7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes your online course PDF files can get a bit out of hand. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. These tools can help you easily modify, convert, or view any PDF file. What PDF tools do you use?

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Linkedin Learning Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Administration back-end – Navigation is good, some of the features such as Best Practices from LinkedIn Learning is illogical (especially since in my test, because only one best practice had anything of use for the administrator (from the product or value add standpoint).

How to Develop Interactive Marketing Collateral (PDF) Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

CommLab India

Most of the marketing collateral sales people use on-field is in the Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. Here I would like to share how to create single select and multiple select interactivities in a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat Pro.

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Crafting a Good Story for Your Product Video (free ebook)

TechSmith Camtasia

In my new ebook (available free from iTunes in iBook format or as a PDF with free subscription ), I’m sharing 10 of the most valuable tools video creators can use to create better stories and explain workflows in a more conceivable way.

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Free Mag - either as a PDF or for iPAD

Take an e-Learning Break

The best productivity bloggers send tips to Productive Magazine. You can download the magazine as a PDF or get each issue downloaded to your iPAD. Of course, you can also view the magazine online. This month's issue features an article by Michael Hyatt - "How to shave 10 hours off your work week". A must read! Check it out: [link

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Free eLearning Development Calculator… Quickly Determine Your LOE

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

We've created a calculator (developed entirely within Adobe Captivate 7 and published as a PDF) that will help you estimate the level of effort necessary to create eLearning content. Click here to download the Adobe Captivate Production Calculator for FREE!

Intellectual Property Protection for Online Courses & Training [Unique Anti-Piracy Features]

learnWorlds

In fact, LearnWorlds is the only course platform offering such built-in copyright protection functionality , meaning you don’t have to spend time and money on third-party products to get a similar result. Paying customers do not pay just for a video or a pdf download. PDF File Print.

Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Lots of options, because reference materials, no longer have to be PDF, word docs or excel files. Let’s say you wanted to start charging a price for a course you currently provide for free. So what makes a Lite LMS different from a Standard LMS?

How to use an LMS for product training

LearnUpon

You may currently run product training in person or through webinars, however, if you want to scale your product training efforts you’ll need to use an LMS. Without an LMS, managing product training can become a real challenge, especially at scale. Product training.

Whom Should You Outsource Healthcare Product Training To?

CommLab India

“The important thing about outsourcing or global sourcing is that it becomes a very powerful tool to leverage talent, improve productivity and reduce work cycles.” In this environment, training, sales teams on every new product is a big challenge for Jason.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

It All Starts With Video Pre Production. Knowing the end now lets you figure out some critical information in your pre production planning: Where is the video going to end up? You may want to add extra elements that identify the product, company, or organization.

A Simple Course Production Tip to Use Every Day

Rapid eLearning

Often it’s a PDF, where this tip really make a lot of sense. What simple tips do you have that help in your day-to-day production? Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Free E-Learning Resources. Check out these articles and free resources in the community. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Here’s a simple tip that I use all the time.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Frankly, there’s nothing most online courses do that a PDF can’t. Anyone (and I mean just about anyone ) can create and update a PDF. The finished product can be added to the ILE as another learning object. Shift the bulk of the content to PDF.

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Friday Finds: Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive!

Trivantis

Many free apps and websites out there will generate white noise or ambient background noise to help you achieve a higher level of focus or creativity. Here are some great free websites to try: Simply Noise. And a good mood always leads to a more productive day.

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3

E-Learning Provocateur

When converting to PDF – which CreateSpace requires – check the page size again in the printer settings. I used BullZip’s free PDF Printer ; if you do too, I recommend picking “Flate” for your image compression and “Prepress” for the output quality.

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Streamlining Your E-Learning Production Process for Efficiency—Q&A

E-learning Uncovered

Diane and I had the pleasure of sharing some ways we have streamlined our production process in last week’s “Best of DevLearn” Webinar presented by The eLearning Guild, which you can view here. Log in as at least a free Guild Associate to view the recording.).

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 3

E-Learning Provocateur

When converting to PDF – which CreateSpace requires – check the page size again in the printer settings. I used BullZip’s free PDF Printer ; if you do too, I recommend picking “Flate” for your image compression and “Prepress” for the output quality. When the PDF is produced, check yet again the size of the pages. It’s important to appreciate that PDF is a WYSIWYG technology: What You See Is What You Get.

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Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Oh, and it’s effectively free. Smashwords can publish your e-book in multiple formats: HTML, PDF, Kindle, ePub, LRF and PDB. I still prefer KDP for Amazon because they accept HTML as the content file, which gives me more control over the structure of the final product. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents.

