7 Best eBook Converters for Bulk Conversion

Kitaboo

This blog lists down the 7 Best eBook Converters. In an effort to keep up with this ongoing trend, a large number of publishers are streamlining their production by converting their publications into digital books or eBooks. Top 7 eBook Converters for Batch Conversions 1.

How to convert a PowerPoint to SCORM

LearnUpon

In this post, we’ll explain why a PowerPoint may not be enough for your eLearning needs, and how you can convert your presentations to a more suitable format. For example, a PowerPoint file with a lot of slides becomes bulky in file size – this makes it hard to distribute to large numbers of users. Convert your PowerPoints to a video. Convert your PowerPoints to SCORM. The second option is to convert your presentations to a video.

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Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. We’ve been experiementing with Swiffy for a few hours now and it seems to do quite a decent job of converting SWF files. File sizes also seem to be very small; perhaps because of the plain text nature of HTML5.

Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Realizing it’s high time, they convert their Flash-based e-learning courses to something compatible with the current browsers and devices; they outsource these e-learning courses to be converted into HTML5 using Articulate Storyline. Take into consideration the different screen sizes of the devices learners will access their learning on, while deciding the onscreen elements (HTML5 courses can be accessed on any device such as desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet, or any other Smartphone).

Unravelling PowerPoint picture size and resolution

BrightCarbon

So what do presentation professionals need to know about picture size and resolution? Each of these dots is a single colour and the number of dots affects the file size of the picture. This affects file size. This does not affect file size.

How to Compress your eLearning Videos

LearnUpon

Videos files are typically large and bulky resulting in slow upload and download times, not to mention full hard drives. However, there are some simple tactics you can use to reduce the size of your video files. . Why reduce the file size of a video? Storing and managing large video files becomes problematic very quickly. You can resolve this by reducing the file size during video production or by using compression techniques after post-production.

How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

The good news is that you no longer have to waste time typing everything out because there are programs that use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to analyze the letters and words in an image, and then convert them to text. Capture the text in a file directory (filename, file size, date modified). Luckily, there’s a dead simple way to capture text or convert a picture of text to editable text.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. You can choose from a Standard setting (an optimized compression level designed to keep file size low and still maintain quality) or Custom if you’d like to manually set the quality settings for the different media types. The Optimized for Web Delivery settings use optimized compression levels to keep file size low.

Now videos can be part of all elearning content!

Adobe Captivate

Captivate also bundles the Adobe Media Encoder, allowing you to import video in any popular format, and the same is converted into FLV and placed on your slides. Worried about published file size? One of my favorite features this time is the new Video import and synch capability in Captivate. This adds a new paradigm in content authoring. Now you can add video content to your elearning just as easily as you were adding audio previously.

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Image Optimization and Enhancement for Faster, Clearer, More Accessible Content

Magic EdTech

Image optimization is the process by which high quality images are provided in the right format, resolution, and dimensions while minimizing the size of the image file. Magic EdTech optimizes and enhances all its images, resulting in the best possible images with the smallest possible file size. Detection of image size, orientation, and recto/verso pages.

E-learning to M-learning: Are You Ready for the Big Switch?

CommLab India

If you are part of an organization that has e-learning training programs in place, fret not, as you have the option to convert from e-learning to m-learning or mobile learning courses. Avoid the temptation of converting existing e-learning courses to m-learning courses by publishing them in HTML5. Keep the content crisp, and bite-sized. Designing content that engages mobile learners is essential when converting from e-learning to m-learning.

Delivering content in multiple formats – A common publishing challenge?

Magic EdTech

All these resources can be offered in the following content formats: PDFs : This format is rather common but requires that publishers reduce file size. PDFs converted to Flash : These have a short lifetime as Flash is waning in popularity. MP4 : This is a digital multimedia file format that is widely used to stream videos online. It uses advanced video and audio coding, compressing files while retaining high quality. .

An 8-Step Guide to Digitization for Book Publishers

Kitaboo

As content goes digital there is a pressing need for publishers and libraries to digitize their books in acceptable formats that reduce file size, allow text formatting and enable online search of the books in the online space. You must keep a master file of the digital book.

