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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. ” “It’s about 200 slides. ” “OK, I’m looking over the slides now.” The slides contain no practice activities or assessments. Are you available?”

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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.

PowerPoint: Converting Presentations to HTML5 with iSpring Converter

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

 But in iSpring Converter , I have finally found a PowerPoint distribution tool to really like.   Here's what iSpring Converter does. The apparent functionality was created with PowerPoint triggers and actions, which cause the presentation to branch to the relevant slide.   Enter iSpring Converter. But I was unsure whether the actions and triggers for branching in my presentation would be maintained. I am happy to report that after conversion with iSpring Converter my actions and triggers still work beautifully!

Convert Slide Notes Into Closed Caption Text in Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Captivate has the ability to add slide notes and then convert slide notes into closed caption text. Close captioned text appears on the slide during run time. Below is how to convert slide notes to closed captioned text. Select Window>Slide Notes. In the Slide Notes panel, click the +icon to add a new slide note.

How to convert a project into a Hard copy in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

So let’s see how to convert an Articulate Storyline project into a Word document to take advantage of its benefits.  . Here, you need to select either Show Layers or Show slide notes or both, depending on your requirement. Show Layers: With this option, once you publish the course to Word, a screenshot of each slide’s base layer is exported to the Word document.

Converting Text Variables to Number Variables – The Articulate Storyline Way

CommLab India

For a recent project, I had to convert text variables to number variables. I’ll share how I overcame this issue following a few simple steps. By selecting the “Timeline starts” option, you can ensure that the JavaScript you write (shown in the next step) will be executed when the slide timeline starts.  . Now we have to address the converted variable, i.e., the number variable.

PowerPoint: Changing Slide Sizes for Importing into Captivate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.  Converting inches to pixels isn't something most of us can do without a calculator. Changing the size of a presentation will likely result in slide object resizing and moving. by AJ George.

Converting Classroom Content into eLearning


Therefore, there is a significant opportunity for eLearning developers to leverage existing materials used in Instructor-Lead Training (ILT) , and convert them to eLearning format. While ILT usually follows a textbook and covers specific chapters during each session, eLearning works best when “chapters” can be converted into online scenarios or animated story lines.

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Articulate Storyline: Displaying Notes Pane in Specific Slides

CommLab India

But what if you don’t want the notes pane to appear in some slides? Step 2: Now, go individual slides in the project which have audio and write the transcript. Step 3: Go to the Properties of each slide with the transcript and select Custom for the selected slides feature. Only those slides where the Notes tab is selected will display the Notes pane.

Converting a Course From Articulate Studio ’09 to Articulate Studio ’13

eLearning Brothers

In Studio ’09, the Next button on Engage interaction slides took the student to the next slide in the course.  In Studio ’13, the Next button takes the student through each individual content item in the interaction.  You now have layers that let you use the whole slide instead of just the little gray box, add media, format text, etc.  Not quite.  Question Feedback.

5 Simple Ways to Convert Content into eLearning Material


The main task revolves around converting (tons of) faculty discipline-related content into the new eLearning platform. The remaining faculty is intensely aversive to the notion of converting their hard-researched “notes” (eLearning translation: content), into something that can be downloaded (shudders). So, focus on time limit, not slide limits. Why the jeepers!! Good luck!

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Once you have saved your PowerPoint presentation with the audio as a.wmv file in Windows Movie Maker you will not be able to adjust the length of each slide. Practice your narration before saving this original file so you can adjust the length of time each slide plays as necessary before continuing on to add narration. by AJ George. Note (And this is important!): " PowerPoint

A practical guide to creating learning slide shows: part 2 – the slides


In the first part of this practical guide, we reviewed the capabilities of, and applications for, packaged slide presentations as a tool for learning. In this second installment, we look in more detail at the visual element in the presentation – the slides. What your slides must achieve. In this context, slides are visual aids. Use your slides to tell a story.

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? Just imagine the frustration of online learners if you push that presentation online, with no further modifications, and all the learners see is slide after slide of bulleted points with no supplemental information or engagement to make them stick to the training. eLearning is on the rise and it’s here to stay. Online learning empowers learners with complete ownership of their learning. Here are a few quick tips to assist you in this process.

The DIY Guide to Converting Existing Content into an eLearning Course

SHIFT eLearning

Those new to creating eLearning courses will find this post useful in answering their questions and providing them with a checklist of things to consider during the process of converting existing content, which goes far beyond simply transferring content to an online format. So, focus on time limit, not slide limits. Step One: Analyzing Content. Step Three: Choosing the Course Format.

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

Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts (Session slides from #LSCon)

Learning Visions

These are my slides from my session yesterday at Learning Solutions here in Orlando: Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts. Some weird formatting things happened when I converted this from Keynote to PPT and then uploaded to Slideshare. Writing better e learning from Cammy Bean Want more top tips? Check out the top tips page on the Kineo website! Please forgive me

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Converting PowerPoint Presentations Using Rapid Intake

Developer on Duty

When the PowerPoints are loaded into the system they are converted into SWF's. While it is converting, you are still able to edit and make changes to other pages in your course so you will not need to wait for the conversion to end to continue working on other parts of your course. . For the most part, you won't notice any difference. Tools

PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.   The following steps show how to convert a presentation into a movie. However, please note that any transitions or custom animations you have applied to your slides will not convert.

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PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial

DigitalChalk eLearning

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. From the Manage Course Elements page, “Import a SCORM Package” will convert the PPT into a SCORM file. It does work for timed slides, but not others.


Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. And sometimes I think that people perceive the process will go something like this: We start with a 126 slide PowerPoint presentation. In my experience, here are a few realities I have found to be true: It’s difficult to let go of the slides. Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. And we did.

Converting Classroom Training to E-Learning: Key Questions

E-learning Uncovered

Recently I’ve worked on several projects for clients where I converted their existing classroom training to e-learning. As I begin a new project like this I like to ask myself these key questions to help clarify the task of converting the course to e-learning. 1. How does the instructor presentation compare to the slides or guide? This can be a huge issue if what the instructor talks about differs significantly from what’s on the slides or in the guide. Those are the questions on my mind as I prepare to convert a “traditional” training course to e-learning.

Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

One of the most frequent questions I get is how to convert linear, click-and-read courses to something more interactive. Two sessions: PowerPoint’s No Longer a Slide Show Freak and Practical Approaches to Building Successful Communities. Linear courses are often the result of our focus on sharing information and not knowing how to move beyond this. The Interactive Trifecta. Relevance.

Don’t Convert! Redesign Instructor-Led Training for eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Requests to convert existing instructor-led training (ILT) to eLearning. But once you jump into the work, it might become less obvious. I’ve seen talented instructional designers convert ILT into eLearning as though they’re doing a straight, simple conversion. In other words, lectures become text-heavy slides, while discussion questions and activities are translated into dull knowledge checks. By Shelley A. Gable. Though eLearning isn’t new to the training field anymore, it’s still relatively new to many organizations. The result? Employ a change management campaign. Hiatt.

Gamification by example - my slides

Learning Rocks

After a suitable delay, here are my slides from my talk at the eLearning Network's October Converting Classroom Courses event in London. I've added a summary of what I said on each slide in the notes. Gamification by example View more presentations from Dan Roddy This was the "winning" talk on the day.

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.

How to convert the toughest SME

Making Change

Before you do anything else, read all 217 slides. Normal Lamont’s fun slide show, The SME Test (brace yourself for some brain surgery). You want to create an action-packed online experience that revolutionizes learners’ behavior. Your subject matter expert wants you to faithfully reproduce every lovingly polished bullet of their 217-slide PowerPoint presentation. How? 4.

Clean Up Your Client’s PowerPoint Slides with This Time-Saving Tip

Rapid eLearning

In PowerPoint you can build as many master slides and layouts as you need. The easiest way to clean up your client’s slides is to start with the master slide. Create the look you need, and then apply the master template to all of the slides. Your client didn’t use the master slide to create the course. He worked on one slide at a time. It’s a complete mess.


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

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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. Whatever the case, a slide-sharing site can give you the peace of mind of not having to worry about technical snafus while giving you a platform to attract potential viewers. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options. authorSTREAM is a pretty standard choice among slide-sharing sites. Your content is also broken down into a table of contents--pulled from the title of each slide.

Adding Closed Captions for your Videos in Adobe Captivate 7

Adobe Captivate

You can easily do so for your audio-based courses by adding narration to your screen, adding slide notes, and then converting those slide notes to closed captions. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Accessibility Adobe Captivate 7 Closed captioning Closed Captions Section 508 slide videos video Video Closed captions Video-based courses WCAG 2.0

Free Webinar: Hands-on Training: Creating an HTML5 course using Adobe Captivate 5.5 and HTML5 converter

Take an e-Learning Break

and HTML5 converter Date and time: Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create a good looking eLearning course which can be published as HTML5 output. In this Hands-on session, we will also look at using HTML5 converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5. While doing this, we will discuss creating content slides and question slides as well for the course. Topic: Creating an HTML5 course using Adobe Captivate 5.5 Registration Link: [link

Turn These Slides into eLearning

Integrated Learnings

slideshow by a client, with the request to convert it into some kind of eLearning thingy? However, scenarios benefit learning in so many ways, it’s hard to justify spending time picking out Clip Art to decorate slides rather than writing even a few simple scenarios. If you have your own set of strategies for turning a stack of PowerPoint slides into an eLearning lesson, please share! By Shelley A. Gable. Ever been handed a PowerPoint. Oh…and then also told that you only have a week to get it done? Create relevant scenarios. Distinguish between critical. to the content.

How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of the most common scenarios for rapid elearning developers is to take an existing PowerPoint presentation and convert it to an “elearning course.&# Cathy Moore’s Dump the Drone presentation is a good example of the type of presentation a client might ask you to convert and put online. So here’s Cathy’s slide show that she gave as a conference presentation.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Switch TTS Agents in a Snap

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. Here's how: First, go through your project and convert the slide notes to speech. " You can switch between one agent to another.

Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Realizing it’s high time, they convert their Flash-based e-learning courses to something compatible with the current browsers and devices; they outsource these e-learning courses to be converted into HTML5 using Articulate Storyline. Make full use of the Master Slide. Learn How to convert Flash courses to HTML5. Wondering what they are? Read on. Design. Development.

iSpring Suite 7: Create Online Presentations with Branching

eLearning Brothers

Choose an object on a slide, which will contain a hyperlink and click “Action.” Once iSpring converts your presentation to a web-ready format, all hyperlinks will be active for navigation. #2 Use iSpring Branching Editor. Choose a slide and click the “Branching” button – a transition can be set up to redirect to any other slide in any direction.

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Why Mobile Learning Is The Future Of Workplace Learning (Infographic)

Upside Learning

Not too long back I had posted the slide deck of my presentation at the 2012 CLO India Summit. Our Marketing folks got a little creative and converted this humble ppt into an infographic, a rather beautiful one. This infographic is a product of rounds of brain storming and iterations, and the efforts, patience and perseverance of the Marketing team. Infographic by Upside Learning.