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 Top 5 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Platforms For 2021

Roundtable Learning

Well, in addition to these two major players in the virtual instructor-led training (VILT) realm, there are other virtual training platforms to consider. . Microsoft Teams . Microsoft 365 Business Basic Plan Price : $5 per user per month .

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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Creating such a content player may be tough job using Silverlight (relative to Flash). Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Creating such a content player may be tough job using Silverlight (relative to Flash). Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

It can digitize and compress an audio or video signal for transmission and convert an incoming signal to audio or video for reception. A container is the file that contains your video, audio streams, and any closed caption files as well. Audio actually uses its own codecs.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Creating such a content player may be tough job using Silverlight (relative to Flash). Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Adobe Captivate: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Internet Explorer is the only browser with support for MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility). Note: To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed. For users with hearing impairment, add text equivalents for audio elements. For example, when delivering narrative audio, it is important to provide captions at the same time. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Internet Explorer is the only browser with support for MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility). Note:  To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed. For users with hearing impairment, add text equivalents for audio elements. For example, when delivering narrative audio, it is important to provide captions at the same time.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Over the years web browsers matured and so did Flash Player, which became the most widely used plug-in to play multimedia elements on a web page. Frequent updates to Flash Player, and increases in its usage provided hackers with an opportunity to exploit the security vulnerability of Flash and to hack systems.

How to Publish Online Video

3Play Media

Quality Audio. Although videos are a visual medium, audio quality is just as important as the video quality. . There are several video tools that help achieve video accessibility including, closed and live captioning, audio description, and transcription. . Audio Description .

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Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Internet Explorer is the only browser with support for MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility). Note:  To access Flash files using a screen reader, users must have Flash Player 9 or later installed. For users with hearing impairment, add text equivalents for audio elements. For example, when delivering narrative audio, it is important to provide captions at the same time.

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. POTX: An extension file of Microsoft PowerPoint Template file. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV.

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What are Some Best Practices for Storyline 360 Translation?

Yukon Learning

Tip: Keep track of where you’re attaching external files throughout the course if the files live on slides via the “Open URL/File” trigger and not just in the Resources player tab. Export to XLIFF to use a translation program or export to Word to tranlate the text within Microsoft Word.

iSpring 5.0 Product Family

Take an e-Learning Break

provides full support of Microsoft Office 2010, including new PowerPoint 2010 features, like new transition effects and control of inserted video playback. They also support embedded audio, video and Flash. You can customize the player and include YouTube videos. iSpring 5.0 The updated iSpring products are Windows 7 and both Office 2010 32-bit and 64-bit compatible.

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Enterprise Content Needs to Be on HTML5

Inkling

Within the last year, we’ve seen the biggest players moving towards HTML5 to provide rich, cross-platform web applications – Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and YouTube just to name a few. HTML5 allows video, audio and other multimedia files to be played using your web browser without needing to install plugins.

How to Convert Flash-Based Websites to HTML5 Right Now!

Hurix Digital

One of the primary advantages of HTML5 is its ability to support multimedia (audio, video, animations) content and to fulfill the greater usability demands of varying screen dimensions of both mobile and desktop devices. Content in the HTML5 websites, including videos, audios, animations, etc.

10 Visual Learning Software

Ed App

EdApp’s virtual classroom integrates seamlessly with video conferencing systems such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. This well-designed platform provides for high-quality real-time audio and video, as well as a variety of other options to keep students involved.

Ten Interactive Online Platforms to Deliver Holistic Learning to Students

Kitaboo

Adobe Captivate Prime: This platform provides full control over the eLearning process from course setup and delivery to tracking learner progress, with features such as Fluidic Player and intuitive dashboard.

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

Simply record a live webinar and use the slides and recorded video and audio as the basis for your e-learning. Common ones are Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon, Google, and Salesforce. So are best used when you are the dominant player in a market.

3D Happenings

Kapp Notes

ProtonMedia announced the integration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with the company’s ProtoSphere virtual teaming and collaboration platform. This is the first time Microsoft SharePoint services and content have been combined with a 3D virtual collaboration platform. ProtoSphere’s SharePoint Media Carousel makes it easy for users to share and use any media stored in or managed by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.

How to Create Free Closed Captioning Text

Rapid eLearning

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. Generally speaking, closed captioning text accompanies the audio or video narration in your online training courses. It’s used to help those who can’t hear the audio follow along with the course’s narration. The image below shows the transcript on the side in the player.

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Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Audio Capabilities. Can embed audio files. Can embed audio in interactions. Can record audio. Can perform basic audio editing. Can store audio files in a library. Can export recorded audio to MP3. Can add links to external audio files. Can perform advanced audio editing. Can customize built-in Player skins. Can choose from built-in Player skins. Can provide closed captioning for audio.

