Using Lectora to Make eLearning Accessible

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Many visually impaired people use a device called a screen reader that looks through the HTML of the page and describes its appearance to the user in audio. While you’re at it, include an option for synchronized captions to follow along with any narrations or voiceovers. Our friends at Trivantis have recently released a free ebook titled, “Making eLearning Accessible” , focusing on applying these principles and many others to the Lectora authoring tool.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

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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. You can ask the SME to create a rough-cut audio recording accompanying the content – all the while keeping it informal and simple. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover.

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eLearning Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Edition

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Free Lectora Fundamentals On-demand Video Training ($0 w/purchase). Every 2017 Lectora® User Conference registration purchase comes with free Lectora Fundamentals On-demand Video Training. Desktop microphone for voiceovers and more ($99). Record crisp, clear audio! The eLearning Brothers Stock Asset Library includes all of the stock images, audio, and video that you need to develop awesome courses. Registration to the 2017 Lectora User Conference ($795).

How to Convert Flash courses to HTML5 Efficiently

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Flash SWF Course Output published Earlier Versions of Elearning Development Tools: (If the Flash-based SWF output was created using earlier version of elearning development tools such as Articulate Presenter, Studio 07, Storyline 1 or 2, Adobe Presenter, Captivate, Lectora, etc. Articulate Presenter, Engage, Quizmaker, Captivate, Lectora, etc files. Source Content: Storyboards, audio recording scripts, job aids, etc.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

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Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. Guides exist that show how to apply WCAG to elearning , and to PDFs , and other aspects of online training like video, audio, and social media. And some, like Lectora and SoftChalk (PDF, 2.7 Can captions be added to audio-only content? Creating Accessible Elearning with Lectora.

Listen Up! It’s Time to Add Podcasts to Your e-Learning

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Or you can channel your inner voiceover star and record yourself. Consider these other reasons to add a podcast to your e-Learning: According to Pew Research, 40% of people in the US listen to audio on digital devices. That means 80% of people are going to be listening to audio on their digital devices (iPods, phones, tablets, etc.) For more helpful e-Learning tips and ways to spice up your e-Learning, subscribe to the Lectora e-Learning Blog.

A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

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Start converting your existing PowerPoint presentations used in classroom training sessions to e-learning courses pepping them with animations, audio, interactivities, and assessments. Formulate Instructional, Visual, and Audio Strategies and Decide the Interaction Level. Most of these presentations are devoid of audio and interactivity. Finalize the audio strategy – how much audio is to be used and what the tone and accent of the narrator should be.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. Guides exist that show how to apply WCAG to elearning , and to PDFs , and other aspects of online training like video, audio, and social media. And some, like Lectora and SoftChalk (PDF, 2.7 Can captions be added to audio-only content?

Stop Making These 5 Mistakes in Your e-Learning

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If your learners want silence, they will turn off their audio. But why would you force them to endure silent, next-driven e-Learning when adding audio can increase their engagement and enjoyment? You can solve both problems by taking the text on the screen and turning it into a voiceover script, and then selecting a meaningful graphic for the slide, along with a few key points in text. Hold it right there!

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video

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Unless you’re hiring a professional for the voiceover, you’ll want an external microphone, preferably the kind you can clip to your collar. It will make your audio so much clearer. Video Software: The behind the scenes video and audio editing process is what really makes or breaks a training video. If you use Lectora® Inspire, you already have Camtasia®, so you’re set! If you don’t use Lectora Inspire… There’s this little free trial button I highly recommend you click.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

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Lectora Inspire. As a result, two tools stood out as having sufficient features, adequate pricing and being user-friendly – Articulate Storyline 2 and Trivantis Lectora Inspire, which were the Editors’ Choices. Trivantis Lectora Inspire. Built-in audio and video editors – Do they offer the necessary capacity or do additional tools need to be installed? What do you need to create a successful e-learning course?

What Does it Take to Create Interactive Online Learning Solutions

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Therefore, it is important to have a good team of instructional designers who understand different instructional strategies, how they can be applied in an e-course, different audio-visual elements that are possible, learning styles and preferences of adult learners and so on. While the main e-course is developed using rapid authoring tools such as Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, iSpring, you also need other software programs to build all the necessary elements that go into the course.

Fantastic Five: Know Your E-learning Development Tools

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Lectora Inspire. Lectora Inspire16 offers a user-friendly interface and is the first choice when you want to convert text-heavy courses into e-learning materials. Enables both audio and video recording and editing. This tool can add voiceover to a character’s lines in dialogue simulations, infusing conversations with a realistic touch. Has limited audio/video editing capabilities. How do you develop an engaging online course?

Recap of The eLearning Guild’s 2014 Learning Solutions Conference

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We work with translation vendors and voiceover talent to provide us with the text and audio for the courses and then piece everything together within the authoring tool. We’ll also be at the Lectora User’s Conference in Los Angeles this week! Diane is one of this year’s keynote speakers for the Lectora Power Users Showcase. Two weeks ago, the entire Artisan team had the opportunity to attend the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando. As usual, we had a great time.

The 5 Video Features That Make an Authoring Tool Easy to Use

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Typically a screencast (another name for screen recording) is made using an installed piece of software on the computer, but here, you use your authoring tool to do the same.When using an authoring tool for screencasting, you can often record both audio and the screen. Any demonstration of software with a voiceover to guide learners is made very well with a screencast. Tools such as Lectora Inspire offer a stock video library with features such as videos of people speaking.

E-learning Translations: Tips in Design and Delivery

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Here are certain tips for you to have a smooth course content design in any language of your choice: Use Audio-Video Content Wisely: Most of the cost of translation comes with visual text, including images, graphics, and text. Translating audios into any other language is also a concern, as it is a time consuming task. Hence, the use of audio-video content should be minimized.

Using Pattern Libraries for Accessible Elearning: Insights from CSUN 2018

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At WGBH, for example, Rothberg’s team became part of the design effort, so that the team could make sure features like audio description were considered when the content was being created. For HTML, this might be aXe; for programming in Lectora, it might be the Section 508 checker. And there are other tests we do, like checking with color contrast tools, making sure that videos have captions and audio description, using a PDF accessibility checker for handouts, that sort of thing.)

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

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Lectora Inspire. Lectora is the powerhouse in the authoring tools coming with libraries of assets, templates and flexible. Lectora Inspire is the choice of experienced trainers and academic course creators that look for the best-in-class authoring tool. iMovie is the iconic tool for Mac – for all apple mobile devices, offering unique features including studio quality titles, extra special effects, filters, built-in music and voiceover.