10 Articulate Alternatives

Ed App

To provide you with more intuitive, flexible, and cost-effective options, we’ve curated a list of Articulate alternatives below. Articulate Alternative #1 – EdApp. Currently one of the best Articulate alternatives on the market, EdApp is a mobile-first learning solution designed to help you train your employees and manage your organization’s learning resources. Articulate Alternative #2 – Tovuti LMS. Articulate Alternative #3 – LearnWorlds.

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication: How to Use Both to Absolutely Dominate Remote Work

TechSmith Camtasia

The answers often come down to the choice between synchronous vs. asynchronous communication. What is synchronous communication? Synchronous simply means that the communications happen in real time, with all parties engaged simultaneously. Synchronous vs. asynchronous?

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Creating Accessible eLearning: What You Need to Know

Trivantis

Alternative Text. A learner with a visual disability cannot interpret images and multimedia if they are not configured properly in your course. 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.

How to Design 508 Compliant eLearning Courses

Infopro Learning

While designing, and creating a 508-compliant course, it is important to provide text under images. Alt text ensures that the images are accessible to ocular learners. The screen reader will read the alt text aloud for the given images, which will help learners to know what images are included in your eLearning course. The rule of thumb is to provide an equivalent alt text or long description for every image, graphic, hyperlink, and button used in the course.

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. For example, you can show bullet points timed to a page narration, or illustrate a process flow by moving images. 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.”.

The next normal

E-Learning Provocateur

While many of us had been offering online courses and other alternatives to in-person training for years, suddenly nothing could be run in a traditional classroom setting; and so as a collective we’ve been forced to shift learning and development online.

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Adobe RoboHelp 11: Sharing Resources via Dropbox

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Alternatively, you can click the Browse button and manually locate your Dropbox folder.).     My Resource Manager alerted me that my shared assets weren't synchronized (via the red icon shown in the image below). When content isn't synchronized, it's likely that team members aren't using the same content. All he had to do was click the Update button and his content was automatically synchronized with mine. by Kevin Siegel.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Alternate methods of presentation & evaluation. Online course with asynchronous (LMS) & synchronous (Web conferencing). Create textual content in HTML, text, or accessible PDF (PDF needs to have the meta information with the text, not just an image of the text). 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).

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 17, 2020

Mike Taylor

In part 2 of this article, Patti Shank analyzes how asynchronous and synchronous tools support different types of learning interactions. She also describes the best ways to use asynchronous and synchronous learning.

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. The developer can simply insert images, characters or other objects and, with a few clicks, convert them to the interactivity of their choice – a drag-and-drop, a graphical multiple choice or more. Images and text can be synchronized with audio or video to create a ‘WOW’ effect. Synching Image Presentation with Video.

How to Replace Meetings With Video-Based Discussions

TechSmith Camtasia

An alternative approach to meetings. You can quickly review drafts of videos that you are working on in Camtasia , as well as discuss ideas and information in video or image format with your coworkers. Communicating in today’s workplace happens in a myriad of ways.

ID Badges: My Experience with TIfPI’s Certification

Experiencing eLearning

The badge includes verification so you can click a link or image to check that it’s authentic. Seven years ago, I argued that if we had an evidence-based certification, that could be one tool for people who came to ID from an alternate path. Although I have some other certifications from previous jobs ( CTT+ and Expert Synchronous Producer ), I didn’t have anything formal saying I knew how to do instructional design.

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. And, for videos, you need to provide synchronized captions.

In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning

Litmos

If there’s a synchronous cohort, do group assignments. You can scaffold them with simulations and arrange for some hands-on time, as was done at the University of Melbourne with precious time on a complex imaging device.

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.

Colors and Keys for Timeline

Adobe Captivate

You see the colors in the image following the bulleted list. Placeholder objects: orange (about #DCC399) with some exceptions (Content/Rollover Caption/Rollover Image). Placeholders for Rollover Caption/Image: green (close to #BFDD8B ). Static objects are Text Captions, Text Animations, Shapes (not used as button), Highlight Boxes, Web objects, SVG’s, Images, Videos, Animations, Characters, HTML animation. Intro.

How to Create Free Closed Captioning Text

Rapid eLearning

Alternatives to Free Closed Captioning? There are a few alternatives that make the text available to the end user. The image below shows the transcript on the side in the player. Let’s say you do want closed captioning in your online training and you want the text synchronized to the audio narration. The image below shows a simple closed captioning file. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

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How to Set Up An Employee Training and Management Platform with LearnDash

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

– Make sure your upload directory has standard WordPress file and folder permissions, i.e. the theme should be allowed to receive and store files like images and videos in the upload directory. Alternative Method. Both approaches are synchronized.

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How to Use Lectora to Create Accessible Courses

Trivantis

ALT tags are always published for images and buttons. ALT tags provide alternative text for assistive technology, like a screen reader, in order to interpret and announce visual content. Alternatively, an object at the bottom of the list of objects in the Title Explorer would be identified last. ALT Tags (object names) are used for images, media, buttons, and hotspots. You can provide text equivalents in Lectora by using ALT tags for images, buttons, and multimedia.

Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Compared to text or images, consumers report that video content is more memorable. Alternatively, people with motor and sensory disabilities know whether content is accessible or not. A fully accessible video should include both synchronized captions and a descriptive transcript. You can always provide alternatives for video accessibility. Forbes said it: Video marketing is the future of content marketing.

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Key update for Adobe Presenter

Adobe Captivate

It would now be possible to work with and synchronize PowerPoint SmartArt animations. This release would include enhancements for improving the flash conversion fidelity of embedded images in PowerPoint. Resolved issues where alternative text inserted using PowerPoint was not being exposed to screen readers. Adobe Presenter, one of the key rapid authoring tools in the Adobe eLearning suite , will be releasing an important product update in the next few weeks.

10 Gamification Training Software

Ed App

Some of the game template examples that you can use for your own learning materials include letter jumble, find a word, next in order, true or false, image/word match, jeopardy, and elevator game. .

What Is Transcription?

3Play Media

A simple text transcript does not allow the viewer to follow along with the text and the images synchronously, thus potentially leaving the viewer confused and unable to understand the context properly. Transcripts create a better user experience, providing an alternative way for visitors to interact with your video or audio content. Otherwise known as time-synchronized transcripts, interactive transcripts are another way for users to engage with your content.

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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 example, the trend of “polling” in online synchronous learning is picking up.

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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. Add an image. Web accessibility is an important part of the development process that should be considered with your initial course design.

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Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

It’s the free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. GIMP is one of the better, if not the best, downloadable image editing and manipulation applications around. For more on free editing tools, see Image and Optimization Editors in the Resources section. Picasa is the other popular image editor and its from Google. Dropbox seems to be the file synchronization software of choice.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

A viable solution might be on-line, live (synchronous) instructor-led training combined with an easily updateable on-line reference library of sales support material and current promotional materials. Synchronous e-Learning. It is called synchronous in that it is a live event where everyone logs into the web-based virtual class at a specific time. It should also be pointed out that it is possible to include video as part of the synchronous e-learning environment.

What Is Transcription?

3Play Media

A simple text transcript does not allow the viewer to follow along with the text and the images synchronously, thus potentially leaving the viewer confused and unable to understand the context properly. Transcripts create a better user experience, providing an alternative way for visitors to interact with your video or audio content. Otherwise known as time-synchronized transcripts, interactive transcripts are another way for users to engage with your content.

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Master your LMS implementation with this checklist

LearnUpon

Logos – main logo and favicon (the image that appears on the tab of a browser). Banner images – these images are displayed on the user’s dashboard. Course thumbnails – You’ll need thumbnail images for each course to indicate the subject matter. These images are great for capturing your learner’s attention and illustrating what the course topic is about. Alternatively, you can use LearnUpon’s course builder.

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. It is essentially a catch all resource that lists every free stock website for images, sounds, icons, color inspiration, fonts and many others.

Comparing WCAG and Section 508

CommLab India

Provide text alternatives for any non-text content 1. Provide alternatives for time-based media 3. Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation. Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map. Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.

Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Compared to text or images, consumers report that video content is more memorable. Alternatively, people with motor and sensory disabilities know whether content is accessible or not. A fully accessible video should include both synchronized captions and a descriptive transcript. You can always provide alternatives for video accessibility. Forbes said it: Video marketing is the future of content marketing.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Course builders allow you to combine elements such as text, image, video etc., Although this movement away from Flash will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers their customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery. Originally used to compress image files, nowadays it’s best known for moving images which are a lightweight alternative to video. JPEG is a compression technique for color images.

Video SEO Tools We Can’t Live Without

3Play Media

They also become the image used for rich snippets , a valuable SEO building characteristic that yields a higher click-through rate. If you’re video is titled, “Choosing the Perfect Fall Jacket,” don’t choose an image of someone lounging by the pool. Speaking of images, you can find high quality, royalty-free images that are perfect for displaying the content of your videos to potential visitors. Video SEO Tools: Why You Need Them.

In two minds

Learning with 'e's

Paivio''s model of cognition featured two modes of processing, known as imagens (images) and logogens (words), which are illustrated below. In a variety of experiments, it was found that people can generally process images faster than text, and can make quicker and smarter decisions when presented with pictures than they can with verbal instructions. Looking at images can evoke a different response to listening to the spoken word, or reading text.

Developing a Section 508 Compliant E-learning Course

CommLab India

When e-learning courses are Section508 compliant, they are designed in such a way that differently abled people understand all the aspects of the course – content, images, animations, tables, audio, and other elements. A simpler alternative is to provide a Table of Contents to easily navigate through the course. This applies to images, graphics, hyperlinks, and buttons. E-learning allows for learning without the barriers of time and place.

Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Video goes in and out with the audio – They explain it has to do with the latest version of Flash, but how about coming up with an alternative. Sure you can use an alternative browser, but the vast majority of people don’t do it. The timeline enables you to move around the slides and synchronize them to whatever you have added. Under Synchronization. An image of the presentation is visible, along with the name/description, last modified and status.

Video SEO Tools We Can’t Live Without

3Play Media

They also become the image used for rich snippets , a valuable SEO building characteristic that yields a higher click-through rate. If your video is titled, “Choosing the Perfect Fall Jacket,” don’t choose an image of someone lounging by the pool. Speaking of images, you can find high quality, royalty-free images that are perfect for displaying the content of your videos to potential visitors.

10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos

CommLab India

The Action Fine-Tuning feature makes edits and changes to the frames; the Multimedia Support feature allows you to edit videos, audio, and images, without complex conversions or encoding. PowToon is an online business presentation software to create free, cool, animated, PowerPoint videos alternatives. Using the online Overstream Editor, you can synchronize subtitles with online videos. It helps capture an image on your computer screen.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Towards an alternative e-learning - Onlignment , December 13, 2010. How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? Images (786). Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. Congrats to all for making the list!