Review: iSpring Suite 10


Well, today I’m reviewing iSpring Suite 10, a PowerPoint extension that claims it helps people create eLearning in record time. iSpring Suite 10 is a PowerPoint-based toolkit. My favourite thing has to be the ability to see the audio waves visually on a timeline.

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ISPRING SUITE 10: Now with Text to Speech

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iSpring continues to improve its eLearning development suite of tools. Select the iSpring Suite 10 tab on the PowerPoint ribbon and click Manage Narration. Click the Audio drop-down menu and choose Text to Speech. The audio appears on the Timeline.


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Adobe Captivate: Export Audio

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by Kevin Siegel    You can import or record audio to just about anything in Adobe Captivate. Right-click a slide object and you'll find you can select Audio > Import to  (or  Record to ). And if you want to import or record background audio, you'll find that you can do so by choosing  Audio > Import to  (or  Record to )  Background. You'll be happy to learn that you can easily export audio clips.

Audio Basics for eLearning

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Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? audio will enhance the learner experience. Good audio will enhance the learner experience. But what about bad audio? bad audio might still work, but it could also diminish the effectiveness of your lesson. Looking to get a jump start on the road to creating quality audio for your eLearning lessons?

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. provide processing on video and audio content. risks would be ideally suited to a test challenging. be used when they suit your learning goals, and your. suits them – creating the challenge of making. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to. If you choose  Import to , you will be presented with an  Import Audio  dialog box.

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). The bottom line is he didn't have to start over again and was able to reuse all of the imported audio files. Even though you deleted the slides, the audio files are still in the Library.

Adobe Captivate 5: Control the Volume of Background Audio

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Captivate developers have been able to add background audio to their projects since Captivate was known as RoboDemo. The process of adding background audio hasn't changed much over the years. In Adobe Captivate 5, you simply choose Audio > Import to > Background and open the audio file (wav or mp3). When importing audio, you always had the ability to lower the background audio, but you couldn't control how much the audio was actually lowered.

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eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

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I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. I was surprised by how good the audio was considering the poor experiences I've had with most built-in microphones in the past.

Controlling Audio with Advanced Actions and Variables

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In my last blog post, where I had shared a scenario-based course, I got a lot of requests from Captivate users to share the workflow to play audio on the decision screen only the first time learner visits the screen. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Advanced Actions audio rapid elearning Variables

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

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I've recently wrapped up work on my iSpring Suite 10: The Essentials  step-by-step book. For those of you who aren't familiar with iSpring Suite, let me fill you in. You get yourself an eLearning development tool, and that’s where the iSpring Suite comes in. The suite is a collection of awesome tools that work with PowerPoint to help you create killer eLearning courses.

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How to have an elearning USA course suited for busy learners?

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They don’t need to be given video lessons only, they can be given audio lessons also which they listen to. The post How to have an elearning USA course suited for busy learners? Elearning has become a popular mode of training. But herein lies the trick.

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. Next, I right-clicked the audio clip and chose  Export.  Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning HTML5 mLearningby Kevin Siegel      If you're a Captivate developer working with non-Captivate developers, you may be asked to share some of your project assets so those assets can be used in other applications.

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? Here is what Adobe says about using cpCmdMute:    According to the Description shown in the image above, you set the variable to  1  if you want to mute the audio,  0  if you don't. You need to use this variable in the project to allow the learner to control the audio when there isn't a playbar.

Training: Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers

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Topic: Audio Editing Basics for eLearning Designers Date and time: Thursday, 8th November, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Adding audio to your eLearning courses brings the courses to life. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Audition Adobe Captivate 6 Audio Editing audition roundtripping Ease of use Rapid Authoring rapid elearning

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12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

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When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio files easily. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite.

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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. by Kevin Siegel.

Reducing Noise and Normalizing Audio with Adobe Audition 5.5

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While previewing, you notice that there’s some background noise that was captured along with the audio, and some parts of the audio have peaks. eLearning Suite How do I. Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 audio Noise Reduction Normalizing Audio rapid elearningYou have created a Full Motion Recording project with narration using Adobe Captivate.

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Cornerstone OnDemand vs Crossknowledge Learning Suite: find the one that’s best for you


This debate between Cornerstone OnDemand vs Crossknowledge learning suite allows users to choose the best between award-winning platforms and make the most out of their business. However, before starting the debate, let’s understand Cornerstone OnDemand and Crossknowledge Learning Suite.

Paradiso vs Canvas LMS Comparison, Which LMS suits your training needs?


Technical issue while recording video or audio. The post Paradiso vs Canvas LMS Comparison, Which LMS suits your training needs? Learning Management System (LMS) plays an important role when providing training to employees, partners, and customers.

Improved Learner Experience with the New Audio Player [New Feature]


Some prefer visual material, others written and others prefer audio or a combination of those. Today, we are so excited to announce our new and revamped Audio Player , that will take your audio upload and management to the next level! We have done a complete make-over in the way an audio learning activity is presented. The new audio player comes with enhanced capabilities and modern design. Soundwave View of the Audio Player. Embedding an Audio File.

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

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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. eLearning Suite eLearning this week How do I. Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 audio Captivate Captivate 5 captivate training Ease of use rapid elearning authoring tools

eSeminar: Listen Up: Understanding eLearning Audio in Adobe Captivate 6

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Learn how to make the most of audio in your Adobe Captivate 6 course modules. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist as he demonstrates and discusses the fundamental concepts in adding audio to your eLearning courses. We’ll explore the basics of the audio interface and discuss how best to use audio in various contexts [.]. Community Documentation eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

Adobe Captivate 4 Audio Editing: Shhhhhh! I Mean Speak Up!

