How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size


Adding to your file size means that your presentation is likely to sit on the unfriendly size of email etiquette, but it also means your PowerPoint will run a lot slower (and it may crash – see this article for more on that ). Method 1: Compress PowerPoint presentations using in-built tools.

Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips for Trainers


It’s every training designer’s best friend and worst enemy — PowerPoint. Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used tools for corporate trainers. 3 Free PowerPoint Templates to Make Your Online Training More Memorable.

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PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” The two presentation programs share many of the same features, such as the ability to include text, images, audio, and video. What do we want to use the program for?”.

PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve cut out all of the hassle of uploading a PowerPoint presentation and made it a one-step process for you. One key benefit of using the PowerPoint converter is that any timed slides or animations won’t be lost once the file has been uploaded. Our newest element is a game changer.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. Why PowerPoint? Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Even when you make programs like that mandatory, still only have a 5% completion rate.

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PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Extract Audio & Images from a Presentation

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

As an eLearning developer, sometimes you're given a completed PowerPoint project and told to "fix it" or you need to use it in another program (such as Captivate). Note: In this scenario, your working file must have a PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 file extension (.pptx,ppsx,pptm,ppsm

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Best Practices to Switch From Instructor Led Training to eLearning

Swift eLearning Services

Instructor Led Training- this word gives you a picture of Instructor in the classroom with a PowerPoint (PPT) and the learners with their notebooks. This was the leading traditional learning method used for employee training and development. But the trend shows steady decline in instructor led training over the last few years.

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Programming Is Back The Rise of HTML5 for E Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

“Just program it in HTML5.” I would present at conferences and proclaim that attendees needed some of these programming skills. People would smile, shake my hand, and agree to learn more programming skills—and then they would hire me to create their programs for them.

5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]

CommLab India

Every organization has a lot of PowerPoint presentations developed for classroom training programs and converting these PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses is one of the major challenges for organizations.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives


There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems. Luckily for you, BrightCarbon is here to separate the wheat from the chaff, and the decent presentation programs from the rubbish PowerPoint knock-offs.

Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points

Learning Visions

I’ve been slowly making my way through Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire. Tags: book review instructional design PowerPoint

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The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Most PowerPoint templates are designed for standard bullet point presentations. This post will share with you my secrets for creating custom templates in PowerPoint. I don’t typically create a PowerPoint template. Instead I create the background images to use in my PowerPoint slides so it’s easy to just swap out the background. I use a tablePC and a capture program like Wink (free).

3 Rapid E-learning Myths Busted

CommLab India

These tools can be used easily without any knowledge of programming. Online courses are developed just by transferring content from PPT files. However, this doesn’t mean the PPT files can be published online, as they are, using a rapid authoring tool.

Don’t Just Transfer Classroom Training to E-learning – Transform!

CommLab India

Can you deliver good online training by publishing PowerPoint presentations used in classrooms, as they are, to the web? When you convert these PowerPoint presentations as they are, you miss all the activities that facilitate better knowledge transfer, leading to gaps in the content.

Need a good video transcoder?

Take an e-Learning Break

Handbrake is an open-source program (free) thatconverts video.It The PowerPoint Saveand Send as Video function converts the PPT to a WMV file. is available for PC, MAC and Linux platforms.

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

For example, a feature that lets users “import” existing PowerPoint presentations into the authoring tool is different from authoring and publishing eLearning content from within PowerPoint (using a plug-in toolbar).

eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann


In this interview Tom shares his advice on how to improve as an eLearning developer, and his thoughts on topics such as PowerPoint based authoring tools, design, rapid eLearning, and more. Is it possible to build an interactive (and attractive) course in PPT? .

Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. Why PowerPoint? Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Even when you make programs like that mandatory, still only have a 5% completion rate.

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Solving Real Problems with Learning Technologies [Webinar Q&A]

gomo learning

Want to know how to give your learning programs a boost by solving some of the challenges you face daily? use dashboards, data, and reports to continuously improve your learning programs. Q: How do you embed a PowerPoint presentation in the gomo Authoring tool?

4 Awesome Background Image Techniques and More FREE stuff


If Photoshop makes you sweat, then you’ll be happy to know that starting in PowerPoint 2007, there are a number of pretty useful filters you can do to “recolor” your backgrounds and PowerPoint 2010 adds a number of new effects.

