Adobe Captivate: Replacing PowerPoint Slides But Keeping the Audio

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The developer had imported a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation into Captivate and then added audio to each of the Filmstrip slides. In this instance, he was given a completely different presentation (the same audio was going to be used, but each slide visual was going to change).

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.   But when should you record your audio?

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My Learning 3.0 Conference Slides and Resources

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Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Chicago presentation at Learning 3.0!! Here the slides from my presentation: Learning 3.0 Here is the audio version of my Training Quarterly article titled Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer.

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PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

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  Last week I covered how to play multiple audio tracks at the same time. That wasn't so hard, but what can get a bit complicated is playing multiple audio tracks sequentially. Select the Audio Tools Playback tab.  by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Working with Audio

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  Adding audio to a PowerPoint 2010 slide is simple. All you need to do is choose Insert > Audio and then open the audio clip. However,  However, when it comes to adjusting the audio, the option you might be looking for can be difficult to find.      In a perfect world, you would be able to make adjustments to an audio clip by either right-clicking a slide's sound icon, or by using the Audio Tools.

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eLearning: Adding Silence to Audio Waveforms

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by Kevin Siegel      If there is unwanted noise (static perhaps or a barking dog) in the audio you're using in your eLearning projects, all of the eLearning tools allow you to quickly edit the audio file and delete the offending noise. 

eLearning: Should the Captions Match the Audio?

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I recently received the following question from a reader of my skills & drills newsletter :   Question: I have been asked to make the text captions in my Captivate project exactly match the audio.  Do you have any advice on the use of Audio and Text captions in terms of effectiveness?    Answer:  Generally speaking, captions that exactly match the audio are NOT effective.

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Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Export Audio

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I received an interesting email last week from a Captivate developer asking where imported audio was physically stored on the computer. She had edited much of the audio from within Captivate and needed to share some of the edited clips with team members in her office. Once audio clips are imported into a Captivate project, they are embedded within the project and are not stored externally. Choose Audio > Audio Management to open the Advanced Audio Mangement dialog box.

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

360 Training

Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. Bottom line, for use in the 360training authoring system, you need a tool that will export your audio file in MP3 format.

PowerPoint: Playing Multiple Audio Files

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  A couple of weeks ago I discussed some points for working with Audio in PowerPoint ; today, a bit of elaboration. What if you want to play two audio files automatically at the same time (say, for example, you want a song to play but you also want a recorded narration to play simultaneously)? Insert both audio clips onto the desired slide ( Insert > Audio ).  by AJ George.

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Articulate Storyline: Displaying Notes Pane in Specific Slides

CommLab India

By default, it offers a Notes tab in the GUI of the e- courses to display the audio transcript. But what if you don’t want the notes pane to appear in some slides? Step 2: Now, go individual slides in the project which have audio and write the transcript.

Adobe Captivate 6: Audio Control Without a Playbar

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It's not a big deal if you don't need the playbar, but what if you need to give your learners the ability to mute/unmute the audio? You need to use this variable in the project to allow the learner to control the audio when there isn't a playbar.

Adobe Captivate 5: Keep Audio From Getting Cut Off

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When importing voiceover audio into Adobe Captivate, I always suggest that audio be added directly to the slide instead of objects on the slide ( Audio > Import to > Slide ). By importing audio directly onto the slide, you'll have more direct control over the audio. You will be able to edit the audio clip by double-clicking the waveform on the Timeline. the first syllable of audio can get cut off.

How to Control Layer’s Audio in Storyline?

CommLab India

In Articulate Storyline, developers often face this problem: the audio in different layers overlap when the option “hide other slide layers” is unchecked, leading to confusion. Here are the simple steps to control layer audio in a “click on tabs” interactivity.

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Does audio narration help eLearners?

Yardstick

Unpacking the value add of audio narration in online learning. Typically, audio voiceover will also be displayed as text. Sometimes the learner has an option to hide the text and listen to the audio, or mute the audio and read the text, choosing one sensory channel over the other. But often the text is displayed along with the audio whether the learner wants to experience both or not. The post Does audio narration help eLearners?

Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

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I had a PowerPoint developer ask to use one of the audio clips in my Captivate project in his PowerPoint presentation. Unfortunately, my Captivate project was pretty old, and I no longer had access to the original clip that I had imported onto one of my Captivate slides.

Recording Audio with Adobe Presenter

Integrated Learnings

Using audio narration in eLearning courses has been debated from both sides – some people feel that it is an enhancement that assists the learner in completing the course, while others argue that it can be distracting. Why use Adobe Presenter for Audio Narration? By Dean Hawkinson.

PowerPoint 2010: Audio Won't Trim? Compress It!

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  Have you ever been frustrated by an inability to trim audio in PowerPoint? The first track was 2 minutes long, but you trimmed it down to 15 seconds and set it to play across slides. Perhaps your plan was to play the first track when the presentation started, move to the second slide, let the track end and then have the second track start. However, even though you trimmed the first audio file down to 15 seconds, it kept playing, running into the second track.

