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

eLearning Brothers

An earlier post on this blog offers Adobe Captivate Example Courses for download. Toward the end of that post is a quick mention and “how to” on Captivate’s text-to-speech functionality. Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” First, the easiest way to access Captivate’s text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities is via the Audio > Speech Management option.

Give Learners a Voice by Incorporating Social Learning

Adobe Captivate

If you’re a fan of Adobe Captivate Prime, you may be aware of the new social learning features that were just released. Create a mentorship program and provide a framework for mentors and mentees to collaborate effectively. Try Adobe’s learning management system, Captivate Prime , for free. The post Give Learners a Voice by Incorporating Social Learning appeared first on eLearning.

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5 IconLogic Mini-Courses That Need to Be on Your Radar

eLearning Brothers

Adobe Captivate – Responsive eLearning. Because there are so many different devices on the market with no set-in-stone standard aspect ratio for all these screens, some fancy programming has to come into effect. This course is designed to give you the knowledge you need to work smarter, not harder, at programming your courses. Writing eLearning Voice-over Scripts. One thing that can make or break you course is the voice-over.

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Adobe Announces Captivate 8: The Most Significant Release Yet

eLearning Brothers

Since its last release in June 2013, Adobe Captivate 8 leapfrogs the current paradigm of eLearning development and addresses the needs of today’s eLearning developer with it’s all new mobile responsive design. The tool also pays attention to the global community we all live in and allows for targeting content and even voice-overs by geolocation. This release also makes Adobe Captivate 8 the first responsive design tool for interactive application development.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. content from include: • YouTube • Vimeo • Google Maps • Captivate Want to present words and images that flow. Where learning and development programs used to be seen as. report on the effectiveness of its learning programs.

Adobe Captivate 8 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts. Below are links to videos that will guide you through the extraordinary features of Adobe Captivate. Adobe Captivate 2017 – Tutorials. Adobe Captivate 8.0.1. Adobe Captivate 8. Introduction to Adobe Captivate 8. Learn about the basic functionalities of Adobe Captivate 8. Develop any-screen responsive mobile learning without programming. What’s new in Adobe Captivate 8.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

We received the following distress email a few days ago:   I am using your workbook ( Adobe Captivate 2017: The Essentials ) and I'm in Module 11: Working with PowerPoint.   I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. How do I get the audio in PowerPoint to work in Captivate?  Next I recorded audio directly onto a PowerPoint slide and then took that slide into Captivate.

ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

We received the following distress email a few days ago:   I am using your workbook ( Adobe Captivate 2017: The Essentials ) and I'm in Module 11: Working with PowerPoint.   I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. How do I get the audio in PowerPoint to work in Captivate?  Next I recorded audio directly onto a PowerPoint slide and then took that slide into Captivate.

Top 3 E-Learning Programs To Become A Power Searcher

Learnnovators

I know how to search by images and voice. Here are our observations on three of the most effective instructional programs that are aimed at equipping people with smart web searching skills (using Google Search Engine, Google Maps, and Google Earth). In addition to the points discussed above, we were captivated by the technological innovation that makes the game highly intriguing. Highly captivating projects for you to practice advanced mapping skills.

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ELEARNING PRODUCTION: Getting Audio from Microsoft PowerPoint to Work in Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

We received the following distress email a few days ago: I am using your workbook ( Adobe Captivate 2017: The Essentials ) and I’m in Module 11: Working with PowerPoint. I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording. Captivate only uses the wav and mp3 file format. How do I get the audio in PowerPoint to work in Captivate? . Nevertheless, I wanted to see if the PowerPoint audio worked once the presentation was imported into Captivate.

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TOP 3 E-LEARNING PROGRAMS TO BECOME A POWER SEARCHER

Learnnovators

I know how to search by images and voice. Here are our observations on three of the most effective instructional programs that are aimed at equipping people with smart web searching skills (using Google Search Engine, Google Maps, and Google Earth). In addition to the points discussed above, we were captivated by the technological innovation that makes the game highly intriguing. Highly captivating projects for you to practice advanced mapping skills.

