How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size

BrightCarbon

Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size. Here are five ways to compress PowerPoint file size for easy emailing and speedy running of your presentation. Method 2: Locating large files in your PowerPoint.

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?

UNINETT Spreads New Technologies Across Norway With eCampus Program

TechSmith Camtasia

The eCampus program within UNINETT was officially launched in 2012 due to demand from institutions and as an effort to better manage resources for both the Ministry of Education and the schools it supported. The program was influenced by demand from Norwegian institutions.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

What You Need to Know About Software Training

Association eLearning

Technology changes constantly and providing computer program or mobile app training on the device it’ll be used on just makes sense. Programs and apps often look and work a bit differently on one browser, device, or operating system than they do on others.

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

Kapp Notes

How long did it take you to design, develop and program the application? It seemed appropriate for performance support and it keeps the file size small, as this is a native app.

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

G-Cube

Traditional training programs are time consuming and take the employees away from actual work –related deliverables.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. There is of course a tradeoff between quality and file size. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

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

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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.

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Working with Images in eLearning (part 1)

Matthew Guyan

As eLearning developers we regularly work with images in our projects and while we aren’t all graphic designers, it helps to have a basic knowledge of the terminology around image properties and file types which is what this post is about. These files can be edited in PowerPoint.

How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

The good news is that you no longer have to waste time typing everything out because there are programs that use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to analyze the letters and words in an image, and then convert them to text.

Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech

Tony Karrer

Although not acceptable for eLearning, these voices have the advantages of being small and fast programs and so they find application in embedded systems and in applications where naturalness is not required as in toys and in assistive technology. For lower fidelity applications like telephony, the acoustic unit files can be made smaller by using a lower sampling rate without sacrificing intelligibility and naturalness, making a smaller database (smaller footprint).

Captivate 7 updated

ICS Learning

optimal file sizes, proper response to the ‘Scalable’ option, etc.). Someone on that CP team should get together with a couple Authorware experts and review the overall functionality of that program. 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.

Comparing Video Hosting, Transcribing, and Captioning Tools

CourseArc

Has some video file-size restrictions (current max: 15 minutes). Depending on paid plan, offers liberal video size uploads. Only supports a few file formats (SRT, WebVTT, DFXP/TTML, SCC, and SAMI).

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

Backing up a bit, any and every presentation you create is based on a template, often deployed as a potx file, and each template contains all the slide masters and layouts used to keep your visual content on-brand. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file).

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web.

4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

You might also consider adding subtitles to your production, a process that most video editing programs have made easier throughout the years. File Size Matters. Since I first owned an iPod, I’ve realized how much more space video files take up when compared to audio.

Neuroscience In Corporate Training: All Hype Or Practical Applications?

Learningtogo

What can learning professionals do to enhance their training and education programs? 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. File size: 141 KB].

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Supercharge Your Mobile Learning with Lectora

CommLab India

If you are spearheading the m-learning initiative in your organization, you will need to invest in the right authoring tool, to design the mobile learning program. Lectora’s ‘Seamless Play’ feature automatically plays audio and video files.

What is hi-res?

TechSmith Camtasia

The lo-res image on the right looks great at its normal size (100%), but when we zoom in, it looks choppy. Today, we usually only see pixelated images when images are enlarged or zoomed-in too much, or printed from a lo-res file. Heavy file size can be a clue, but not in all cases.

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5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make

eFront

This feature can seriously turn your eLearning program into a content disaster! Group images, video, and audio files and text for use in constructing your eLearning course. Determine how the eLearning program will be used.

5 Things You Should Know to Launch Your Course on Your LMS

eLearningMind

Whether you programmed your digital learning in-house or you hired a digital learning vendor, you’ll need more than fanfare to make sure your launch brings learners the training they need. Know what file types and sizes are accepted by your LMS.

Facing These Challenges with Mobile Learning? Check Out the Solutions

CommLab India

Training programs might contain company sensitive information or expose the company’s network to the outside world, significantly increasing the risk of data theft. File sizes and formats that are compatible with a computer often lead to performance problems for mobile devices.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Most video editing programs, like Camtasia , have music tracks available for you to use within the software. With Camtasia (which is our favorite video editing program), you can import all of your video assets and audio.

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

CommLab India

If you are part of an organization that has e-learning training programs in place, fret not, as you have the option to convert from e-learning to m-learning or mobile learning courses. Keep the content crisp, and bite-sized.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

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).

YouTube vs. Vimeo, What’s the Difference?

TechSmith Camtasia

Vimeo does offer a free membership, but it limits you to one HD upload per week with a maximum file size of 500MB. On the flip-side, when you upload your video to YouTube, it cannot be changed without completely deleting the file and re-uploading.

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

Backing up a bit, any and every presentation you create is based on a template, often deployed as a potx file, and each template contains all the slide masters and layouts used to keep your visual content on-brand. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file).

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web.

5 Tips for Smoothly Launching Your Course on Your LMS

eLearningMind

Whether you programmed your digital learning in-house or you hired a digital learning vendor, you’ll need more than fanfare to make sure your launch brings learners the training they need. Know what file types and sizes are accepted by your LMS.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web.

Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

TechSmith Camtasia

While you can try tinkering in a photo editing program, or shrinking the image and crossing your fingers in hopes that no one looks too closely, the best strategy is to start with crystal clear pictures. But there are, indeed, a bajillion different file types.

Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Even when you make programs like that mandatory, still only have a 5% completion rate. Other tips: Insert photos instead of cutting and pasting them – smaller file sizes! Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Session hosted by Training Magazine. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. But will talk about how to make instruction more engaging, interactive and interesting. Why PowerPoint? We have it. It’s cheap.

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

OpenSesame

microlearning content), keeping file sizes small, and adding interactive elements. . She is a graduate of University of Toronto's Semiotics & Communication Theory Program and has 5+ years of experience in digital marketing. Mobile learning – and the rise of mobile dominance, in general – is a topic that most learning and development (L&D) professionals have heard of.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

TechSmith Camtasia

Click hyperlinks on your slide that may open another program, such as Excel with some sheet calculations – and you also want to record that. Arial at a larger point size tends to work well, but do an experiment and find out what works best for you. Then save your file.

6 tips for using images in your e-learning material

eFront

For a polished look, try to keep widths and heights consistent, and avoid having widely varying image sizes  it looks arbitrary and unprofessional. File size also matters. Use a program like Photoshop to resize and compress them, and keep your page loading times low.