Audio version of my print article: Neat Stuff!

Kapp Notes

Here is the audio version of my Training Quarterly article titled Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer. Design

Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Case in point: version 7 of the Captivate software was released today. Provide audio feedback in response to the learner's drag-and-drop actions. HTML5 Support for Microsoft PowerPoint Import your PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 7 and publish them directly to HTML5. System Audio Recording and Editing Record your system's audio along with your audio narration. by Kevin Siegel.


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Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

First, the audio narration slowed me down. I felt I could’ve skimmed a text version of the content and retained just as much. Since I didn’t need the visuals to understand the audio, I decided to listen to the course like a podcast while glancing at email and other stuff. So when is audio worthwhile? Although I had never designed an eLearning course to include full audio narration, the experience reinforced that I probably shouldn’t go down that path in the future.

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: Three Cheers for Improved Assets in Version 11.5

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The updated version of the software is 11.5   In the previous version of Captivate, clicking  Assets  opened a dialog box where you'd find find some free Characters and other assets (most of the cool stuff was provided by the  eLearning Brothers ). However, what I'm loving is the addition of Icons , more 360 Assets , Images , Videos , Audio , and Buttons.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. provide processing on video and audio content. different version of your courses for the myriad. version for different audiences. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

3 Steps to Play Audio in Adobe Edge Animate

eLearning Brothers

One of the most common requests with Adobe Edge Animate I have seen from the very beginning has been the ability to play audio within HTML5 animations. Edge Animate does not natively support audio so it is not a simple import option like it is with Flash. Since audio is almost a necessity for eLearning, “How do I play audio in Adobe Edge Animate files?” So let’s use Edge Commons for our eLearning audio.

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Adobe Captivate 5: Control the Volume of Background Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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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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.). I need to record simple voice-only audio.

Here’s a Simple Fix When the Microphone Audio is Too Low

Rapid eLearning

If you find that you’re microphone audio levels are too low, here are some tips that may help. With that comes the quest to find decent quality audio. However, the audio is a bit thin and sounds like I’m Lionel Richie on a phone, checking to see who’s home. And this is where the Windows 10 audio issue is exposed and fixed. Like many Windows 10 users, the audio recording input signal is too low. I’m no audio engineer or APO Equalizer pro.

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

So with absolutely no motion on screen, how long can the audio drone on? On a software demo video, a lack of action for as little as 7 seconds can have the learner shaking the mouse to see if the video is still running-even if the audio voiceover is continuing. Example A:  The capability for the creation of user-defined functions has been instituted with the current version.

The problem with running audio and/or video on the first slide in Chrome

Adobe Captivate

In addition, I have audio on the slide. When published to HTML5, it works well in the latest versions of IE, Edge, and Firefox (in Windows) but in Chrome, the video doesn’t start nor does the audio. In short, it’s responding to users who complain that they dislike having videos and/or audio blast through their speakers the moment they go to a website. Clicking that counts as user interaction so then video and audio start normally.

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Consider Audio for Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

And video isn’t their only alternative—consider the audio option. Click here to read full version Tomorrow’s learning professionals need to learn how to create engaging media content in a way that truly aids learning.

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How Avaya Built Its Own Version of Khan Academy

TechSmith Camtasia

My proposal was to put together an Avaya version of Khan Academy. Camtasia gave us great features like the ability to use templates, splice video and audio in, as well as special editing features to highlight or zoom to certain parts of the screen. The post How Avaya Built Its Own Version of Khan Academy appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. This post originally appeared on the Avaya blog on May 15, 2013 by Carl Knerr.

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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How do I add audio to my Captivate project

Adobe Captivate

Hello-I just received a captivate project that was created on version 8 and I am running 9 and have to add audio clips to the slides and need some help. The post How do I add audio to my Captivate project appeared first on eLearning. Newbie. Question Responsive Save as Responsive 508 compliance question save as responsive

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The play audio does not work well in chrome/safari

Adobe Captivate

problem back ground: captivate 2017, a button with action options-play audio calling a sound file (mp3). work well in IE (version 11). The post The play audio does not work well in chrome/safari appeared first on eLearning. do you have any solution and suggestion ? very simple case. but fail in chrome [?? 66.0.3359.139 (????) (64 64 ??)]& safari. both in preview and published. Adobe Captivate Blog Q&As Adobe Captivate 2017 blog Get Started

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Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

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. Also, Flash or Silverlight video/audio supports secure media streaming; there is no clear counterpart for this in HTML5.

Captivate HTML5 – Audio Doesn’t Play in Moodle

Adobe Captivate

Last year, using the same programs (slightly older versions), and processes, I published these packages as swf files, and the audio played without any issues. The audio plays in Captivate Preview, but when I upload them as SCORM files to Moodle, the audio only plays on the first slide. When I publish the same file as SWF/HTML5, the audio plays perfectly. The post Captivate HTML5 – Audio Doesn’t Play in Moodle appeared first on eLearning.

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The Four Ps of Quality Audio

ATD Learning Technologies

Training media expert Jonathon Halls details the four Ps of making quality audio for learning: production, performance, programming, and platform choice. Click here to read full version

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. It provides more control over the audio files and dedicated audio editing software tends to have more features. Here’s a list of some free audio editors that are more than sufficient for what you may need for most of your elearning course production.

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Uploading videos and audio from other IOS devices

Adobe Captivate

Currently I am working on the trial version of Adobe Captivate (Having a lot of fun just its a serious learning curve) and currently having trouble transferring videos and audio recordings from my iPhone or iPad to the program. However, sometimes the video and audio are slow to load or play.

Camtasia Updates – Mac Retina display support and Windows German version now available!

