How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images


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?

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


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.

Placebo Effect in Video Games, Photoshop’s Hidden Gems, & Non-Linear eLearning: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: Placebo Effect in Video Games. Placebo effect alive and well in video games…. Placebo Effect Present in Video Games, Say UK Researchers. Names on layers are limited to 256 characters, separated by commas and with the file sizes specified. Simply click Enter after entering the layer names, and files are generated in different sizes in your folder.

Effective Graphics


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.

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

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.

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.

How to create eLearning courses at zero budget

Your Training Edge

If the presentation contains effects, slide transitions, links, or animations, they will be kept intact after conversion to a course. The good thing about the app is that it puts no limits on the number of courses, slides, or file size, and adds no annoying watermarks to your courses.

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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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Why You Should Always Compress Your Video Courses


While video files are getting higher in resolution (quality) internet speeds can’t keep up with the demand. Learn the best strategies to effectively launch your course. A science-based course on effective video creation. The time will vary according to the file size.

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.

Optimizing Graphics for eLearning


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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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.

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.

How to Optimise Video Content in Your E-Learning Courses


Highly produced corporate-style videos are not as effective as those that learners can more easily relate to and that have a more personal feel. Ultra-high resolution means larger file sizes which take longer to download and stream.

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.

5 Best Practices of creating an eLearning Video


While some experts can use videos to create engaging e-learning effectively, some aren’t so good at it. Below are the e-learning video best practices to assist educators in developing effective and engaging training. Structure your information into bite-sized chunks.

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.

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.

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.

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!

5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility


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.

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.

Neuroscience In Corporate Training: All Hype Or Practical Applications?


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 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.

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.

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


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).

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.

E-learning to M-learning: Are You Ready for the Big Switch?

CommLab India

Keep the content crisp, and bite-sized. It could be the small screen size of the mobile device, the limited battery life, bandwidth issues, and data security. Network Bandwidth Issues - Limit the size of the m-learning courses and compress images to reduce file size.

10 Reasons Corporate Organizations Should Have A Cloud-Based LMS

Ed App

In fact, microlearning and mobile learning complement each other, whereby one cannot function effectively without the other. Thus, information can share gigabytes of data without worrying about file size or drive space. If you would like to learn more about how to build the most effective employee training strategy! Having a Learning Management System (LMS) is an essential part of implementing eLearning in organizations today.

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.

10 Ways to Spot a Lame Corporate PowerPoint Template


It forces people like me — who use PowerPoint on a daily and weekly basis — to modify the corporate templates to make them more practical and effective at communicating. Font size is too small. Large file size.