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." " However, using a voiceover script for eLearning is way more useful than just that. Below, you can see the yellow markers indicating the closed caption that goes with each audio segment.

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.

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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?

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Text-to-Speech to Final Voiceover

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While working on a recent eLearning project in Articulate Storyline 360, there was a delay in getting the voiceover audio back from our voiceover professional.   To keep the project moving forward, I copied the voiceover script into the Notes window on each Storyline slide.

6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Using your voice properly is a skill in itself. This will prevent unintended mouth sounds and keep your voice consistent though out your session. #4. If you have any other voice over tips for eLearning , please share in the comments section below! The post 6 Quick Voice-Over Tips appeared first on eLearning Brothers. eLearning Featured tips tips and tricks voice over voiceover

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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.

Adobe Presenter: Managing Voiceover Scripts

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Adobe Presenter has a pretty nifty way to help you display your voiceover script while recording audio. Instead of having to manage a printout while simultaneously recording your voice and clicking through slides, you can view your script in a moveable pop-up box that functions much like a heads-up GPS display. All is well and good until you find an error in your script or want to make a change in the voiceover. by Jennie Ruby.

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

eLearning Architect

More and more learners are demanding voiceover in their eLearning courses and for good reason – a great voiceover can bring your content to life. But adding audio to courses creates several variables within the design process. Question 1: What is your voiceover preference? Seems like a straightforward question – but what type of voice will engage with your learners? Which style of voice reflects your brand or the subject matter being delivered?

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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Using Voice Over for Your eLearning Course?

Instancy

Compelling audio narration enhances the instructional value of an online course. Audio content boosts user engagement and knowledge retention. In this article, we take a close look at some invaluable tips for effective eLearning voiceovers. Outline your eLearning voiceover.

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Press Play: 5 Tips for Writing Audio Scripts

SweetRush

Do you want to write blockbuster audio scripts that will make stars of your on-screen characters and have your audience reaching for popcorn and hoping for a sequel? If you’re already visualizing your acceptance speech, keep reading for our top five tips for writing audio scripts.

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Recording Professional App Training Videos

Dan Keckan

When recording app tutorials, it all comes down to two best practices: display monitor preparation and audio configuration for voiceovers. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Development Tools eLearning Voice Over Video In eLearning Video Production Best PracticesWhy do so many app tutorials on Youtube look so bad? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? In fact, the study says that most people learn best with a combination of audio and visual. Why Developers Don’t Record Their Own Audio. These days, all the eLearning tools allow you to record and edit your own audio. by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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4 Examples Of How To Effectively Use Audio For Your eLearning

Dan Keckan

We’ve all come across those dull voiceovers reading exactly what you see on screen (but much slower). However, there are some great examples of audio in eLearning—it just needs to be used in the right way to deliver an engaging learning experience. eLearning Best Practices Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Learners EngagementNot exactly a riveting piece of learning!

How to Easily Get Perfect Audio for Your Videos | Jake Pechtel

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Research shows that bad audio is the single most important factor in people stopping watching videos. Simply put, bad audio means no viewers. So how can you improve the quality of your audio recording to get perfect audio for your videos? Some audio is just plain bad.

Lesson 4. Action! Tips And Tricks For Audio/Video Narration And Editing

Dan Keckan

Different ways to consider voiceover and some of the nuts and bolts of working with audio and video for your eLearning course. eLearning Design and Development Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Video In eLearningRead more! This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” So here’s a quick overview of Captivate 8’s text-to-speech features as well as some details on how to obtain the voices, install them, and a couple related options and further resource information. First, the easiest way to access Captivate’s text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities is via the Audio > Speech Management option.

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

For voice over tips there are several things you can do before , during, and after recording to make your voice overs sound more professional in your courses. Here are some simple voice over tips to think about as you begin and while you are recording your next project. . Always perform a soundcheck before you actually start recording your voiceovers. Clipping is a result of the input volume being too high and will result in the audio sounding distorted.

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Audio for eLearning: Wake Me Up When It's Over!

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How do you make your voiceover narration more compelling, engaging and interesting? Here are some quick steps to ensure that your recordings are not driving your learners into a comatose state: Practice reading your audio aloud and record yourself doing it. You may feel uncomfortable with this, but it's a time-proven technique that will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your voice. Be honest with yourself when evaluating your voice.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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A Conversation with Eric Lee about Voice Talent, Storytelling and the Industry

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to ask Eric Lee a few questions about being a voice artist , storytelling, how he got started and why high quality audio is so important for effective eLearning. Kapp: You are in a rather unique area of online learning development, you are a voice artist. Can you tell us what a voice artist does in the learning industry? Kapp: Why do you think voice is so important in creating effective learning online and otherwise?

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6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

Audio can be a useful tool to add life to and explain your content. However, too much audio in the wrong place could make your content sink, not sing. In this article, we’ll show you some great ways to use audio and share inspiring demos of where audio rocks. Audio can be cheap to produce and quick to make. In fact, badly done audio can damage the learning potential of your content. Why audio in elearning is important. Use audio with animation.

