Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

Toward the end of that post is a quick mention and “how to” on Captivate’s text-to-speech functionality. First, the easiest way to access Captivate’s text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities is via the Audio > Speech Management option.

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

As you know, Text-to-Speech is something that's very interesting to me and Joel knows a lot about it as CEO of Tuval Software Industries maker of Speech-Over Professional. This software adds text-to-speech voice narration to PowerPoint presentations and is used for training and eLearning at major corporations. Joel was nice enough to jump in and share his knowledge of applying text-to-speech technology to eLearning.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. A great deal more information per slide can be transferred with voice than with plain text. Authors need to fill the gap.

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


This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over?

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: What do I need to do to ensure our e-learning is WCAG 2.0 I reached out to a trusted network of e-learning providers (listed below) to better understand the issues from an e-learning design and development perspective. Refer to the WCAG 2.0

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. I’ve had to find ways to filter the flow and figure out when/how to reach out. I’m looking forward to doing more of this going forward.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. Evangelist @ Adobe for TCS2 (includes Captivate) his work continues to advance web 2.0

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

His current company is LearnBrite which has virtual characters, adaptive learning and all other types of really interesting learning elements including some great work with avatars and text-to-speech. Don’t expect users to have the same mindset or experience as yourself.

Twitter - Social Media - Informal - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

July 31, 2009 to August 7, 2009. Shifting from push to pull - Informal Learning , August 3, 2009. Text-to-Speech - User Dictionary Editor - Adobe Captivate Blog , July 31, 2009. The Underground Guide to the iPhone (PDF) , August 1, 2009. Steelcase - Learning - The Growth of Informal Learning Environments , August 6, 2009. A brief and informal Twitter Etiquette Guide , August 1, 2009. Informal (52). Best of eLearning Learning.

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. For example, if a Russian phrase appears in an English course, the screen reader can switch from English to Russian.

Voice-Over in eLearning

The Learning Circuits

Over the past couple of months, Dr. Joel Harband has been teaching me all about Using Text-to-Speech in eLearning. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. The most sophisticated text-to-speech cannot approach a real voice person for e-learning.

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phone2learn is just too late

Clive on Learning

A recurring theme, at least for me, was on–demand learning, so I interested to come across this original offering from Trainer1. You’ve got a phone (any sort will do) and you know the number to call if you find yourself unable to remember what to do. You call up and, using voice recognition, you engage in a ‘learning conversation’ with either a recorded voice or a text-to-speech program.

Using Chatbots in E-learning – Why & How

CommLab India

Well, if not, read the blog to know about it in detail. A Chatbot, popularly known as a conversational agent, is a typical computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more users (human) through audio or text. Hope you find this blog informative!

5 Best Features of Adobe Captivate 9 That Enhance E-learning

CommLab India

The conventional way of storyboarding was to create the storyboard in one tool and then develop the course using an e-learning authoring tool. The feature also allows you to share the storyboard with your clients and colleagues.

From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/24/2010 From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6 Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

We strongly believe the #LCBQ offers an opportunity to have something online that's like a sophisticated cocktail party. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Mobile learning sub-disciplines will begin to emerge.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. Can export recorded audio to MP3. Can add links to external audio files.

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.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Below are links to videos that will guide you through the extraordinary features of Adobe Captivate. Come back to this page often as our collection is always growing. If you have a request for a topic that you don’t find here, please feel free to use the comment section below.

Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware

ICS Learning

The site itself is a trove of information for those who really want to explore and understand the large range of requirements, from IT to public accommodations. Fortunately for those of us in eLearning, a secondary government website has been created to focus on the IT aspect of the overall ADA – Among the large bits of information available are a ‘ Summary of Section 508 Standards ’ and a few ‘ Technical Guidance ’ documents.

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  There are infinite reasons why you may not be able to give a presentation in person, many of which I covered in my article on  adding Text-To-Speech to PowerPoint presentations. When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options.

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Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. I was able to attend some sessions and keynotes and talked to lot’s of people. I try to spot the emerging trends at conferences like this, for this conference there are two. Way to reinforce learning.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. Exporting recorded audio to MP3. Adding links to external audio files.

When are System Simulations Appropriate?

Integrated Learnings

They are a great way to learn system navigation without using the actual system. A learner can watch the steps in a procedure with text describing what is happening. Or, you can use audio using a recorded narration or text-to-speech technology. While this may be a good way to introduce system navigation, it lacks the interaction required for the learner to truly get “hands on” experience in using the system. By Dean Hawkinson.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. to version 3.6.6

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Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners


Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: delivering e-learning , designing successful e-learning , e-learning and the science of instruction , e-learning books , e-learning by design , elearning for begginers , the e-learning handbook Reactions: 2comments: Tanya said.

E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

Is it possible to develop high quality e-learning courses in a cost-effective manner? You can exploit free online resources to get the job done economically and explore other means to develop cost-effective e-learning solutions. You can also choose ‘text to speech’ software.

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.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. If you are considering creating a “Serious Game&# or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. But how to write one? Challenge #1: I don’t know how to get my image to fill the entire screen. This year seems to have flown by.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s that time of year when summer starts to feel … finite. It’s a great time to take stock, assess knowledge gaps, and focus on new learning. But adding learner interactivity in the courses can be time-consuming, and to some extent, challenging as well.

The gradebook module


The gradebook module uses a formula to convert scores for activities to an aggregated lesson score at a range from 1 and 100 - and subsequently to a grade (e.g, After installing the module we have to decide on how scores will be translated to grades. to version 3.6.6

Extensions on RSS module


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/02/2010 Extensions on RSS module eFront had for some time now an RSS module that could fetch and present an RSS feed inside a lesson or on administrators panel.

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Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

eLearning 24-7

Two weeks ago I got the wonderful opportunity to speak in OZ, specifically Melbourne, Australia. They were hungry to know more information. Hungry to learn as much as they could and hungry to see what was in the space. I wasn’t thunderstruck, but what I was surprised at was the number of folks who had or were about to purchase the well known authoring tools in the market, Articulate, Captive and Lectora.

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements


Before CSS3 we would need to work with images or javascript to produce a round box effect. Actually, there are dozens of wide spread techniques to produce the round corner effect (for example, check [link] ) – which by its turn is a clear signal that there is no perfect solution.

Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans


Visit the eFront price-list for hosted and non-hosted versions: - [link] - [link] Exclusive facebook discount to be applied on these prices. Moreover, we are committed to returning the loyalty of our on-line communitythrough special, exclusive offers just for them. to version 3.6.6

eFront sites to check out


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 eFront sites to check out Here are a few eFront sites you might check to get a few ideas about your own implementation. to version 3.6.6

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Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects.