How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. Nothing is worse than when you are on a roll recording a voice over and then you come across a misspelled word or incorrect placement of a comma. To help minimize reading errors from the voice talent, do all you can to have your script grammatically correct and printed out in a legible font.

Voice 150

Writing & Grammar: The Power of Passive Voice

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby    As writers, we know we are not supposed to use the passive voice. Nearly every writers' guide tells us to prefer the active voice. This week's challenge: Rewrite the following entirely passive paragraph using mostly active voice. It is sometimes desirable to convert user-defined missing values to nulls. Sometimes, you should convert user-defined missing values to nulls.

Voice 159
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A Simple Model for Converting ILT to Engaging eLearning

eLearning Brothers

It’s easy to see how an activity like this could seem difficult to convert to online learning. This is where you’re starting to convert the material to something you can work with, and you’re doing that by breaking it down to its core message or takeaway. Brainstormed thoughts: One of the strengths of the instructor-led activity was the ability to see so many different perspectives, and to hear it in the “voice” of a unique individual.

ILT 105

Adobe Captivate: Hearing (Extra) Voices? You're Not Crazy!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In the new Captivate 5, TTS is still available but the interface for converting text to speech has changed (like everything else). There is an installer for Neospeech (which adds the two legacy voices for Captivate 4, Paul and Kate); and an installer for Loquendo (which provides three new voices: Stefan, Juliette and Simon). Once the text to speech software has been installed, converting text to speech is a snap. by Kevin Siegel.

Voice 135

How to Convert Text-to-Speech in Articulate Storyline 360

CommLab India

Articulate Storyline 360 allows you to choose the voice and language to convert the script of e-learning courses to smart audio files. The Text-to-Speech feature makes it easy to choose the narrator’s voice. This blog talks about the features of the Text-to-Speech in Articulate Storyline 360. Learning Technology Articulate Storyline 360 audio narration Text-to-Speech

How to Convert Instructor-Led Training in a Virtual World with Shannon Tipton

TechSmith Camtasia

However, there are ways to ensure effective online delivery and optimize engagement when converting your training from a physical space into a digital one. If you don’t have access to those tools, and you’re just looking at WebEx meeting, then do not try to convert your training.

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. Convert your PowerPoints to a video. Convert your PowerPoints to SCORM. The second option is to convert your presentations to a video. This opens up options to include voice overs. Converting PowerPoints to SCORM. Converting a PowerPoint to SCORM with iSpring.

SCORM 61

5 Tips to Convert Elearning Assessments into Serious Games

42 Design Square

PLAY THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE: Make the assessment a little more interesting; add conflicting voices to the user’s inner voice. ESTABLISH LEVELS: Incorporate the notion of promotion and demotion and that immediately makes it Snakes and Ladders. Divide the assessments into levels; without passing one, the other shouldn’t be accessible. For example, in a customer service representative interaction game, you could create levels such as: –Understand the customer’s problem.

Convert Flash Courses to HTML5 Efficiently in 3 Steps

Cinecraft

The fix is simple, convert your legacy Flash courses to HTML5. The fix is simple, just convert your legacy courses to HTML5. 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. For instance, if you convert a 30-minute Flash course to HTML5 using the record strategy may take you approximately 3-4 business days.

Download locations for Captivate text-to-speech converters

Adobe Captivate

www.adobe.com/go/Cp2017_win64_voices_installer. www.adobe.com/go/Cp2017_win32_voices_installer. www.adobe.com/go/Cp2017_mac_voices_installer. Voices for Windows and Mac. Captivate 5 Voices for Windows and Mac. NeoSpeech text-to-speech converter: [link]. Here is a one-stop shop for Captivate Text to Speech installers of the latest and previous versions. Version. Download URL. Adobe Captivate (2017 release) 64-bit.

Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Convert ILT to eLearning. There is not a definitive metric for converting ILT seat time (the amount of time it takes a learner to complete the training) to eLearning seat time, but a general rule of thumb is every hour of ILT converts into 30 minutes of eLearning. You may use some voice-over narration, but there are alternative formats to convey information to consider, such as scenarios, stories, and games. Classroom activities can be difficult to convert to online.

