How to Add Events to Audio and Video in Lectora and Lectora Online

Trivantis

Lectora® and Lectora® Online make it easy to synchronize events—add actions—to audio and video playback. This blog will show you step-by-step how to synchronize events to audio and video files within Lectora and Lectora Online titles. For more information, view the Information Center (aka Help) topics on “Synchronizing events of an audio/video object.”. Any available action in Lectora and Lectora Online may be synchronized.

How to Add Closed Captions to Video and Audio in Lectora

Trivantis

b)]: “Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.”. Locate and drag the desired video file into your title, or alternatively, from the Insert ribbon, select Insert Video File. Part II: How to Add Closed Captions to Audio Files. Again, you may need to use Convert to MP3 to change your audio file format (for example, from WAV or WMA). However for now, to add captions to an audio file in Lectora Online 2.0,

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Beginner’s Guide to Pinterest Video Accessibility

3Play Media

First and foremost, accessible elements such as captions and audio descriptions are the best way to make online videos accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing and to people who are blind or low vision.

Telepresence: upping the stakes in synchronous online communication

Clive on Learning

So, I was interested to read in The Economist this week - see 'Far away yet strangely personal' - about attempts by Cisco and Hewlett Packard to provide a more appealing alternative to what it calls the 'despised business of videoconferencing'. I've just booked a four-day trip to Indianapolis to participate in a client problem-solving meeting. There are just four of us participating, two from the UK, to from the USA.

How to Design 508 Compliant eLearning Courses

InfoPro Learning

Is the audio accessible? When designing a course, provide a text transcript for audio files. Always provide captioning and transcripts of the course audio and the course descriptions of any video. Closed captioning aids learners to read the audio portion of your video if they can’t hear it. This ensures the learner doesn’t miss any information that’s presented in the audio form in your e-Learning course. Alternatively, make use of the keyboard.

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Accessible Training Videos Improve Employee Learning & Engagement

3Play Media

Things like captions, interactive transcripts, and audio descriptions each play a role in improving employees’ learning outcomes through training video content. Audio description may help people with autism identify emotions and learn social cues. Audio Description.

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TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Alternate methods of presentation & evaluation. Online course with asynchronous (LMS) & synchronous (Web conferencing). Video files & audio podcasts. Create descriptive audio for videos (i.e., Hearing audio content. Hearing and speaking during synchronous meetings. Alternative text for audio (i.e., Alternative computer input (too much to go into in this session–lots of options).

How to Publish Online Video

3Play Media

Quality Audio. Although videos are a visual medium, audio quality is just as important as the video quality. . There are several video tools that help achieve video accessibility including, closed and live captioning, audio description, and transcription. . Closed captions are time-synchronized text that can be read while watching a video. Audio Description . Audio description is an audio track that narrates the relevant visual information in an online video.

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Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline

G-Cube

Alternatively, there are also a variety of ready-made theme-based templates available that can be utilized. With Storyline’s extraordinary multimedia support , developers can add Flash interactions, import video (in all popular formats), import audio or record it right in Storyline.—without Images and text can be synchronized with audio or video to create a ‘WOW’ effect. In Storyline, Closed Captioning or the audio transcripts are not available on slides.

How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

Implementing Online Learning Technologies such as a scalable Learning Management System (LMS), Mobile Content Creation platform, online audio and video collaboration, lecture capture, discussion boards. Consider what mechanisms are in place to deliver classes synchronously or asynchronously. Arrange alternate activities in place of the lab assignment, or complete the lab activities at a later date.

3 Secrets to Creating Better Video

3Play Media

The University of Washington describes, “An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player.” Captions are time-synchronized text that can be read while watching a video. Transcripts are a plain text version of the audio. Transcripts are not time-synchronized, so they’re typically best for audio-only content like podcasts. Audio Description.

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Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Alternatively, people with motor and sensory disabilities know whether content is accessible or not. Well, you make them accessible by adding captions, audio description, transcripts, and play them in an accessible video player. People use captions when they don’t have headphones, are in a loud environment, or aren’t fluent in the native language of the spoken audio. Captions are visual representations of the audio. Tip Two: Add Audio Description.

