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

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Some products including Articulate Studio and Storyline use the Microsoft SDK PowerPoint ribbon as their main ribbon. If I was Microsoft, I would say to myself, “Why let these products be the only ones who can do this, when it is our product”   And lo and behold, Microsoft jumped into the fray. Microsoft Terms. The product?  Office Mix.  The cost? What is it?

eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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 ).   Note:  Microsoft PowerPoint must be installed on your computer before you can import PowerPoint presentations into Captivate.   During a standard import process, PowerPoint pptx presentations are first converted to the ppt format and then converted to SWF. Adobe Captivate and PowerPoint. Choose  Window > Library.

High Fidelity Support for Microsoft® PowerPoint Files in Adobe® Captivate 6

Adobe Captivate

PPTX files were converted to PPT files during import and therefore some features of the PPTX files were not imported into Captivate projects. Adobe® Captivate 5.5 : PPTX -> PPT -> SWF Adobe® Captivate 6 supports direct conversion from PPTX to SWF without converting PPTX to PPT. In Adobe Captivate 5.5, Therefore, PPTX features can [.]. Whats new

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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?” Regardless of whether you use PPT or Prezi, content and design are key. Both programs are designed as presentation tools, so either one should be able to fill that role. I’ve already written about how to create eLearning using PPT, so I won’t re-visit that here. Read on to see why.

10 (Free!) eLearning Graphic Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Microsoft Office : Find a great selection of free PPT templates that are guaranteed to work with your PowerPoint application. Most instructors manage to build an online course in their free time, usually between a full-time job and/or live teaching. With such a busy schedule, you shouldn’t have to waste your time struggling with graphics, images, and resources. Check these out.

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Camtasia Studio 8.4.4 Update & Tutorials

eLearning Chef

Fixed a bug where the PowerPoint Add-in would conflict with Microsoft MIX (chef: MS Mix is a neat PPT extension. Fixed: the PPT add-in microphone button would be enabled when no microphone is detected. Techsmith released their Camtasia Studio 8.4.4 update in November (!); guess it had been a while since I loaded their software. I was notified when Camtasia asked if it should check for updates. If that doesn’t happen, you can click Help > Check for updates. Per the Version History page… Added TechSmith in product notifications (chef: what does that mean?!).

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate support Mac and Windows Operating systems where as Lectora supports Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8,and 10. PPT Import. There is a possibility to download supporting documents from within the eLearning module (PDF, PPT, MS Word, EXE, ZIP, PNG, JPG, etc.). How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? Feature. Operating Systems.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Drag n Drop with lots of objects, add the ability to API from Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive right into your SaaS Authoring Tool, allow other API possibilities as well (that make sense). Recently added the ability to publish a storyboard in Microsoft Word.  I’ll just say it right now, the industry as a whole isn’t doing much.  The new and cool.  Trends.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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PowerPoint still reigns –  If you are a course purist, the idea that PPT should be seen as an authoring tool should make you grumble with disgust. . Strange, since I could find no evidence, no information from multiple research standpoints, that Microsoft pitches it an authoring tool. Yes, you can use it for many different things, and yes, Microsoft has an add-on that turns PPT into something similar to Adobe Presenter. When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. Bewilderment and Confusion. Building a better mousetrap. Sigh. .

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Legacy content includes PPT files that are broken up and tagged slide by slide, Microsoft Word documents that can be tagged at the paragraph, image or even word level, images, videos, PDF’s and flash assets. One of the great things about my travels is that I get to speak with all kinds of interesting folks who are thinking about learning is new and innovative ways. Here is a summary of a great conversation I had with Reuben Tozman who I met one night at a conference (actually, we weren’t at the conference venue we were out getting a bite to eat and something to drink).

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

You can also save your presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint file, or export as a PDF, HTML, or an image file. Microsoft Office. Find a great selection of free PPT templates that are guaranteed to work with your PowerPoint application. Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need? We have compiled a list of different resources and applications to help you build your courses quickly and easily. SCORM. Articulate. iSpring. Adobe Captivate. Audio. Audacity. Vocaroo.

