How to Scale Up Your LearnDash Infrastructure

LearnDash

We’ve written in the past about popular hosting options for WordPress , so we’ll just start by saying that if you’re still in the “budget” realm, which is to say you’re running off a shared server, it’s time to upgrade. Virtual Private Server (VPS). Dedicated Server.

7 Ways to Improve the Site Speed for Your Online Course

LearnDash

Condense your CSS, HTML, and JavaScript files to minimize HTTP requests. If you have a lot of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript files scattered around, it increases the number of HTTP requests needed to load your website. Same for your other files.

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e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works

Gyrus

This content start point is the course itself and the computer server environment that hosts it. First is the file size of the course itself. This is the number you see when you look (in Windows Explorer for example) at the zip file after you have published your course. The size of your course is going to affect everything downstream because it tells you just how much “water” you are trying to pipe down the hose!

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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. Heck, they’ll even transfer your entire site for FREE to their servers (just ask). One of the biggest challenges for anyone who is implementing a learning management system is finding a hosting provider that is both reliable and scale-able.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained. And published videos can be uploaded into video streaming servers such as YouTube and Vimeo.    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. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained. And published videos can be uploaded into video streaming servers such as YouTube and Vimeo.    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. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

Using Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Place on server. A big challenge when using video is to keep a high-level of quality but not have the files size too big. Video is really taking off in the eLearning world and can add to the effectiveness of content. However, when using video there are many things to think about. Typical steps to get video into an online course: Script the video on paper. Record (sound and audio). Compress/Render. Insert into eLearning authoring tool. Open up access to the learners.

New Release: Camtasia Relay 4.3 Adds Visual Graphs for Administrators

TechSmith Camtasia

is aimed at providing Camtasia Relay administrators tools to see what is happening on their Relay server. The updated Camtasia Relay dashboard now contains an easy-to-read graph showing administrators how many recordings are being processed by their server at any one time by simply selecting a date range or a single day to view. This provides the ability to graphically see peak usage times and if recordings are queued up on the server.

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. Rather than copying them directly into the Lectora AWT file, images are automatically copied into an “images” folder, the audio or video into the “media” folder and other files such as PDFs or DOCs to the “extern” folder. Let me show you three quick file naming tips I prefer: 1. Use Corresponding File Names.

TechSmith Fuse – Anywhere and Everywhere

TechSmith Camtasia

You’ve got a Camtasia Relay server, and you’re just dying to use it but don’t know what to use it for? TechSmith Fuse can be found on your Camtasia Relay website, installs on your iPhone or Android, and works with your Camtasia Relay server. As you can see below, I’ve entered my Camtasia Relay server address, my username and my password. I find this setting gives me good results and a decent file size.

Why PowerPoint crashes and how to prevent it

BrightCarbon

Monstrous file size. Reason : You probably have a mighty large file in your presentation. Solution for your computer : Try to reduce the size of images where possible, or convert.tiffs into.jpegs.

Now videos can be part of all elearning content!

Adobe Captivate

Worried about published file size? Captivate 5 gives you the option to either embed the video in the project, or to stream it from an external Flash streaming server of your choice. One of my favorite features this time is the new Video import and synch capability in Captivate. This adds a new paradigm in content authoring. Now you can add video content to your elearning just as easily as you were adding audio previously.

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Welcome Camtasia Relay 1.2!

TechSmith Camtasia

Support for Snow Leopard and Windows 7 operating systems * The addition of publishing using WebDAV opens access to more media servers such as Microsoft Sharepoint. Smaller MP4 file sizes for easier and quicker file transfers. Good news! We've been busy at TechSmith working on Camtasia Relay! And, I'm happy to report that we have a new release of Camtasia Relay available. And, if you are an existing Camtasia Relay customer, the new version is a free update!

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. Once your training videos are ready, check their file size and compatibility with various players and browsers. If you have videos of heavy size in one format, you have many online conversion tools to change them to a convenient format.

6 Advantages of Hosting Videos on an LMS [Infographic]

CommLab India

The huge file size of videos may create problems while hosting them online on a normal server. Video-based learning is one of the most effective and engaging learning strategies. It helps the learner learn complex concepts easily. The challenge comes when you want to host a training session online, to deliver it to a global audience. Another issue is protecting the confidentiality of the video. So it’s better to host your training videos on a Learning Management System (LMS).

Video in Captivate – Embed Vs Stream

Adobe Captivate

Video files are often large. What that means is 30 full size pictures, a second, are created. If your video is 60 seconds long, then it has 1800 pictures, and that doesn’t even include the larger audio files that comes with them. To accommodate these bigger files Captivate offers two workflows. A progressive download means you are importing the file directly into your project. When the video is clicked it loads and plays it from the already cached project file.

Something new under the hood

TechSmith Camtasia

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. But somehow our dev team managed to suspend one of the laws of nature and dramatically decreased the file sizes of recordings. The graph shows comparative recording file sizes for various types of content we tested. Photo credit: Speedin'.

