Camtasia Relay 4.2 Release – Upgrade now! Lost audio prompt, TechSmith Smart Player, and more

TechSmith Camtasia

With the latest version of Camtasia Relay, you will find that recording, viewing, and sharing your content is even easier! Lost Audio: Did your microphone accidentally unplug without you knowing? will notify you if you’ve lost your audio while recording by prompting you with an alert. TechSmith Smart Player: Engage your viewers by supporting interactive elements of your videos like hotspots or table of contents, on nearly any device.

Custom Articulate Players (Skins)

eLearning Brothers

Don’t forget to use the version number. The name of this file becomes the name of the Player in the publish drop-down in Articulate. - <playerbar> This are contains true/false statements to control parts of the original Articulate skin. If the <playerbar> audio control, play control, seekbar aren’t disabled then you will still be able to click on them through your custom skin.

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Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags articulate , eLearning , tutorial Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player by Kevin on May 20th, 2010 To kick things off, a note on the words: “Player” and “Skin”. Some refer to it as the Articulate Presenter Community Player while others refer to it as a Skin. Whatever you choose to call it in the end, you are still developing the “Skin” and the “Player.”

Why You Need Audio Descriptions to Make Online Course Videos Accessible

TechSmith Camtasia

Not only does the ADA Section 504-refresh highlight the need for audio descriptions in higher education videos, but it’s also an accessibility best practice that has the potential to benefit all students. Learn the different types of audio descriptions, how they work, and how to create them so your institution stays compliant. Are audio descriptions like captions??. Audio descriptions (AD) talk through what’s being seen. Audio descriptions help many types of learners.

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Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. The new version (IE 9) which is expected to be released sometime in 2011will support HTML5. Audio/Video Support – HTML5 has added new video and audio tags that can play video/audio in a browser without a plugin but it doesn’t officially support any video or audio format.

HTML5 in E-learning – Signaling the End of the Flash Player

CommLab India

For years, the Flash Player reigned supreme in the world of e-learning. It seemed that the Flash Player was destined to rule the technology-enabled learning world. However, all that changed with the statement of one person – Steve Jobs, who declared in 2010 that iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system would not support the Flash Player. This means that many learners could not access online learning on mobile devices, using the Flash Player.

Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. The demo is about seven minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. An MP3-formatted version of your project file is rendered according to the settings entered in the Preferences tab. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player.

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Go Beyond Boring: Creating Scenario-based Learning That Engages Participants (Podcast)

Experiencing eLearning

Since the TLDC community has several D&D players, this version of the presentation has some references and examples related to D&D. You can listen to the audio (which should still be meaningful, even without the slides). His players aren’t engaged.

What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite2?

Upside Learning

One of the most significant improvements in this version is the availability of Captivate 5 for both Windows and Mac OS platforms previously it was only available for Windows users. Adobe Captivate is a great tool for creating rapid eLearning with features like screen capture, power point import, full motion recording, custom skins and players, automatic text captioning, etc. The eLearning Suite 2 looks a great improvement over its previous versions.

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Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Supports major types of images, audios, videos, bulleted/numbered lists and text integrated in the form of templatized format, tests, quizzes, polls/surveys. Published content can be accessed through Pushcast Player installed on user’s BlackBerry smartphone. The Pushcast Player takes care of tracking and reporting to server. However, one should be careful while selecting compatible multimedia content (audio, video, images) for the targeted mobile platforms.

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. Using file sharing and versioning tools to get various people to work together on a single project will be quite complex using the Silverlight/Blend combination. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

Presenting Event Video with Portable Network Graphics and JavaScript

Adobe Captivate

Central to the design was including a video player within the presentation. While experimenting with the graphics and video, I found that the content of the background graphic really drove the best position for the video player in order to get a pleasing effect. In the end, I found that three positions for the video player worked for all background graphics: middle-left, middle-center and middle-right. Click to Play Project.

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. Using file sharing and versioning tools to get various people to work together on a single project will be quite complex using the Silverlight/Blend combination. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

Dynamic Language Translations for Storyline Projects

eLearning Brothers

What if I told you that you didn’t have to create multiple versions of your English courseware to serve your non-English speaking/reading learners? Ideal for Non-Player Courseware. Because variables and states can’t dynamically change the text of Storyline player buttons and labels, you’ll only be able to take full advantage of this tutorial if you rely solely on custom user interface (UI) elements for buttons and other toggles.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. Video & Audio – You can play video or audio in HTML 5 WITHOUT any plug-in required (like Flash or Silverlight], simply by using the new audio and video markup tags.

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E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

Audio Recording and Editing. The ability to record audio in real time or post time makes a lot of sense and eliminates the need for using Audacity (albeit it is a wonderful and free product). However, just placing the ability to record audio pre or post is not enough. There are more vendors who do not offer the ability to post – i.e. add audio afterwards it is quite amazing. Editing Audio. People want to edit their own audio, but here is the thing.

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. Using file sharing and versioning tools to get various people to work together on a single project will be quite complex using the Silverlight/Blend combination. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

Captioning

CourseArc

According to WebAIM , captions are text versions of the spoken word presented within multimedia. Captions allow the content of web audio and video to be accessible to those who do not have access to audio. Common web accessibility guidelines indicate that captions should be: Synchronized – the text content should appear at approximately the same time that audio would be available.

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Free Articulate Skin

eLearning Brothers

Note: This free Articulate Skin is the “simple no audio&# version of the paid version. Simple No Audio version of the Articulate Skin: Simplified player with limited buttons. Demo the “standard&# paid version Articulate skin. Go check out the “standard&# paid version of this Articulate Skin. We are excited to offer this free Articulate Skin! We hope you enjoy it! All we ask in return is that you spread the word.

