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How to Play the eLearning File Size Game Without Losing Quality

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever had to play the File Size Game? The game we play is when we decrease course file sizes to load faster for your learners without losing quality. You might want to have a file size game plan. File Size Game Strategy. If your course are loading slowly, what media files are you going to downsize first? How does it look?

CPTX file size

Adobe Captivate

User has reported a CPTX file size increase issue in Captivate-5. Tags: Technical Support Under the hood Adobe Captivate 5 CPTX file size We have identified the issue and have a easy workaround for the problem. Issue will be fixed in the next release of Captivate.

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher. Imagine building an e-learning course with dozens of photos this size–the course size would cause all sorts of problems with the students. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses. Resizing pictures or videos on the slide doesn’t change the size of the underlying file. The downside of optimizing media files? Naturally, your next question is, “How do I optimize my media files?” It takes some time to do it.

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get the file size you want.

Adobe Captivate

File size could be an important consideration in creating eLearning contents especially in cases when it has to be put on websites or blogs. I was going through few discussions on web about file sizes best practices in Adobe Captivate. There are many things which you could do to reduce the file size. The higher the quality – higher the file size.

Understanding Image File Formats

Visual Lounge

But, which image file formats do you need? The topics I am going to cover are how file types differ, common web sizes, vector versus raster art, and digital versus optical zoom. Common Image File Types. After you are done editing, you save it and you are prompted with a window that asks you what type of file would you like it saved as. Common Web Image Sizes.

Adobe Captivate: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Constant Bitrates (CBRs) produce smaller file sizes. By contrast, Variable Bitrates (VBRs) tend to produce audio with a higher, more consistent quality level than CBRs, but the VBR file sizes will be larger than CBRs. by Kevin Siegel. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to. So many decisions. so little time.

Adobe Captivate 5: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

 Constant Bitrates (CBRs) produce smaller file sizes. By contrast, Variable Bitrates (VBRs) tend to produce audio with a higher, more consistent quality level than CBRs but the VBR file sizes will be larger than CBRs. by Kevin Siegel. You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to. So many decisions. so little time.

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

Keeping the parts focused and “bite-sized” helps prevent overly dense content. Smaller file sizes. One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try. Where do you go for instructions? I’m guessing you’d probably try one or more of the following: Go to YouTube, or a similar site, and watch a video.

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

So, directions like “browse and select a file to use” may be straight forward to tech-savvy learners but may confuse others who aren’t familiar with how to navigate file structures. If a series of screen caps are used to simulate the system they should all be the same resolution, same file type, and in the same position on the course’s screen. Challenges. Considerations.

5 Steps to a Graphic Development Workflow for E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Here is what I file in each of the folders: Source Graphics: Original photos and images that will be modified for final use, as well as Photoshop and Illustrator files. Reducing the dimensions to reduce the size of the file. If you reduce the image to somewhere between 72 to 125 dpi or ppi (pixels per inch), you will reduce the file size. Work on the Style.

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Host Your Corporate Training Videos on Your LMS – Why & How

CommLab India

Consider these factors while hosting training videos on an LMS : file size of the videos & compatibility, hosting charges, streaming server, and confidentiality of information. Once your training videos are ready, check their file size and compatibility with various players and browsers. You can reduce the size from Gigabytes (GB) to Megabytes (MB).

Software Training With E-Learning: Ways To Create Effective Training Within Available Means

G-Cube

For one, the learning content created with images and text has smaller file size and thus can be disseminated easily – even if learners are using hand-held devices to access the content or have limited or slow internet connections. Among the benefits, efficiency and impact are the most beneficial to organizations as e-learning saves money, time, and energy.

How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks

Visual Lounge

Just keep in mind if you’re creating your own animated GIF you’ll need to keep the file size under 8MB for use on Facebook. We’ve all been there; You have the perfect animated GIF ready to post, but it shows up as a static image. Understanding how animated GIFs behave differently on each social media network can take some trial and error for social media marketers.

Want to Create the Best Responsive Courses? Follow These Best Practices

Trivantis

File size isn’t the only thing you want to cut down on. With mLearning on the rise, learners are starting to expect to be able to take courses on their mobile devices—and they expect them to look good. There are certain best practices you should always follow to ensure your courses provide the best user experience. First things first: bigger isn’t always better. Blog Mobile

4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

File Size Matters. Since I first owned an iPod, I’ve realized how much more space video files take up when compared to audio. You can’t make the file too big, because then it takes up exorbitant amounts of space and a month of Sundays to buffer. Video has a growing presence in eLearning courses, and that’s for good reason. Easy, safe, and uniform. .

3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

One of the major differences between Lectora and some other authoring tools is the method used to import and reference images, videos, and other files. Rather than copying them directly into the Lectora AWT file, images are automatically copied into an “images” folder, the audio or video into the “media” folder and other files such as PDFs or DOCs to the “extern” folder.

JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

Visual Lounge

There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. There are two main questions to ask yourself when you decide which image file format to use. The answers to these questions will help guide you to select your optimal file type. Fear not!

