Text-to-Speech Functionality in Captivate

Integrated Learnings

There are a lot of arguments about using audio in eLearning – some in favor, some not. Audio narration can be very time consuming, and in many cases requires hiring talent for a professional sound. Many eLearning development tools allow you to easily record narration with your content, including Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate. However, what if you don’t have the budget to hire the talent to make it sound professional? Text-to-Speech Challenges.

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

This is fourth post in a series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). Sound file operations should be transparent to the user. Easy to modulate the voice.

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Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). When Adobe included a text to speech application in Captivate 4, I began to think that TTS might be a viable option in certain situations. For example, text to speech software is certainly a viable approach for providing accessibility to visually impaired persons.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. In this blog post, let us learn how to tweak the speech generated using Loquendo voices. Sound effects. Sound effects.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. A great deal more information per slide can be transferred with voice than with plain text. It’s these last two points that relate closely to this topic.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. We particularly focused on: Why use Text to Speech (TTS)?

Is Articulate Storyline 360 a cost-effective tool for eLearning content development?

Swift eLearning Services

So, why Articulate Storyline 360 is a cost effective tool? To develop an effective eLearning course, the ingredients required are Content, Avatar, Images, Audio and Video.… Articulate Storyline 360 is a powerful eLearning tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. I dont have the specifics and Ill try to track him down to find out more because the results were fascinating. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So heres to more guerilla audio recording!

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Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

G-Cube

It has also brought in tremendous possibilities to create ‘inclusive’ learning that takes into consideration the special needs of differently abled learners as well – in educational institutes as well as corporate organizations.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

His current company is LearnBrite which has virtual characters, adaptive learning and all other types of really interesting learning elements including some great work with avatars and text-to-speech. Don’t expect users to have the same mindset or experience as yourself.

Captivate 9 Timeline Issue

Adobe Captivate

I am attempting to modify a lesson produced in Captivate 9 that works fine but now I need to add audio. I don’t want the “Next” button to appear until the audio is finished. One the first slide where I’ve added audio using the text-to-speech option, I have the next button appearing as desired near the end of the audio playback. seconds to wait for the user to select the button. Hello.

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3 eLearning Authoring Tools That Deserve Your Consideration

ProProfs

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. The trend of eLearning is growing rapidly across the world, thanks to increasing internet penetration and rising demand for distance learning.

Top 10 features of Adobe Captivate 2017 for Responsive eLearning development

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 2017 offers powerful capabilities to create fully responsive eLearning courses. Besides fully responsive design capability, the wide range of authoring capabilities in Adobe Captivate 2017 enable you to handle all types of content to meet your diverse corporate training needs.

The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

Hi, all, I’ve been working on finishing the writing of my first Captivate manual and I thought this portion of it might be helpful to anyone who needs to know or be reminded me of all of Captivate’s features. It’s important to know about the features of Captivate.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Steven: physical disability–unable to use standard mouse or keyboard, voice is soft & hard to understand. Issue isn’t just whether students have access, but whether the communication is actually as effective as that provided to others. Text-based files.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Below are links to videos that will guide you through the extraordinary features of Adobe Captivate. Come back to this page often as our collection is always growing. If you have a request for a topic that you don’t find here, please feel free to use the comment section below.

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Has your organization reached a size or stage where you’re struggling to keep up with the training demands? Or are you looking to reach a new audience in a more modern way? Yet, where to do you start? We cover those too in our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning.

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What makes a great eLearning module?

Adobe Captivate

When we decide to create an eLearning module for students or adult learners we need to ensure that the content is engaging and will keep the learner’s attention. Your paying for Captivate, so use it to its full extent. Again make your audio count.

What is Blended Learning and How Can it Help Enhance K-12 Education

MagicBox

The inclusion of technology in the classroom has led to the development of the blended learning approach to teaching. Traditionally, educational content was provided to students through print textbooks and paper handouts. The different elements are coordinated by the teacher to provide a well-balanced learning path to the student. They also provide the ability to create custom learning paths to students and track their progress with instant assessments.

How to Make People Love Your eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

As an ID, you create courses that people need to take. The problem is, even though the knowledge is good for them, we know they don’t actually want to take the course. So sometimes, we need to be like the parent who hides their kid’s vegetables inside a chocolate cake.

When are System Simulations Appropriate?

Integrated Learnings

They are a great way to learn system navigation without using the actual system. A learner can watch the steps in a procedure with text describing what is happening. Or, you can use audio using a recorded narration or text-to-speech technology. While this may be a good way to introduce system navigation, it lacks the interaction required for the learner to truly get “hands on” experience in using the system. By Dean Hawkinson.

How eBooks Make for Valuable Classroom Technology

MagicBox

Bringing technology tools into the classroom has proven to have positive consequences in terms of the quality of learning. It offers an effective way to free education from the boundaries of school walls and timings. The education sector is becoming increasingly aware of the advantages offered by EdTech, which is only highlighted by predictions that revenues for the eBooks segment alone is likely to grow from $13,687 million in 2019 to $15,250 million by 2023.

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How eBooks Make for Valuable Classroom Technology

MagicBox

Bringing technology tools into the classroom has proven to have positive consequences in terms of the quality of learning. It offers an effective way to free education from the boundaries of school walls and timings. The education sector is becoming increasingly aware of the advantages offered by EdTech, which is only highlighted by predictions that revenues for the eBooks segment alone is likely to grow from $13,687 million in 2019 to $15,250 million by 2023.

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Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. Audio capabilities. Triggering audio in interactions. Setting audio quality.

How to Make People Love Your eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

As an ID, you create courses that people need to take. The problem is, even though the knowledge is good for them, we know they don’t actually want to take the course. So sometimes, we need to be like the parent who hides their kid’s vegetables inside a chocolate cake.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

If you are considering creating a “Serious Game&# or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. But how to write one? Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

We looked at each feature such as their ease of use, possibilities in animations, developing software training simulations, built-in interactivities and the ease of customizing them, flexibility of characters, recording and editing audios/videos, creating assessments, and publishing options.

Overcome Educational Challenges with a Learner-Centered Academic Platform

MagicBox

But, technology can provide transformational tools to make the journey enriching for both the students and the teachers. The concept has been tried and tested extensively and proven to be effective.

Overcome Educational Challenges with a Learner-Centered Academic Platform

MagicBox

But, technology can provide transformational tools to make the journey enriching for both the students and the teachers. The concept has been tried and tested extensively and proven to be effective.

Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning

CommLab India

Sales executive Chris is on the way to meet his prospect. He intends to recheck the essential details to win the sales deal. At the very thought, he instantly talks to his mobile device, Hey! Certainly it is going to be a reality in near future. Year 2020….

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E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

Is it possible to develop high quality e-learning courses in a cost-effective manner? You can exploit free online resources to get the job done economically and explore other means to develop cost-effective e-learning solutions.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". I'll be sure to share.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

Your end users make up that mass, and a statement I hear often is that people aren’t staying in the systems to fully benefit from it. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. While there are a couple of vendors out there who have incorporated e-mail that can go to outside to people, rather than just within the learning management product, the overall space isn’t doing it. What makes Dropbox so effective?

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Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Annoying summer related songs – from Cruel Summer to Summertime and everything else. BBQs, swimming and annoying neighbors trying to scam some free food. Well, it is a fun product to create a course. Design effects. Audio recording and editing.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s that time of year when summer starts to feel … finite. It’s a great time to take stock, assess knowledge gaps, and focus on new learning. But adding learner interactivity in the courses can be time-consuming, and to some extent, challenging as well.