Announcing Articulate Skins! Awesome!

eLearning Brothers

We are happy to announce the launch of our new Articulate Player Skins site! Articulate has a standard Player (or Skin) that it uses to “wrap” the course content. ArticulateSkins.com offers an alternative to the standard Articulate Player. Change your skins based on the need for audio or more complex controls.). Each pack of Articulate Skins includes 4 versions: 2 Deluxe Skins (with and without audio controls).

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

There are often infrequent special needs that can range from specific content or skill knowledge to instructional design, professional videography and audio, to 3D animation – that could make staffing for these situations costly. Here are just a few ways a partner like Illumen has helped organizations by meeting them where they were at and playing the role of that flexible specialty player on their team’s bench. Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. Video & Audio – You can play video or audio in HTML 5 WITHOUT any plug-in required (like Flash or Silverlight], simply by using the new audio and video markup tags.

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Adobe Captivate 7 Templates

eLearning Brothers

Adobe has just released it’s latest version of Captivate. We’ve made a few updates so be sure to download the latest version of the templates from the template library. Adobe Captivate Player Skin Widgets. Record system audio along with narration. . Seems as if they just barely launched Captivate 6 and now 7 is out. We are pleased to inform you that our Captivate Templates are now compatible with Adobe Captivate 7.

Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Well, you make them accessible by adding captions, audio description, transcripts, and play them in an accessible video player. People use captions when they don’t have headphones, are in a loud environment, or aren’t fluent in the native language of the spoken audio. Captions are visual representations of the audio. Make sure your video player allows you to publish captions. Tip Two: Add Audio Description.

Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

The mobile version allows you to compose mobile learning courses using the same authoring system. You choose templates, add text, images, audio, video and quizzes, then publish for web and mobile. And yes, the mobile version is SCORM conformant. Rapid Intake's web player is Flash-based. The mobile version is HTML 5. They've basically been forced (because mobile doesn't play Flash) to go with a completely different technology for their mobile player.

iSPRING SUITE 10: No Faster Way to Go From PowerPoint to eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In most PowerPoint presentations, there’s little to no opportunity to gauge learner comprehension of the content because most versions of PowerPoint do not include scoreable quizzes. Learners either need to have PowerPoint installed on their computers or download the PowerPoint player from Microsoft. At the far left of the iSpring Suite 10 tab, you’ll find recording tools for both audio and video.

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3 Secrets to Creating Better Video

3Play Media

An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player. Transcripts are a plain text version of the audio. Transcripts are not time-synchronized, so they’re typically best for audio-only content like podcasts. Audio Description. Audio description (also referred to as “description” or “video description”) is an audio track that narrates the visual elements in media content.

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My Learning 3.0 Conference Slides and Resources

Kapp Notes

Here is the audio version of my Training Quarterly article titled Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer. Google Talk on Gamification: Designing the Player Journey. Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Chicago presentation at Learning 3.0!! I love Chicago, such a great city and relatively close by air travel. Great seeing old friends at the conference and meeting new ones. Hope you find these resources helpful.

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Microsoft Launches ELearning Add-On

LearnDash

Their success led them to follow-up with a new version in 2013, as well as a proprietary offering in Articulate Storyline (originally launched in 2012). According to Microsoft, Mix can be used to record (audio/video) of yourself giving a lecture, writing in the actual PowerPoint presentation (similar to a whiteboard), quizzing, sharing, and more.

Elearning example: Branching scenario

Making Change

To make the player think independently, we also included an undebated option. To make sure the story and arguments were believable, we ran a classroom debate version of the scenario with a group from our target audience. We collected their arguments for each option and then wrote the script for the online version. We used audio for the debating squad leaders because their arguments were core to the game. You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan.

E-learning Outsourcing: The 5-step Development Process

CommLab India

A Storyboard is the blueprint, the guiding document for content, visuals, audio, and interactive elements. Storyboarding is a crucial step in the outsourcing of the end-to-end e-learning development process, as the strategy for onscreen content presentation and the audio script are finalized here. It contains all the elements to be included in the “actual” course, such as assessments, Graphical User Interface (GUI), interactivities, and audio. With Audio – Gold Version.

Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Here is the audio version of my Training Quarterly article titled Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer. Google Talk on Gamification: Designing the Player Journey. Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Boca Raton FL for the wonderful people at Grace Hill. Had a great time. Walked on the beach in the morning and presented Gadgets, Games and Gizmos right before lunch. Hope you find these resources helpful.

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A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

Stefanic: I recall a passion for 3D immersive environments as far back as 1985 playing Mercenary Escape from Targ on the nostalgic Commodore 64 where “the player must explore a world rendered in realtime 3D graphics, completing a number of non-linear tasks in order to achieve a single main objective”. An interesting sci fi book called ‘Ready Player One’ is said to be among the factors influencing the major I.T. The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. The inclusion of Responsive Learning projects in Captivate 8 was a game-changer in my mind, and with the improvements made in version 9, things only continue get better.

Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

Bottom-Line Performance

Responsive Player: Did you get excited when I said “responsive”? While a responsive player is heavily touted addition to Storyline 360, in reality, the player leaves developers a little wanting. In a nutshell, the responsive player provides a minimalist UI around your course with a hamburger menu on small devices. Sometimes the responsive player ends up being a bit of a miss. It was the opposite in previous versions.

Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Well, you make them accessible by adding captions, audio description, transcripts, and play them in an accessible video player. 43% say branded videos, 36% say branded photo content, 18% say branded written content, and 3% say branded audio content. People use captions when they don’t have headphones, are in a loud environment, or aren’t fluent in the native language of the spoken audio. Captions are visual representations of the audio.

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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. ¡Hola! Bonjour! Are you distributing Storyline 360 e-Learning in multiple languages?