Quickly and Easily Create a Historical Timeline Handout

eLearning Acupuncture

The tuorial video as well as the associated text-based instructions are produced by Microsoft Education. The topics are quite varried and some other good articles include developing an interactive story in PPT and creating a class newspaper in Publisher. timeline excel microsoftSo if you have never used Excel before you can still accomplish this task easily.


Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

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Transitions, Animations, Views –  I am fine using it once, but again, new product-new version, so why I am still seeing PowerPoint within this product to such a point, that TAV are exactly the same as in PPT?  View – I’m getting a headache – did you have to Microsoft to include all this stuff? Hollywood is well known for making  sequels.  Speed 2 – Awful. 

E-Learning vs. Really Good E-Learning

Designing Digitally

Someone pointed out recently that the roots of most e-Learning, if we really consider it, can be traced back to Microsoft PowerPoint. Importing PPT and calling it training is a flat and boring excuse for e-Learning. As L&D professionals, all of us have seen the good, the bad and the. well, really bad of e-Learning. Why e-Learning often falls flat. Build in checks along the way.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

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For PPT lovers, you can synch video files with PPT with drag and drop. You also can purchase instructor led courses from Microsoft to Adobe to Hardware and OS, programming, etc. It enables you to upload PPT onto the iPad and present it to people – on the floor, at a location, etc. You can also connect the iPad PPT to a monitor and show it there.  – anything you can do with PPT, but it is seen on the iPad. They told me, that you cannot do this right now with any other other app, because you know that PPT does not work on the iPad.

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

It comes right off the shelf as a complete authoring solution for most purposes, and many features are identical to other Microsoft Office products, so the learning curve is relatively low. PPT format, though highly popular, is not really suited for mobile devices. ” CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?” Internal coaching. What could that magic wand be?

Interview with Connie Malamed about her book Visual Design Solutions

Will at Work Learning

Will: I put a ton of time into creating PPT slides for my workshops and presentations—and I’ve developed some beliefs over the years that may or may not be true. Will: I have a new favorite font, but while it’s in Microsoft Office, when some of the online meeting tools convert it, they replace my beautiful artsy font with a boring font often of the wrong size. Connie: Right.

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E-Learning Takeaways

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Let’s see Microsoft has only been announcing the coming of Windows 8 for several months, but as usual desktop authoring tools are behind the times.  This is nothing new when it comes to waiting until after the end of days to wake up. I am hearing from some vendors that they are having issues with Windows 8 and that Microsoft typically makes it difficult to really make it work.  iSpring Pro but it only converts PPT to HTML5. Windows 8 – 20,000 apps (not bad since it launched two months ago), Microsoft executives are reporting that by Jan. 12-21-2012.

PowerPoint – The King of eLearning Tools?

eLearning Brothers

Most of the new authoring tools either use PPT as their backbone or offer the ability to import slides. Using these new tools meant that I had to start using PPT. At first I was very anti-PPT, however I have changed my tune a bit in the past few years. Here are a few reasons why PPT seems to be so widely used in eLearning: 1. Everyone has PPT. Should it be?


Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

Today the question was for Microsoft Project. This trick works really well when you are searching for content on a wide variety of things, often I add in filetype:ppt as well to find presentations. Based on my post LMS RFP , I've been asked several times if I knew where you could find samples of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custom eLearning development, performance support tools, learning content management systems (LCMS), elearning authoring tools , etc. The keys are: (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc) - only show me actual documents in either of these formats.

Viewing MS Office Files via Android


If you take the time to download and run the ppt document (view the animations), you'll see what it's like to ski a cross-country ski marathon (i.e. Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Powerpoint. and finally, Microsoft Word. This is a short follow-up post to my much more extensive post, Practical Android for the Business User. You be the judge.


Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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Microsoft Live – same thing.  Remember when only a few offered the PPT to Flash option in their tools? As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing.  For the most part, that is a great thing, but as you are about to read, some are not. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Trend 1. Slow growth of SaaS. SaaS:  Software is in the cloud, on the internet. Google Docs – ever heard of em? 

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

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Outdated books on WBT – from 1999-2006 that people read and assume this is effective online course building – while it provides some foundation, new approaches, stronger design techniques are showing greater effectiveness then what was available in the past. A few rapid content authoring tool vendors who pitch that taking a Microsoft Word document and changing it to flash is effective learning. Books, presentations, blogs that state follow the PPT mantra. It’s not. story. never thought about being a teacher an educator. Yet, it didn’t happen. Nothing.