What Is Transcription?

3Play Media

Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a situation where you’re eager to watch a video or listen to audio, but it’s not the time or place to do so. Transcription is the process in which speech or audio is converted into a written document. Transcription is a great option to make audio-only programs, such as podcasts and radio shows, more accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Believe it or not, transcribing video and audio in-house or on your own is quite simple.

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Creating Accessible eLearning: What You Need to Know

Trivantis

Stop, pause, and play audio and video using the keyboard. Alternative Text. One of the most essential and straightforward methods for creating accessible content is to provide alternative text, or text equivalents, for course elements like graphics, audio, and video. Most authoring tools, like Lectora ®, provide a way to define the alternative text or ALT text for visual elements in your course. Provide short, descriptive alternative text for images.

How to Create Free Closed Captioning Text

Rapid eLearning

For this post we’ll work off of the assumption that you want closed captioning for audio narration or an inserted video on your slides. Generally speaking, closed captioning text accompanies the audio or video narration in your online training courses. It’s used to help those who can’t hear the audio follow along with the course’s narration. Alternatives to Free Closed Captioning?

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Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

These products promise to automate the process of adding audio to eLearning thereby streamlining and accelerating the production of eLearning courses. The first requirement is obvious: TTS voices with audio distribution license, which are of acceptable quality for eLearning applications, should be provided. Synchronization is automatic; time-line editing is not required. Alternatively, you can edit all text on a slide on a single dialog.

Fuze Meeting

Take an e-Learning Break

Came across this alternative for web conferencing.

Developing Online Courses Accessible to All – 4 Aspects to Consider

CommLab India

So, it is necessary to provide appropriate alternative text to describe each visual. A screen reader reads out this alternative text, so that the learner can understand what the image depicts. For images that have a link to a new page, the alternative text should inform the learner that clicking the image will take them to a page outside the course. Audio and video captions. To support different learning styles , e-learning courses have audio narrations and videos.

8 Benefits of Transcribing & Captioning Videos

3Play Media

The time-synchronized text provides a critical alternative for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss and the 360 million people worldwide who experience disabling hearing loss. guidelines as the accessibility standards to meet, which includes both captioning and audio description requirements. Over the last decade, many organizations have been sued for failing to provide comprehensive captioning for online video and audio content.

What Is Transcription?

3Play Media

Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a situation where you’re eager to watch a video or listen to audio, but it’s not the time or place to do so. Transcription is the process in which speech or audio is converted into a written document. Transcription is a great option to make audio-only programs, such as podcasts and radio shows, more accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Believe it or not, transcribing video and audio in-house or on your own is quite simple.

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Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Alternatively, people with motor and sensory disabilities know whether content is accessible or not. Well, you make them accessible by adding captions, audio description, transcripts, and play them in an accessible video player. 43% say branded videos, 36% say branded photo content, 18% say branded written content, and 3% say branded audio content. Captions are visual representations of the audio. Tip Two: Add Audio Description.

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Colors and Keys for Timeline

Adobe Captivate

Audio timeline: dark grey (about #4E5156). A selected timeline, with the exception of the slide audio at the bottom, and effect timelines will always be blue (about #99BCBF). Spacebar or F3 : alternative shortcuts for the play button on the timeline panel or the option Play Slide (confusingly stored under the big button Preview). This method (no Preview) can be used for editing timing, for synchronizing. Shortcut keys also work for audio timeline. Intro.

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Most designers therefore began to shift to alternate languages such as HTML, CSS and Javascript, which are more suited to the mobile environment. Besides, by converting your Flash content into HTML5, you can integrate and synchronize the learning process for different devices. The advantage is that you don’t have to scroll pages to access interactive learning content and also audio and video files do not take too much time to load.

Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

There are many alternatives to Captivate’s Video Demo. Presenter Video Xpress is an alternative, but I find the editor much too limited. Camtasia (probably the best tool for this goal) and Snagit are also alternatives, but there are a lot more available. For that reason, normally only one workflow will be presented without any alternatives, nor explanation of the reasons of the used steps. Intro.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

Synchronous Learning. Asynchronous Vs. Synchronous Learning. In synchronous learning situations students learn at the same time by activities such as attending a lecture or laboratory. Both can be delivered online and can even be recorded, however, synchronous learning is often delivered live and in-person. In blended learning , asynchronous and synchronous learning elements are being combined as part of one training program.

8 Benefits of Transcribing & Captioning Videos

3Play Media

The time-synchronized text provides a critical alternative for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss and the 360 million people worldwide who experience disabling hearing loss. guidelines as the accessibility standards to meet, which includes both captioning and audio description requirements. Over the last decade, many organizations have been sued for failing to provide comprehensive captioning for online video and audio content.

Reimagining workplace learning during COVID-19

CLO Magazine

In the healthcare space, providers are moving the less critical, more chronic medical appointments to alternative means such as telemedicine and virtual doctor visits. For many programs, maintaining the synchronous, cohort-based nature via a virtual classroom is critical to meet learners’ expectations. For example, the trend of “polling” in online synchronous learning is picking up.

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Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

To understand this, let’s look at the workflow of a typical rapid development process : Day 1 : Client provides the inputs and source materials, often called the Storyboard(along with detailed notes to developers), and audio recordings and animations to the project manager. Day 3-6 :The development team works on the graphics, animations, and synchronizes audio files with the course content, using the storyboard as the blueprint.

How to Use Lectora to Create Accessible Courses

Trivantis

ALT tags provide alternative text for assistive technology, like a screen reader, in order to interpret and announce visual content. Video and audio skins are disabled. Alternatively, an object at the bottom of the list of objects in the Title Explorer would be identified last. Audio and video include captions and transcripts. Accessible multimedia involves providing equivalent alternatives that are synchronized with the presentation.

6 Tips to Create Engaging eLearning Courses

Trivantis

Employing synchronous and asynchronous learning has proven to be a particularly engaging strategy; using a wide range of eLearning resources and approaches increases interest, curiosity, and commitment, elements which are fundamental in creating engaging eLearning experiences. Engaged learners are what we are actually looking for in eLearning.

COVID-19 eLearning Resources

eThink Education

Another great alternative we recommend is Poodll. This set of plugins adds audio and video recording functionality to Moodle (one of the LMS solutions that eThink provides) and comes with a range of useful widgets to enhance Moodle activities. Many institutions and organizations are now looking for options for synchronous web conferencing tools to create online classrooms.

Creating Courses that Foster Innovation

MagicBox

It encourages students to think critically as well as consider alternative solutions to a given problem. Audio Conferencing: In e-Learning, audio conferencing has an important role to play in resource sharing. Some learning management systems allow audio files to be stored over long periods of time for student education. The synchronous nature of this communication makes it even more beneficial for the learners.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Multimedia developers including graphics production specialists, multimedia programmers, computer animators and video/audio production personnel. This will include all of the text content that appears on screen, all audio narrative and the identification and description of all multimedia content and interactivity for the instruction. Training Content Development (Production Phase): This phase includes graphic, video, audio and multimedia production. Synchronous e-Learning.

Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project

Matrix

It’s similar to other presentation software like good old Microsoft PowerPoint, but it additionally provides some unique features that make it a preferable alternative. Hightail (currently acquired by Open Text) is a cloud service that lets users send, receive, digitally sign and synchronize files. Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder that works for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

TalentLMS Goes Mobile (and offline) With Our New & Free, iOS App

TalentLMS

What’s best, your progress will automagically get synchronized with the server when you go back online. More specifically, HTML, video, audio, presentations, documents and assessments are mobile compatible (meaning that they can be shown on your iOS device), while SCORM or TinCan content, Surveys, ILT, and Flash are not. Of course, TalentLMS makes it easy to re-use content and create alternative mobile and offline friendly versions of any incompatible course.