Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). To go with my PPT slides.

PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

Add with note, generate Text to Speech audio. Capture and Edit Audio. Add audio to Captivate file. Generate 4 th draft with Recorded Audio. It may not get reviewed until edits to the PPT slides.). I’ll post it, or email to SMEs, and request edits to the PPT slides. Once those revisions are made, I utilize a Cp template with our branding, import the PPT (also with our branding), and work to build navigation, question pools, and pilot reporting in our LMS.


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Web Conferencing: Voices from the Underground

eLearning 24-7

Now when it comes to recording, you will need to find out the following: Does your recording only work with VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) ? Now, you talk into the computer and your voice is heard by others through their computer’s speakers or their headsets. Ask them if the person speaking will align to their presentation (if they are also showing PPT slides or materials) and are going over them at the same time.

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Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). Of course computer-generated voices do not have the warmth and richness of a human voice, nor can they display the range of talents found in a skilled narrator. TTS can also be effective as the voice of an avatar or guide, like the Ben character from MediaSemantics above. mp3 formats and comes with two or four voices. VOICE PUBLISHERS.

Adobe Captivate 8 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Use an intuitive UI to transform PowerPoint slides into engaging eLearning using actors, voices, interactions, and quizzes. Bringing your PPT into Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how to create PPT-based courses in Adobe Captivate 8. Video Adobe Captivate audio Captivate Free tutorial Getting Started Responsive software simulation symmetrical video web objects What's new Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

Localization & eLearning: The Translation Process

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Overall project assessment including identification of Professional Voice Talents comparable to project goals. Research and provision of Voice Talent demo recordings from voice bank. Casting of Voice Talents based on client approval. Extracting of the text from its original file format in (InDesign, PPT, etc). Transcribing (if it is not already done) the audio script for recording to include time stamp. Voice Over Recording. Audio Client Review.

Harnessing Untapped Technology with Organizational LMS Leads to Increased Sales Training Efficacy: A Case in Point


Also, as per ASTD’s research, the preferred mode of training is still traditional classroom or PPT based learning courses that do little to kindle the learners’ interest. To suit the needs of the sales team, we conceptualized, created and deployed an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) based LMS. Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and DTMF (Dual Tone Multi-frequency) tones input via a keypad.

Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

Scripting the audio and dialogues. Recording of Voice Over – Voice samples of the panel of professional artists is selected and the VO for the course is recorded. Construction – Finally, the voice over recording is integrated with the course to create a beta version or second cut. Detailed Storyboard (on MS Word or visual on PPT) with audio script or trainer notes for Modifications.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Why not use human voice-over? How will the quality of the voice affect the quality of the learning? How will the students accept the voices?

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! Audio. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Audio created here can be emailed, embedded and shared by URL or through social media sites.

Live in NY! It’s Kineo…

Learning Visions

What about audio narration – am I doing it right? on tone and writing for elearning: Five guidelines: Keep it light Give it spirit Have a conversation Call for action Be adult See the Kineo Design Hour: Tone of Voice presentation for more details. Visual voice – imagine a western movie poster. It has a “voice” – probably a bit dusty, frayed, font is in that “Wanted” style. Give your course a visual voice.

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More on Modes of Information Consumption and Creation

Tony Karrer

In response to my recent post Personal Publishing - Balance of Blog vs. PPT Audio - Help Needed , I've received some good input via comments (you'll have to visit the page to see the comments - and then maybe you'll leave a comment as well). When I want to know about the context, the people involved, to get a sense of the whole (or the emotional space), I want audio or video.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

The new iSpring Pro 7 – currently in beta adds additional powerhouse features, including PPT to HTML5 output (which right now is a standalone product). #8 While their Slideshark app for the iPad is nifty, it is not the only product that showcases PPT and is free. Yeah it is another PPT spin product but does stand out. #5 Animate - which is not really an authoring tool but enables you to create scenarios with actors/avatars which can be lip synched with your voice.