TechSmith Camtasia

See what’s offered in the latest versions below: Camtasia for Mac 2.2.1. Improved system audio capture. Download Camtasia Studio 8.0.2 , and use your Camtasia Studio 8 English key to start using the German version of Camtasia Studio 8. If you have any questions about these latest versions, please feel free to ask away at The post Camtasia Updates – Mac Retina display support and Windows German version now available! Happy Tuesday!

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Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

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. So that's one version. So that's the second version. So you've got one version that's pretty rough around the edges and one version that's smooth and polished. They piloted these two versions and got feedback.

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Video beats the audio star

Moodle Journal

Although the speech content of the two media are identical, the CrazyTalk avatar version has attracted almost twice the number of viewings At the start of this term decided to try using my PDA to record parts of my lectures, and these recording are in range of 3 to 4 minutes. The particular course that I selected for this is my High Level Programming for level 4 students, and to date I have made about 40 recordings.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording Audio

The E-Learning Curve

Typically, audio narration is recorded longform – that is, you record a large segment – maybe 10 minutes or so in one take. Make an audio note for yourself by saying something like “I’m going to take that again” before repeating the phrase to be redone and carrying on with the narration. In my view, your audio content will benefit from the narrator getting the four 'P's' (pace, pitch, projection, and pausing) right, than attempting to record a piece in one go.

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Sneak Peek of Lectora Version 11

E-learning Uncovered

The closing session included a sneak peek of Lectora Version 11, which is to go into beta testing soon. I’d like to see them improve the graphics capability, such as being able to rotate and crop images right on screen, and enhance the ability to time elements to audio. Last week, Desiree and I had the pleasure of attending the Lectora User’s Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Here is our impression of the new release.

The science of using audio in e-learning

From the Coleface

Next week I’ll be presenting at the eLearning Network on best practices for using audio in e-learning. One of the greatest advances since I was at university is Google, so I started by trying to answer three questions: Is e-learning with audio more effective than e-learning without audio? Are there certain types of audio that are more effective than others?

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How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. Whether it’s unwanted static, an echo, or ambient room noise, bad audio can distract your learners from the content in your e-learning course and prevent them from clearly receiving your message. There’s also a perception that creating top-quality audio yourself is equally costly. Here are five tips for recording your own high quality audio for e-learning. can increase the amount of echoes in your audio.

5 Reasons You Should Check Out Upside2Go’s New Version

Upside Learning - Mobile

Just yesterday we released the new version of Upside2Go , our revolutionary mLearning platform. A first, major release since Upside2Go’s launch back in 2011, the new version takes mLearning delivery and performance support to a whole new level. Accommodating everything from video/audio files to documents in a mobile device becomes a challenge after a point with the large sized files starting to consume a good bulk of the device space.

An e-learning chemistry lesson: how to mix text and audio

Good To Great

One of these is the enduring question of how to use text and audio within e-learning, which prompted some debate and some interesting experiment results. During Clive Shepherd’s session on media chemistry , we were separated into groups, each considering one particular element of online communication (text, images, audio, animation or video) and establishing its advantages and disadvantages. This opened up the discussion about the relationship between text and audio.

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PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Extract Audio & Images from a Presentation, Part II

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Last week I showed you an easy way to extract audio and image files from a presentation. What if you received a file created in an older version that didn't have the updated file extension? Included inside the folder are all of the audio and image files used in the presentation. Included inside the folder are all of the audio and image files used in the presentation. by AJ George.

Snagit 11.1 Release – Windows 8 compatibility, system audio capture, and more

TechSmith Camtasia

With version 11.1, you’ll be able to use Snagit with Windows 8, record system audio, and customize Snagit to meet the unique needs of your entire organization. Upgrade to the latest version within your copy of Snagit. For all of us: Support for Windows 8: Experience the latest version of Windows with seamless compatibility ( tips for Win8 capture ). System Audio Recording: Capture the sound coming from your computer speakers and from your microphone.

Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post is a demonstration outlining how to edit an audio file using the Audacity open-source non-linear sound editor. The demo is about six minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. In that post I discussed audio has been recorded, the master file was saved and imported into your audio editor. Now, you can actually edit the audio content.

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Toolbox Tip: Recording Professional Quality Audio from Home

ATD Learning Technologies

Recording and creating professional quality audio from home (or at the office) doesn’t require professional-grade tools, special training, or a multi-thousand dollar budget. Click here to read full version All it takes is the right equipment, the right environment, and the right software.

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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Create Effective Dialogue Simulations for Online Sales Training with iSpring Version 8.3

CommLab India

TalkMaster is useful for e-learning developers, trainers, and instructors as they can enhance the course with audio features. How important is it for sales personnel to say the correct thing at the correct time to a potential customer? It is very important. Communication or dialogue is a significant part of any sales process. Good communication skills help sales people connect well with potential clients. Their lack will result in lost clients and deals.

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. Windows 8 Support: Experience the latest version of Windows with seamless compatibility. Are you currently using a version prior to Camtasia Relay 4.0?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 e-Learning Content & Version Control Earlier this week, Janet Clarey wrote about the " Preservation of e-Learning Content." After reading Janets post, I talked with our CTO about some ways that we could build a little bit of "version control" into our Flash Course Development Templates. More likely, if they dont have version control tools, its because they havent even thought about it. I suppose most LMS/LCMS keep track of versions on some levels.

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. So thats one version. So thats the second version. So youve got one version thats pretty rough around the edges and one version thats smooth and polished.

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Printed version of an E-Learning course? Ironical! Well not always.

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate , printed version of E-learning course , publish to word , E-Learning. Printed versions of your e-learning courses prove to be instrumental in re-iterating the learning. It then struck me that the e-learning author should have provided us with a printed version of the course so that people like me could refer it at later point of time. You can select the Publish Your Project as a Storyboard option so that others can review a printed version of the project.