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PowerPoint: My New Favorite (Free!) Video Converter

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  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.

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.   Here's what iSpring Converter does. Imagine you want to create an eLearning module in PowerPoint and then distribute it--to everyone (even people on iPads and iPhones).   Enter iSpring Converter.

PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

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In previous versions of PowerPoint, converting presentations to movies  could be a bit of a laborious task. PowerPoint 2010 has a new feature allowing presentations to quickly and easily be saved directly to.wmv (Windows Media Video) format. Open the presentation within PowerPoint 2010.   The good news: In PowerPoint 2007, not only did you need to go in to Windows Movie Maker to convert your presentations to movies, but in doing so you lost any transitions or animation effects you may have added. " PowerPointby AJ George.

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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.   The following steps show how to convert a presentation into a movie.   Close PowerPoint. " PowerPoint

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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.  Follow the instructions from last week to create a movie from your PowerPoint presentation with audio and save your movie as a.wmv file. " PowerPointby AJ George. Note (And this is important!):

3 Big Don’ts When Converting Instructor-Led Training to eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

But now what do you do with those PowerPoint slides that you created ages ago and had been delivering to your employees since then? You can convert it into an eLearning program without reinventing the wheel. If that training program is effective, don’t ditch it.

The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond

Raptivity

As an Instructional Designer, you may be asked to create a new educational course from scratch based on the curriculum or create an eLearning course based on PowerPoint being used for Instructor Led Trainings. However instructional designers need not limit themselves to just dumping the PowerPoint content into an eLearning or online format as part of their course creation.

PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound

DigitalChalk eLearning

In DigitalChalk’s recent release, Washington 1.0, a PowerPoint converter was introduced that greatly simplifies uploading a PowerPoint to our online training software. This gives you three great options to choose from now – chalkboard, web archive, and a PowerPoint converter! From the left side menu select the “Import a PowerPoint” option. It’s easy!

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Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. The main challenge with PowerPoint is that many people don’t fully understand the features and usually do very basic work with PowerPoint. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. My advice? Easy as that.

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.

eLearning: Articulate Storyline and Microsoft PowerPoint

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by Kevin Siegel      If Microsoft PowerPoint is your starting point for developing eLearning content, you can reuse that content in any of the top eLearning development tools including  Adobe Presenter ,  Adobe Captivate , and  TechSmith Camtasia Studio. You can select all of the PowerPoint slides or pick and choose.

Converting ILT to eLearning: Benefits and Tips

Everything E-Learning

When I first started as an instructional designer in eLearning, one of the services provided by the team I was on was converting instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning-based content. ILT Benefits of Converting ILT to eLearning. The benefits of converting a course include the ability to share content quicker and even help out with just-in-time situations.

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How to Convert Microsoft PowerPoint to HTML5 (web pages)

Adobe Captivate

In this article you will learn how to easily convert your PowerPoint slides into web enabled presentations using HTML5. Step 1 Create a PowerPoint slide deck […]. What you’ll need You will need a Windows or Macintosh computer and a copy of Adobe Captivate. You can download a free 30 day trial of Adobe Captivate here.) Whats new

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. “Is this a face-to-face course that you want to convert to online?” I got a call from a prospective client. “Hi, Christy, it’s Lynn. need some help finishing up an e-learning course.

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10 Reasons to Convert Your Credentialing and Certification Programs to eLearning

Association eLearning

Need a reason to convert your existing instructor-led credentialing and certification programs to eLearning? Here are the top 10 reasons associations should convert their credentialing and certification programs to eLearning: 1. The moment you convert your on-site program to online, you’ve eliminated the need for: • a classroom. How about 10? More convenient for members.

PowerPoint: Changing Slide Sizes for Importing into Captivate

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  If you plan to import a PowerPoint presentation into Adobe Captivate, it's a good idea to first resize the PowerPoint presentation from within PowerPoint. If you resize the PowerPoint presentation, the size of the imported slides you see in Captivate will match the width and height of your Captivate project.  " Captivate PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2010: Adding Animation to SmartArt

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PowerPoint's SmartArt allows you to visually communicate information. In these cases, you will need to convert the SmartArt graphic elements to shapes and apply the animations separately. Without clicking on any of the individual elements of the graphic, right-click and choose Convert to Shapes. "   PowerPointby AJ George. Adding SmartArt is simple.

PowerPoint: Free Proportional Comparison Diagram Calculation Tool

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by AJ Walther    While browsing  Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog  recently, I found how easy it is to create a Proportional Comparison Diagram (allowing viewers to compare numbers using shapes that are sized proportionally). In PowerPoint, right-click the shape that you would like to represent your largest value and choose  Format Shape > Size.

