Microsoft Launches ELearning Add-On

LearnDash

The global success of Articulate is well known in the elearning field, and it appears that Microsoft would like to steal a bit of market share as well! Recently, Microsoft revealed their plans for a new product called Mix with the purpose of simplifying online course creation within PowerPoint. In 2009, Articulate Studio took-off as a Microsoft PowerPoint add-on for this very purpose. Once we know more, than a Microsoft Mix review will be possible.

The Secret to A Successful Hackathon: Microsoft’s Video Strategy

TechSmith Camtasia

Each year, Microsoft holds a global Hackathon event , where 27,000 Microsoft employees (and a few award-winning guest participants) create a new product or solution to a problem and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges via short videos.

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

eLearning 24-7

Some products including Articulate Studio and Storyline use the Microsoft SDK PowerPoint ribbon as their main ribbon. If I was Microsoft, I would say to myself, “Why let these products be the only ones who can do this, when it is our product” And lo and behold, Microsoft jumped into the fray. If you use one of the OfficeMix apps it shows that “This OfficeMix app has been developed by Microsoft. Microsoft Terms.

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. It’s an audio editor that is free and easy to use for beginners.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. provide processing on video and audio content. request, such as IBM or Microsoft. for a free trial so that your team can test how easy it is. world • Huge savings on IT resources (freeing up budget. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. Today we’ll look at a really good solution if you need a free text-to-speech application. They can produce the courses and insert audio narration generated by text-to-speech applications. Balabolka: Free Text-to-Speech Application.

23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free image libraries perfect for use in eLearning courses.

How Microsoft’s Skype Meetings Can Improve Employee Training

WalkMe Training Station

Microsoft has recently announced it’s new meeting solution for small businesses in the U.S., The service gives users tools such as real time audio and HD video conferencing, along with collaboration tools, such as screen sharing, and collaboration on Power Point presentations. Under the free service, users can have meetings with up to 10 participants during the first 60 days. Skype Meetings.

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How to Create Free Closed Captioning Text

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll explore a few simple ways to create free closed captioning text for your online training courses. For this post we’ll work off of the assumption that you want closed captioning for audio narration or an inserted video on your slides. What is Free Closed Captioning Text? Generally speaking, closed captioning text accompanies the audio or video narration in your online training courses. Alternatives to Free Closed Captioning?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? They have collaborative Apps, tons of free services and they let developers/anyone run freely with their widgets. eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B.

A Year’s Worth of Free Resources for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a list of all of the free resources shared in this blog and a few bonuses. Free Bonus. Here are a few bonus items not included in previous posts: Free e-book: The Definitive Guide to Multi-Device E-Learning. Free image editor: Pixlr. Free Style Guide template: this offers double bonus content. Not only does Trina share a free template , but within the template she links to great resources on elearning style guides. Free Applications.

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. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So heres to more guerilla audio recording! Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:24 PM Labels: audio , guerrilla , instructional design 14comments: Steve Howard said.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 21, 2020

Mike Taylor

Offered by Torrance Learning, the xAPI Learning Cohort is a free, vendor-neutral, 12-week learning-by-doing project-based team learning experience about the Experience API. Yep, you read that right – free!) Using Microsoft Forms for Quizzing.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. 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. dafont.com : free and inexpensive fonts.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free. Here’s a list of free software downloads I’ve collected that I wanted to share with readers—some I’ve used and others have been recommended. AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. Primo PDF has a free and paid version.

Here are Three Free Apps that May Come in Handy

Rapid eLearning

Today I share three free apps that you may find to be time-savers or help be more productive. However, Microsoft has a new app that lets you share your PowerPoint slides and files via Twitter and Facebook. Here’s another cool app from Microsoft that is free and helpful. Once you create a snip you can record audio to quickly explain an image or create a quick whiteboard video. And it’s free. Do you use any of these free apps?

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

It should be free – 100%. Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Very very impressive, with mega features including desktop sharing, audio/video, whiteboards, along with remote administration tools, a moderating system, and a tool for importing documents in 32 different formats, integrates well with Moodle, but you do not need to have Moodle.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

Why not try one of the free one-hour webinars being offered this month? Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Using Team Coaching to Maximize Performance (Free for ATD members) As executive coaching develops into a mature practice, the transfer and use of coaching skills with entire teams is a necessary area of growth. Monday, September 25, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: How to Choose the Right Credential (Free for ATD members) Looking for a way to give your career a boost?

