How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images

LearnUpon

Do you find that the file sizes of your courses are huge? To overcome this you need to reduce the size of the mixed media elements within your courses. One quick way to achieve this is to use image compression to reduce the size of the images you are using. . File size.

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher. Imagine building an e-learning course with dozens of photos this size–the course size would cause all sorts of problems with the students. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses. Resizing pictures or videos on the slide doesn’t change the size of the underlying file. The downside of optimizing media files?

Effective Graphics

CourseArc

Good visuals help learners absorb material more effectively and make training memorable. Select the appropriate file type – The most commonly used images in eLearning are PNGs, JPGs, and GIFs. The file type selected for images depends on the needs and priorities.

Software Training With E-Learning: Ways To Create Effective Training Within Available Means

G-Cube

For one, the learning content created with images and text has smaller file size and thus can be disseminated easily – even if learners are using hand-held devices to access the content or have limited or slow internet connections.

The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect

Learning Cafe

This post follows on from The Effectiveness of Learning – A case to bury “TNA” One of the important issues that tends to get lost by developers in the excitement of creating e-learning content is some reflection on the design from a user (learner) perspective. File sizes may need to be kept small due to low-bandwidth in rural areas. Effective Learning design Effectiveness respect

The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect

Learning Cafe

This post follows on from The Effectiveness of Learning – A case to bury “TNA” One of the important issues that tends to get lost by developers in the excitement of creating e-learning content is some reflection on the design from a user (learner) perspective. File sizes may need to be kept small due to low-bandwidth in rural areas. Blogs Effective Learning design Effectiveness respect

Mobile Authoring Tools – 6 ways they’re more effective than traditional eLearning authoring

Ed App

file and then distributed to multiple companies’ different Learning Management Systems (LMS). By making eLearning mobile focused, it becomes more effective. 6 ways Mobile Authoring Tools are more effective thantraditional eLearning authoring. Course creators are often isolated from the learners who will actually take the course – they won’t see how effective their course is and feedback is only likely to come from having a future meeting with a client to discuss performance.

Mobile Authoring Tools – 6 ways they’re more effective than traditional eLearning authoring

Ed App

file and then distributed to multiple companies’ different Learning Management Systems (LMS). By making eLearning mobile focused, it becomes more effective. 6 ways Mobile Authoring Tools are more effective thantraditional eLearning authoring. Course creators are often isolated from the learners who will actually take the course – they won’t see how effective their course is and feedback is only likely to come from having a future meeting with a client to discuss performance.

How to Make Animated Gifs from Video

Rapid eLearning

Just run the.EXE file. Animated.gifs can become very large files. The more visual information on the screen, the larger the file size. And if the file is too large, it’ll take too long to download and ruin the effect and experience.

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Top five tips for making effective use of master slides

Saffron Interactive

Reduce the file size of your presentations. Creating master slides not only saves time but also minimises the file size. It doesn’t take a genius to make a presentation look great. All you need is a set of well designed master slides. Now read on for five top tips to help you get the most out of your master slides. Use a single slide master for simple presentations.

Gif resize on import

Adobe Captivate

With the end of life of swf and more browsers locking out swf files, I have been forced to find a solution a little quicker than anticipated after our IT department made a change earlier than expected. The gif size is 696kb and I also created an mp4 video version (3.42 megs) in size.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner. “Effective design is done when there’s nothing left to take out.&# [not that you’ve found a way to put more stuff in.]

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6 Advantages of Hosting Videos on an LMS [Infographic]

CommLab India

Video-based learning is one of the most effective and engaging learning strategies. The huge file size of videos may create problems while hosting them online on a normal server. It helps the learner learn complex concepts easily.

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

CommLab India

Hosting your training videos on an LMS is an effective way of training employees in this digital age. Consider these factors while hosting training videos on an LMS : file size of the videos & compatibility, hosting charges, streaming server, and confidentiality of information.

Using Video in eLearning Part One

ICS Learning

Be realistic and know that it is entirely possible to develop highly effective video that is both helpful and accessible on a budget. We have found that video is most effective when kept to 5-10 minutes for each clip. Video is a learning game changer.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Some people call this the “ soap opera effect.” Note: To get the full effect, make sure you click the little gear icon at the bottom of the window and set the quality to 1080p60. Again, though, you need to be wary of the soap opera effect.

Captive and the Creative Cloud

Adobe Captivate

After Effects is our next go to tool. With the inbuilt effect Keylight 1.2 After Effects is also great for creating motion graphics to further bring key messages to life. Media Encoder then ensures we can output the videos in a small enough file size to mitigate any reduction in learner experience through buffering. [link]. Above is a quick introduction to echo3education ‘s new Office Safety Training course.

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. All of the files I mentioned previously fall into two main categories.

