Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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
JUNE 25, 2012
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
PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
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.
Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Usually I find the PPT driven approach, due to it. Create a mini storyboard, you can use paper with blocks (which you create), you can use PowerPoint (with each slide being a component of the storyboard – I should add that people that use PPT for a storyboard, like the flexibility of it, you can use storyboard software – even if it is for making a movie or whatever). If you are going to have people talk in your micro-course, even if it is animated figures, create a script. The topic: How to Open a new workbook in Microsoft Excel . ”, let me tell you why.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
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
MAY 16, 2016
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
MAY 9, 2011
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
JULY 24, 2014
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.
Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2
OCTOBER 20, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
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
JANUARY 31, 2012
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
JULY 23, 2015
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
JUNE 15, 2016
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.
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
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?
FEBRUARY 26, 2010
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
JANUARY 29, 2008
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.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
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
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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.
Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points
AUGUST 27, 2010
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
DECEMBER 2, 2011
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
OCTOBER 5, 2010
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
SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
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 www.articulate.com Atlantic Link www.atlantic-link.co.uk
Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality
AUGUST 19, 2010
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.
Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org
The E-Learning Curve
OCTOBER 9, 2009
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
AUGUST 1, 2008
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
JULY 27, 2010
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.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
No needs assessment, no functional spec, no design -- just get that ppt deck going and slap some e-learning together. Microsoft in India, just hires content development managers, whose core skill sets is ID, but their role turns out to be that of a vendor manager and content reviewer, as Microsoft (in India) outsources elearning work to 3rd parties. 4. Whats your view? You bet.
20 Years of Death by Powerpoint
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
JUNE 20, 2007
sorry no link) That got me thinking about Learning.doesn't everything :-) I posted some interesting data on The eLearning Guild's Research blog regarding Powerpoint and Synchronous Learning Systems: PPT is still the most frequently used feature and has the highest ease of use rating. Powerpoint turns 20 according to the Wallstreet journal. Arrgghh. This one is HILARIOUS! Thanks, O'reilly.
Our Essential iOS Apps
MARCH 11, 2013
Quickoffice Pro HD is the best Microsoft Office suite app I could find for the iPad. It works with most MS Office documents (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, and pptx), and allows you to create, view, edit, save, and track changes directly from your iPad. If you haven’t noticed from my prior posts, I’m always looking for time savings and efficient ways of doing things. Just $49.95
Step 5: #Sketchnotes: Icons and Concepts: Developing your own style.
AUGUST 5, 2014
Have you ever stopped to think of the design of the Save icon in a Microsoft document (Word, PPT, etc.)? Stylistic lettering accompanied by lines, arrows, and shapes may arguably be the fundamentals of basic sketchnoting. Sometimes the term “less is more” can apply to sketchnotes by using icons and conceptual objects to communicate the same thing as a sentence or bulleted list. Money?
These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog
AUGUST 1, 2008
All our soft-skill content as well as Comptia and Microsoft content is based upon this model. Every time i make PPT presenations I get confused what colors. The Rapid Elearning Blog. These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever. February 5th, 2008. 22 comments. Last week we looked at some of the issues with compliance-based elearning and how taking a different approach to its design can save your organization time and money. And of course an additional benefit is that it makes your employees happier. Create a Pre-Assessment. It really doesn’t matter. Maria.