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by Kevin Siegel When working with audio in Adobe Captivate, one issue you are likely to face is audio levels that are all over the map. Unless you created your audio in a studio or received your audio from an audio professional, you'll likely come across sections of your audio that are either too loud, too low or both. Right-click any audio file on the Library, choose Edit with Adobe Captivate and you'll open the Edit Audio dialog box.

Allego Expands Sales Enablement Suite with AI-Enhanced Conversation Intelligence


We’re excited to announce the release of integrated Conversation Intelligence , further expanding our suite of sales enablement capabilities. The post Allego Expands Sales Enablement Suite with AI-Enhanced Conversation Intelligence appeared first on Allego.

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Adobe Captivate 5: Make Quick Work Out of Adding Audio to a Project

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Adding audio to your Captivate project is one of the best ways to increase the effectiveness of the lesson. When the time comes to add audio, you have a couple of different options. For instance, if you want to add audio to the project slide, you would choose Audio > Import to > Slide. If you would like to attach audio to an object on a slide, you would first select the object and choose  Audio > Import to > Object. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe eLearning Suite training

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Many of you have approached me regarding Adobe eLearning Suite training. The need for good training and possibly a certification that adequately covers the suite specific workflows and shared tools (like the SCORM packager, LMS adapter, Flash learning interactions, etc.) Recently a couple of vendors have started offering training on eLearning Suite. Lodestone offers an instructor-led 5 day intensive course on eLearning Suite. Edit audio in SoundBooth.

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Creating a Rollover Audio Screen in Adobe Captivate 5

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Now it’s time to play with some audio… So let’s see how to create a rollover audio screen. Training and Tutorials Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Rapid Authoring Rollover AudioIn the last few week’s we learned how to create a Tabbed Screen and a Click-reveal Text Screen with Adobe Captivate 5. We also learned how to embed a Captivate simulation in a PowerPoint presentation.

Captivate Hands-on Training: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio

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Topic: Enhancing Adobe Captivate Content with Audio Date and time: Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for a hands-on session on using audio in Adobe Captivate. They will take you through different options to add, edit, and record audio to either slides or to [.]. Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 audio Rapid Authoring text to speech

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity


Poor audio quality is one of the most frustrating things you can subject your learners to. Not everyone has access to studio quality equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have great audio in your training courses. In this post, we’ll show you how you can use a free audio program to create high-quality audio for your eLearning courses. Audio editing tools. There are lots of different audio editing tools available to you. Is your audio track too loud?

Adobe Captivate: Don't Throw The Closed Captions Away with the Audio

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  Closed captioning allows you to provide descriptive information that explains the audio recording in written text. Choose Audio > Audio Management to open the Advanced Audio Management dialog box. Select a slide that contains audio and, at the bottom of the dialog box, click the Closed Caption button. If you have several slides with audio, you'll need several closed captions, which will take time. Instead, choose Audio > Edit > Slide.

Here comes another Interactive Screen: Click-play Audio

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where I showed the participants how to create a tabbed, click-reveal text, and click-play audio screen. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe Captivate webinar Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 Last week, I conducted a session on creating interactive screens using Adobe Captivate 5.5 The demonstrations for tabbed and click-reveal text screen are already available here and for the benefit of blog readers, here’s how you can create a [.].

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What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite2?

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Adobe recently released eLearning Suite 2 comprising of Captivate 5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended, Acrobat 9 Pro, Presenter 7 (available on Windows only), Soundbooth CS5, Bridge CS5, Device Central CS5 in it. Here is the list of popular tools in eLearning Suite 2 with the video of new features –. Here’s a video demonstrating the new features of eLearning Suite 2 and Captivate CS5 –.

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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."     Third , if you are hiring voiceover talent to record the audio, you can provide the script to that professional, slide by slide, so that he or she can record the audio for each slide separately.

Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate 5.5 – Create and Reuse!

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There are different ways of adding audio to an eLearning project in Adobe Captivate 5.5 and one of the ways is to convert Text to Audio with the powerful functionality of Text-to-Speech in Adobe Captivate. As I was thinking about it, a thread in LinkedIn drew my attention, that talked about creating Text-to-Speech audio and [.]. eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

Adobe Captivate: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

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You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to. You can record audio directly to slide objects, a single slide, multiple slides, or the project background. Regardless of your choice, you'll find yourself in the Slide Audio dialog box. After clicking the Device link in the Audio dialog box, the Audio Settings dialog box will open. by Kevin Siegel.

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

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If your slide contains some voiceover audio, a text caption or two, and an interactive object controlling navigation (such as a button or click box), 15-20 seconds is perfect. Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Articulate Storyline Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning Online Training Storyline TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training UA User Assistance User Experience UX

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

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Adobe , Captivate , ELS , eLearning Suite , Device Central. Adobe has released the eagerly-awaited eLearning Suite. Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Soundbooth® CS4 Create and edit audio with ease.

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A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it?


Along with Text and Visuals, Audio forms the backbone of e-learning delivery. According to the popular handbook to e-learning design – E-learning and the Science of Instruction – ‘presenting words in audio rather than onscreen text results in significant learning gains.’ There are many benefits of introducing the audio element in an e-course. Thus when choosing this style, make sure that a substantial part of your learning audience will utilize the extensive audio element.

Power of Closed Captions for the Slide Videos

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Generally, they are associated with Audio in a Slide but what if we need the Closed Captions but with a Video? eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe eLearning Suite Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 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.