Download locations for Captivate text-to-speech converters

Adobe Captivate

www.adobe.com/go/Cp2017_win64_voices_installer. www.adobe.com/go/Cp2017_win32_voices_installer. www.adobe.com/go/Cp2017_mac_voices_installer. Voices for Windows and Mac. Captivate 5 Voices for Windows and Mac. NeoSpeech text-to-speech converter: [link]. Here is a one-stop shop for Captivate Text to Speech installers of the latest and previous versions. Version. Download URL. Adobe Captivate (2017 release) 64-bit.

Installing Text To Speech voices in Captivate 5 for Mac

Adobe Captivate

We’ve had several queries on our Forums on installing the new and text-to-speech voices. Smitha, our documentation lead, has written a detailed blog post on the steps to be followed for downloading and installing the text to speech voices in Captivate (both NeoSpeech and Loquendo voices are covered). If these folders exist, but the voices are not showing up in the Speech Management dialog box, double-click the installer (CpExtrasCLI) again.

Chad Riddersen’s 7 Tips for Creating High-Converting Sales Proposals

TechSmith Camtasia

This is the second time Chad is sharing his sales expertise on the TechSmith blog, after a break for a very informative webinar on leveraging video to create high-converting sales proposals. Today Chad is giving his top 7 tips for creating high-converting sales proposals; a perfect followup to the first installment where he explained how he uses Snagit to boost sales. Because it helps put a smile in your voice. And we’re back!

Sales 87

Stop! Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Convert Classroom Content To eLearning. There is not a definitive metric for converting ILT seat time (the amount of time it takes a learner to complete the training) to eLearning seat time, but a general rule of thumb is every hour of ILT converts into 30 minutes of eLearning. You may use some voice-over narration, but there are alternative formats to convey information to consider, such as scenarios, stories, and games.

Adobe Captivate to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

CommLab India

Many organizations prefer to convert their PowerPoint presentations, used in classrooms, into interactive e-learning courses using rapid authoring tools. Here are the steps: Open the PowerPoint presentation you want to convert to an e-learning course. You will see the Convert Microsoft ® PowerPoint Presentations Ensure the Maintain aspect ratio is on. If you want to add audio narration to the slides, Adobe Captivate allows you to record narration using built-in machine voice.

How to Convert Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning

ICDTranslation

Therefore, many companies are considering converting their text-only ILT materials into e-learning modules that feature funnier and more engaging activities such as role plays, quizzes, discussions, etc. If you have made the decision to convert your ILT materials into e-learning modules, you should be aware that it is not simply converting PowerPoint presentations but involves a serious investment of time and efforts to do a proper job.

Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part I)

Web Courseworks

On the other hand, the greater anonymity (facelessness) in online can be a benefit in encouraging broader participation – opportunity to have a voice has been equalized to a large extent.”. A lot of trainers and instructors have struggled with the question, “How can I take my full day workshop and create an online equivalent?”

16 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 17

Upside Learning

Digital Storytelling can transform your students’ writing into a visual masterpiece that is filled with voice and emotion, while enhancing critical thinking skills. Here are 100 iPad Tips and Tricks from iPad Video Converter that will help you get the most out of your tab. 12 Great Ways to Download and Convert YouTube Videos for Your Classroom. Whether you use a Mac or a PC, here are 12 ways to download and convert YouTube videos for your classroom.

Media 167

NeoSpeech language support in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Text-to-speech, simply put, is a process that converts any text into a spoken output. Captivate only supports the following languages in NeoSpeech voice: English. Blog captivate text to speech languages supported in text to speech neospeech neospeech voicesAdobe Captivate supports text-to-speech via NeoSpeech. In Captivate, you can include intonations, inflections, pauses, etc. in your speech output.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. Often, the same text is in the voice over notes as on screen.

Let’s get back to basics

Good To Great

It’s been a while since I wrote about language and tone of voice. But since entering the world of business communications, I’ve been converted. Instructional design creative writing e-learning tips instructional design language plain english tone of voiceBut anyone who knows me well knows that this is a pet subject of mine. I love words, and I love writing. Talking, less so – but I do believe in taking inspiration from talking when writing.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: One Simple Click. All That Stands Between You and Your Speech Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The ability to convert text to speech using Captivate's built-in text to speech agents is awesome. All you need to do is select the slide note(s) you want to convert and then click the Text-to-Speech button. In addition to the five voices you get with Captivate, any voices that have already been installed on your computer will also appear in the Speech Agent drop-down menu. by Kevin Siegel.