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Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

Visual Lounge

The image on the right is less than 1/2 the size of the original image on the left. Optimizing the PNG's in the Camtasia Relay PC recorder resulted in a ~7% (302KB) file-size reduction. But know that file size isn't the only thing affected. Sprites are still awesome at reducing file size and network requests. Don't believe me? Not just for the web.

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How to Create Animated.GIFs for Free

Rapid eLearning

When you click the.exe file it opens the application. Play Around with Quality and Recording Size When Creating Animated.GIFs. Ideally you don’t want to scale the recording size down. By recording a portion you can maintain a nice crisp image and smaller file size. Most software training is done using screencasting tools like Storyline or Replay. SOLD OUT.

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How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

Clipart photos are tempting because they generally have a small file size, but they also don’t resonate as much as real photos do. You can use a graphics editor such Snagit®, which is included in Lectora® Inspire , to shrink the file size of your images. Stop filling space! Graphics are not just for filling white space. Don’t fall into that trap!

The Best (WordPress) LMS Hosting

LearnDash

In our particular situation, we needed to have a demo site delivering mock-courses using the LearnDash software – we had to find a hosting services that was capable of handling larger file sizes and active users. One of the biggest challenges for anyone who is implementing a learning management system is finding a hosting provider that is both reliable and scale-able.

Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.

Kapp Notes

It seemed appropriate for performance support and it keeps the file size small, as this is a native app. Also, I plan to add more examples and possibly a few diagrams where needed, if it won’t bloat the file size. GET THE APPLICATION HERE. Need to know ID.there's an app for that! I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this application, what does it do? Design

Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success

G-Cube

Also keeping the limited memory capabilities of mobile devices, it is a good idea to use cloud-computing file storage and sharing sites for access to reading resources or assignments. Use of simple coding minimises file sizes, increases download speed, and is better supported on feature phones that may not give good support for cascading style sheets and other advanced programming functions.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. There are some things that you can do while working in Captivate that may lower the size of the published SWF. However, if you can trim the lesson down to 2-3 minutes of playtime, you'll save on SWF file size. by Kevin Siegel.

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make

eFront

Group images, video, and audio files and text for use in constructing your eLearning course. Watch out for file size limitations, an extremely annoying shortcoming in some eLearning tools. These force you to edit your content (audio and video) into a smaller size, thereby robbing its meaning altogether! eLearning has advanced plenty in these past few years. Use a script.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. You can choose from a Standard setting (an optimized compression level designed to keep file size low and still maintain quality) or Custom if you’d like to manually set the quality settings for the different media types.

Captivate 7 updated

ICS Learning

optimal file sizes, proper response to the ‘Scalable’ option, etc.). The first patch for Captivate 7 has been released! To download and install the update, open Captivate 7 and choose Help > Updates… CP7.0.1 Release notes. A good summary of the updates has been done on both Lieve’s blog and the official Captivate blog (by Dr. Allen Partridge) so we won’t go into too much more detail here. One minor discrepancy is Lieve notes the update as 7.01. Allen notes it as 7.0.1. This saves a lot of time when customizing those items via previous Actions.

Something new under the hood

Visual Lounge

Second, by saving you time and hard drive space when working with project files. Normally when you boost video quality or framerate, the file size also increases. But somehow our dev team managed to suspend one of the laws of nature and dramatically decreased the file sizes of recordings. Photo credit: Speedin'. It's the good kind of different, not the other kind.

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Effective Graphics

CourseArc

Select the appropriate file type – The most commonly used images in eLearning are PNGs, JPGs, and GIFs. The file type selected for images depends on the needs and priorities. If it is important that the course loads quickly, then JPGs should be used as they are smaller in size and load quicker than PNGs. Everyone knows that graphics play a vital role in training.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

In January we posted about image file types. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. It gives you much smaller files sizes with minimal quality loss.

Using Video in eLearning Part One

ICS Learning

We have found that compressing all video content allows quick access for users, smaller file sizes take up less storage space and help increase streaming and download speeds. Video is a learning game changer. Video, when properly utilized, can be a powerful tool for actively engaging your target audience while supporting their learning processes to the fullest potential.

Lectora Basics: How to Use the Resource Manager

Trivantis

As the name implies, the Resource Manager is used to manage all of the resources that you import into a Lectora title, such as image files, video files, audio files, animated GIF files, Flash files, and attached or linked documents, such as PDF files. associated with the AWT file. associated with the AWT file. The Resource Manager.

Leading Benefits of Lectora: HTML5 and Mobile

Trivantis

You could avoid that by keeping the file size of your course extremely small, i.e., eliminating all those cool graphics and great interactions you worked so hard on! Lectora® leads the way for mobile learning capabilities as the only major e-Learning to HTML5 authoring tool on the market. Lectora publishes browser-friendly code that automatically runs natively in any browser.

100 free eLearning templates and images + 2015 updates

eLearningArt

You can get 100 free character images , as well as the source files included in my blog and video lessons by signing up here. We now have meaningful file names. Instead of seeing something like “Image_9584” you’ll see a more logical structure that includes the character name, pose, outfit, file size, and unique ID#. Here are some of the other updates I’d like to share.