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How Do I Hire Voice-over Talent for Video or eLearning? Can I Narrate?

Cinecraft

How Do I Hire Voice-over Talent for Video or eLearning? If you you need to make a training video or an eLearning course and have identified voice-over narration as the method to tell your story, then this blog post is for you. We always suggest using professional voice actors, also known as voice talent, voiceover artists, or VO talent. The hourly cost of professional voice talent ranges from hundreds to thousands. Type of voice.

Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone

iSpring Solutions

Recording a voiceover is a field of knowledge that includes many disciplines from learning how to speak into a microphone to selecting the right software for recording your audio narrations by reading a script. Picking the right recording gear is the lion’s share of the overall success in recording a professional voiceover. In this article, you will learn how to select the right microphone that will help you record great audio narrations. Shared.

Fiverr.com: When You Need a Little Audio

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While character audio adds life and variety to a course, it comes with some logistical challenges. Or do you line up a bunch of professional audio talent and end up paying each one his/her minimum fee for just a few lines? Describing itself as “the world’s largest marketplace for services, starting at $5,” Fiverr offers many options for the audio you need. There are two methods you can use to find voiceover services. How fast will I get the audio?

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How would I make my Interactive Deck more engaging? Is there any way I can have a background voice for my deck?

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You can definitely set a background voice-over audio to your slides. Step 2: Go to the tools tab and from ‘Deck Settings’ section, enable voice overs. Step 3: Now check that in your slide creation form, a new section has been added, called as “Voiceover” Step 4: You can now upload your voiceover media files for each slide via this section. Hey, we have backed you on this.

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

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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.

ISPRING SUITE 10: Now with Text to Speech

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To use the Text to Speech feature, first, add the voiceover script to the slide notes. Click the Audio drop-down menu and choose Text to Speech. Select the language and voice from the menus as appropriate. If you'd like, preview the voice by clicking the Preview voice button.

eLearning Freelancer Invoicing Q&A

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Even if I’m doing tedious or repetitive work like setting up a voice over script with file names, my time is still valuable. Communicating voice over expectations. You mentioned you don’t do the audio.

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. Without an amplifier, dynamic microphones produce recordings with low audio levels.      The PR-40 is well suited to recording voice-over because it has a full, warm sound that enhances the speaker's delivery. For example, you can press a button to change from voice-over to music mode. Audio e-learning eLearning

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Despite the mechanical voice quality, there are some viable use cases for text-to-speech in e-learning (outside of accessibility issues): For example, text-to-speech makes sense if you send a script out for professional narration. Use text-to-speech to create placeholder content for your reviewers so that you can get the voiceover script approved before sending it out for professional recording. It uses the SAPI voices that are already installed on your computer.

How to Navigate Difficult Internal and External eLearning Customers

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Changing the voiceover that we’ve already recorded is like altering the script an actress uses for her lines. We’ll need to get a revised and approved new script, schedule and record the voice talent, and then match the audio to the appropriate scenes. “That should be easy to change, right?” . “It It costs that much to make a 15-minute course?”. After the final review, the vice president wants us to go in a different direction. So…we need to go back to the drawing board.”.

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Learning in the Times of COVID-19 – How to Develop Your Online Learning Material 

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At this stage, the entire course material is squeezed into a few slides, and the elements of written, visual, and audio format are finalized. Creating Course Material Sans Audio. All the elements of the course material, except the audio script, are put together at this stage.

Adobe Captivate: Slow Down Your Speech Agent

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by Kevin Siegel      Using Captivate's Text to Speech feature allows you to quickly convert written text to voiceover audio. Prior to converting a slide note to speech, just add a bit of code (known as Voice Text Markup Language or VTML) to the text.          In the Speech Management dialog box, select a Speech Agent and then click  Generate Audio.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

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During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing).

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

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Checking the Audacity preferences is very important step and should be done before you begin editing any audio. Set Audio Input & Outputs. Select the Audio I/O tab from the choices across the top of the Preferences Dialog box. In this case, I’m selecting the SigmaTel sound card, which takes input from the microphone that I’m going to use to record some voiceover narration. If you’re just recording voice-over narration, leave it unchecked.

How to Make a Tutorial Video (FREE TEMPLATES!)

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Why clear audio is even more important than clear video. The left side is so you can note what will be on the screen during that part of the voice over. The right side of the script is for your voiceover. Record and edit your voiceover. I use Audiate for all my voiceovers.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

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During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing).

Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

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Combining moving pictures with audio in a compelling way draws people into the subject. The combination of video and audio reinforces the content in several different areas of the brain – increasing the likelihood that the material will be stored in long-term memory. In this post and others, Ross points out several characteristics that make for quality learning videos: • Match the visuals, titles, and voiceover – a seamless integration of these elements seems effortless.

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