PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” The two presentation programs share many of the same features, such as the ability to include text, images, audio, and video. Regardless of whether you use PPT or Prezi, content and design are key. I’ve already written about how to create eLearning using PPT, so I won’t re-visit that here. You can import PPT slides into Prezi to use them as a foundation.

Adobe Captivate 8 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Bringing your PPT into Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how to create PPT-based courses in Adobe Captivate 8. Creating Custom Theme Colors in Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how to create a custom and save a custom theme color palette in Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how to customize the shapes and convert them into buttons and choose different styles to indicate the up, hover, and down states in Adobe Captivate 8. Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

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Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Shape 2 – Icons & Illustrations Shape lets you customize the style, colors and border of static & animated icons and illustrations. App of the Week.

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How to Convert Flash courses to HTML5 Efficiently

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Depending on the nature of the source files, PPT,STORY,CPTX etc, you may be able to convert these to HTML5 if the latest versions of the same software offer backward compatibility and upgrade your source files. PPT/PPTX/PPTA files if you converted a PowerPoint presentation to elearning. Media Assets: Custom media assets created softwares such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel Draw; Audio file recording in.wav or mp3 format.

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e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

With the help of rapid development tools like Articulate Storyline, a PPT can be easily converted to an e-module – reducing development time considerably. Use audio and video to create impactful learning. Contrary to popular belief, audio and video can be introduced in an e-course without creating a hole in training budgets. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. Online meeting tools also have the option of recording audio or audio-video meetings.

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Harnessing Untapped Technology with Organizational LMS Leads to Increased Sales Training Efficacy: A Case in Point

G-Cube

Also, as per ASTD’s research, the preferred mode of training is still traditional classroom or PPT based learning courses that do little to kindle the learners’ interest. The audio recording directs the learners to choose a number accordingly — for instance ‘Choose 1 for English, 2 for Hindi, and 3 for Bengali’ and so on. An audio recording reads out a series of questions and gives five or six choices to choose from.

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Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

TIME To KNOW is excited to announce the introduction of a brand-new online corporate training builder that equips employees, partners and customers with vital company information in minutes ! Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item. Videos, images, audio, web and questions, just to name a few, assist managers and trainers in making training much more exciting and enjoyable. It’s finally here!

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import/export content (like PPT, DOC, or simple HTML), and allow for edits after import. Should be able to import external Flash SWF as well as audio and video in variety of popular formats. One more feature which is not required in most cases but would be much of help to advanced authors – is some way to extend/customize tool functionality through programming.

5 Employee Training Management Software that You Must Consider

Kitaboo

This platform makes converting static PDF, PPT and word docs into digital interactive multimedia training content, enriched with audio, video, images and hyperlinks quite an easy task. Pricing: After understanding your business requirements, Kitaboo offers a free customized demo. You can literally customize everything. Available in over 40 languages, Docebo provides extensive localization along with visual customization.

Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points

Learning Visions

46) (Back to that age old question – should your audio narration read out loud the text on screen? Whether you’re designing eLearning to be created in a PPT conversion tool like Articulate or Adobe Presenter – or working with a more custom, bespoke solution like Flash, I think you’ll find design principles that you can relate back to your own work.

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How to Add Captions to Video for Accessibility

TechSmith Camtasia

One of the most widely-known uses for captions — closed captioning — enables people who are deaf or hard of hearing to access and understand the audio portions of a video. Captions provide a text-based way for people to get the audio content from your videos. At best, you’re ignoring the needs of a significant portion of the population (and your customers). Step 2: Add a captions track to your audio track on the timeline.

Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

TIME To KNOW is excited to announce the introduction of a brand-new online corporate training builder that equips employees, partners and customers with vital company information in minutes ! Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item. Videos, images, audio, web and questions, just to name a few, assist managers and trainers in making training much more exciting and enjoyable. It’s finally here!

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Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

TIME To KNOW is excited to announce the introduction of a brand-new online corporate training builder that equips employees, partners and customers with vital company information in minutes ! Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item. Videos, images, audio, web and questions, just to name a few, assist managers and trainers in making training much more exciting and enjoyable. It’s finally here!

