Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import/export content (like PPT, DOC, or simple HTML), and allow for edits after import. I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. When do I use it? What do I like about it? What do I not like about it? For many tools, the answers are as expected.

How to Get Term Paper Online


Be sure that you save the document in doc format (doc, xls, ppt, etc) otherwise, the Word will not be able to read it. To be able to utilize Microsoft word as a term paper editor, you will need to buy the software and download it to your computer. Microsoft word is available at several online retailers. For the first step, start Microsoft term, click File, open and select the files you need to edit, and right click on the document and choose Save As.

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Free screen capture and recorder software

Take an e-Learning Break

ActivePresenter can record a presentation and convert the file to a number of different formats including AVI , WMV , MPEG 4/MP4, Flash, HTML, interactive AJAX, or document formats ( PDF , DOC, PPT ). I am evaluating ActivePresenter , a screen capture and presentation creation tool designed for eLearning. The standard version of the software has more features and is $250 until August 1.

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MagicBox Announces New Module for Teachers – Teacher’s My Drive


Teachers will be able to add the following types of contents, and additionally provide a Title and Thumbnail for each content: Word document (DOC, DOCX). PowerPoint presentation (PPT). MagicBox proudly announces adding a new feature where teachers can add and organize their contents (notes, topic summary, questions/answers or supplemental materials) and share with their class, group, and students. Teachers can further allocate assignments against these contents through the platform.

Top 10 E learning LMS

Ed App

You can also import your own courses from PPT files if you already have them, or import courses from the course library and then modify them to meet your needs. It integrates with other Google products that many users are familiar with, such as Docs and their calendar.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

The keys are: (filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc) - only show me actual documents in either of these formats. This trick works really well when you are searching for content on a wide variety of things, often I add in filetype:ppt as well to find presentations.

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Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

A PowerPoint is not an effective means of e-learning, although one person told me what did a PPT have to do with any of this? Doable (think workbook or a doc attachment).

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

I store all my files online, in Dropbox, Google Docs, and iCloud. I use PPT for making simple diagram, for storing visuals, and keeping up with visual models. Every year I start a new PPT of general graphics. It’s time once again to contribute to Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. I was the first person to take part in this project some nine years ago and now it’s an annual ritual.

How to Create and Scale a Document Management System in SharePoint (Without Hiring Extra Help)


ppt” very frequently over the last several weeks. ppt” at the top of the list. ppt” to your personal Bigtincan profile. If the internet goes out while you’re working on a doc in Bigtincan, you can just keep working; your work will be synced when you’re back online.

5 Employee Training Management Software that You Must Consider


This platform makes converting static PDF, PPT and word docs into digital interactive multimedia training content, enriched with audio, video, images and hyperlinks quite an easy task. Training your employees is not just about ticking something off your to-do list.

Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

eLearning 24-7

This is huge especially with the word doc and PDFs. Multi-tenant, e-commerce is good, mastery learning (aka knowledge reinforcement or tasks) is good, converts PDFs, video, PPT automatically into SCORM content (rare with PDF). Back for another set of rankings, this time number 39 to 21. Once again the same criteria as the previous rankings, which you can find here and unless otherwise specified you can find every system on my learning system search engine platform, FindanLMS.

10 Onboarding Software

Ed App

Instead of sending them PDF or PPT files of training courses, you can use this onboarding software to build interactive content with images, videos, and assessments.

How to keep track of clients’ favorite details

Making Change

Move the info into your content dump and color code it in the source doc. If I’m using a Word doc, I also add headings to make it easy to group information by activity. For example, you could send an email pointing out that Carol’s PPT said X, while the IT policy document said Y. You lurch awake at 2 AM, thinking, “What if the client asks where I put sub-policy 12.5B? Did I cover it? Where?&#.

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Job Aids – What you should know

Adobe Captivate

What is a Job Aid? A Job Aid in the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS is any kind of content, such as a document /excel sheet/ video, that helps a user do their job/ complete a task. For example, a customer service executive dealing with product returns or exchanges on an online portal, could use a video tutorial to understand the steps required to fulfill a return request. The video they watch is a Job Aid, and one they can download and use as reference material anytime they like.

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How to Create Interactive Video Quizzes


Under the Upload tab, you can upload an image, video, or a document (DOC, PDF, PPT). I am an avid Instagram scroller and like to keep track of the latest trends.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

Timelines separated for PDF/docs and materials, with the ability to move to different insert areas. Inserting other materials, docs, vids into the course. Cannot move slides in the arrange mode – i.e. once you upload the PPT with the slide order, you cannot move say slide #9 to spot #4, rather you have to do this in PPT and then re-upload. If you want to move the video, YouTube, doc, pdf or quiz to another section in the course, it is really easy to do.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

SpokenText is an online speech to text synthesizer that converts text files, documents (pdf, doc, ppt) and web pages to audio files. Do you like Paul and Kate or are you fond of Mike and Crystal? Personally, I think Charles and Audrey from the UK are brilliant. This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS).

Learning on the go: how to develop engaging mobile-friendly courses


Try limiting your file formats to plain text (the king of eLearning formats),DOC or.DOCX,PDF,PPT,JPG,GIF, and.PNG — that is, formats that play equally well on mobile as they do on the desktop, and for which native mobile readers and transcoders exist. Just like I can’t fit into my old, medium sized, t-shirts (I should know, I’ve tried), it’s just as difficult to shoehorn a desktop application into a mobile device.

Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

eLearning 24-7

Vendors who offer the ability to upload your PowerPoint, word docs, slides, etc. So you can have your PPT or whatever docs and upload them into the presentation while you are taking. Upload your PPT or docs or whatever ahead of time. Web conferercing continues to be hot, but it is not as easy as just selecting vendor x or y, rather to find the best solution, it is important to identify certain items and features before moving forward. .

