creating a Rollover Audio Screen in Adobe Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

We also learned how to embed a Captivate simulation in a PowerPoint presentation. Now it’s time to play with some audio… So let’s see how to create a rollover audio screen. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Rapid Authoring Rollover AudioIn the last few week’s we learned how to create a Tabbed Screen and a Click-reveal Text Screen with Adobe Captivate 5. Take a [.]. How do I.

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5 PowerPoint Design Tips That Wow!

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes a PowerPoint presentation may be the majority of your course content. If that is the case, you want to be sure that you have the best PowerPoint you can. Think about having a great PowerPoint design and useful content rather than adding fluff to your course. Add audio or video recordings. Don’t have PowerPoint? Don’t cram so much text onto a slide.

Say Hello to Adobe Presenter 9 – And Hello to Video, Audio and PowerPoint Everywhere You Need It

Adobe Captivate

Today Adobe introduced the new Adobe Presenter 9, a fantastic tool for anyone to create interactive content and videos. Presenter has a long tradition of innovation. If you are in business, education or training, the new Presenter has a LOT to offer you. What does it do? At it’s core, Adobe Presenter allows anyone to [.]. Adobe Presenter Community Documentation eLearning this week How do I.

Synchronizing Audio and Animation Timings with Adobe Presenter 7

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter is a great tool for creating Flash-based eLearning courses from within Microsoft PowerPoint. If you already have PowerPoint animations, such as flying or dissolving text and images, Presenter converts them [.]. Rapid Authoring "Elearning authoring tools" adobe presenter Audio Sync rapid elearningYou can add animation effects and SWF files along with narration, quizzes, and simulations to transform the drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences. Adobe Presenter How do I.

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PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Extract Audio & Images from a Presentation, Part II

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Last week I showed you an easy way to extract audio and image files from a presentation. The problem with that method is that it only works on files created in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. This week I will show you an alternate way to do this in both PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. In PowerPoint 2007, you will save the project as an html file. " Tags: PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint: Embedding Fonts

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by AJ Walther    If you are sending your PowerPoint presentation off to be viewed on another system that is not yours, you may be concerned that this other system won't have the same fonts. TrueType fonts can be identified by a TT next to the font name in the font drop-down menu of PowerPoint. Click the OK button to close the PowerPoint Options dialog box.

Import Powerpoint into Captivate

eLearningArt

Just wanted to show you, really quickly, the feature of importing PowerPoint into Captivate.  But Captivate – and let me pull up Captivate really quickly.  So if I pull up Captivate, you’ll see, when I go to create a new file, under create new there is from Microsoft PowerPoint. end of audio]. Video Transcript. Hey this is Bryan Jones from eLearningArt.com. 

Articulate Presenter: Adding Voiceover Sound

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In a previous post we looked at how to include voice-over sound in PowerPoint presentations. For those that also have access to the Articulate Presenter PowerPoint Add-In there is the opportunity to add sound to an enhanced presentational format. powerpoint Audio Articulate

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. POTX: An extension file of Microsoft PowerPoint Template file. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV. This format compresses the audio file but quality is lost. Adobe Captivate 9. F4V supports H.264.).

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A Graphic, Audio Narration, and the Quest for Better eLearning

Mindflash

It is difficult, if not impossible, for us to simultaneously read text on a slide, look at a graphic, and listen to an audio narration. So, if you want to improve learning, remove that text from your slide, and put it in the audio script. Put All Your Text in the Audio Script. If you are not used to recording audio, fear not. We all do it. Here’s the problem.