How to Make a Star Wars BB-8 in PowerPoint

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I use PowerPoint more for graphics than anything else. In PowerPoint. I had some time in-between tasks, so why not. This BB-8 can be created and animated in any PowerPoint version 2010 or higher. First, let’s break it down to individual shapes in PowerPoint Slide 1. PowerPoint Slide 2: The Head. PowerPoint Slides 3 and 4: The Body. Here we go. Group.

PowerPoint: Measurement Conversion

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  I was recently asked if it was possible to change the measurement system in PowerPoint from inches to pixels. at least not from within PowerPoint. Simply put, you are stuck with PowerPoint's default measurement system, which is inches.      I started to think about why someone would want to change PowerPoint's measurement system. As I said, PowerPoint's default system is inches, which makes sense. PowerPoint is designed to build presentations that will be shown on myriad display types and sizes. Since

PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve cut out all of the hassle of uploading a PowerPoint presentation and made it a one-step process for you. One key benefit of using the PowerPoint converter is that any timed slides or animations won’t be lost once the file has been uploaded. Here’s a brief video tutorial on how to use the PowerPoint Converter. Our newest element is a game changer.

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Converting PowerPoint Presentations Using Rapid Intake

Developer on Duty

When creating your course, there may be times that you will need or want to incorporate PowerPoints that you have previously created. When the PowerPoints are loaded into the system they are converted into SWF's. If you have links that were embedded in the PowerPoint page, however, they will not work after it is uploaded, so you will need to add those links else where.

Tips for Importing from PowerPoint to Captivate

Integrated Learnings

Microsoft PowerPoint is a very powerful tool for creating presentations. This means that a lot of content is developed in PowerPoint. There are times when you may want to reuse content created in PowerPoint in e-learning. Adobe Captivate does a great job of integrating with PowerPoint and converting slides to an e-learning format. by Jonathan Shoaf. Select Slides.

PowerPoint: Create Tables with Rounded Edges

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by AJ Walther    You've created a PowerPoint slide with a table showing quarterly service subscriptions for your three regional divisions. " but when you get back into PowerPoint you realize that there is no option to round out the corners of a table. In PowerPoint, select your table so the thick gray table border is visible. You'll fix that next.

You Are Not a PowerPoint Monkey

Trina Rimmer

Think about it: most of today's popular tools and learning web apps are marketed with the message that the tools can be used to equip SMEs and other non-designer types with the ability to easily convert their existing content (usually PowerPoint) into (amazing, brilliant, life-changing) elearning. Does that mean I'm against prototyping? Let's first start with the word 'design'.

PowerPoint 2010: Adjusting the Saturation for a Clip Art Image

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In one of my recent Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning & Presentations classes , I demonstrated how to adjust the saturation of an inserted image to take the image to grayscale. What if you've made changes to the clip art image by ungrouping it and converting it to a drawing object? PowerPoint may attempt to save the image as a WMF file by default. PowerPoint

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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.

Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

If not, do you have PowerPoint on your machine? Not only is PowerPoint a powerful way to put together a presentation, it can also be a quick and simple way to export formatted, perfectly-sized images. Set up PowerPoint to your target dimensions. To set PowerPoint to these dimensions: Create a new PowerPoint presentation. Remove image backgrounds in PowerPoint.

Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses

360 Training

If you are an expert in your field and have some great training up your sleeve, why not convert it into elearning courses? For example, PowerPoint presentations are often designed primarily to provide supplemental information to attendees while the live trainer conducts a training session. eLearning is on the rise and it’s here to stay. Effective instructional technologies and rich learning experiences coupled with flexibility and cost-effectiveness make elearning an ideal way for people to develop knowledge and learn new skills with ease. Analyze the learning environment.

eLearning: Creating Flat Design Images from PowerPoint's Clip Art

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All of the redesigned clip art images above took very little time, effort, and PowerPoint technical expertise. Note:  The first time you ungroup, you will be asked if you would like to convert the image to a drawing object. by AJ Walther      Want to design something that looks fresh and modern? You may want to consider Flat Design. But, want to know a secret?

iSpring Converter: PowerPoint to HTML5 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

iSpring now offers “iSpring Converter” for purchase. The product provides PowerPoint to HTML5 conversion, allowing learners to view PPT-based presentations on iPad and other mobile devices. Asynchronous Mobile Learning Tools

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PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Inserting YouTube Videos

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by AJ George Over the last two weeks I've shown you how to insert YouTube Videos into PowerPoint 2007 when presenting both with  and without  an internet connection. This week I'm going to show you how to do the same thing, but in PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. Find the YouTube video you would like to insert into your PowerPoint presentation.

