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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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.

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23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

With thousands of attribution-free stock images available, Pexels is one of the more popular royalty-free stock image sites. Notably, Pixabay also offers extensive video and music libraries (which we discuss later). Free Music and Sound Effects for eLearning Courses.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Royalty Free Music. I purchased the royalty-free stock audio from Audioblocks. Audacity is a free, handy open source audio editing tool. Then, I export it and do some pre-editing in Audacity , which is free. Kip and I have a shared folder in Dropbox and I export with two tracks out of Audacity into Dropbox. All of the prerolls and post-rolls I record into Audacity and export.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. I’ve mentioned Audacity before. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. When I did video production, we had a CD binder that held about 200 disks full of just about any music style you would need. Here are a few sites that offer sound effects and free music. Free Music Archive. Another option is to buy stock sounds.

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

TalentLMS

It will also depend on whether you’re using animation or live-action along with your video, or just stock images and graphics. 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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Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. CCMixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. Musicshake and TuneAround are free tools that let you easily create your own music and soundtracks. Stock Image Resources. eLearning Art : free sample character pack of stock images. Stock.xchng : lots of free stock images.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

I recommend using Audacity or Adobe Audition to remove mistakes and any extra noise from your audio. Camtasia comes stocked with a few built-in video intro templates, but you can get an entire catalog of pre-made video assets, including intro templates from TechSmith Assets. After you have your video all put together, now is a great time to add some music to your video. While it’s not required, music can make a good video that much better.

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