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Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Recently a fellow member of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals' Group (14K+ of members) asked " If anyone know of where to find royalty free background music for training? " As you can understand this question was the inspiration for the following list that contains Royalty Free Music websites for eLearning. Royalty Free Music Library is proud to offer one of the largest offerings of online broadcast-quality royalty free music anywhere on the web.

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Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

One of the important aspects of e-learning development is music. Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. Music is the language of emotions. Most of us love music, as it eases tension and anxiety. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ? Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio Best Practices. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. If you’re recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. Selecting an Audio Recorder.

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My Favorite Microphones for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

While I’ve covered audio recording tips and tricks in the past, one of the most frequent questions I’m still asked is about microphones. So today, I’ll show you the different mics I use and demo how they sound. I’ll have to admit, I’m no audio pro and I’m also a bit less dogmatic about audio quality than some elearning developers. My main goal is to get decent sounding audio without a lot of post-production.

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio ?. How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool.

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. So you need to do the best you can to record good quality audio from the start.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? In the UK, Mark tells me that audio is used sparingly.

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Do you know how to get the most out of audio on your e-learning courses?


But did you know that the combination of visual and audio will engage students and reinforce their learning? Audio, for example, is an excellent resource to complement text and image on the screen. Students read faster than they listen, so audio won’t be effective if used that way.

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Fixing the Sound in Adobe Captivate

Big Dog, Little Dog

I have been trying out Adobe's eLearning Suite and soon came across a slight bug -- Captivate would not record an audio narration. Go to your Captivate 4 install folder (mine was located at: C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Cativate 4). Try to play the audio - should go fine.

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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. They said it "sounded more real" and they trusted it more because they knew this person was talking from experience. So heres to more guerilla audio recording!

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The Top 9 Screen Recording Tips That Will Make You a Better Creator (With Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio quality matters. Sound can make a big difference in the overall quality of your screencast recording. Let’s face it folks – one thing that turns off viewers faster than almost anything else is bad audio. The best way to record good audio is to plan for it before you even start recording. Use an external microphone to increase the quality of your audio dramatically.

It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio. If you aren’t looking to invest in high-end audio software, Audacity is a free piece of software created and maintained by a community of programmers and audio experts. Cleaning Up Audio in Video Editing….

This is Your Brain on eLearning/Online Learning


According to research, students who used ebooks that contained sound effects, music, audio narration, and images were able to retain and recite more information than those who were simply given traditional textbooks.” Here are some ideas to help you get started: Include video/audio in emails – An easy (and free) way to begin offering online learning to employee learners is by including video and audio in emails.

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Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. As a music teacher, that might mean something like teaching rhythms through multiple channels. After several minutes of echoing rhythms with a specific type of pattern, I’d draw a rhythm on the chalkboard (yes, actual chalk) and connect how it looks to how it sounds (visual and auditory).

5 Simple Tips to Create an Explainer Video


Good quality audio Good quality audio is paramount for a good explainer video! And when it comes to the audio, three issues need attention: the voice-over , the delivery speed, and background sounds: 1) The voice must be clear and not overpowered by background music. 3) Also consider effective sound effects and suitable background music. You can either make the video yourself, using a camera and video editing program.

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4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

It’s a very effective medium that combines the best aspects of audio, picture, and plain ol’ face-to-face teaching. Good Audio Goes a Long Way. Being someone who has dabbled in video myself, bad audio is the bane of my existence. No, I’m not one of those weirdos who insists that music must be listened to in the format it was originally created for; I don’t have Mozart recorded on a wax cylinder.

5 Things to Keep in Mind for an Impactful Instructional Design Process

Adobe Captivate

The first thing you need to do is to create an IDD which will specify the approach you will be using to develop the strategy of the learning program. Without standardization, it would be impossible to create a proper learning program that can be equally accessed and understood by everyone. Both audio and text content have to be finalized during this stage. Additions like sound effects and background music must also be decided – but not yet added (see ‘Adding Audio’ below).

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What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

And the other 50% is the audio. Audio is critical to making a good video. But how do you get audio that is going to work for your video production? While we couldn’t test every microphone, we brought together 18 different microphones from brands like Blue , Rode , Shure , Sennheiser , and Audio Technica to see what microphone is best for recording video. We tested all of our microphones in our sound studio. and set the sound input level to 67%.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

NEEWER 6 inch Studio Microphone Mic round Shape Wind Pop Filter Mask Shield with Stand Clip – This gives one more layer of protection from those “plosives” (the nasty reverberating “p” sound that can really mess up a show. I have an old audio jack, make sure if you get them to match the jack you’ll be using. I’ve found that I get a truer sound that way. It makes for great sound. Royalty Free Music.

Revisiting Learning Styles

Experiencing eLearning

I admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it. As a music teacher, that might mean something like teaching rhythms through multiple channels. After several minutes of echoing rhythms with a specific type of pattern, I’d draw a rhythm on the chalkboard (yes, actual chalk) and connect how it looks to how it sounds (visual and auditory).

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 4: Select your audio. For audio, you can use music, voice narration, or a combination of the two. For the blog videos we create, we use background music exclusively. We want the video to make sense with or without sound, since most people watch videos on social media with the sound turned off. Most video editing programs, like Camtasia , have music tracks available for you to use within the software.

