Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

Setting Audacity Preferences on Your Computer Before beginning a recording project in Audacity, it's necessary to configure your version of Audacity’s preferences in the Edit Preferences dialog box. Follow this step-by-step procedure to configure Audacity for your computer and operating system. Configuring Audacity You Try Launch Audacity Check the Preferences. Set Audio Input & Outputs.

Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

In my previous post , I discussed interface metaphors, and showed a video example of the process behind the analog tape-editing metaphor used by most media editing tools - including Audacity. Figure 1 shows the primary menu options and functions of Audacity. Figure 1 The Audacity UI [Click to Enlarge] The menu bar contains all of the functions for Audacity. Most important is the audio waveform itself. Audacity always records to a new track.


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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content. I imagine their age, lifestyle and musical taste.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio Best Practices. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. They do a great job of picking up only the audio that is close by. Selecting an Audio Recorder. So you’ve picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio. Most audio recorders use XLR or ?”

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How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio ?. How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool.

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Audio for eLearning is Only As Good As the Tools You Use. We have to have not just pictures and words, but captivating audio and video as well. Without audio for eLearning courses, today’s courseware will not be very engaging or effective. Good audio can create a great course. Bad audio can distract and disengage. Go Professional Audio for eLearning When You Can. There is recording equipment and a computer for processing the audio. Audacity.

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Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Do you use music in your courses? I’ve found time and time again that a little bit of well-placed music can add a surprising amount of polish and – more importantly – set the tone of the overall experience. Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. The impact came from timing the verbal and visual elements to a music track that perfectly captured the mood I wanted to create.

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4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro


Audio in online training is usually served up in one of two forms: (1) poor-quality, amateurish, or (2) high-quality and professional. No one wants to be responsible for producing great-looking training that sounds awful, but with training budgets being what they are these days it’s hard to justify the expense of high-quality, professionally recorded audio. But leaving audio out of the training mix isn’t a great option, either. When to Use Audio.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’m no audio engineer. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing. If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. Today I want to share some free or inexpensive ways to work with the audio in your elearning courses. Your audio quality is never going to be better than what you originally recorded. So you need to do the best you can to record good quality audio from the start.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 10, 2020

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: I love 80’s music and I love remakes, so this “ 80s Covers & Remakes ” playlist is sure to be good, right?! 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. Audacity is a really great tool for any type of audio recording and editing.

Podcasting like a pro! (Part 2) – How to edit and publish your podcast recording


First step is to download Audacity & AoA Audio Extractor , and if you would like to use introductory and closing music you can find links to free resources in this post. Two things must be done before you begin: First, use AoA Audio Extractor to extract your file from GoToMeeting (or other recording tool) & convert to “WAV”. Extract ‘video’ files (those obtained from GoToMeeting, i.e. the podcasters recording) & convert to audio using Audio Extractor (AoA).

It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio. The Free Way – Audacity. If you aren’t looking to invest in high-end audio software, Audacity is a free piece of software created and maintained by a community of programmers and audio experts.

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

AAC (m4a)–audio. open source software options: Audacity. Mixer–no open source ones out there, but Audacity does a lot. Pop filters–you can buy it at any audio supply or use an old screen door and bend it around your mic. He also has a keyboard (the piano kind) for music too. At the other end of the spectrum, you can use a headset mic and Audacity. Audacity. Audacity has its own tutorials, including video. Podcast logo.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

I have an old audio jack, make sure if you get them to match the jack you’ll be using. Royalty Free Music. I purchased the royalty-free stock audio from Audioblocks. That is one of the secrets to great audio. Audacity is a free, handy open source audio editing tool. You’ll notice that I’ve used the double arrow at the bottom of each audio track to make them taller.

23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Notably, Pixabay also offers extensive video and music libraries (which we discuss later). Free Music and Sound Effects for eLearning Courses. A smaller library of royalty-free stock music and sound effects. Audacity (Audio editing).

How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 3: Record and edit the audio narration. One option for recording audio is Adobe Audition. If you prefer a free alternative, Audacity is another great choice and easily enough gets the job done. Then, edit your audio to remove bad takes, mistakes, and anything you won’t use. Step 6: Add music. Animated explainer videos almost always have music. Music conveys emotion and gives energy that narration alone lacks. Atomica Music Library (Paid).

Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

TechSmith Camtasia

The audio quality is great on this screencast which is important as viewers are generally intolerant of poor audio. The background audio music was a great touch and added polish to the screencast. The video was recorded with Camtasia Studio 5 and audio recorded using his sE2200a mic in Audacity. This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts ! I liked this screencast for several reasons.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 28, 2020

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: After hearing “ Feels So Good ” I’ve been following the trail of Chuck Mangione for some work music that is just right for today. Learn Audio Editing with Audacity with Myra Rolden in this free two week course.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


My desktop microphone of choice is this Audio-Technica 2020 USB Microphone. I use an Audio-Technica Lavalier Microphone. Lastly, you’ll need video and audio editing software. Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music. To improve audio quality when using these programs, you could consider a piece of audio editing software like Audacity.

Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide


Tempting as it might be, refrain from using your phone or your laptop’s built-in microphone to record your audio. Others, like Logic or Pro Tools, require a one-off purchase, while there are programs like Audacity or GarageBand that are free.

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How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Then, you can literally edit your audio just like you would edit text in a document. When you’re done, save the audio file and import it into Camtasia. Select the screen you want to record, toggle your webcam on or off, choose your microphone, and toggle on or off your system audio.

A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

10 Free Audio Applications. Following are the ten audio sites that I profiled. Audio production: Audacity , Myna , and Levelator. Free sound effects and music: CCmixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. Create your own music: Musicshake and TuneAround. Remember if you want good audio, starts with a good mic like the Samson Go Mic (a deal at less than $50) and then learn to do some basic audio production.

Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.

TechSmith Camtasia

I love the option to hook up an external microphone for high quality audio. We'll have copies on-hand of " slide:ology " by Nancy Duarte , " Confessions of a Public Speaker " by Scott Berkun , " The Book of Audacity " by Carla Schroder, " YouTube: An Insider's Guide " by Alan Lastufka and Michael W Dean, " Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR " by Helmut Kraus, Uwe Steinmueller. We're just a few days away from the first ever ScreencastCamp.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1


3) An audio editor. Whether it’s to edit an interview, to extract the relevant parts from the recording of a lecture, or to trim a piece of music you’re using as a soundtrack to your eLearning videos to the right size, you’ll need an audio editor. Similar to an image editor, an audio editor is a piece of software that lets you manipulate digital sound content, like mp3 or wav files.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It creates data backups, video DVDs and music CDs. It doesn’t have video or audio chat, though.

Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project


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. It contains free art that can be used in games, but it also has a great library for music and sound effects. One of the most daunting challenges that instructional designers face today are shrinking budgets.

Podcasting to Accelerate Sales for Course Creators with Craig Hewitt from Castos


Castos is a podcast hosting platform that allows you to host your audio files and create your RSS feed, and that is what can be sent out to platforms like iTunes. Good audio is something Craig recommends, as it makes the process of recording and editing so much easier.

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

Audio recorder/editor/capture tool. I wasn’t paying attention and it started to record a blank screen of another audio product I was using. In my test course on 80′s music, I used a male character in the following position. The audio recorder and editor is very simple to use, and I especially liked the countdown before it started to record your audio. Many audio products upon clicking the “record” function immediately starts to record.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Audacity – It is a free, open-source audio tool. Fretello – Mobile app which teaches you have to play a musical instrument. My initial post was going to be on a completely different topic today, but I decided to shelve it for another week, because of something that I saw on Linkedin this week. First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning. As she stated to me, “this is their list, not mine.”

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audio Resources. Levelator : automatically adjust the audio levels in your narration. Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Myna : easy-to-use online audio editor that includes a library of assets. Creative Commons audio : good sites to get free audio for your courses. CCMixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. Also includes video, illustration, and audio clips.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

This might be as simple as recording just the audio for a presentation, or as advanced as recording PowerPoint point slides, a webcam, and a separate microphone all at once. These videos are digital video recordings of your computer screen and usually include audio narration. I recommend using Audacity or Adobe Audition to remove mistakes and any extra noise from your audio. With your audio narration done, you can record your video.

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How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)


Examples of masterclass training themes: – Music. In the beginning, a master class was and still is considered to be one of the most effective means of musical development at the same level of examinations, competitions, and practice.

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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. Edit audio with the free audio editing tool Audacity. Edit audio and video; you can add background music. Your potential Business To Business (B2B) customers are empowered with the whole gamut of information available on the Web.

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2015 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

It’s pretty helpful when I’m trying to improve my musical skills, too. Of course there are other tools I use for learning – Wikipedia (naturally), Blogger (that’s where this blog sits), Audacity for audio work, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Live Writer and others. Jane Hart’s 9th Annual ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes on Friday 19th September 2015 and will be published the following Monday.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5)

Mark Oehlert

Audacity 101: Hands-On Audio Editing* * Collaboration in a Virtual World Each workshop is a half-day. Participants attending the Audacity 101:Hands-On Audio Editing workshop must bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


Examples of masterclass training themes: Music. Article, report, essay, experiment, composition, essay audio or video product, drawing, graph, design. Audio files (talks, podcasts, interviews, etc.). You will need video recording and presentation software, like Camtasia, Screencast-O-Matic, Audacity, Filmora, Adobe Premiere. Get your school now! Try for FREE. Online learning and training have become an essential part of our society.

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