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Find E-learning Disappointing? 7 Tips to Make It Better

CommLab India

They say online courses are just slides with bulleted lists and some interactive elements to avoid looking like a basic PowerPoint (PPT). That can be true to some extent, as the roots of e-learning are in PPT. To cater to all learning styles, your e-learning should strike a balance between visuals, audio, and activities. Solution: Custom e-learning can solve that issue. ‘Oh no! I don’t want to take that boring e-learning, please excuse me.’

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Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

eLearning 24-7

Multi-tenant, e-commerce is good, mastery learning (aka knowledge reinforcement or tasks) is good, converts PDFs, video, PPT automatically into SCORM content (rare with PDF). With their machine learning (they refer to it as AI), system can scan (automatically) documents, courses, content, audio and video files. Multi-tenant with custom domains, e-commerce too. Ranked #2 for customer training. Back for another set of rankings, this time number 39 to 21.

Captivate 4 patch update

Adobe Captivate

The key driver for this patch was the degradation in audio quality as reported by some of our customers. This update fixes several elements that were causing issues in the audio workflow. Let me now run you through the fixes which have been included in this patch: Audio Quality improvement –. In Captivate 4, some users observed poor audio quality in the published movie. With this patch you will see a noticeable improvement in the audio quality.

Understanding/Using System Variables – part 2

Adobe Captivate

Although a PPT can have animations with some duration and seqeuence, it is not a real movie unless you capture it as a movie. Some examples: cpCmndMute : default value = 0, which means that audio is playing. You can toggle a playbar between the visible and hidden situation, audio between muted and not muted, a TOC in overlay between expanded and collapsed, any object or group between visible and invisible. Intro.

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Personalization: The Secret Ingredient of eLearning Success

ProProfs

Both trainers and learners favor customized learning because knowledge retention is higher when learning is more specific to an individual needs and goals. From email and messaging apps that you use to stay connected to the digital boxes that are preferred for watching TV – all (Yes, all of them) offer the users with customization options. The content (audio, video, textual, graphical etc).

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! Audio. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Audio created here can be emailed, embedded and shared by URL or through social media sites.

8 Creative Ways to Visualize Ideas with Explainer Videos

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By effectively exploiting the power of visual and audio, you can better visualize your ideas and even fill content gaps. Give the Customer A Snapshot of Your Solution When it comes down to sales and marketing, it’s no longer about features and benefits. Customers couldn’t care less about that. All you need to do to make a PPT presentation awesome is include an explainer video.

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TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

Significant increase in custom development shops – the most I have seen ever at TK12. Some booths had too many salespeople in relation to the size of the booth, it felt cramped and in some cases easily could scare off potential leads – worse, I saw many salespeople chatting amongst themselves rather than customers. Custom development shops coming up with all sorts of names for what they actually do. You can also connect the iPad PPT to a monitor and show it there.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

Video Assessment – A video assessment is based on speech patterns/words used when practicing a scenario, sales training techniques, customer service techniques to the coach/mentor/manager. Show Content (PPT, Video, other) during session. Where do you start?

Top 10 best training websites

Ed App

In just a few simple steps you can give your PPT slides a more modern look. If you don’t have a budget, but are still looking for educational courses, the Open Culture site’s library offers 1,300 courses with audio and video classes that are free. E-learning has taught us a lot.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

The new iSpring Pro 7 – currently in beta adds additional powerhouse features, including PPT to HTML5 output (which right now is a standalone product). #8 While their Slideshark app for the iPad is nifty, it is not the only product that showcases PPT and is free. Yeah it is another PPT spin product but does stand out. #5 Plus each character (and they have a lot) can be fully customized right in the product. Everyone loves lists.

5 Amazingly Effective Strategies to Convert Your ILT Program to High-impact Virtual Training

EI Design

Immersive learning (in the context of Virtual Training ) is essentially training that’s facilitated through a learning environment that moves learners away from just learning through PPT, visuals, video, and audio and trains them by using virtual and artificially-augmented environments. Connecting with distant learners, and keeping them engaged throughout the learning journey, is a challenge for L&D professionals.