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eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

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before answering that, let's rework that classic question with this: what comes first, the eLearning or the PowerPoint presentation? When developing eLearning, the content is often created in Microsoft PowerPoint first. I'm not going to get into what it takes to create visually compelling PowerPoint presentations (we have a  mini course for that ). Instead, I'm going to show you how to take existing PowerPoint content and quickly re-purpose it for eLearning. Adobe Captivate and PowerPoint. Choose  Window > Library.

Adobe Captivate: If You Must Resize PowerPoint Presentations. Maintain!

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by Kevin Siegel It's relatively simple to import a PowerPoint presentation into a Captivate project. You can import a presentation into a new project, or add PowerPoint slides to an existing project. After opening the PowerPoint presentation, Captivate will scan the presentation and the available slides will be presented in the Convert PowerPoint Presentation dialog box.

Adobe Captivate: A Clean Break from PowerPoint

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by Kevin Siegel    Many Captivate projects begin in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you've never tried to import a PowerPoint presentation, you'll find it an easy process. All you have to do is choose  From Microsoft PowerPoint  (located at the right of the Welcome screen). After opening the PowerPoint presentation, you will be presented with a dialog that will allow you to control, among other things, the size of the presentation when it is converted to a Captivate project. Changing your mind about linking is simple.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Measurement Unit Conversion in a Flash

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By default, PowerPoint measures in inches. But, if you're using PowerPoint as a design tool you might wish to work in pixels or centimeters. It isn't rocket science to Google your way to proper unit conversion, but there's an easier and faster way right there in PowerPoint. In PowerPoint, insert a rectangle ( Insert > Illustrations > Shapes > Rectangle ).

5 Ways to Share Your PowerPoint Presentation Online

DigitalChalk eLearning

If you share your PowerPoint online, those viewers can find it. Here are five of the best ways to share a PowerPoint presentation online. Of course, one method is to simply upload your PowerPoint to Google Drive or DropBox and give the link to a friend. Concerns: If the user does not have PowerPoint, your content will be inaccessible. If the user has an older version of PowerPoint, important features may be lost. You can upload PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote and OpenDocument. Convert your file to HTML5 or Flash. Yes there is—in fact, there are several.

PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

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With all that content, there's a good chance you might find some videos on YouTube that you'd like to put in your PowerPoint presentation. I've previously written about how to go about doing this in PowerPoint 2007 with an internet connection and without an internet connection as well as how to do this in PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. " Tags: PowerPoint

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

eFront

Cook raised an interesting question at the Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals' Group " How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?" Several professionals in the Learning industry want to convert their f2f courses into an eLearning format. In my opinion, they have convert their traditional courses to an electronic format. Joan T.

New PowerPoint to HTML5 Technology: iSpring Beta by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

During the first part of June, iSpring is introducing the beta version of their PowerPoint to HTML5. converter for iPad and mobile devices. Customers and others who are interested are invited to test. the new product. Asynchronous Development Strategies Media Mobile Learning Tools

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. Establish a Style Guide! Always? Templates(?)

How to convert the toughest SME

Making Change

Your subject matter expert wants you to faithfully reproduce every lovingly polished bullet of their 217-slide PowerPoint presentation. And make a note for future projects: Don’t let SMEs create PowerPoints. You want to create an action-packed online experience that revolutionizes learners’ behavior. Is there any hope for your relationship? Read what they gave you. How? 4.

PowerPoint: Is SlideShark Dead in the Water? (Hint: Only Minnow-mally)

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didn't have a lot of luck in my pursuit of decent PowerPoint presentation tools, but I did have success with one: SlideShark.   Interested in other sites for PowerPoint deck sharing? If your videos are in one of the unsupported file formats, using a video converter before embedding should fix the issue for you.   AJ teaches a live, 3-hour class that offers tips/tricks for improving the look and feel of your PowerPoint presentations:  Slide Sprucing: Remodeling Lackluster PowerPoint Slides for eLearning and Presentations. PowerPoint

Embedding Adobe Captivate Recordings in PowerPoint Presentations

Adobe Captivate

We always talk about converting PowerPoint presentations to Adobe Captivate projects for all the valid reasons of creating rich and engaging experience for the learners, rapid authoring, easy conversion to eLearning courseware, etc. But what if I want to conduct a classroom/virtual session, where I’ll be predominantly using a PowerPoint presentation and need to show [.]. Rapid Authoring Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5 training Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Embed PowerPointExtending Captivate How do I.

4 Authoring Tools to Convert Flash-based E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

Different rapid authoring tools available today will help you convert your existing Flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5 in no time. Articulate Storyline is one of the best rapid authoring tools that helps you convert Flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5 very easily. Such features make Adobe Captivate an ideal tool for converting Flash-based e-learning courses to HTML5.