Need Special Effects for Camtasia for Mac Screencasts?

Visual Lounge

I've found a great app that compliments Camtasia for Mac nicely. OmniDazzle offers a wide array of options to add some nice visuals to your Mac screencasts - like a flashlight effect that illuminates your cursor and follows it around the screen while also dimming your background.

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PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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. In the latest version (2010), uploading videos from the web is easier than ever.

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PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Inserting YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This week I'm going to show you how to do the same thing, but in PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac. Mov files will play on Macs but will not play on PCs. Wmv files will play on PCs, but not on Macs.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  If you're using a Mac, I've got bad news. the Mac versions of PowerPoint can't embed fonts, nor can they use fonts embedded in a PC-born presentation. If you are using PowerPoint 2010, choose  File > Save As. by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts.

Screencast of the Week -

Visual Lounge

I recently heard from about a series of screencasts they made with Camtasia for Mac. If you want to see how to use SmartFocus for Camtasia for Mac, here's a tutorial. Tags: Camtasia for Mac Screencast of the Week 475 48 Winters can be very long in Michigan.

24 Screencasts About Camtasia in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

Visual Lounge

11:00 pm: Secrets of Camtasia for Mac for power users or nerds. Doug Troxell, Camtasia for Mac developer. 5:00 am: Understanding editing tracks on the Camtasia for Mac timeline - Conan Heiselt, Instructional Designer. Here we go!

Count Down to 24 Camtasia Screencasts in 24 Hours.

Visual Lounge

You'll have a chance to win copies of Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac as well as some fun things like microphones, books, TechSmith t-shirts, mugs, the coveted TechSmith spork and more! Tags: Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac Tips and Tricks Wicked Cool 541 475 26 175

Tune in to The Forge - Live Today at 2pm EST

Visual Lounge

Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac The Forge 58 475 26 573Today is the day! You're in the right spot to tune in live for our December episode of The Forge. To watch the show live, just visit this blog post on the Visual Lounge at 2pm EST to join us! Note: you may need to refresh your browser at 2pm. What will we be talking about on The Forge today? Mostly music! You'll learn where you can find music that you can use for free and legally in your screencast.

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Welcome Camtasia Relay 3.

Visual Lounge

In addition to Snagit on Mac being released, Camtasia Relay 3 is also ready for primetime! and Camtasia for Mac 1.2 Camtasia Relay 3 better integrates with Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac so you can add more polish to your videos.

Are apps the future of e-learning?

Clive on Learning

work just fine on a PC or Mac with a large screen and lots of memory, but mobile devices are much more limited. I came fairly late to the multi-touch iOS/Android/W7 Mobile world, having been stuck on a 2-year contract with a Nokia smart phone that was great compared to the phones I'd had before, but which I now realise was hopelessly behind the game.

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The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Sixth Day.

Visual Lounge

For example, Camtasia:Mac offers different arrows you can bring into your project. We're half way through our "12 days of Screencasting. Have you found the tips useful? Today you're in for a tasty treat. Forget the Six Geese-a-Laying - who wants that?!

Recovering the project

Adobe Captivate

The preferred way to avoid data loss is to enable project backup in captivate through Preferences (Edit (on Windows)/Adobe Captivate (on Mac) > Preferences > Global > General Settings > Generate Project Backup). Sometimes Captivate 5 fails to open a project file (.cptx). cptx). This might have happened due to some corrupt data structure.

Camtasia Studio 7 - Meet Shane Lovellette Plus What's Coming Soon?

Visual Lounge

Also, we have a new Product Manager for Camtasia Studio and Camtasia for Mac - meet Shane Lovellette! As you know, we're getting ready to release Camtasia Studio 7. It will be available on March 30th.

Meet Kate Sumbler - Technical Support Specialist

Visual Lounge

Kate references this tutorial in the screencast about sharing files between Camtasia Studio (PC) and Camtasia for Mac. Kelly Rush and I have been wandering the halls of TechSmith for our behind the scenes interviews.

PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George I am often asked how to get YouTube videos into a PowerPoint presentation, and, unless you're using the latest version (PowerPoint 2010), it's an understandable question.

Screencast of the Week - introNetworks

Visual Lounge

I love the interface on my Mac and because it is so simple I tend to think in Jingspeak - meaning, can I do something in 1 min on Jing that would take 5 min in an email, answer is usually yes! This week's Screencast of the Week is actually a series of Jing videos (Jingcasts) from introNetworks ! You can see all the videos here.

24 Screencasts About Snagit in 24 Hours. Starts Now!

Visual Lounge

11:00 pm: Taking Snagit from Work to Home: Planning a Wedding with Snagit and Getting Crafty - Katie Lewis, Product Marketing Manager, and Betsy Weber, Chief Evangelist * Midnight: Snagit for Mac - Paul Middlin, Lead Snagit for Mac Developer * 1:00 am: What is a SNAG file and what can it do for you? Here we go! It's time to kick off our marathon of 24 Screencasts about Snagit in 24 hours! Tune in live here. And, we will also have a chat room going in there as well.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

Five Tips for Creating Graphics for Mobile Devices

Upside Learning

This will create a soft proof of colors to simulate standard Mac OS color palette; hence it will help choose colors and contrast.