Artificial Intelligence: Transforming the Corporate E Learning Landscape

G-Cube

For instance, the technology helps to convert spoken language into transcripts for learners with hearing disabilities. Moreover, AI also acts as a smart assistant to provide voice-enabled content for the ones who have mobility problems.

Kicking the Tires

Adobe Captivate

I then removed the depreciated features, converted the file to a responsive project, and took advantage of several of the new and enhanced features. Converting from Captivate 7 to 2017. Project needed to be converted to 9 before migrating to 2017. When converting from 7 to 9 Captivate converted the content, but then froze. After doing a force quit the converted project loaded without any issues and Captivate worked fine.

Tapping At My Cubicle (With Apologies to Poe)

Experiencing eLearning

We’d learn across the distances, converting would be a snap. To the woman whose voice now started somewhat hoarse. Quoth the raven, “Nevermore.” ” Several years ago, I collected several e-learning horror stories for a now-inactive group blog. I took a bit of artistic license with this, but this is based on a true story shared by Jeff Goldman. Jeff’s was by far the best (or worst!)

Viewing eLearning Through the Lens of Change Management by Andrew Light

Learning Solutions Magazine

Instead of thinking, “What training can we convert to eLearning?” eLearning is perfectly suited to communicate change and to do so with voice, images, interaction, and context. we should be asking ourselves, “What’s changing in our company?” With simple interactions and questioning, an eLearning asset can test viewer understanding of the message. Here’s how to use eLearning to support change! Management Training Strategies

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over. Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Text to Voice, 20+ Languages, 100+ Voices. App of the Week.

Issue 52

7 Must have features of an instructional design software and recommendations

Wizcabin

Subsequently, the developers converts the storyboard into an elearning course. With Wizcabin you can import, text documents to its storyboard interface, and the software in turn would automatically convert your document into an interactive elearning course. More over, you can easily add voice over to your text and easily synchronize your animations with audio. An instructional design software is useful in ensuring that the ID process is effective, easy and efficient.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. Often, the same text is in the voice over notes as on screen. “Is this a face-to-face course that you want to convert to online?” I got a call from a prospective client.

Slides 352

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording.         Then I used Adobe Media Encoder (it’s a program that is probably on your computer already) and converted the m4a file into a mid-quality mp3. Then click the green arrow to convert the m4a to an mp3. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  I have a PowerPoint (presentation) I created with voice recording.         Then I used Adobe Media Encoder (it’s a program that is probably on your computer already) and converted the m4a file into a mid-quality mp3. Then click the green arrow to convert the m4a to an mp3. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

Adobe Captivate: Slow Down Your Speech Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.  It's an awesome feature. However, we recently had a client who felt that Paul (that was the Speech Agent we used for the project) spoke too fast.

Non-Profits: 13 Ridiculously Simple Ways To Improve Your On-Demand Learning

Spark Your Interest

“I would ask you to question who’s at the table and who’s not at the table and to think about those voices that aren’t represented when you’re making decisions.” Convert A Recorded Webinar Into An On-Demand Learning Course. Digital learning is here to stay.

Speech Recognition: Transforming the Way We Learn?

HT2 Labs

Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are all examples of devices that use voice activation technology to perform simple commands. From setting an alarm and finding out the weather, to switching off the lights in your living room downstairs, the potential of voice activation technology is immense. What is Voice Activation? How Does Voice Activation Work? Voice Recognition for Elearning. Advantages of Voice in Elearning.

Voice 40

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). 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. TTS can also be effective as the voice of an avatar or guide, like the Ben character from MediaSemantics above. mp3 formats and comes with two or four voices. VOICE PUBLISHERS.

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. And because the content is somewhat disposable, people will most likely tolerate the mechanical voice. It’s been getting better over the years, but the mechanical voices can be grating and hard to sit through for long form content.