How to Pause and Resume Slide layer timeline in Articulate Storyline 2

CommLab India

In a click on tab interactivity with 3 tabs, the learner can jump to the next slide only when all the tabs are viewed. We tried using the resume saved state option to resume the audio and animation, but that option does not replay the contents the next time we visit the layer.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

Visual Lounge

He’s also generously shared some thoughtful tips for creating screencast -friendly PowerPoint slides. Let’s explore first what you may be trying to do with your PowerPoint slides. Record your slides, along with your voice-over.

How to Add Content and Audio to Object States in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

To create this intertactivity, we can insert tab content and audio in the respective slide layers. We can also a add restriction for learners to visit all the tabs in the slide. Here, the content and audio are inserted in the states of the tabs.

Factors to Consider Before Adding Audio to an E-learning Course

CommLab India

In eLearning courses, embedding audio enhances learner engagement and also helps them acquire information more effectively. To make your eLearning course effective, it’s important to use audio judiciously; this goes a long way in delivering a rich learning experience.

Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

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by Jennie Ruby    I often point out in my classes on  writing eLearning voiceover scripts  that a script is necessary so that when you record the audio you don't skip anything, don't stumble, and don't say "um."

Meet Instructional Designer Brandon Winston [Audio Interview]

The Learning Dispatch

They’ll approach us with a particular learning challenge or course request and I spend a lot of time digging into their materials, doing a lot of research, “chunking out” the knowledge into modules that make sense for the students and then designing storyboards so that our graphic artists can go in and produce the elearning , or, in the case of the current one that I’m working on, which is an instructor-led training , producing the slides and the instructor books that go along with it.

Give a voice to your presentation by using audio on PowerPoint slides

ProProfs

A striking example is an audio enabled PowerPoint presentation, which allows you to use a combination of images, text and sound to deliver information to learners. Combining text & audio in course materials increased learning effectiveness by 40%.

Convert Slide Notes Into Closed Caption Text in Adobe Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Captivate has the ability to add slide notes and then convert slide notes into closed caption text. Close captioned text appears on the slide during run time. Below is how to convert slide notes to closed captioned text. Select Window>Slide Notes.

Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about number of slides or screen count per hour of instruction. Don’t Auto-Advance Slides. The problem with this is that if the person is a fast reader, it’s frustrating to wait for the slide to catch up. The same can be said for slides with narration.

Save Time Using Text to Speech in Captivate 9

eLearning Brothers

We use graphics instead of text to spark our learners’ interest, we incorporate interactivity to keep them engaged, and we add video and audio to bring life to our courses. To do that, select Audio>Speech Management from the Menu bar.

Gamification by example - my slides

Learning Rocks

After a suitable delay, here are my slides from my talk at the eLearning Network's October Converting Classroom Courses event in London. I've added a summary of what I said on each slide in the notes.

20 tools for legacy learning

Learning with e's

There are many tools available for sharing slides, and if you really want to give your slidedecks impact, record an audio commentary to accompany it. Most hosting site provide the facility for you to add audio that synchronises with your slides. 5) Audio.

Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

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by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. When you preview your presentation, everything plays smooth as silk until--there is a click-activated animation on slide 12.

Let the image dance for your tunes… Image Slideshows with audio using Adobe Captivate 5.5

Adobe Captivate

One of my favorite feature in Audio Editing dialog is, starting the next slide at a specific location at the audio waveform… just have to click ‘Select next slide at the cursor position’ button or simply press Ctrl+S or Cmd+S. audio Captivate Captivate 5 captivate training Ease of use rapid elearning authoring tools

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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There was usually so much information on the slides that it was nearly impossible to retain anything.  Once I see a slide that says I’m on slide 1 of 80, I tend to immediately shut down.  Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images?

Adobe Captivate: Object Level Audio Management

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by Kevin Siegel        When adding audio to a Captivate project, you can add audio in a couple of different ways. For instance, you can import audio directly to a project's background or onto a slide. Some of the objects include audio.

A Graphic, Audio Narration, and the Quest for Better eLearning

Mindflash

If we are in a groove, we can create five to ten slides pretty quickly in a rough first draft. Now we have set a framework of “text on slides” and pretty soon, our entire presentation contains nothing but text bullet points. Put All Your Text in the Audio Script.

Power of Closed Captions for the Slide Videos

Adobe Captivate

Generally, they are associated with Audio in a Slide but what if we need the Closed Captions but with a Video? We have the perfect solution for that using Slide Video’s Closed Captions Feature. audio Captivate 5 captivate training eLearning Suite 2 rapid elearning rapid elearning authoring tools videoAs we are aware, Closed Captions makes the content more interesting for the learners.

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Adobe Captivate: Object Level Audio Management

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel        When adding audio to a Captivate project, you can add audio in a couple of different ways. For instance, you can import audio directly to a project's background or onto a slide. Some of the objects include audio.