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Closed Captions in Online Videos

Visual Lounge

In 2010, Netflix was presented with a class action lawsuit for failing to providing captions for their entire library of videos. Tips & How To's Accessibility camtasia Camtasia for Mac Camtasia Studio closed captions

PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac: Give a Presentation From Your iPod

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George You want to pitch a sale to the CEO of a large company, Billy Bigshot. Problem is, Mr. Bigshot is, well, a bigshot. He has no time to meet with you or see your meticulous PowerPoint presentation projected up on a wall in his conference room.

Lesson II, Part I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player.


I’m saving my pennies for a Mac but in the meantime when I refer to ‘right-click’ you Mac users will press the CTRL key + click. Search Copyright © 2010 LearnNuggets.

Hidden shortcuts of Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Ctrl + I (Win), Command + I (Mac). Shift + Ctrl + I (Win), Shift + Command + I (Mac). Ctrl + – (Win), Command + – (Mac). Ctrl + = (Win), Command + = (Mac). Page Up (Win & Mac). Page Down (Win & Mac). Ctrl + Q (Win), Shift + Option + R (Mac). F5 (Win & Mac) . Ctrl + P (Win), Command + P (Mac). Ctrl + B (Win), Command + B (Mac). Shift + Ctrl + V (Win), Shift + Command + V (Mac).

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Text to speech in Adobe Captivate 5.

Adobe Captivate

Slide notes panel can be invoke from Window >> Slide notes or by using the shortcut “Control + Alt + N” in Windows or “Command + Option + N” on MAC. Text to Speech , Captivate 5 , TTS , T2S , Speech Management , Loquendo , Neo Speech.

Captivate Twitter Widget- download it now on Captivate Exchange!

Adobe Captivate

This widget will work with Captivate 5 (win and Mac). The Captivate twitter widget is now live on Captivate exchange ! This widget provides a great opportunity for Captivate users to foray into collaborative learning and social learning.

Time Saver Tuesday - Camtasia for Mac Hotkeys

Visual Lounge

This week's tip is for Camtasia for Mac. In Camtasia for Mac, you can access keyboard shortcuts in the product by selecting Help>Keyboard shortcuts. Also, you can download a PDF for Camtasia for Mac 1.1 This week's tip is for Camtasia for Mac. In Camtasia for Mac, you can.


It's Official - Snagit on Mac is Released!

Visual Lounge

For years, the number one feature request has been to bring Snagit to the Mac platform. Please help us celebrate the release of Snagit on Mac today! Snagit was built from the ground up just for Mac users. You can learn more about the new release of Snagit on Mac here.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

NextUp sells the synthesizer TextAloud 2 for the PC and Ghostreader for the Mac. Voices work with both PC and Mac. Do you like Paul and Kate or are you fond of Mike and Crystal? Personally, I think Charles and Audrey from the UK are brilliant. This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS).

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented. It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Perpetuating the Myth.

Another Mac. Rothko Pro

Jay Cross

Last week in Zurich, I was on stage opening the first Swiss eLearning Conference when the screen on my Mac Air turned turned to gibberish. James Brown – James Brown – I Feel Good.mp3. Found at bee mp3 search engine.

Meet Camtasia Studio 7 plus Camtasia for Mac 1.1!

Visual Lounge

Not only do we have a new version of Camtasia Studio 7 available today, but we also have a new release for Camtasia for Mac 1.1 ! Camtasia for Mac 1.1 It's a free upgrade for all Camtasia for Mac 1.0 Also added in Camtasia for Mac 1.1 The day is finally here!

Screencast of the Week - Behind the Scenes of a Screencast

Visual Lounge

Mel recorded his editing session and narrates over it to explain his workflow in Camtasia for Mac. Tags: Camtasia for Mac Screencast of the Week 475 48 This week's screencast is from Mel Aclaro.

Adobe Captivate 5: One Spelling Option Not To Ignore

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Show Captivate's Preferences (Edit menu if you're using Windows; Adobe Captivate menu if you're using a Mac). by Kevin Siegel. I am the most accurate typist in the world. Want me to prove it? Fine!

PowerPoint 2007: Insert YouTube Videos, Part 2

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You can choose either avi or wmv , but if you will be following along next week to learn how to insert YouTube videos into PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac, I would choose wmv.

Acrobat 9: It's Update Time

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you have your Updater preferences set to download and install updates automatically, you may already be current ( Edit > Preferences > Updater on Windows, or Acrobat > Preferences > Updater on Mac to see your Updater settings). by David R.

Acrobat: Berry Cool!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I use Acrobat regularly on Windows-based machines and Macs. by David R. Mankin There's a commercial on TV for a major cellular phone carrier in which a young businessman gets out of a cab, the cab drives away, and he realizes that his presentation for his meeting is still in the cab.

Acrobat: Metadata!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

A quick tap of Ctrl-D (Cmd-D on the Mac) on the keyboard displays the Document Properties dialog box. by David R. Mankin Metadata is information about a document and its contents (including the author's name, keywords and copyright information).