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Stuck Waiting for Large SCORM Uploads? Release Courses Instantly With an LMS Wrapper

gomo learning

For anyone who has seen a SCORM file balloon alarmingly in size with every video they’ve added and patiently waited for the lengthy upload process to finish, this sounds like a fantasy. Pouring Scorn on SCORM Files? Repackage and upload the new SCORM file to your LMS.

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How to Get Mobile Video Files Off Your Device – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

In this blog post I am going to talk through how to get mobile video files off of your device. Once connected, you can click and drag your video files right into any folder you desire. Instead of storing your files on your mobile device or computer, the files are stored on a server somewhere out there in the world. Now most email services put a cap on file size, usually around 25 MB per email, so this option can be limited, but still works if you are in bind.

Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real

Tony Karrer

Flash files are very consistent in their playback. WMV Format, Quicktime and Real either require a streaming server to achieve the effect or do not do as good of a job. Several sources say that the same quality flash video format movie will have a larger file size and require greater bandwidth. From Adobe : Flash video content and MP3s delivered to Flash Player using a normal web server are delivered through progressive download.

Why Is It Important To Know Who Owns Your XR Training Content?

Roundtable Learning

Once extended reality content is developed and the official program is launched, though, who actually owns the source files, assets, and final product? In this article, we will explore who owns XR content, differentiate between source and binary packages, discuss where source files and assets are stored, and compare and contrast two ownership options. . If you purchase the source code of the project, you will be delivered a set of files that create the exact output of your project.

10 Reasons Corporate Organizations Should Have A Cloud-Based LMS

Ed App

Local servers on which software-based LMS’s host data may lose data due to malfunction or damage, however a cloud-based LMS cannot. Thus, information can share gigabytes of data without worrying about file size or drive space. Having a Learning Management System (LMS) is an essential part of implementing eLearning in organizations today.

mLearning Content Types - Level 6: Rich Media

mLearning Trends

In both cases, the CellCast Server provides a simplified Content Creation Wizard that assists in uploading and creating needed media-based content. Typically the Content Creation Team will either source the appropriate media file, or create it from scratch using a variety of industry standard tools such as Audacity for podcasts or Apple’s Final Cut Pro for videos. This server-based process yields professional-level content conversation results by any content creator.

Screencast of the Week - Red Gate, Coding by the Sea

TechSmith Camtasia

By escaping their daily grind, they were able to create a product, SQL Search , for use searching SQL Server databases. Pay as much attention to your audio as you do to 'what's happening on the screen' * Static photos with a good voice narration work very well because your speakers can talk more freely without a camera in their face and videos with moving heads + lips need a really high frame rate to look good so you'll save on overall file size without them.

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Create a simple 10 slide PowerPoint file. Basically, I just publish to web, and then put the published file on the server. Then I create a hyperlink to the file just like I would for any other webpage. How do you keep file size down, when posting to the web? The Rapid Elearning Blog. 5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. December 11th, 2007. 15 comments. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

To hold photos, images, media files – eventually moved to word docs. On the Go – mobile access to documents, files, business presentations regardless of your location – instant access. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. Think about this – what percentage of your files on your computer are Office type documents? You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

We highly recommend that care be taken when including any image, audio, or animation files within a mobile course given different devices handle rich media content in very different ways. Hot Lava Mobile ® from OutStart or ToolBook from SumTotal), great care must be taken to optimize all content to reduce file size, thus reducing the time and expense needed to deploy these modules.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

CDN is a global network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers to enable the high availability and high performance of content being viewed by the learner. In LearnUpon, a content library is a repository of reusable content, like videos, documents, question pools, SCORM and xAPI (Tin Can) files, from which a course can be created. Originally used to compress image files, nowadays it’s best known for moving images which are a lightweight alternative to video.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

create videos in a variety of commonly used file types. CamStudio’s website claims its software is so easy to use, you can learn it in a matter of minutes, thanks to their built-in help files. CamStudio’s website claims the file size of the videos you create with their software will be smaller in size than other leading video screen recorders, and have great quality. built-in help file.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

It can reduce files sizes to about 5% of their original size, although some detail is lost in the compression. . Portable Network Graphics is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression. The server only needs to provide whatever information the client needs to interact with the service. Secure Socket Layer is the standard in security technology for the encryption of links between a web server and a browser.

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Video Recording

TechSmith Camtasia

Get Mobile Video Files Off Your Device. Once connected, you can click and drag your video files right into any folder you desire. Instead of storing your files on your mobile device or computer, the files are stored on a server somewhere out there in the world. Email services put a cap on file size, usually around 25MB per email, so this option can be limited, but still works if you are in a bind.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The article cites common problems as being “complex data processing&# , eg lots of server-side activity, be it script or database activity, and slow “widgets&# or too many of them. ″ Nearly Instant Download & Playback of Captivate Files Online - Adobe Captivate Blog , June 14, 2010 People often ask me about Captivate file sizes and how to optimize the learner experience accessing online content. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010.

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Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. Light – only a small (less than 100k) addition to the overall Captivate movie size. • AVI etc also easy, but usually much bigger file size. • ultimately companies will be able to run their own wave server – behind firewall if they want. all file properties save as xml. INTRODUCTION.