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Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points

Learning Visions

I’ve been slowly making my way through Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire. While it’s geared toward the live, stand-up presentation (e.g., Atkinson draws greatly from Richard Mayer’s research and writings on principles for multimedia design (see Richard E. Mayer, Ed.,


A Mixed Bag

Spicy Learning

Remember when Microsoft Office first erupted onto the scene, and we all had to learn how to incorporate PowerPoint into our business meetings? Operating in the exact same way as PPT, changing text, player templates and colour schemes couldn’t be easier. You import audio’ in almost the same way as you would upload a file or image in PPT. From colour schemes on hotspots and drag and drop tabs, to personalised individual feedback on multi-choice quizzes, Articulate allows you to tailor every course to your needs, and for that, it’s brilliant. Simple as. It’s familiar.

7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

If you want to open PPTX files, you can use the links below: Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Once the file is unzipped, all of the images are available to you in the ppt/media folder. When I’m on the road, I try to squeeze in some informal Articulate jam sessions to answer quick questions or offer a tip or two. So if you’re interested, let me know.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Of course, they were more looking at PPT conversion tools. Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. Page update Mar 2008. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. I was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs. For example, in 2007 PowerPoint to eLearning Shootout they compared: Articulate Atlantic Link

Google Docs Presentation Vs Paperworks!


Create Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations online Share and collaborate in real time Upload your existing files - DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. Can you export them to PPT format? Microsoft?) Google Docs Tour: [link] Commoncraft: [link] GOOGLE DOCS? What about your Google presentations? Edit and access from anywhere. PRESENTATION TOOL? PRESENTATION Vs POWERPOINT?

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

Microsoft Word converted to Flash? An alarming rate of “get the content up now, ASAP&# regardless of what it looks like, instructional design is typically tossed out the window, especially when the ID, CD or whomever is tasked to create is handed a stream of documents in Word or PPT or some other form. PPT or Word to Flash and the end user can add a TOC, some assessments, audio, video, even additional flash learning objects and attachments. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. That was then. Toolbook.

Google Docs Presentation Vs Paperworks!


Create Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations online Share and collaborate in real time Upload your existing files - DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. Can you export them to PPT format? Microsoft?) Google Docs Tour: [link] Commoncraft: [link] GOOGLE DOCS? Easily save and export copies. - You can save your documents and spreadsheets to your own computer in DOC, XLS, CSV, ODS, ODT, PDF, RTF and HTML formats. What about your Google presentations? Edit and access from anywhere. Control who can see your documents Publish your work as a web page, or post it to your blog.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open

The E-Learning Curve

However, we can say that the substantial majority of knowledge workers are competent in office productivity programs including word processors, spreadsheet, and presentation applications, such as those included in the Microsoft Office suite. These components are designed to reflect the functionality available in Microsoft Office. Now read on. Figure 1.

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Microsoft has some really nice starter templates to help you organize your learning project. Click here to access Microsoft training templates. wasn’t aware of the Microsoft training templates, thanks for sharing that Tom. Every time i make PPT presenations I get confused what colors. The Rapid Elearning Blog. Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. December 11th, 2007. 15 comments. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. There’s no substitution for experience. Start simple. Learn from the Experts.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

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SlideLive - upload a ppt and away u go, targets Academia  -  SAAS. Microsoft SharedView -  share screen views, share notes, some other features. I have a real issue with vendors who charge extra – via a license with their “partner&# or otherwise for a web conferencing – and thus ability to offer webinars, in their solution.  It should be free – 100%.  No license fee, even though it is integrated into your solution, no extra cost – since it is integrated with your solution.   They are in no particular order. – Very nice solution. Caucus - inc.

Webometrics Ranking (South-East Asia Strikes Back?)


ps), Microsoft Word (.doc) doc) and Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt). Methodology used: [link] Best Practices: [link] After yesterday's shocking Webometrics Ranking results findings for South-East Asia (with the exception of NUS and perhaps NTU), what should we do? Blame it on the rain? Blame it on the methodology used? Blame it on the English language preference? Take a 'Who cares!'