8 Creative Ways to Visualize Ideas with Explainer Videos


By effectively exploiting the power of visual and audio, you can better visualize your ideas and even fill content gaps. Record your voice and think about including it in your project. All you need to do to make a PPT presentation awesome is include an explainer video. Visualization is essential in today’s business because it helps entrepreneurs concentrate on areas for improvement and generate more revenue.

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Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Uses a PowerPoint like layout, albeit it shows a hierarchy approach which many people will like – so if you think this is nothing more than PPT in appearance – trust me it is not. One of the first authoring tools to enable the synching of your voice to match the actors/avatars’ lips. Audio recording studio – don’t expect this to be similar to your $500 or more audio studio software, because it is not.

Our Essential iOS Apps

E-learning Uncovered

2. AudioNote – Notepad and Voice Recorder $4.99. AudioNote is an incredible note-taking and voice-recording app. When you type or draw into the app, a timestamp corresponding to the recorded audio is added to the note. That note then becomes a link to play the audio recording from that point. It allows you to go back and listed to just a section of the audio from a meeting or lecture without listening to the entire recording.

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How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

A sample.mp4 video that has been completed and ready to post to an online service (Camtasia PPT Green Screen Experiment). And the content is simply this, I recorded a screen recording of what I had done, meaning just walking through the process with no audio. Bring in your audio.

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How to convert a PowerPoint to SCORM


This opens up options to include voice overs. However, if you need to track all the interactions with the content, converting your PowerPoints into SCORM files is the best option – especially when SCORM can also include multiple types of media, such as video and audio. On the navigation ribbon, choose iSpring to open up the options including the ability to add audio, video, screen captures, quizzes, embedded content and more.


9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


In order to do this we must break out of standard PPT like tools to get our learning into native apps, custom websites and my final trend prediction which is augmented reality. However, I think we should also be thinking about non-visual interfaces like text and voice and how and what to design for situations where graphical user interfaces are not the norm. I also see more creative uses of multimedia, such as video and audio, in eLearning.

Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

eLearning 24-7

event management, e-commerce (if available), audio conferencing and how it works with web conferencing vendors, who is in the tablet space, and my personal picks. Web Conferencing or Audio Conferencing? Otherwise, save your money and just do audio conferencing. So you can have your PPT or whatever docs and upload them into the presentation while you are taking. Upload your PPT or docs or whatever ahead of time.

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Tool Issue: XMind, WorldMapper, Balsamiq, VoiceThread, EtherPad, and Flowgram

Mark Oehlert

Flowgram - If you've tried to use MSFT's Producer to marry up PPT with audio, notes, etc.then stop. Voice Thread - Imagine you want to show a short video to your online class and gather their reactions. Now your students can add voice comments via a phone, upload an audio file, capture a video response using a Web cam or simply add a text comment.

Top achievements and upcoming highlights: 2012 – 2013


Voice and Animation support with PPT. Video + Audio synchronization with powerpoint. 2012 was an incredible year for all of us at ProProfs. One of the biggest milestones achieved in the past year was the launch of Training Maker, an online training software for certification courses.

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The Value of Multimedia in E-Learning

Janet Clarey

Al Moser trashes voice over PowerPoint in this blog post about using multimedia in eLearning. He feels audio is a weak solution because it reduces knowledge retention, reduces productivity, reduces accessibility, and removes searchability. Â I believe Al is making this about the tool (PowerPoint + audio) when he should be talking about the method and the quality of instruction. On issue one : does audio in e-learning reduce knowledge retention?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Making Six Sigma Training Fun

Learning Visions

This manufacturing process training course was originally delivered as a four hour plus death-by-PowerPoint classroom session (if you could see the original PPT source content, youd begin glazing over within a few slides). Using Audio. I tried to make more effective use of audio. Unless theres audio on every page, our users will think its broken." Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives


You can also add audio from your own computer. You can record narration, change the screen ratio, add videos, images, and audio. per year): The Basic version plus unlimited decks, offline viewing, privacy controls, add audio, embed YouTube, branding, Zuru.