How to Play the eLearning File Size Game Without Losing Quality

eLearning Brothers

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.

File size limit for CP executable

Adobe Captivate

Is there a max size and number of Cp slides limit? Discussion executable Executable size file_sizeAsking for a colleague. I have a 430 slide project which publishes to a 391MB unzipped Windows Executable.exe and either loads with a grey circle icon with exclamation mark in it or just a black screen. If I remove a few slides (from anywhere in the project) it loads fine. Seems like I’ve hit a ceiling. That should do for now.

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CPTX file size

Adobe Captivate

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

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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Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better

eLearning Brothers

Most rapid authoring tools work best with the MP3 file format, and if you’re dealing with narrations, there’s no need to export higher than 128 kbps (CD quality). You could export to 320 kbps but that kind of quality is unnecessary and will just be a larger file size.

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Adobe Captivate: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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

 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.

Understanding Image File Formats

Visual Lounge

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.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

Visual Lounge

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.

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

CommLab India

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).

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

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?

6 Top Considerations For Designing Mobile Learning

CommLab India

The course size should be small; keep in mind that people will be accessing these courses anytime and anywhere, so ideally they have to be focused, compact, and capture the attention of the learner. The default font size should be 14 points, the minimum font size should be 12 points.

5 Steps to a Graphic Development Workflow for E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

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.

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What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

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.

Want to Create the Best Responsive Courses? Follow These Best Practices

Trivantis

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.

3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

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.

4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

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.

How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks

Visual Lounge

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.

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.

Not All PNG Compressors Are Created Equal

Visual Lounge

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.

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The Best (WordPress) LMS Hosting

LearnDash

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.

How to Create Animated.GIFs for Free

Rapid eLearning

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.

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Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

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.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

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.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.

Kapp Notes

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.

JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

Visual Lounge

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.

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Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success

G-Cube

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.

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make

eFront

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.

Captivate 7 updated

ICS Learning

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

Visual Lounge

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.

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Leverage Enhanced Lectora 17 Features for Rapid eLearning Development

CommLab India

You can add the video files you already recorded or downloaded in Camtasia, edit them, and enhance those videos with various transition effects. Lectora 17 won’t take the source reference of the image in published files.

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.

Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

Visual Lounge

A few important terms related to pixels you might come across include: Resolution: size of the image in pixels (ex: 1920 x 1080). Pixel density: the relationship between resolution and physical size of screen (ex: 1080p, or ppi: pixels per inch).

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