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make


This feature can seriously turn your eLearning program into a content disaster! Group images, video, and audio files and text for use in constructing your eLearning course. Determine how the eLearning program will be used. These force you to edit your content (audio and video) into a smaller size, thereby robbing its meaning altogether! Create a mock eLearning program and test with your team before committing to it. Watch out for Audio and Video issues.

How to Make a Tutorial Video Step-by-Step ?? [With Examples]


Step 3: Record your audio and screen. Once you are done, run through the script again to make sure it sounds natural and you feel comfortable with the material. 3 Record your audio and screen. To do so, you need to make sure to choose good audio, camera equipment, and video creation software. This is important because high-quality equipment can improve the quality of the sound, your video as well as the lighting setup.

Podcasts in eLearning


Have you ever used radio programs or audio CDs for learning? Audio podcasts are like radio programs, and can be used for learning. Podcasts are truly excellent when music and language are involved, but they may be difficult to produce if the subject is visual. Edit out mistakes and long pauses and sound of breaths. Select music according to your audiences. Use audio editing software that automatically equalizes and normalizes voices.

The Power Of Online Training Podcasts: 9 Ways Online Training Podcasts Can Engage Remote Employees


In this article, I’ll explore 9 ways to use these powerful audio tools to engage remote employees. Here are 9 tips for using podcasts in your online training program. Find A Reliable Audio Recording And Editing Tool. You want your employees to understand the information in order to get the full benefit from each episode, which is why you need a reliable audio recording and editing tool. Spruce It Up With Sound Effects.

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

TechSmith Camtasia

By pairing your audio with an action on the screen, you can clearly envision what’s happening at each point in the screencast. Record your audio. Ideally, you should use an external microphone to record your audio, but if you’re using an external webcam , they might already have a great microphone built-in, test it out. During editing, this allows you to cut, rearrange, or insert audio clips easily in between each other on your timeline. Music Licensing.

How to Make a YouTube Video: The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Have guests they wouldn’t expect to be on your program. For a topic focusing on “video tutorial” I would want to focus on editing, video ideas, and background music as a good starting point. Tip: Check out TechSmith Academy courses about shooting, lighting, and audio for more information. And there’s nothing worse than having to fumble through unnecessary apps and programs to get what you actually want to show in your video. Add music. Focus on good audio.

5 tips for storytelling in elearning (video & example)


Instead, you can use low cost sound clips, scrolling pages, humor or emotion and a splash of subtle interaction to engage users at the start of a learning campaign. Storytelling tip 1: Try using audio clips to create an atmosphere.

Silence, in eLearning, is Not Always Golden


Here, we’ll focus on enhancing the learning experience with (great) audio , as pure text or graph-based learning can be, well, excruciatingly mind-numbing. So, what is audio “good for”? Yes, there are instances when you do not need any audio at all in your eLearning. Out of the seven horrible mistakes you’re likely making with eLearning , two-and-a-half out of the seven mistakes are audio-related: 1. No audio. And, can audio enhance that learning experience?”.

LXD Roles

Clark Quinn

This may overlap with… Audio : this is similar to video, but works with it. It’s about synching the audio, but also music, and sound effects, and combining them in a way that ends up working with the video to produce an output. And this is in a context, assuming there’s performance consulting up front, and a coaching and development program (and resources) in place at the backend.

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6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


My desktop microphone of choice is this Audio-Technica 2020 USB Microphone. The Blue Yeti has a few more features than the AT2020—different recording modes, for example — but I like the way I sound on an AT2020 better. I use an Audio-Technica Lavalier Microphone. Lastly, you’ll need video and audio editing software. Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide


A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. The tool allows you to decide whether you want to record sound and web activity or not. Loom allows you to record your camera and screen with audio.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1


What’s a little more difficult however is picking the right tools to help you with course design, content creation, learning assessment and all the other tasks you need to run a successful eLearning program. Whatever your role in the implementation of an eLearning based training program (or a physical one for that matter) you’re gonna need a text editor at some point. 3) An audio editor.

The 18 Essential Steps of a Course Design


Shoot photographs, and record audio (narration and characters). Creating a look-and-feel and sound treatment, and produce graphics, animations, sound effects, and music for the partial script. Produce video, create graphics, shoot photographs, record talent voices, score and record music and sound effects. Use the data and metrics that gauge the effectiveness of the eLeanring program available through the LMS and surveys to determine ROI of the training.

How to Edit Videos in the Timeline

TechSmith Camtasia

Mike is a long-time video creator who has made thousands of videos (music, corporate videos, etc.) This is the part of the software that allows you to add media, cut it, arrange, adjust it – basically manipulate the parts the video, so it looks, sounds, and feels the way you want it. Usually stacked vertically, allowing for multiple pieces of media (both audio and visual) to be added to your video.

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How to Select The Best eLearning Animation Company

Hurix Digital

If you have incorporated eLearning in your employee training programs , using animation as a tool for getting the right message across is a natural order of progression. From orientation training to safety, sensitization, and technical training programs, animation can have diverse applications. That’s why going over the eLearning animation companies with a fine-tooth-comb is essential for using this interactive element in your training programs optimally.

Keep Yourself Organized: Create a Folder/File Structure that Works for You

Adobe Captivate

Given the number of graphics in a course, audio narration files, video segments, and assets created in other programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Camtasia Studio to support your Captivate course, you can easily have hundreds of assets with different file extensions, even for a moderately sized course. Optimized images were mixed in with raw Photoshop files, audio files were strewn about here and there, interface graphics were mixed in with course graphics. Audio.