5 Best Practices of creating an eLearning Video

Wizcabin

Structure your information into bite-sized chunks. To achieve an effective learning program with videos, you should consider segmenting your video content into bite-sized chunks that can easily get absorbed. Ensure you compress your video into a smaller size to give access to mobile users. The higher the file size, the harder it becomes to watch for mobile users with a poor connection. Develop or convert videos to MP4.

5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility

Trivantis

Badly converted PowerPoint presentation. Take a look at this helpful post by the ELearning Brothers on decreasing file size without losing image quality. You’re two songs into your favorite playlist with a perfectly chilled Red Bull at your desk and no meetings all day. You’re ready to knock out your next e-Learning course, right? . Not so fast.

Host Your Corporate Training Videos on Your LMS – Why & How

CommLab India

Consider these factors while hosting training videos on an LMS : file size of the videos & compatibility, hosting charges, streaming server, and confidentiality of information. Once your training videos are ready, check their file size and compatibility with various players and browsers. If you have videos of heavy size in one format, you have many online conversion tools to change them to a convenient format.

Why is My Video Blurry? – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

Nowadays, there are ultra high definition monitors, which is also commonly referred to as 4K (2160p) or 8K (4320p), or Retina display, but unless you have a very powerful computer, I would recommend 1080p to get started because if you do record in those higher dimensions, you will end up with very large files, thus slowing down your computer dramatically. Finally, the last topic I want to cover is file formats. This ensures a high quality video, at a low file size.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Producing it means you are converting it from an editable project file format, to something universally accepted by standard video players. Our workflow typically includes saving as an MP4, which is the most common video file format, but also uploading to a hosting site. A hosting site such as Vimeo, YouTube, or Screencast.com is a good option, as video files can be difficult to send via email due to a large file size.

30 Awesome Remote Work Tools for Teams

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Glip : Task management software with features that include screen/file sharing, team chat, calendars, and more. Features include converting conference rooms into break out rooms, diagnostic reports, SAML Single Sign On, commute mode, and more. No file size or traffic limits.

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Ring in the New Year by Making your eLearning Mobile

Mindflash

LMS technology continues to improve, and converting eLearning to mLearning requires a comprehensive strategy to engage your users. You could also increase text size to further increase readability on mobile devices. Finally, don’t forget about streamlining your mobile eLearning – or mLearning – for speed; reduce image size (and file size) and, in accordance with your trimmed content, reduce the number of images and videos where necessary – but only if necessary!

Common Mobile Learning Mistakes to Avoid

Ed App

To avoid pitfalls, always remember the following: Every device has a different screen size. Keep media file size to a minimum. Converting an eLearning course into mobile learning does not mean copy-pasting the content ‘as-is’. Text, resolutions, and features will also vary due to different device sizes. Deliver content in bite-size. Corporate training was once all about sessions being held in a brick-and-mortar classroom setting.

6 Factors to Consider while Digitizing Books at Scale

Hurix Digital

Book digitization, digitizing books or book scanning refers to the process of converting physical books, magazines and other records into digital media using an image scanner. The ASCII format helps to reduce file size and allows text to be searched, reformatted or processed by third-party applications. The first step of the book digitization process is to create the master file. OCR technology is then used to index records for each converted digital image.

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make

eFront

So, you are still using the feature in your eLearning development tool that converts the entire PowerPoint content to eLearning. Group images, video, and audio files and text for use in constructing your eLearning course. Watch out for file size limitations, an extremely annoying shortcoming in some eLearning tools. These force you to edit your content (audio and video) into a smaller size, thereby robbing its meaning altogether!

Adobe has posted a demo of Text to Speech in Captivate 4

Steve Howard

I wouldn’t recommend using Text to Speech this way as a habit, at least not for mobile devices, because what it does is embed an actual audio file, rather than converting the text on the fly. The sound and speech quality are both pretty good, and it sounds a lot less ‘roboty’ than your typical text to speech engine, but you may not find the relatively large file size acceptable.

Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Better than Bullet Points Develop a treatment Apply Richard Mayer’s SOI model Choose graphics with soul, interactions with meaning, and animations that teach Taking an existing classroom course – think about TRANSFORMING it, not converting it. Other tips: Insert photos instead of cutting and pasting them – smaller file sizes! Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Session hosted by Training Magazine.

