How to Play the eLearning File Size Game Without Losing Quality
AUGUST 11, 2014
Have you ever had to play the File Size Game? The game we play is when we decrease course file sizes to load faster for your learners without losing quality. You might want to have a file size game plan. File Size Game Strategy.
CPTX file size
OCTOBER 29, 2010
User has reported a CPTX file size increase issue in Captivate-5. Tags: Technical Support Under the hood Adobe Captivate 5 CPTX file size We have identified the issue and have a easy workaround for the problem. Issue will be fixed in the next release of Captivate.
Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media
JULY 24, 2013
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?
get the file size you want.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
File size could be an important consideration in creating eLearning contents especially in cases when it has to be put on websites or blogs. I was going through few discussions on web about file sizes best practices in Adobe Captivate. adobe captivate file size.
Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide
MARCH 28, 2017
However, there’s also a more practical reason why using the highest frame rate possible isn’t necessarily the always best idea: file size. More information means bigger digital files.
Understanding Image File Formats
JANUARY 19, 2016
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.
Adobe Captivate: Two-Bits for the Best Rate
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Constant Bitrates (CBRs) produce smaller file sizes. By contrast, Variable Bitrates (VBRs) tend to produce audio with a higher, more consistent quality level than CBRs, but the VBR file sizes will be larger than CBRs. by Kevin Siegel.
Adobe Captivate 5: Two-Bits for the Best Rate
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 21, 2010
Constant Bitrates (CBRs) produce smaller file sizes. By contrast, Variable Bitrates (VBRs) tend to produce audio with a higher, more consistent quality level than CBRs but the VBR file sizes will be larger than CBRs. by Kevin Siegel.
The Magic of Microlearning
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Keeping the parts focused and “bite-sized” helps prevent overly dense content. Smaller file sizes. One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try. Where do you go for instructions?
5 Steps to a Graphic Development Workflow for E-Learning
ATD Learning Technologies
AUGUST 31, 2016
Here is what I file in each of the folders: Source Graphics: Original photos and images that will be modified for final use, as well as Photoshop and Illustrator files. Reducing the dimensions to reduce the size of the file.
What You Need to Know About Software Training
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
So, directions like “browse and select a file to use” may be straight forward to tech-savvy learners but may confuse others who aren’t familiar with how to navigate file structures. It’s no surprise that software training is often delivered as eLearning.
Host Your Corporate Training Videos on Your LMS – Why & How
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
Consider these factors while hosting training videos on an LMS : file size of the videos & compatibility, hosting charges, streaming server, and confidentiality of information. You can reduce the size from Gigabytes (GB) to Megabytes (MB).
Software Training With E-Learning: Ways To Create Effective Training Within Available Means
DECEMBER 6, 2016
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.
Want to Create the Best Responsive Courses? Follow These Best Practices
OCTOBER 7, 2015
File size isn’t the only thing you want to cut down on. With mLearning on the rise, learners are starting to expect to be able to take courses on their mobile devices—and they expect them to look good.
How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks
AUGUST 30, 2016
Just keep in mind if you’re creating your own animated GIF you’ll need to keep the file size under 8MB for use on Facebook. We’ve all been there; You have the perfect animated GIF ready to post, but it shows up as a static image.
4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning
MARCH 25, 2016
File Size Matters. Since I first owned an iPod, I’ve realized how much more space video files take up when compared to audio. You can’t make the file too big, because then it takes up exorbitant amounts of space and a month of Sundays to buffer.
3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora
DECEMBER 5, 2014
One of the major differences between Lectora and some other authoring tools is the method used to import and reference images, videos, and other files. Let me show you three quick file naming tips I prefer: 1. Use Corresponding File Names.
Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
The image on the right is less than 1/2 the size of the original image on the left. Optimizing the PNG's in the Camtasia Relay PC recorder resulted in a ~7% (302KB) file-size reduction. But know that file size isn't the only thing affected.
How to Create Animated.GIFs for Free
AUGUST 9, 2016
When you click the.exe file it opens the application. Play Around with Quality and Recording Size When Creating Animated.GIFs. Ideally you don’t want to scale the recording size down. By recording a portion you can maintain a nice crisp image and smaller file size.
JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. There are two main questions to ask yourself when you decide which image file format to use.
How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Clipart photos are tempting because they generally have a small file size, but they also don’t resonate as much as real photos do. You can use a graphics editor such Snagit®, which is included in Lectora® Inspire , to shrink the file size of your images.
Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 15, 2013
In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. The Optimized for Web Delivery settings use optimized compression levels to keep file size low.
The Best (WordPress) LMS Hosting
MAY 14, 2014
In our particular situation, we needed to have a demo site delivering mock-courses using the LearnDash software – we had to find a hosting services that was capable of handling larger file sizes and active users.
Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.
AUGUST 22, 2011
It seemed appropriate for performance support and it keeps the file size small, as this is a native app. Also, I plan to add more examples and possibly a few diagrams where needed, if it won’t bloat the file size.
5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make
JANUARY 26, 2017
Group images, video, and audio files and text for use in constructing your eLearning course. Watch out for file size limitations, an extremely annoying shortcoming in some eLearning tools. For starters, choose the right narrator, male or female, for your audio files.
Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
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.
Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Also keeping the limited memory capabilities of mobile devices, it is a good idea to use cloud-computing file storage and sharing sites for access to reading resources or assignments. Similarly, a clip-on magnifier can easily be attached to increase font size and visibility.
Captivate 7 updated
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
optimal file sizes, proper response to the ‘Scalable’ option, etc.). The first patch for Captivate 7 has been released! To download and install the update, open Captivate 7 and choose Help > Updates… CP7.0.1 Release notes. A good summary of the updates has been done on both Lieve’s blog and the official Captivate blog (by Dr. Allen Partridge) so we won’t go into too much more detail here. One minor discrepancy is Lieve notes the update as 7.01. Allen notes it as 7.0.1.
Something new under the hood
JULY 20, 2011
Second, by saving you time and hard drive space when working with project files. Normally when you boost video quality or framerate, the file size also increases. The graph shows comparative recording file sizes for various types of content we tested.
JUNE 17, 2016
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. Everyone knows that graphics play a vital role in training.
Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs
AUGUST 23, 2016
In January we posted about image file types. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. Containers (are file extensions).
Using Video in eLearning Part One
JANUARY 20, 2016
We have found that compressing all video content allows quick access for users, smaller file sizes take up less storage space and help increase streaming and download speeds. Video is a learning game changer.
Lectora Basics: How to Use the Resource Manager
JANUARY 14, 2016
As the name implies, the Resource Manager is used to manage all of the resources that you import into a Lectora title, such as image files, video files, audio files, animated GIF files, Flash files, and attached or linked documents, such as PDF files.
Leading Benefits of Lectora: HTML5 and Mobile
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
You could avoid that by keeping the file size of your course extremely small, i.e., eliminating all those cool graphics and great interactions you worked so hard on!