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. So here’s a quick overview of Captivate 8’s text-to-speech features as well as some details on how to obtain the voices, install them, and a couple related options and further resource information. Once you click the Generate Audio button at the bottom, the narration will be created and added to the slide’s timeline.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). When Adobe included a text to speech application in Captivate 4, I began to think that TTS might be a viable option in certain situations. For example, text to speech software is certainly a viable approach for providing accessibility to visually impaired persons.

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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.

Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech

Tony Karrer

This is the second post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). The first post, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its first component – the natural language processor (NLP). And don’t forget to factor in Text-to-Speech NLP Quality.

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. It’s these last two points that relate closely to this topic.

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

eFront

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?

Text-to-Speech - User Dictionary Editor

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 4 Text-to-Speech feature gives a Dictionary Editor tool to add or change the pronunciation for a word. This post explains how to fix this. Follow the steps below to correct this problem in your installation -. Open the Windows Explorer and browser to the directory where Adobe Captivate is installed. By default it is 'C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Captivate 4'. Go to directory 'VT/Kate/M16/bin' directory.

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

Unicorn Training

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. 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. As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional.

Adobe Captivate 4: Train the Agents

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel During my Adobe Captivate beginner classes, I always teach students how to use Captivate's Text to Speech. I always look forward to teaching that particular feature because it honestly gets everyone in the room pumped up.

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.

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. Whilst studying computer science and software engineering at university, my specialisations were those which would best equip me to create 3D environments. An interesting sci fi book called ‘Ready Player One’ is said to be among the factors influencing the major I.T.

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

G-Cube

It has also brought in tremendous possibilities to create ‘inclusive’ learning that takes into consideration the special needs of differently abled learners as well – in educational institutes as well as corporate organizations. Computer-based programs have been developed to help these learners access learning material as well as contribute actively to gain an immersive experience. Many learners also have cognitive impairments, and have to learn in a different manner.

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. This can be done either from scratch or you can integrate a PowerPoint with your prepared text.

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.

It’s 2020 and You Need an LMS Yesterday: 5 Things You Need to Know

Schoox

Online learning has a number of advantages for businesses challenged with the need to deliver effective, continuous training across their entire workforce. If you are one of those businesses, here are five things to help you along your journey.

#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.

Free eLearning Badge. We support Free eLearning Resources

eFront

If you support Free e-Learning Resources , use the following code to post the badge on your website and/or blog and share with your viewers (students, colleagues, etc) the Free e-Learning Resources. If you are blogger and you want to share your Free e-Learning Resources with the e-Learning community, and you use the Free e-Learning Resources badge send me an email to let me know.

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It’s 2020 and You Need an LMS Yesterday: 5 Things You Need to Know

Schoox

Online training has a number of advantages for businesses dealing with the problem of delivering effective training to their workforce on a continuing basis. If you are one of them, here are five things to help you along your journey.

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. The following is a synthesis of what I understand to date. Australian Federal and State Government agencies were to conform to WCAG 2.0 Using alternative text for buttons and images.

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.

Webinar: Newbie No More: Getting Started With Storyline

BizBash

As the final page of the calendar appears, our thoughts turn to new life. As our thoughts turn to new life and new years, we might also be thinking about adding new skills to our Instructional Design toolkit. On Tuesday I delivered a webinar designed to help those new to Articulate Storyline. This is a huge topic to cover so I focused on a high-level overview of some key points: Slides. So, I’m going to address some of the ones we missed here.

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.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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? Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook.

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. Chatbots are set up as virtual assistants, represented visually in the form of a cartoon character, animation, or an avatar, and in some cases, a voice or text stream. Do you know what a chatbot is?

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning. These two facts make communication and common understanding of e-Learning issues hard to follow. It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. to version 3.6.6

Camtasia Captures Voice for the Voiceless

TechSmith Camtasia

With many years of experiences to share, Dan is using technology to find the voice he once had. Dan permanently lost his voice due to medical complications. But with the help of text-to-speech programs, design software and Camtasia , Dan is able to share his creative skills with the world. His skills range from metal casting to figure making, which is a gross understatement of all the things Dan is able to create.

100 More Tools for Learning

Mike Taylor

While those three stand out heads and shoulders above the crowd for me, there were many more you might also want to check out. Here are 100 more that you’d already have if you subscribed to my weekly newsletter. Genially, the tool for bringing your content to life.

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You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

Rapid eLearning

The other day I had to re-install the webcam software for my Dell laptop. Usually I don’t install all of the other junk that seems to get bundled with software these days. If you have a Dell computer, here’s a link to download the file. You’ll just have to do some digging. Following are a few tips and tutorials to help you get started. There’s a simple text-to-speech program, but I just recorded some audio and added the.wav file.

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. Can add media to questions. Needs to be customized). Can add text animations. Can link to external or web video files. Format Templates, Themes, Skins, and Text Features.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

Easy-to-use interface. Cannot publish to video. Cannot upload to YouTube. Easy-to-develop software simulations. Publishes to HTML5 and Android. Variables & triggers eliminate the need for programming knowledge. Free mobile app to view content on iPad and Android devices. Flexible to customize components. Articulate Storyline 2 has become quite strong than its first version and has many advantages compared to its rivals.

ISTE2013 Presenter Profiles: Kristin Daniels

TechSmith Camtasia

The TechSmith Education team will be heading down to San Antonio this year for the Annual Conference and Exposition, and we’re eager to hang out with all of our presenter pals at our booth. Not surprisingly, the whole concept is something that we’re thrilled to be involved in. I hope you’ve enjoyed having a chance to get a little better acquainted with everyone, and we hope to see you at the booth! Be sure to check it out!

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

eFront

The award refers to company’s flagship product, eFront Enterprise. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance. chairman of the Awards program. to version 3.6.6

Interview on lms-selection.com

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/22/2010 Interview on lms-selection.com Recently, we had the change to discuss with Sébastien Fraysse, the Webmaster behind lms-selection.com about eFront.

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.

Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning

CommLab India

Sales executive Chris is on the way to meet his prospect. He intends to recheck the essential details to win the sales deal. At the very thought, he instantly talks to his mobile device, Hey! Certainly it is going to be a reality in near future. When I say, ‘interacting with digital devices’, it’s much more than voice or speech recognition. A Markets and Markets forecast shows that the speech recognition market is expected to reach US $9.97

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Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

eFront Contests

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 6/09/2010 eFront Contests We are running 4 contests throughout this summer which brings a nice opportunity to get rewarded for using eFront. to version 3.6.6