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

eLearning Brothers

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?” 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.

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

In response to the latest post in the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS): Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.

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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?” " However, “no” became “yes” thanks to a recent Storyline 360 update.   If you select the Insert tab on the Ribbon and click the Audiotool (located in the Media group), you’ll find Text-to-Speech.

Save Time Using Text to Speech in Captivate 9

eLearning Brothers

As Instructional Designers and eLearning developers, we like to set the mood for our courses through the use of various types of elements. We use graphics instead of text to spark our learners’ interest, we incorporate interactivity to keep them engaged, and we add video and audio to bring life to our courses. One facet of design that is often overlooked or willfully ignored is that of adding the spoken word to our eLearning design.

The Complete Guide On Text-To-Speech Software: Are You Hearing Voices?

eLearning Industry

You might be surprised to hear that I use TTS in almost all my projects, even though the final deliverable will include professional narration. It might seem like you waste time creating TTS narration when you intend to use your own voice or a professional narrator. Educational Technology Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Text To Speech

Let Amazon S3 Do Your Text-to-Speech for Free

Rapid eLearning

Previously we looked at how to create free text-to-speech narration using a free application. The audio quality is decent enough for those who need the text-to-speech audio. Today we’ll look at a free (or inexpensive) way to create your text-to-speech narration that’s just as easy and hardly costs anything, if at all. Click here to view the text-to-speech examples.

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?” " However, “no” became “yes” thanks to a recent Storyline 360 update.   If you select the Insert tab on the Ribbon and click the Audiotool (located in the Media group), you’ll find Text-to-Speech.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

As you know, Text-to-Speech is something that's very interesting to me and Joel knows a lot about it as CEO of Tuval Software Industries maker of Speech-Over Professional. This software adds text-to-speech voice narration to PowerPoint presentations and is used for training and eLearning at major corporations. Joel was nice enough to jump in and share his knowledge of applying text-to-speech technology to eLearning.

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

Rapid eLearning

Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. I’m not sure how many people have personal use cases for text-to-speech, but if you do, there are plenty of options. Today we’ll look at a really good solution if you need a free text-to-speech application.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. In this blog post, let us learn how to tweak the speech generated using Loquendo voices.

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.

Locating the Text-to-Speech voices

Adobe Captivate

We receive many enquiries on how to download the Text-to-Speech voices from our site. I have to say the experience can be a little bit of a treasure hunt. For now, RJ , our senior evangelist, has created a quick how-to movie to help users with locating and installing this content: [link]. captivate , text-to-speech.

Announcing new Text-to-speech voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

honestly, did you not create more courses with audio narration last year? And the single biggest reason is Captivate 4 voices. The NeoSpeech text-to-speech (TTS) feature really touched a chord. Many Captivate customers use TTS as the voice in the final published course. These folks have figured out how to use the dictionary to customize the NeoSpeech voices, and to use VTML tags to add more character to the voices.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? We particularly focused on: Why use Text to Speech (TTS)?

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). adobe captivate 5 , adobecaptivate 5 , text to speech , captivate mac , loquendo , neospeech.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). In the first two posts, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality and Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , we introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its components: the natural language processor (NLP) and the digital signal processor (DSP).

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. What is text to speech? Text to speech, or speech synthesis, is the artificial production of human speech. Text to speech is something that has been used for years in e-learning courses – and is now even a standard feature in Adobe Captivate. You need to update your content frequently?

NeoSpeech language support in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate supports text-to-speech via NeoSpeech. Text-to-speech, simply put, is a process that converts any text into a spoken output. in your speech output. This is a must-use feature if you want to create engaging and interactive learning content. For more information on text-to-speech in Captivate, see this blog. Captivate only supports the following languages in NeoSpeech voice: English.