The 3 Major Pitfalls of Static Content


Maybe it was sent over a chat program? No matter which distribution system you’re using — LMS, CMS, or email — these systems simply store or link to static PDF, Word, and PPT files. . Content creators use simple or sophisticated programs to create content. Static documents are not mobile ready PDFs and PowerPoint are not responsive to different devices, whether it’s on the PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Adobe Captivate 8 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Develop any-screen responsive mobile learning without programming. Use an intuitive UI to transform PowerPoint slides into engaging eLearning using actors, voices, interactions, and quizzes. Bringing your PPT into Adobe Captivate 8. Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

Quickly and Easily Create a Historical Timeline Handout

E-Learning Acupuncture

They have a fantastic page that lists all their how-to articles pertaining to several of their software programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Windows Live Movie Maker.

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E-Learning vs. Really Good E-Learning

Designing Digitally

First, we need to keep in mind that e-Learning development is a practiced skill, and involves many hours of planning, preparation, design consideration, programming, testing, etc. Importing PPT and calling it training is a flat and boring excuse for e-Learning.

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20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Answer: The choice of the rapid authoring tool depends on the type of training program you want to develop and how. There are three types of rapid authoring tools – PowerPoint add-ins, installation-based, and cloud-based.

5 Major Learning Support Tools for Post ERP End-user Training

CommLab India

When one of our clients came to us asking for FAQs to be added as part of their e-learning program, we listed them at the end of the e-learning course. This PPT was published to HTML5 using iSpring, a rapid authoring tool. .

e-Learning vs. Great e-Learning

KZO Innovations

Many of the e-Learning design programs out there allow for direct importing of PowerPoint files. Merely importing PPT for training is a prime example of flat and boring e-Learning. There’s e-Learning, and then there’s great e-Learning – there’s a difference! We know that when it’s done well, e-Learning can be an effective and enjoyable way of acquiring new skills and knowledge. We also know that when it’s done poorly, e-Learning can be tedious, boring, and downright painful.

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Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

eLearning 24-7

28 States (Fall 2007) had online high school programs (Tucker, 2007). I’d even add, that the virus did not speed up the adoption by 15 years by schools, what it did though was force schools, who either had no online learning program or courses or classes or were using it as a hybrid with a push more towards in-classroom learning to go 100% online. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development Policy and Program Studies Service.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

For PPT lovers, you can synch video files with PPT with drag and drop. You also can purchase instructor led courses from Microsoft to Adobe to Hardware and OS, programming, etc. I’ll be honest here, this has never been one of my super favorite products, because its whole premise is built on using PowerPoint. It enables you to upload PPT onto the iPad and present it to people – on the floor, at a location, etc.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

For the fans of PowerPoint, no need to worry, many vendors to select with various options, albeit many similar. PowerPoint still reigns – If you are a course purist, the idea that PPT should be seen as an authoring tool should make you grumble with disgust. . I recall a conversation I had last year with some folks from Articulate who informed me that PowerPoint is an authoring tool. PowerPoint is presentation software. No programming skills needed.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open

The E-Learning Curve

By creating one appropriately-tagged XML-based master document, content can be refactored as a printable manual, an HTML-based guide, a PowerPoint-type presentation, and integrated into an e-learning content delivery platform, all based on one set of source XML-based information.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

does not work with a 64 bit Windows OS that has/and you using PowerPoint 2010 – since Snap! is not the only product which has an issue with a 64 bit Windows computer but in combination with PPT 2010, I’m unaware of any other.

Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity

Adobe Captivate

They let you use keyboard key combinations instead of a mouse or program menu. Export PowerPoint slides as animation. Find PowerPoint slides in the Library. Edit PowerPoint slides. Edit PowerPoint slide. Import PPT. Shortcut keys provide an easier and quicker way to navigate and use Adobe Captivate. The common shortcut keys are listed in the table.

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How to keep track of clients’ favorite details

Making Change

Action map: For mapping, I use Compendium , which lets you paste text, PowerPoint slides, PDFs, and web sites in the map. Other mind mapping software also lets you include documents; if you have a favorite program, please recommend it in the comments section.

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A Mixed Bag

Saffron Interactive

Remember when Microsoft Office first erupted onto the scene, and we all had to learn how to incorporate PowerPoint into our business meetings? Now PowerPoint has come of age, and we bow our heads in respect, at this simple but mighty tool proudly presents itself as the plug-in template for Articulate presenter. Operating in the exact same way as PPT, changing text, player templates and colour schemes couldn’t be easier.

WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

My role is to help start up a web based training program. All the products I selected have the following attributes: Create SCORM 1.2/2004 packages Questions and quiz functionality is powerful Easy to add audio soundtracks in to content Import a course story board created in PowerPoint Relatively easy to use compared to other tools in the market Easy to create highly interactive content Articulate. The organization I work for has never formally offered web based training.

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How Do E-learning Vendors Price Their Services

CommLab India

With growing workforce and increased frequency of training programs, instructor-led training is no longer viable. For example, you can provide a bunch of PowerPoint slides and speakers notes and ask for them to be converted into e-learning.