Optimizing Graphics for eLearning

SmartBuilder

Have you ever thought about how graphics’ file sizes impact elearning courses? As an author, you’ll work faster with smaller files: objects move smoother, regenerate quickly, save faster. Resizing significantly reduces the file size. It doesn’t reduce the file size.

Using Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Video is really taking off in the eLearning world and can add to the effectiveness of content. A big challenge when using video is to keep a high-level of quality but not have the files size too big.

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Captivate 7 updated

ICS Learning

optimal file sizes, proper response to the ‘Scalable’ option, etc.). Better implementation of the Effects panel – having an object’s specific timeline outside the relationship of the primary timeline is just silly. An object’s Effect should be settable without flipping between the main and Effects timeline and subtracting the offsets. The first patch for Captivate 7 has been released!

Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Smart video recording – Webcam + Screen

Adobe Captivate

Steps: In the Automatic chroma key effects page , we looked at how webcam video may be recorded, and the background removed. Most of the time you won’t need to do anything other than click the Publish You can use this dialog to name your file, and to select a destination location.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Different frame rates yield different viewing experiences, and choosing a frame rate often means choosing between things such as how realistic you want your video to look, or whether or not you plan to use techniques such as slow motion or motion blur effects. File Size & Export Times.

10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning

Ed App

There are various types of microlearning with some forms being considerably older or more effective than others. It’s underused in the world of L&D but it’s effective and a webpage full of them is likely to be returned to many times over.

6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

This is because of the difference in the screen size, layout of devices and compatibility with the output. Diversity in the screen sizes. Avoid using visuals of large file size, as they cannot be accommodated into the small screens.

5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility

Trivantis

Too many mistakes, and you damage the effectiveness of the course—as well as your credibility as a developer. Take a look at this helpful post by the ELearning Brothers on decreasing file size without losing image quality.

Neuroscience In Corporate Training: All Hype Or Practical Applications?

Learningtogo

And foremost, if you can’t find a clear application within a few minutes, file the information under “cool stuff,” but don’t change your current practice around it. Work with it, see if it helps you learn more effectively and then you can start helping others apply it.

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4 Simple Tips to Create Irresistible Video-based E-learning

CommLab India

The statistic shows how effective videos can be in engaging viewers – even in this era where the attention spans of humans have become less than that of a goldfish. Such an effective medium to engage people could be a great medium to train your employees as well.

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4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

It’s a very effective medium that combines the best aspects of audio, picture, and plain ol’ face-to-face teaching. Do your best to isolate the sounds (speaking is recorded with no ambient noise on one track, sound effects on another, etc.). File Size Matters.

Outstart’s ForceTen: Tips on using the e-learning authoring tool

Bottom-Line Performance

One issue we faced was the file size: they had to be small enough to fit the 20 MB limit of ForceTen. The lesson here = we can still add video (and a lot of the other “flashy&# stuff we currently use), but have to think of creative workarounds to get the same desired effect.

Mobile Learning is On the Rise – Is Your Organization Ready?

OpenSesame

Improve social learning effectiveness. In particular, a state-of-the-art learning management system (LMS) can help to facilitate a smoother, more effective learner experience. Mobile eLearning Content – What’s Most Effective? According to the aforementioned Brandon Hall Group Mobile Learning 2016 survey, some of the most effective mobile learning types of content include: Videos (27% say videos are highly effective via mobile).

100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

Files.Design – Professional resources for digital designers including templates, sounds and other files made by Great Simple Studio. Moose by Icons8 — Interesting new option for free stock photos that match each other [link] You can even download them all as a big.zip file. Customize Your Noun Project Icons – With advanced editing features, you can now customize the color, size, rotation, orientation, background color and background shape. File Sharing & Collaboration.

Why is My Video Blurry? – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

This can also be seen in applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator or After Effects which base a lot of their editing techniques on vector art. Finally, the last topic I want to cover is file formats. This ensures a high quality video, at a low file size.

Free E-Learning & PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

And each interactive element potentially increases your file size significantly. In PowerPoint to create a similar effect would require a slide for each module. A few weeks ago I shared an elearning example I created for an elearning workshop.

10 advantages of microlearning

Ed App

Microlearning is when lessons are distilled into easily-absorbed bite-sized chunks. The improved effectiveness also enables better outcomes which in turn boosts productivity; providing better value too. More effective.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. There are some things that you can do while working in Captivate that may lower the size of the published SWF. In that case, you can lower the size of the SWF when you publish.

How To Use Responsive eLearning Design For Better Learner Engagement

Adobe Captivate

Responsive eLearning design is an eLearning format that responds to the screen size of the device on which it is being viewed. What Are Some Tips You Can Use To Create Effective Responsive eLearning Design?