ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Text-to-Speech to Final Voiceover

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The dealy was particularly problematic because several slides had image builds that had to be synchronized with the voiceover audio. While these kinds of delays are common, they don't need to derail the entire development process.

Save Time Using Text to Speech in Captivate 9

eLearning Brothers

As Instructional Designers and eLearning developers, we like to set the mood for our courses through the use of various types of elements. We use graphics instead of text to spark our learners’ interest, we incorporate interactivity to keep them engaged, and we add video and audio to bring life to our courses. One facet of design that is often overlooked or willfully ignored is that of adding the spoken word to our eLearning design.

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PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

But what if you want to send your presentation off to be viewed by a faraway audience or online viewers, where you will not be there to fill in the gaps? You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Or maybe your own voice sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to you. Later, if the content changes, editing the typed text will be way easier than re-recording an entire voiceover.

Is Articulate Storyline 360 a cost-effective tool for eLearning content development?

Swift eLearning Services

To develop an effective eLearning course, the ingredients required are Content, Avatar, Images, Audio and Video.… Articulate Storyline 360 is a powerful eLearning tool. Using this tool we can create interactive, engaging, gamified and customized eLearning courses compatible with mobile devices supporting touch screen gesture. So, why Articulate Storyline 360 is a cost effective tool?

Let Amazon S3 Do Your Text-to-Speech for Free

Rapid eLearning

Previously we looked at how to create free text-to-speech narration using a free application. The audio quality is decent enough for those who need the text-to-speech audio. Today we’ll look at a free (or inexpensive) way to create your text-to-speech narration that’s just as easy and hardly costs anything, if at all. Earlier I showed how to create an Amazon S3 account as a way to share your courses.

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. I’m not sure how many people have personal use cases for text-to-speech, but if you do, there are plenty of options. Today we’ll look at a really good solution if you need a free text-to-speech application.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over? to version 3.6.6

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: One Simple Click. All That Stands Between You and Your Speech Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The ability to convert text to speech using Captivate's built-in text to speech agents is awesome. All you need to do is select the slide note(s) you want to convert and then click the Text-to-Speech button. In addition to the five voices you get with Captivate, any voices that have already been installed on your computer will also appear in the Speech Agent drop-down menu. by Kevin Siegel.

3 eLearning Authoring Tools That Deserve Your Consideration

ProProfs

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. The trend of eLearning is growing rapidly across the world, thanks to increasing internet penetration and rising demand for distance learning. A recent report estimates the global eLearning market to grow at a CAGR of 7% over the next decade to reach around $331 billion by 2025. In this sense, authoring tools add value to the online learning process.

Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Captivate allows you to type--or copy and paste--the script into Slide Notes, similar to the slide notes you might be familiar with in PowerPoint.   First , just as in PowerPoint, you can create handouts that print the Slide Notes along with an image of each slide, like this:   Second , if you are going to record the voiceover yourself, you can display the notes in the recording dialog box, like a miniature teleprompter, for your ease in recording the audio.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. I will added to the list.

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How to Record Your Own Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

Since many e-learning developers tend to produce all media that belongs in the course, recording audio narration usually is one of those responsibilities. So here are some tips to help you get started and get the best audio narration that you can get. Text-to-speech.

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Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Switch TTS Agents in a Snap

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. Recently, one of the students asked an excellent question: "Is there an easy way to change my mind? I'd love it if there was a pain-free way to quickly change the agent from Kate, to Paul and then maybe back to Kate."

The Business Benefits of Accessibility for Publishers

Hurix Digital

Simply put, accessibility is a means to ensure that digital content is inclusive and accessible to all people, with or without disabilities. There are various ways to make content accessible. Similarly, adding screen reader technology will enable access to the blind.

What is Your Favorite Storyline 360 Feature?

Yukon Learning

There are so many facets of Storyline 360 to choose from that the answer to this question varies for each one of us at Yukon Learning. Wow, this is a difficult thing to decide because I have so many favorite features! Publishing Storyline 360 courses to Review 360.

The one with the Host, Scott Hanson himself

Hurix Digital

If you wish to provide a more flexible and personalized reading experience for all users, ePUB is one of the best formats for content creation. It enables digital content to reflow according to the screen size and enhances the content with multimedia and HTML interactivities.

How to Create Accessible ePUB Files

Hurix Digital

If you wish to provide a more flexible and personalized reading experience for all users, ePUB is one of the best formats for content creation. It enables digital content to reflow according to the screen size and enhances the content with multimedia and HTML interactivities.

How mysimpleshow’s Explainer Engine Works

mysimpleshow

Not only do you require balance to maintain your body in a straight line, you eat a balanced diet to stay healthy and you aim to find a work-life balance to be happy. The part you see and use in regards to the steps you take to create the video, and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) which is the underlying complexity of how the engine really works. This can be done either from scratch or you can integrate a PowerPoint with your prepared text.

Can I Import Audio in Bulk?

Yukon Learning

This is a question we get a lot: what’s the best way to bring narration into our e-Learning? Well, before joining the incredible team here at Yukon Learning, I used to record narration myself directly onto each slide of a course. We’ll toggle to Audio.

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Adobe Captivate: Swapping Speech Agents

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. Recently, one of my students asked an excellent question: "I'd love it if there was a pain-free way to quickly change the agent from Kate, to Paul to Chloe, and then maybe back to Kate.

#SmarteLearning with the 2017 Release of Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

In a world of smart-everything, from cities to televisions, why should eLearning be left out? With an innovative approach to authoring, content, and total cost of ownership, you can be more creative, productive, and inclusive than ever before. With Adobe Captivate , put your tool to work! Bring content to life with the perfect image or interaction from a library of 75,000+ free eLearning assets. Add an audio track with text-to-speech conversion.