How to Transcribe Text into PowerPoint & E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Grabbing the media like images, video, and audio is usually not as challenging. Some of you use Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Windows has a transcription feature that works to transcribe text right into Storyline. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Free E-Learning Resources. Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Two Apps to Help Manage Your PowerPoint & E-Learning Media Assets

Rapid eLearning

It does require a couple of free tools which you can download here: 7-Zip. Microsoft PowerToys. Media Library filters by images, characters, audio, and video. 7-Zip is a free application to compress and extract files. Free E-Learning Resources.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Writing an Audio Script.   If you're going to include voiceover audio (and I highly suggest that you do since audio has been shown to improve the learner experience), you should create an audio script. It could easily take you 40 hours or more to prepare an audio script. For instance, if the script has you recording a 3-minute process in Microsoft Word, it should only take 3-minutes to record the process. Use Microsoft PowerPoint.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

If you’re missing work and need a quick way to plug into some new L&D ideas, why not spend an hour watching a free webinar? Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: DEMO: Changing the Way Learning Is Created and Delivered with Xyleme (Free for ATD members) Xyleme is the learning content management system (LCMS) of choice for visionaries who are looking for innovative ways to change how learning is created and delivered. Top 25 websites for free graphics.

Free learning & development webinars for July 2017

Limestone Learning

A free webinar might be able to help, and there are lots to check out in July. Free for ATD members) Gamification is a hot topic that’s showing up everywhere, including in employee training and learning. Friday, July 7, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Masters Week: Collaborate, Innovate, Elevate (Free for ATD members) This webcast will describe what to expect at ATD Masters Week in Washington, D.C., " Legs, Window, Car, Dirt Road, Relax " by Lisa Runnels is Public Domain.

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

Mike Taylor

7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. Audacity is a really great tool for any type of audio recording and editing. 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. Check out the online free Learning Technologies Summer Forum July 13-17.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning View more presentations from Christopher Pappas.

Which webinar tool do I use? Part 2

Superb Learning

Microsoft Teams. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that offers unlimited one-on-one calls and calls up to 40-minutes long for up to 100 participants on their free plan. Well-rated video and audio quality even with multiple people. Microsoft Teams. Free Users.

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A new generation of tools for meeting and networking online

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Wonder me Wonder me is currently free and you can sign up to get your own Wonder room. When you are close to a person or group your videos and audios will work. You can try it for free for 14 days, after that it starts from 100 dollars per month. Free for 25 people.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

If you have a request for a topic that you don’t find here, please feel free to use the comment section below. Round-trip with Microsoft® PowerPoint. Edit video, and add transitions, smart shapes, audio, and captions. Audio response. Learn how to make your eLearning more personal by providing audio responses in content and quizzes. Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

TEACHING ONLINE: Teachers are Going Online. Corporate Trainers Could Learn from Their Experience

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Businesses may already have Adobe Connect, Webex, Microsoft Teams, or even Skype for Business. Here are the details:   Cost:   Free version. meet with one person for free, for as long as you like.   Webex Personal: If you are familiar with the corporate version of this software, with its rather high costs, you may be surprised to learn there is a free version!   Free version.

How to Screen Capture on Windows

TechSmith Camtasia

Download a free trial of Snagit today to easily create and share screen captures. Download Your Free Trial. You can download a free trial here to start taking great screenshots! It can even record audio and video at the same time. Download a free trial of Snagit!

How to Screen Record on Windows

TechSmith Camtasia

Download a free trial of Snagit today to easily create and share screen captures. Download Your Free Trial. You can download a free trial here to start taking great screenshots! It can even record audio and video at the same time. Download a free trial of Snagit!

How to Screen Capture on Mac

TechSmith Camtasia

Download a free trial of Snagit today to easily create and share screen captures. Download Your Free Trial. You can download a free trial here to start taking great screenshots! Snagit lets you record system audio, microphone, and video at the same time.

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PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

The two presentation programs share many of the same features, such as the ability to include text, images, audio, and video. Prezi does have a free account level available, so even if you already have PPT it’s possible to access both programs without paying any more than you are now. Even Prezi’s free account includes real time collaborative presentation editing. If the font(s) your association uses aren’t there, you’re out of luck if you’re using a free account.

The Best Way to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint

TechSmith Camtasia

Many people think of Microsoft PowerPoint as live presentation software. Try Audiate for Free. A few best practices for getting great audio. The advantages of a recorded presentation with audio narration will remain. Try Audiate for Free. Record your audio.

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Rapid E-Learning’s Best of 2014

Rapid eLearning

I got to meet so many blog readers from all over the world, Articulate successfully released Storyline 2 , and we made significant improvements to the elearning heroes community with a focus on even more free tips , tutorials , and giveaways. As with most end of year articles, here’s a roundup of popular posts and many of the free downloads from 2014. Microsoft is Dumping Clip Art. Tips & Tricks for Recording Audio Narration. Free Templates & Free Graphics.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | September 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

This week’s “App of the Week” might forever change the way you look at audio and video editing. Take control of your audio and video with Descript. Get Office Lens – Microsoft Store — www.microsoft.com. It’s FREE. Free to start.