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. Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” 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.

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. Of course computer-generated voices do not have the warmth and richness of a human voice, nor can they display the range of talents found in a skilled narrator.

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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).

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. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , and seeming the most popular of the series so far: Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning.

Text to Speech: Is it the Right Option for Your Course?

E-learning Uncovered

I recently used a text to speech program to create the audio for a course. What is text to speech? Text to speech, or speech synthesis, is the artificial production of human speech. Text to speech is something that has been used for years in e-learning courses – and is now even a standard feature in Adobe Captivate. Several other programs are also available.

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.

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.

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! The mobile learning module is searched and the specific answer is voiced. 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. Year 2020….

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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.

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. 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.

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.

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. 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?

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.

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. Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

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.

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!

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. Produck – Your team deserves to be more successful! Easy-to-Use Design & Animation Tool. Slite – The note app for teams to share knowledge. Otter Voice Meeting Notes.

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Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use. Have you ever opened up a fortune cookie and said to yourself, “How did it know that about me?” From an interaction (listed as interactivity) to a feature within the product. Because the industry as a whole is a lemming, I expect more vendors to come on board. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. How hard is it to offer such a capability within your product?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. I dont have the specifics and Ill try to track him down to find out more because the results were fascinating. So heres to more guerilla audio recording! I also like to use SMEs for video. The voice was credible.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. I’ve re-worked the model to show: my domain is the workscape (the merger of work and learning, the learning ecosystem). But first … I have found that there is something about the QR Code generation we ought to know about; this is. It’s a good thing to witness, but slow as molasses in some circles. Questions to.

Top 25 eLearning Blog Posts For 2016

eLearning Brothers

By nature, people want to know the top or best of whatever it is they might be interested in. At some point, we should probably create a blog post that ranks our top 10 posts that have “Top 10″ in the title, but for now, you’ll have to settle for our top 25 eLearning blog posts for 2016. 6 Steps on How to Make a Printable Results Page in Articulate Storyline. How to Create a Leaderboard for eLearning with Google.

Adobe Captivate: Train The Text-to-Speech Agents

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel        During my  live, online Adobe Captivate classes , I teach students how to use Captivate's Text to Speech feature. I look forward to teaching this particular feature because it honestly gets everyone in the room pumped up. Text to Speech is an easy-to-use utility that will instantly convert written text into audio files.