Product Review – Instilled LXP

eLearning 24-7

The audio stays in English, which of course, you would expect. Tie a PPT or a PDF to the video as it runs – matching section or clip by clip. Yes, you can have the match of a PDF, PPT, etc. Again, as noted earlier, the system right now only offers video as the content (but you can have a PPT or PDF, etc. Custom Attribute Values – which I strongly recommend you do not use, unless you know how how to do the items that are available within this menu item.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Of course, they were more looking at PPT conversion tools. Most of these fit into the PowerPoint + Audio and most convert to Flash for delivery. Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. Page update Mar 2008. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools.

Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013

eLearning 24-7

On the plus side if you have it, it will work with both 32 bit and PPT 2013 and 64 bit and PPT 2013. You can still add transitions and everything else that exists in PPT while creating your mix. You can record yourself with video i.e. via a web cam, or audio record or both. Customized. Open up any authoring tool (okay, most of them) and one item that you will see is the ability to add PowerPoint.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

is not the only product which has an issue with a 64 bit Windows computer but in combination with PPT 2010, I’m unaware of any other. Library pulls in your video, audio, flash and image files right from your video,image, flash, audio folders on your computer – GREAT IDEA – although I wish they added HTML5. Audio recorder and adding audio. Audio – Add audio to the page, similar to above issue.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

PowerPoint – Ability to integrate or use PPT in your courses. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. While RCATs never really offered a robust set of Clip Art for their customers (heck, most offered ZERO), they are now slowly offering images of people – not cartoon like, or an outline – but actual stock people images. Screen capture, audio editing.

How to create an online course in TalentLMS

TalentLMS

To upload a custom thumbnail, click on the “Select image” label just below it. – Audio. The “Add Audio” form lets you embed audio content in your course. There are two ways to do this: directly upload an audio file (mp3, wav, etc.), record some audio through your laptop’s microphone, a headset, or any other kind of audio capture device you have available (no special software required).

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

Custom alternatives are abundant, and we won’t be throwing many names around here. On the other hand, custom software misses out on the one-size-fits-all nature that is so intrinsically PowerPoint. PPT format, though highly popular, is not really suited for mobile devices. The same applies to audio and video. For example, you can easily record and sync video and audio narrations and link them up with slides and animations.

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Each type and tool differs in its support to various delivery platforms, file formats, customization of components, and your custom development process. It provides greater flexibility for customization, compared to other rapid authoring tools. If they are in the PPT format, you can convert them into PDF files and then import them into Flipbook Maker. You can customize the features and create any interactivity with this tool.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

A sample.mp4 video that has been completed and ready to post to an online service (Camtasia PPT Green Screen Experiment). And the content is simply this, I recorded a screen recording of what I had done, meaning just walking through the process with no audio. And then you’re laying an audio track so perfect. The screen recording with no audio whatsoever. Meaning there’s no audio, no sound effects whatsoever. Bring in your audio.

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

PowerPoint still reigns – If you are a course purist, the idea that PPT should be seen as an authoring tool should make you grumble with disgust. . Yes, you can use it for many different things, and yes, Microsoft has an add-on that turns PPT into something similar to Adobe Presenter. Adding video/audio/documents – Video can be a video file, link from YouTube, Vimeo and so forth. I do know custom shops as well, that use S2.

Courselle Update: Social Network Auth, Smart Import, Expert’s Dashboard and more

Geenio

Smart import If you have a PPT deck, video file or even a picture that you’d like to use for your new e-learning, there is a way to create a course from it right away. We have a juicy roadmap ahead, prioritized by requests from our customers. Without further ado, let’s unbox the new features brought by the update, shall we?

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Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

can customize shapes using the pen tool in Storyline and Captivate. Audio. We can insert audios in Articulate Storyline and Lectora. Adobe Captivate allows us to import audios in more than 10 ways. Audio Synchronizing. PPT Import. There is a possibility to download supporting documents from within the eLearning module (PDF, PPT, MS Word, EXE, ZIP, PNG, JPG, etc.). All 3 tools have a default menu that can be customized according to requirements.