PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio.   This week, expanding upon the same method from last week, I will show you not only how to add voiceover narration, but how to have it play at the same time as background music. by AJ George.

Converting Classroom Training to Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Interview with Microassist’s senior learning architect and instructional designer Brandon Winston on what it takes to convert instructor-led training to elearning. What are the benefits of converting classroom training to elearning? How to make sure you create effective elearning when converting from classroom training. Converting Classroom Training to Elearning, Transcript. Benefits of Converting Classroom Training to Elearning.

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Voiceover options in Powerpoint. A simple guide to create videos for an online training course

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There is a huge demand to convert these classroom programs into online training courses. The post Voiceover options in Powerpoint. Most companies today have fantastic subject matter and onboarding information in Powerpoint files for an instructor to teach with.

Voiceover options in Powerpoint. A simple guide to create videos for an online training course

SET Safety

There is a huge demand to convert these classroom programs into online training courses. The post Voiceover options in Powerpoint. Most companies today have fantastic subject matter and onboarding information in Powerpoint files for an instructor to teach with. It’s important to understand some options available in the marketplace to do this. Your organization may not have a dedicated e-learning professional […].

PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In previous versions of PowerPoint, converting presentations to movies  could be a bit of a laborious task.   The good news: In PowerPoint 2007, not only did you need to go in to Windows Movie Maker to convert your presentations to movies, but in doing so you lost any transitions or animation effects you may have added.   Related article: PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies. by AJ George.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.   It is important to note that empty phrases relate to the reader's amount of interest concerning your topic.

A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

CommLab India

Start converting your existing PowerPoint presentations used in classroom training sessions to e-learning courses pepping them with animations, audio, interactivities, and assessments. This blog provides you a step-by-step guide to convert your PowerPoint presentation to an e-learning course – right from organizing the content to uploading the course to a Learning Management System (LMS). You also need to decide whether you need a male/female voiceover.

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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. Do a professional voiceover.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

Voiceover for vision disability accessibility: We recorded voiceover content to help explain complex conceptual issues and maintained transcripts of the audio to include on every related page in each course. 3) Provide a Transcript for Voiceover Audio. If you’ve already scripted the voiceover content, it’s a simple process of keeping the script up-to-date and providing it as transcript text.

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Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course? Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio.

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.        If you feel like the resulting voiceover audio is too fast or too slow, you can change the speed.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  If you're going to include voiceover audio (and I highly suggest that you do since audio has been shown to improve the learner experience), you should create an audio script. One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time does will take to produce published content. The answer I provide is dependent upon a couple of factors. For instance, which eLearning tool are you going to use? Is it Adobe Captivate?

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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). by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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). by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Localizing Closed Captions

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Fortunately, it's fairly easy to convert Camtasia captions to different languages.   After adding the captions, I ensured the captions and the voiceover audio were synced via the Timeline. by Kevin Siegel        Last week I wrote about the  process of adding closed captions to Camtasia projects  that help make your project accessible to learners with disabilities.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

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With the help of rapid development tools like Articulate Storyline, a PPT can be easily converted to an e-module – reducing development time considerably. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover. Collaborations within SMEs, managers or even learners can be recorded – providing a rich base-content source that can be suitably converted into e-learning content.

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6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

CommLab India

When it comes to currency , converting it to that particular nation’s currency is the best way to localize. For example, when you localize an English course for Chinese employees, you need to convert the currency to Yen from US dollars. If you are localizing it for Swiss employees, convert dollars to Swiss Francs. Solution: If you have initial plans of localization, you can translate audio, video, and voiceover scripts right at the beginning.

10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning

Raptivity

One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. They take quite a few efforts towards achieving this goal. However, do those efforts covert into a comprehensive success? Well, not always. To know why, we need to look at online learning experiences from learners’ perspective.

Writing & Grammar: The Power of Passive Voice

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

It is sometimes desirable to convert user-defined missing values to nulls. Sometimes, you should convert user-defined missing values to nulls. Similarly, both  Wiedl  and  Michael Stein  revised number 5 this way: Converting user-defined missing values to nulls is sometimes desirable. Lisa Mileusnich  gives another good take on number 5 (similar to Stacey's): Sometimes you should convert user-defined missing values to nulls.

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9 Tips to Localise Your E-Learning Courses

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This doesn’t just apply to text on the screen either – the timing of voiceovers on videos can also vary depending on the language. . 9 Tips to Localise Your E-Learning Courses.

Writing & Grammar: Avoid Using False Subjects

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

It is sometimes desirable to convert user-defined missing values to nulls. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. by Jennie Ruby    The subject and the verb are two of the most important items in a sentence. The subject is typically the first unit of meaning in a sentence and the verb is the second.