Training for All: Seven Tips for More Accessible Learning

eLearningMind

Now, imagine a quarter of your team not getting the training they need to effectively do their jobs. When training is inaccessible to those with disabilities, it sends a message that their growth isn’t a priority. Make learning deliverable to different devices.

E-Learning Accessibility Overview Plus Top Tips & Best Practices

Capytech

However, ignoring accessibility issues or not giving them enough attention can significantly impact the potential of your e-learning course, as not everyone will be able to use it properly. They include auditory, visual, cognitive, speech-related, neurological, and learning disabilities.

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Adobe Captivate 8: More is More

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Last week I told you about the great enhancements you'll see in Adobe Captivate 8 when it comes to  image buttons. This week, I'm going to show you a few more improvements that I think you'll love.     Granted, the icon to access the projects and tutorials is easy to miss; but once clicked, a dialog box opens and you'll have access to some really nice sample projects.

How Do Publishers Benefit from Fixed-Layout ePUB Conversion?

Hurix Digital

In the last few years, the rapid popularity of eBooks has given authors and publishers an excellent opportunity to offer their work to a broader audience in the simplest way. Among the various advantages that the fixed layout eBook conversion offers to the publishers include-.

Screen Readers and How They Work with Section 508 E-Learning

CommLab India

Organizations need to comply with Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act and make their online training material accessible to even employees with disabilities. Screen readers play an important role in meeting this requirement, by rendering content to visually-challenged learners. They present this information to learners by converting text-to-speech and using sound icons or a Braille output device.

Universal Design for Learning: Multiple Means of Representation

KnowledgeOne

We all learn differently, among other things, depending on how the information is presented to us. blindness) might prove that trying to deliver education in a unique format, however optimal that might be, will never reach its entire audience.

Kicking the Tires

Adobe Captivate

I find it difficult to master new enhancements working with each in isolation, so I have a tendency to add as many of a software tools enhancements to a single personal learning project as possible. For the new Captivate 2017 release I took a very text intensive tutorial created in Captivate 7 a few years ago and migrated up versions until I reached Captivate 2017. Converting from Captivate 7 to 2017. Project needed to be converted to 9 before migrating to 2017.

10 tips for using eFront

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 10 tips for using eFront Here is several practical tips for making your eFront experience more enjoyable 1) [professor] Zip and upload multiple images. 2) [admin] Use the search facility to locate users. Just type a part of the user name or login and the search will locate him allowing you to edit his info. to version 3.6.6

10 Free Flashcard Software

Ed App

These versatile online platforms can be used to transform complicated topics into bite-sized pieces, which can help learners digest information more effectively. Learners even have the option to quiz themselves after a lesson to see if they’ve retained any of the new knowledge.

5 Tips To Build In Storyline Like A Pro

Roundtable Learning

corporations used eLearning, and 98% planned to incorporate it in their learning program by 2020. There’s no doubt that the eLearning market is booming, but what tools are most professionals using to create their programs? Everything You Need To Know.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | September 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

In addition to easy editing, the Overdub feature lets you create ultra-realistic text to speech of your own voice. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.

How Do Publishers Benefit from Fixed-Layout ePUB Conversion?

Hurix Digital

In the last few years, the rapid popularity of eBooks has given authors and publishers an excellent opportunity to offer their work to a broader audience in the simplest way. Among the various advantages that the fixed layout eBook conversion offers to the publishers include-.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 18, 2020

Mike Taylor

But if the weather turns cold I just might show up at your door begging to borrow your shower. What I’m Listening to: This playlist has just right mix of calm and energy today from Alec Benjamin, The Chainsmokers, Galantis and more.

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Top 10 features of Adobe Captivate 2017 for Responsive eLearning development

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 2017 offers powerful capabilities to create fully responsive eLearning courses. Besides fully responsive design capability, the wide range of authoring capabilities in Adobe Captivate 2017 enable you to handle all types of content to meet your diverse corporate training needs. Not only this, it also enables you to make an effective migration of your legacy Captivate courses from non-mobile to mobile learning. Responsive text.

The Role of OCR Converters in Digital Publishing

Hurix Digital

Let’s say you want to convert a physical book into a digital format. OCR is a software program that converts handwritten, typed or printed text and images into machine-encoded text. OCR, is thus, a method to digitize printed text. What is an OCR tool?

Here’s an Easy Way to Share Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

This is a tip I stumbled upon this week and thought I’d share it because one of the most frequent questions I get from people trying to manage a work portfolio is how to quickly share e-learning courses. It’s easy to do and free or close to free. As a bonus, with Amazon S3 you can also easily create free text-to-speech narration that sounds really good. This week, AppSumo had a great deal for lifetime access to pCloud for $49.

New Features in Adobe Captivate 4

Steve Howard

Tridib Roy Chowdhury has posted an extensive list of Adobe Captivate 4 new features to The Adobe Captivate Blog. Text-to-speech functionality. inline editing of text captions. image editing. expanded output options- publish to a PDF as well as AVI. Productivity, Richness, and Robustness. Round-trip PowerPoint workflow – optional linking or embedding. Variables and Advanced Actions. Customizable widgets – Flash components.

The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

Hi, all, I’ve been working on finishing the writing of my first Captivate manual and I thought this portion of it might be helpful to anyone who needs to know or be reminded me of all of Captivate’s features. It’s important to know about the features of Captivate. Let’s focus on various features of Captivate to get your ideas flowing for your own work. Use Captivate Draft on an iPad to brainstorm, storyboard, and then convert to a Captivate file.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Steven: physical disability–unable to use standard mouse or keyboard, voice is soft & hard to understand. Issue isn’t just whether students have access, but whether the communication is actually as effective as that provided to others. Text-based files.