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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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).   When I create video demos with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio, I tend to record my voice at the same time that I'm recording the screen.   Looking for training or help with Adobe Captivate?

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

We will now evaluate the 3 widely used rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2 , Adobe Captivate 9 , and Lectora Inspire 16 , based on the features listed by the report. Adobe Captivate 9. Can use text-to-speech (with included voices). Needs to be programmed). Needs to be programmed). Needs to be programmed). Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task.

Fixing the Sound in Adobe Captivate

Big Dog, Little Dog

I have been trying out Adobe's eLearning Suite and soon came across a slight bug -- Captivate would not record an audio narration. WAV file, but Captivate would not load it into the slide. Captivate imported the new format without any problems. I did not notice any quality difference between the two files; however, this was only a simple voice narration; a music or a more complex audio file will probably have a more noticeable loss of quality. Start Captivate 4.

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Convert Flash Courses to HTML5 Efficiently in 3 Steps

Cinecraft

If you can’t find the storyboards, then you’ll need to watch the legacy course and transcribe it into a storyboard template with screen numbers, voice over, and visuals in three separate columns. Here are your 3 choices for an efficient and effective Flash to HTML5 Conversion: Record the Flash course using a tool like Adobe Captivate that allows you to add knowledge checks and hot spots for additional learner interaction.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program. Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program. Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning?

Time Estimates for E-Learning Development

Experiencing eLearning

For example, let’s say a client asks me to convert an existing full day training program to self-paced e-learning. There’s no video, only limited animation (the kind I can build in Storyline or Captivate), and professional voice talent will be used. Authoring/Programming: 18%. Authoring/Programming is 18% or 69 hours. Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times by IconLogic.

Lights, Camera, Action.Learn

Integrated Learnings

It's time to import them into a video editing program. And who says the video has to match the voice? The easiest way to do this is to use a rapid development tool like Adobe Captivate. Export to a format that Captivate supports, like FLV, and then import it into the program. Audio Video Captivate Adobeby Jonathan Shoaf. A good quality video can be a very helpful resource for workplace learning.

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Text to Speech: Is it the Right Option for Your Course?

E-learning Uncovered

I recently used a text to speech program to create the audio for a course. A text to speech program can use text from such things as word processing programs, Internet sites,pdf documents, and even scanned documents (depending on the program) and create an electronic audio file such as a.wav or.mp3 that you can use in our online courses. Several other programs are also available. One benefit of a text to speech program is that you can use it for several courses.

Reflective Practitioner – A Learning Curve – Experiment #7

Adobe Captivate

I was later able to tweak the appropriate messaging for the potential learning object, and asked another team member to provide us with a voice narration. I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate. I also didn’t want Captivate clipping the audio to the length of the slide. I opt to create as much as the visual design outside of Captivate using background slides that handle basic aesthetics. Background.

Reflective Practitioner – A Learning Curve – Experiment #7

Adobe Captivate

I was later able to tweak the appropriate messaging for the potential learning object, and asked another team member to provide us with a voice narration. I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate. I also didn’t want Captivate clipping the audio to the length of the slide. I opt to create as much as the visual design outside of Captivate using background slides that handle basic aesthetics. Background.

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES, Part 1: The Plan

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    Defining expectations is crucial because those expectations are the scaffolding that binds the learning program goals to measurable business goals,” said Ramaswamy. If you want to be considered a partner in the business, and not just seen as part of a support function, it is crucial to tie your learning program goals as tightly as possible to the pre-defined business goals.”  is an Adobe Captivate Prime and Adobe Connect expert. by Ann Crane.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: LMS Implementation Strategies, Part 1

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    Defining expectations is crucial because those expectations are the scaffolding that binds the learning program goals to measurable business goals,” said Ramaswamy. If you want to be considered a partner in the business, and not just seen as part of a support function, it is crucial to tie your learning program goals as tightly as possible to the pre-defined business goals.”  is an Adobe Captivate Prime and Adobe Connect expert. by Ann Crane.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

One of the concerns raised by various comments during the series has been around the quality of the results of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Voices and if that was suitable for eLearning. In this post we’ll take a different cut at it by looking at how authors can use punctuation and mark-up language with TTS voices to bring out the meaning of the text more accurately and to make them more interesting. A great deal more information per slide can be transferred with voice than with plain text.