Screen Readers and How They Work with Section 508 E-Learning

CommLab India

They present this information to learners by converting text-to-speech and using sound icons or a Braille output device. Mac VoiceOver. Organizations need to comply with Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act and make their online training material accessible to even employees with disabilities. Screen readers play an important role in meeting this requirement, by rendering content to visually-challenged learners. What is a screen reader?

Effective Training Methods for Your Online Learning Programs

LearnUpon

It’s as simple as converting your existing PowerPoint presentations to video. You can even add a voiceover to talk through the presentation and capture your learners’ attention. Have you recently switched from in-person to online training?

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Just type your voice over text into presenter notes, and upload it to Narakeet, and it will create your slideshow with voiceover. App of the Week.

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The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

learnWorlds

Video Converter Software. Category #6: Video Converter Software. 24 Freemake Video Converter. Once you’ve upgraded, you can convert videos with no ads on them. Freemake Video Converter Screenshot. VideoProc is a top pick video converter for Windows.

Writing & Grammar: Editing in the Cloud

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 What is good about this kind of review is that the document stays in Word, rather than being converted to PDF, and Word's Track Changes feature is absolutely the best for tracking precise changes to text. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

The Ultimate Guide to Remote Training for Businesses

LearnUpon

How to Convert your eLearning PowerPoint to Video . If you already have PowerPoint presentations used for face-to-face training, why not convert them to video ? You can even add a voiceover to talk through the presentation and capture your learners’ attention. .

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Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you're going to include voiceover audio (and I highly suggest that you do since audio has been shown to improve the learner experience), you should create an audio script. Assuming you are satisfied with the original PowerPoint content, and you don't need to add additional content (beyond possibly a quiz) in the eLearning tool, the production time for converting PowerPoint to eLearning should be no more than 1 hour of production time for every minute of eLearning playtime.

5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility

Trivantis

Badly converted PowerPoint presentation. Use professional audio voiceovers and video tutorials whenever your budget allows and avoid cheesy clip art graphics. 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.

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

Rapid eLearning

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. Below is a link to an example module where I converted some text from a blog post into text-to-speech audio. Batch convert audio from a script. Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications.

How to Reach A Global Audience

3Play Media

Translation is when you convert something into another language. They are much easier and cheaper to create than having a voiceover translation of the audio. Just as English captions make your videos accessible to more viewers, subtitles in other languages help you reach a more global audience. Thanks to the internet, the world is more connected than ever before, although most of the content published is rarely translated into other languages.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 25, 2020

Mike Taylor

Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Just type your voice over text into presenter notes, and upload it to Narakeet, and it will create your slideshow with voiceover. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela.

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Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

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They may already have a storyboard or the content is already in an easy to convert format. Second review of the whole course end to end (and sign off on external media scripting, e.g. professional voiceover). Second review of the whole course end to end (and sign off of external media scripting for development, e.g. voiceover scripting).

Free learning & development webinars for May 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Best Practices for Writing Voiceover Scripts for Elearning Courses For adding narration to your elearning courses, you need to change your writing style a bit to make it sound more natural to the ears instead of the eyes.

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Turning your face-to-face training into e-learning: Planning and development

Matrix

The outline, at a minimum, names the learning objective, text, voiceover, and types of media for each screen. Even if your goal is to convert existing face-to-face material into e-learning modules, keep in mind that you are doing a whole lot more than transcribing text onto screens.

How to Reach A Global Audience

3Play Media

Translation is when you convert something into another language. They are much easier and cheaper to create than having a voiceover translation of the audio. Just as English captions make your videos accessible to more viewers, subtitles in other languages help you reach a more global audience. Thanks to the internet, the world is more connected than ever before, although most of the content published is rarely translated into other languages.

E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

Convert the existing course materials. Converting and customizing the existing learning content will make the designers’ and Subject Matter Experts’ (SMEs) job much easy. In-house SMEs and audio narrators/voiceover experts will reduce your e-learning developing costs considerably. Instead of hiring voiceover professionals for audio narration, you can choose a person from your team who can lend his voice. This will help you avoid voiceover costs.

Why your Business needs an LMS for Performance Support

ProProfs

You can make it more impactful by adding a background voiceover. PDFs: In situations where you have lengthy text-heavy documents, you should consider converting them into PDFs. Are you aware how do employees in an organization learn? The 70:20:10 model for Learning and Development states that individuals acquire 70% of their knowledge from job-related experiences, 20% from interactions with others and a mere 10% from formal educational events.

The Top 12 eLearning Authoring Tools (2019 Update)

LearnUpon

iSpring’s big draw is that it takes PowerPoint content and converts it to eLearning courses. This means that making screen recording, image editing, voiceovers, and more is that little bit more simpler. Great eLearning starts with getting the basics right. That means investing in the best tools for your business. First, a powerful learning management system (LMS) needs to be checked off your list.

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. So, if you need to add speech to your content, and you cannot afford the time and expense of recording quality audio from a skilled voiceover artist, then this new Text to Speech feature in Adobe Captivate 4 might be just what you need.