Top 10 Virtual Learning Environments

Ed App

Additionally, EdApp’s built-in Virtual Classroom feature integrates seamlessly with video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Microsoft teams, allowing your learners to connect and collaborate with one another even while working remotely.

10 Online Teaching Platforms

Ed App

Constantly pushing past their limits to secure the best online teaching platform for trainers and managers, EdApp has also built a Virtual Classroom feature that works harmoniously with video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Gong vs. Chorus – How Conversational Intelligence Tools Benefit Bigtincan’s Customers

Zunos

When the call is opened in Brainshark, the Gong player will show up directly inside the Brainshark player. Gong also records both audio calls and video calls (Zoom, etc.) — both work seamlessly. The digital world has completely changed the sales landscape.

How to Convert your Content from Flash to HTML5?

Hurix Digital

In 2017, Adobe had made a formal announcement stating that by 2020, the company would no longer support the flash player plug-in. Google and Microsoft too have announced their intention to disable the plug-in in their browsers by early next year, thus bringing the curtains down for Flash. Flash files can be viewed on browsers using a Flash Player. Some third-party players are also used to view desktop and mobile apps.

3 Stupidly Simple Ways to Profit from E-Learning

LearnDash

Create a couple of videos on how to do this in Microsoft PowerPoint (a program most have access to), and add some additional text/context. If you are struggling on finding a video player, I recommend “Screencast-o-Matic” This program lets you easily record your screen and record audio, and you can get a professional account for something like $15… very reasonable. Let’s face it, everybody knows something, right?

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It’s the free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. It doesn’t have video or audio chat, though. VIDEO PLAYERS AND CONVERTERS. FLV Player. You can download the free FLV player at CNET.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Video codecs enable you to view video on your computer (they exist in your player for example), and are already installed.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Video codecs enable you to view video on your computer (they exist in your player for example), and are already installed.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

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. Word documents and PowerPoint presentations can be analyzed using Microsoft Office’s internal accessibility checker. Can captions be added to audio-only content? Can audio be added to read text-only elements of videos? Can the video player be controlled by the keyboard?

A Mixed Bag

Saffron Interactive

Unlike Adobe Flash, output in Articulate interactions have Flash content, and launch in Flash player, but this Flash content is self contained, and ‘invisible’ to the user. All you need to remember is that Flash player must be installed when running the course. Remember when Microsoft Office first erupted onto the scene, and we all had to learn how to incorporate PowerPoint into our business meetings? The ‘more complicated’ stuff, like importing audio is really just as easy.

Elearning. L&D's hard to kick habit?

Learning Rocks

It's quite normal to see all sorts of audio controls on the chrome of the player, despite the fact that Windows has separate volume controls, as do most computers (on dedicated buttons), speakers and many headphones. Audio controls seem to be an artifact of trying to create standalone "learning apps" that remind me of the sorts of CBTs put out on CD-ROM in the earliest days of my working life on versions of Windows that weren't as slick as we're accustomed to now.

The 15+7 Best Webinar Platforms: Comparison Guide for 2020

learnWorlds

It provides HD video and audio, screen sharing and scheduling options. It integrates with Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook. Users say that the video and audio quality needs improvement. Audio Conferencing. Users have reported slight delays in audio and video.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

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. Word documents and PowerPoint presentations can be analyzed using Microsoft Office’s internal accessibility checker. Can captions be added to audio-only content? Can audio be added to read text-only elements of videos? Can the video player be controlled by the keyboard?

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Operating systems manufactures like Microsoft, Ubuntu, and Apple all tired of the overhead in keeping their systems secure with frequent patches, and Flash has developed a poor security reputation as a result. For example, HTML5 enables video and audio content to render directly in the browser. Browsers have a bit of work to do on playback over poor internet connections (and I’d also criticise the feature-incomplete players embedded in the browsers).

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATIONS It's no surprise that PowerPoint , Google Slides , or Zoho Show are the major players when it comes to presentation platforms. In terms of pricing, Microsoft PowerPoint (standalone, not including full Microsoft Suite) will cost you about $109, for 1 user (both PC and Mac) in the Microsoft Store, but you can shop around and check out other vendors such as Amazon, Overstock or Office Max/Depot.

8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

For viewing eLearning course developed with Flash, the user has to first download a supported Flash player or plug-in compatible with browser in use. Support for HTML5 courses is extended by all browsers including latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer by Microsoft, iPhone or Apple devices’ Safari etc. There is no need for using particular player to view the content.

PowerPoint Converter for 2013

bozarthzone

Quick conversion, quick upload with minimal bugs, and fidelity in capturing audio, transitions and animations, including triggers. And, with Microsoft’s unfortunate decision to take the Sound Editor out of Windows, I hoped for a product that included an audio editor, thereby keeping me to just two tools (PowerPoint and the converter tool) rather than three or more. Conversion of even big slide shows with lots of images, animation and audio is very fast.