Generating speech using Power Point Notes

Adobe Captivate

Dear Forum, Do any of you have tips to solve the following problem. With Captivate 2019, creating a project with a power point presentation. Using Power Point Notes to generate speech. Doing this by adding to Neospeech dictionary. It is like Captivate is ignoring if you update e.g. the James voice to pronounce words correctly. The post Generating speech using Power Point Notes appeared first on eLearning.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over?

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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? If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) In these instances, Text-to-Speech (TTS) is a wonder.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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? If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) In these instances, Text-to-Speech (TTS) is a wonder.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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? If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) In these instances, Text-to-Speech (TTS) is a wonder.

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Camtasia Captures Voice for the Voiceless

TechSmith Camtasia

With many years of experiences to share, Dan is using technology to find the voice he once had. Dan permanently lost his voice due to medical complications. But with the help of text-to-speech programs, design software and Camtasia , Dan is able to share his creative skills with the world. His skills range from metal casting to figure making, which is a gross understatement of all the things Dan is able to create.

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

G-Cube

Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21 st century. It has also brought in tremendous possibilities to create ‘inclusive’ learning that takes into consideration the special needs of differently abled learners as well – in educational institutes as well as corporate organizations. Computer-based programs have been developed to help these learners access learning material as well as contribute actively to gain an immersive experience.

Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning

CommLab India

Sales executive Chris is on the way to meet his prospect. He intends to recheck the essential details to win the sales deal. At the very thought, he instantly talks to his mobile device, Hey! The mobile learning module is searched and the specific answer is voiced. Certainly it is going to be a reality in near future. When I say, ‘interacting with digital devices’, it’s much more than voice or speech recognition. Year 2020….

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Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Captivate allows you to type--or copy and paste--the script into Slide Notes, similar to the slide notes you might be familiar with in PowerPoint.   First , just as in PowerPoint, you can create handouts that print the Slide Notes along with an image of each slide, like this:   Second , if you are going to record the voiceover yourself, you can display the notes in the recording dialog box, like a miniature teleprompter, for your ease in recording the audio.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

His current company is LearnBrite which has virtual characters, adaptive learning and all other types of really interesting learning elements including some great work with avatars and text-to-speech. Whilst studying computer science and software engineering at university, my specialisations were those which would best equip me to create 3D environments. BringToLife Screen for creating your own avatar. It is called ‘Responsive Voice’ (beta site).

How mysimpleshow’s Explainer Engine Works

mysimpleshow

Not only do you require balance to maintain your body in a straight line, you eat a balanced diet to stay healthy and you aim to find a work-life balance to be happy. The part you see and use in regards to the steps you take to create the video, and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) which is the underlying complexity of how the engine really works. Let’s take a look at both sides of mysimpleshow and create a balanced knowledge of the tool.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | September 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

In addition to easy editing, the Overdub feature lets you create ultra-realistic text to speech of your own voice. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 18, 2020

Mike Taylor

But if the weather turns cold I just might show up at your door begging to borrow your shower. What I’m Listening to: This playlist has just right mix of calm and energy today from Alec Benjamin, The Chainsmokers, Galantis and more.

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Kicking the Tires

Adobe Captivate

I find it difficult to master new enhancements working with each in isolation, so I have a tendency to add as many of a software tools enhancements to a single personal learning project as possible. For the new Captivate 2017 release I took a very text intensive tutorial created in Captivate 7 a few years ago and migrated up versions until I reached Captivate 2017. Converting from Captivate 7 to 2017. Text-to-speech.

The Number 1 tool for the creation of Advanced eLearning

Adobe Captivate

7 years ago I created my first Advanced eLearning thanks to Adobe Captivate 5. Adobe Captivate 5 enabled me to quickly produce flash content with the ability to add action scripts and variables. It seemed that Adobe fell a sleep and their innovation was reduced to a catch up race with the competition. When working on eLearning projects I want to have a streamlined agile workflow with as little tools as possible.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Steven: physical disability–unable to use standard mouse or keyboard, voice is soft & hard to understand. Issue isn’t just whether students have access, but whether the communication is actually as effective as that provided to others. Text-based files.