Time Estimates for eLearning Development

Experiencing eLearning

This estimate says that Captivate and Storyline development generally take 2 hours per finished minute to produce, or a ratio of 120:1. Chapman’s estimate is closer to 20:1 for the authoring/programming section, so there’s a pretty large discrepancy. For example, let’s say a client asks me to convert an existing full day training program to self-paced e-learning. Authoring/Programming is 18% or 99 hours.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

Kapp: What is ‘groundbreaking’ about your recently announced VR student training and assessment program. It provides, in combination with subject matter expertise provided by universities, tailor-made virtual reality training programs that enable students and professionals to gain practical experience across multiple disciplines. We have created a great solution that uses zero bandwidth to deliver consistent high quality text to speech voices across browsers and devices.

5 of the Best Softwares for Online and Mobile Learning in 2020

Edume

By having effective learning and relevant information in the palm of their hands, and a voice to be heard, the workforce at companies like Uber , Airbnb, Orange, Vodafone and Deloitte are empowered to perform at their best. Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. Adobe Captivate Prime is an LMS through which you can train employees, partners and customers as an enterprise. Captivate Prime can be used to reduce skill gaps and manage a learner ecosystem that is compliant and up-to-date.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

This software adds text-to-speech voice narration to PowerPoint presentations and is used for training and eLearning at major corporations. As such, we are standing at the threshold of a technology shift in our industry: text-to-speech voices are set to replace professional voice talents for adding voice narration in e-learning presentations. The quality criteria for Text-to-Speech Voices are pretty simple. Heather a voice by Acapela Group.

Storytelling in Training: 5 Ways to Make it Better

Badiyan

Stories captivate us. Simply put, this is why storytelling leads to learning: We are captivated by stories. If you haven't tried incorporating video into your learning program, now's a great time to give it a go! Video in itself is storytelling and is an effective way to captivate your audience. Hire talented actors and voice over artists. Though Dave in accounting may have a nice voice, it doesn't make him an actor.

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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). When Adobe included a text to speech application in Captivate 4, I began to think that TTS might be a viable option in certain situations. 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. mp3 formats and comes with two or four voices.

Online Training: How Big is Too Big?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

But what about learning that needs a more hands-on approach, such as learning a program like  Adobe Captivate  or  Techsmith Camtasia Studio ? If you did ask a student a question, would  Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)  be reliable enough for two-way communication? by AJ George  In the early days of software training, many professional trainers that I've talked with said that the perfect onsite class size was eight to 10 students.

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Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

Lisa has more than 25 years of progressive experience building effective people programs in high profile companies across industries, including Consumer Goods, Publishing, High-Tech, and Healthcare. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:00AM – 10:30AM PT: Marketing Your elearning: Keys to Success One of the greatest mistakes in launching a new elearning program is believing that “If you build it, they will come.” Can trainers employ Fair Use in the creation of programs?

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Creative screencasting

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

A screencast is a recording of your computer screen to which you add an explanation by voice- combining it into a video. A screencast is a classical way of explaining computer programs and software. with paid software programs. Besides the classical use of screencasts to explain the use of a computer program you can think of other ways to use screencasts: Show people how to use an online platform or wiki for instance (a so-called 'walk through'). So use your voice!

Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed

mLevel

magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Awards program is the industry gold standard for excellence. The program is a User’s Choice Award whereby learning professionals vote with their ballot for best-in-class solutions. Awards Programs. Web Seminar Series will host various solutions providers, customers and best practices in this monthly web seminar program. Captivate.