Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. If you’d prefer to get this exact same information in smaller, daily doses you can subscribe to the daily version of this newsletter at [link]. App of the Week.

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8 Small Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference To Your eLearning Videos

TalentLMS

Background music. No matter what eLearning tools you’ve got, a training video for employees or just a video version of your eLearning ppt file, video production needs preparation. Use background music. Ah, music. What’s more, it’s scientifically proven that music enhances learning. Remember that signature Tetris music? Some music, though, always makes things lighter, brighter, and more accessible. You don’t want to use licensed music.

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Why can't we build something like this for "Objects Used for Learning"?

Mark Oehlert

Did you know that when you use it, when you upload a PPT presentation to Slide Rocket it strips all the images out and adds them to an Asset Library? Exfm turns the entire web into your personal music library. As you browse, exfm runs in the background indexing every MP3 file you come across, building a music library for you. exfm will continue to check the sites you've visited, adding new music for you to listen to every day. New in Version 2.0:You

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How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size

BrightCarbon

Go into the ppt folder and there are even more unfriendly folders. Then go into the media folder, and here you’ll find all the images, music, and video files used in your presentation. Then use this to replace your existing image, which will cut out the large file size version. Media-rich presentations are great. Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size.

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

To go with my PPT slides. The free version, in addition to recording audio, offers undos, normalization of audio levels, fade ins and fade outs, control of audio quality, and control of export format. It features multi-track editing (so you can put music or sound effects behind your voice track) and a wide range of features. Keep in mind that higher-end tools are often geared to complexity and demands of music production.

Books Not Recommended by Members of #lrnchat

eLearning Cyclops

They have both an early and a late version every Thursday. Last Thursday, #lrnchat's topic was "book talk" and question five was great fun. The question posed was "What are book titles you hope never to see?" Here is a list of just some of the responses. They are not just very amusing, they are also a great reflection on so much of what we should avoid, or at least rethink, in our industry.

57 PowerPoint Christmas cards to download and share!

BrightCarbon

In order to edit the cards, simply: Download your favourite card by clicking the link below the video preview (any trouble downloading, check you have the latest version of your browser. Some earlier versions of IE have trouble with PowerPoint files). Even though the design is very minimal, we were able to bring this heart-warming narrative to life using motion and music! ” There’s two versions in the download.