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LMS Demos: The difference maker

eLearning 24-7

If you do not have a course available, ask them to upload some docs while you are seeing it in real time and then have them assign them to blah blah, and blah blah. If you are unsure what documents to upload, I recommend a video file (mp4), a PDF and either a PPT or word doc. I want you to imagine a warm sunny day. The sky is blue with a few big puffy clouds floating aimlessly. You gaze to your right and see a turquoise sea along with a white sandy beach.

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

To verify if they are actual clients, here is what I do: Have them provide a list of five actual clients or pick ones from their list or PPT they love to show (I like the latter option) – A sk for ones in your market, so if you are health care, you want ones in health care; vendors love to tell you the list cannot be provided – why not? Is Google docs cloud computing? What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Supports multiple formats — avi, wmv, mpg, mov, flv, m4v, ppt, pptx, pdf, mp3, zip, doc, or swf. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs. Its mobile responsive design is built to support employee, extended enterprise and nonprofit learning with a clean user interface and a carefully chosen set of essential options.

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Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

Each PowerPoint slide appears in order, following your PPT order. For example: your first PPT slide is on the timeline then you add a word document, next an image file, another slide (your 2nd one in the deck u uploaded), then audio/movie and so on. Editing offers you the ability to add or remove “pages, i.e. doc., ppt slide, quiz, image, etc.).

How to create an online course in TalentLMS


You can add PowerPoint (ppt, pptx), MS Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), and Adobe PDF (pdf) files. Creating an online course in TalentLMS is easy. So easy, in fact, that this walkthrough covers everything you need to know on the subject. Are you ready to create your own online course? You will be once you follow these 8 easy steps. 1) Log in. Use your username and password to log into your TalentLMS-based eLearning portal.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. Lastly, it looks like a course when you publish it -regardless if it is Flash or HTML5 – not a PDF or word doc or something that is a hybrid of the two. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product.

Our Essential iOS Apps

E-learning Uncovered

It works with most MS Office documents (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, and pptx), and allows you to create, view, edit, save, and track changes directly from your iPad. If you haven’t noticed from my prior posts, I’m always looking for time savings and efficient ways of doing things. Using my iPad and iPhone for work and at home has allowed me to do just that. Here are several iOS apps that members of the Artisan E-Learning team love. Just $49.95

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Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand

eLearning 24-7

Resources – docs, video/audio files, podcasts, PPT, etc. PDF, docs, clips – nearly the same as resources – again, repetitive. In 1982 a film called Tron appeared on the silver screen. It was without a doubt one of the most hyped films of all time. I remember seeing the ads, being excited about the possibility of such a movie with never before seen computer graphics. The line to get in was long. Chatter was everywhere. Anticipation was running high.

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

Yeah, you can upload word docs, PPT, etc. During the past 14.5 years, I have seen firsthand what works, what doesn’t and what is really going on behind the scenes. I’ve also learned firsthand, how to make it work in any vertical and any industry. Without just jumping around. Pitfall the Game- It’s a Jungle out there. Authoring Tools. Learning Management Systems. Web conferencing. Mobile learning platforms. Social learning platforms. What does it all mean?

Best PDF to OCR Conversion Service Providers

Hurix Digital

Supports various output file formats including PDF, DOC, PPT, HTML, ePUB, CDR, and more. With rapid digitization of content today, including images, videos, and music, the need for converting image-based files such as PDFs to a digital format is also at an all-time high.

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Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

Google Docs – ever heard of em? Remember when only a few offered the PPT to Flash option in their tools? As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. For the most part, that is a great thing, but as you are about to read, some are not. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Trend 1.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

Basically, you can add your PPT, MP4, assessment, word docs, etc. Well hello there! Back after a few grueling weeks first in Australia then in Orlando, speaking at ATD. Before diving into the conference itself, for those who are unaware, I have signed a book deal with ATD Publishing. . The book will cover everything you need to know for LMSs including administration, pre/post implementation, committees and much more. It will have checklists and templates too.

Improve learning with worksheets and handouts


ppt,pptx. Word Documen t – doc,docx. With ProProfs, you can supplement learning with downloadable handouts and worksheets. At times, learners might find it difficult to grasp certain topics in your course. You can help them overcome this knowledge gap using downloadable handouts, at the end of a page or chapter, which quickly explains the key concepts that your course deals with. Similarly, you can attach worksheets which learners can download and study offline. Why handouts?

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July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The Trillion-Dollar Market - Doc Searls Weblog , July 4, 2009. Using Systems Thinking: How to Go From 140 PPT Slides to 2 - You Learn Something New Every Day , July 8, 2009. Informal Learning Flow Hot List. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day - HarvardBusiness.org , July 20, 2009. Transparency is the new objectivity - Joho the Blog , July 19, 2009.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

A sample.mp4 video that has been completed and ready to post to an online service (Camtasia PPT Green Screen Experiment). There’s Google Doc, there’s all kinds of things out there that you can do the same sort of thing in, absolutely.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Ive got the PowerPoints and Word docs to prove it. Ive done some wireframes in PPT, but I keep coming back to Word. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, March 21, 2008 E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design Ill define it in one word: grueling. Since November, I have been working on a big project for a brand-name institution: 29 self-paced eLearning courses.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Typically these notes are then reported in a spreadsheet, a Word doc, via email, or occasionally through a more robust tracking system. Alternatively PowerPoint files can be linked, so that edits to the source PPT file are reflected in the Captivate project. At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives


Content can be added from Twitter, Instagram, Google Docs, Pinterest, Instagram, Wikipedia and more. There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems.