Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video. Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher. Imagine building an e-learning course with dozens of photos this size–the course size would cause all sorts of problems with the students. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses.

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

When we tested out of the LMS, we saw some strange effects but wrote them off: surely the great and powerful LMS would handle the files more seamlessly. Bottom line, the sheer size of the files was too much to handle. Cognitive psychology ran smack into the hard wall of file size. Just by deleting unused items in your library , file size shrinks significantly. Be careful: the audio can become bizarre when cutting certain words—save the original.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. In Captivate 9, we can import only these image (Shift+Ctrl+M) formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, ICO, EMF, WMF, POT, POTX, and PICT.

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Library? Which Library?

Adobe Captivate

These are the default Library folders: Audio : will have all audio clips, whether imported or recorded in Captivate; whenever you edit an existing clip, the original and edit clip will be in this folder. If you import a (compressed)mp3 file it will automatically be converted to a ‘raw’ wav-file which will also be in this folder. It is recommended whenever possible to import a wav file, when published it will be compressed to mp3 by Captivate. Intro.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

In LearnUpon, a content library is a repository of reusable content, like videos, documents, question pools, SCORM and xAPI (Tin Can) files, from which a course can be created. Originally used to compress image files, nowadays it’s best known for moving images which are a lightweight alternative to video. HTML5 enables video and audio content to render directly in a browser. Manifest File. PNG (Portable Network Graphics).

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

create videos in a variety of commonly used file types. saves in a variety of formats including AVI, JPG, GIF, and PNG. CamStudio is open source, free software, to create AVI videos of all audio and video activity on your screen. CamStudio’s website claims its software is so easy to use, you can learn it in a matter of minutes, thanks to their built-in help files. built-in help file. can add graphics from your local drive for annotating files.