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Artificial Intelligence: Value-add

Docebo

Surely, having a digital learning platform completely driven by AI is the key to freeing up L&D admins from day-to-day repetitive tasks and giving them the freedom to strategically implement and achieve organizational objectives.

Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Oh, and it’s effectively free. Smashwords can publish your e-book in multiple formats: HTML, PDF, Kindle, ePub, LRF and PDB. I still prefer KDP for Amazon because they accept HTML as the content file, which gives me more control over the structure of the final product. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents.

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Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Creative Commons audio : good sites to get free audio for your courses. dafont.com : free and inexpensive fonts.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free. Here’s a list of free software downloads I’ve collected that I wanted to share with readers—some I’ve used and others have been recommended.

Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials

Rapid eLearning

The essence of that post is: You have access to a lot of free tips and tricks. Download the free folder file here. Set up PowerPoint workspace to be more productive building courses. Download the PDF. Poladroid: create Polaroid-like images for free.

Free Tools for Getting the Most out of this Blog

Rapid eLearning

It made my life a lot easier and more productive. Hear a Blog offers a free service where they convert the blog posts to a podcast. Convert the Rapid E-Learning Blog to PDF. Web2PDF offers an easy way to create a PDF of any blog post.

Knowledge Guru Fall ’14 Release Adds New Game Type, Expanded Reporting and More

Knowledge Guru

The new “Game Overview Report” combines several popular reports into one useful PDF. We are showing off Quest in a free public webinar on Thursday, November 6th at 1 pm ET, 10 am PT. News Product Enhancements Product Updates fall 2014 release news Quest

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PlatCore LMS Version 1.5 Released – Kingston Support AND More

PlatCore

We started with Spanish but we will be including many more into the product soon. They can even upload a pdf, jpg, or png version of their paper certificate as proof, all stored on the learning system of record… your Now Platform. No other LMS product can match this experience.

Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I asked the developer what he had sent to the client, and was told that he had emailed an Captivate production file (the cptx file). In addition to the web browser, the learner must have the free Adobe Flash Player on the computer to view the SWF.

Using Video in Training: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

The Learning Dispatch

Fortunately, high production values seems to have little impact on video watching or learning engagement. High production values might be worth the extra cost. It’s a lot easier to avoid recording audio hiss than it is to clean it up in post-production. EdX Free Online Courses.

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Best eLearning Resources of 2014

eLearning Brothers

If you happened to meet with us personally at an eLearning Conferences this year, you know that we released tons of great eLearning products in 2014: eLearning Stock. 3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora. How to Embed a PDF Viewer in Articulate Storyline.

Time Estimates for eLearning Development

Experiencing eLearning

Front End Analysis: 9% Instructional Design: 13% Storyboarding: 11% Graphic Production: 12% Video Production: 6% Audio Production: 6% Authoring/Programming: 18% QA Testing: 6% Project Management: 6% SME/Stakeholder Reviews: 6% Pilot Test: 4% Other: 1%.

Tracking Time with Toggl.com

E-learning Uncovered

Reports can be printed directly from the interface or exported as PDF or CSV files. If all you need to do is track your time and generate a simple report, Toggl is free. If you’d prefer to use the full-featured version, the cost is $5 per user / month with a 30-day free trial.

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Global eTraining Releases Bluebeam Revu 2018 Intermediate

Global eTraining

Now, with the Bluebeam Revu 2018 Intermediate release, you can learn and explore more advanced tools and features such as Batch PDF creation, Measurement markups, Sequences and Actions, and Custom Columns.

How to Build Trust in Your Agency’s Remote Team

Your Training Edge

You can also use a free, online tool to communicate with your team. If your agency is more comfortable with PDF documents then you can convert your file from pdf to doc using an online converter. She loves writing about digital marketing, IT industry and workplace productivity.

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5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

Most private companies still want to make a good-faith effort to deliver courses and products that are as accessible as possible. Accessible PDFs: NASWA and DOL provided accessible versions of downloadable PDF with proper tags and readable text (no scanned text or images).

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How To Easily Create ELearning Videos from Microsoft PowerPoint

LearnDash

It can be a simple PDF that someone interacts with, or you could use a program like Articulate Presenter to transform that presentation into an interactive, online asset. This product is an add-on for PowerPoint.

5 Reasons Adults Fear Going Back to School?—?and How to Get Over Them

General Assembly

To help debunk them, we spoke with Suzanne Abate, who teaches various product management courses at General Assembly’s Los Angeles campus. She’s also a co-founding partner of the product design and development agency The Development Factory and CEO of the time-management app My Time Blocks.

Time Estimates for E-Learning Development

Experiencing eLearning

Graphic Production: 12%. Video Production: 6%. Audio Production: 6%. Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times by IconLogic. This is a free interactive PDF download, but it requires registration.