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PowerPoint accessibility

Clive on Learning

Although they will probably convert the PowerPoint to Flash and distribute in this way, they also want to make the PowerPoint files available for users who wish to make modifications to the materials. This must be done in Office for Windows, or you must convert it to HTML and add the alt text manually. It may be difficult or impossible to make tables and charts accessible within PowerPoint presentations, consider converting to HTML instead.

Library? Which Library?

Adobe Captivate

If you import a (compressed)mp3 file it will automatically be converted to a ‘raw’ wav-file which will also be in this folder. It is recommended whenever possible to import a wav file, when published it will be compressed to mp3 by Captivate. Images : contains all bitmap images of any format; exception are the images created from layers in an imported Photoshop file. Use the menu File, Import, External Library and point to the project (cptx).

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. Create Smaller File Sizes. The PowerPoint flash tools like Articulate Presenter are going to convert your PowerPoint content on each slide to a Flash movie file (.swf). The size of the.swf can vary based on the content on the slide. This can have an impact on how well your content runs over a network since larger files can take longer to load.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

To hold photos, images, media files – eventually moved to word docs. On the Go – mobile access to documents, files, business presentations regardless of your location – instant access. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. Think about this – what percentage of your files on your computer are Office type documents? You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection. Converters.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 4: Reference

mLearning Trends

In addition to the cost benefits, the low file sizes can reduce the costs to access and download content files, maintain system performance efficiencies, and ensure a positive user experience. Much of the Level 4 content is actually easy to prepare (or convert) from existing source materials (e.g., text files, PDF documents, images) and doesn’t require much time or effort.

Leverage Enhanced Lectora 17 Features for Rapid eLearning Development

CommLab India

You can add the video files you already recorded or downloaded in Camtasia, edit them, and enhance those videos with various transition effects. Lectora 17 won’t take the source reference of the image in published files. This reduces the file size drastically and improves the loading speed of the published eLearning course. Convert to Button from Shape Easily.

BuzzWord: Adobe’s online word processor

Saffron Interactive

Using the main menu of the home screen you are also able to filter the documents alphabetically or by author, time last changed, size (which means pages rather than file size) and role. I’ve tested exporting to Word from BuzzWord and it does a pretty good job of keeping formatting intact, even headers and footers were converted correctly into the exported version.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. Create Smaller File Sizes. The PowerPoint flash tools like Articulate Presenter are going to convert your PowerPoint content on each slide to a Flash movie file (.swf). The size of the.swf can vary based on the content on the slide. This can have an impact on how well your content runs over a network since larger files can take longer to load.

How to Create Animated GIFs for a Process Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Today I’ll show a simple way to convert a video of a process into smaller animated.gifs that you can insert into a slide, article, or process interaction. How to import and convert the video into an animated.gif. Animated Gifs: Convert the Video to Gif. There are a number of ways to convert video to animated.gifs. The conversion process is simple: import the video and convert it. In this case 1920 x 1080 will be sized down to 500 x 281.

Learning my (non-technical) way

Web Tools for Learners

Alternate titles for my recent learning frenzy: Feels so good after stopping banging my head against the wall. Arriving where I started and knowing the place for the first time (apologies to T. Eliot). I have just spent most of three days figuring out how to fulfill a teaching commitment, one that I made before I figured out how to accomplish it. It has been a grueling but ultimately positive experience, at least so far.

Understanding Image File Formats

TechSmith Camtasia

But, which image file formats do you need? The topics I am going to cover are how file types differ, common web sizes, vector versus raster art, and digital versus optical zoom. Common Image File Types. After you are done editing, you save it and you are prompted with a window that asks you what type of file would you like it saved as. All of the files I mentioned previously fall into two main categories. Common Web Image Sizes.

mLearning Content Types - Level 6: Rich Media

mLearning Trends

Typically the Content Creation Team will either source the appropriate media file, or create it from scratch using a variety of industry standard tools such as Audacity for podcasts or Apple’s Final Cut Pro for videos. The CellCast Server then automatically processes each uploaded source file using the CellCast Transcoding Engine – an included feature/service that encodes and generates compatible media files for each of the defined mobile devices within an enterprise.