ISPRING SUITE 10: Now with Text to Speech

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

iSpring continues to improve its eLearning development suite of tools. The latest improvement is Text to Speech and it works really well. To use the Text to Speech feature, first, add the voiceover script to the slide notes.

How to Convert Text To Speech Using Articulate Storyline 360

Swift eLearning Services

In Articulate Storyline 360, a new feature is introduced which is “Text-to-Speech”. This feature is helpful in two ways: To keep the project cost low, machine generated audio can be used. Just need to add the audio text or the Closed Captions, and machine generated audio is ready.

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ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Text-to-Speech to Final Voiceover

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

While working on a recent eLearning project in Articulate Storyline 360, there was a delay in getting the voiceover audio back from our voiceover professional. The dealy was particularly problematic because several slides had image builds that had to be synchronized with the voiceover audio.

Adobe Captivate: Reuse Text to Speech

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The Adobe Captivate BLOG features a video that goes into Captivate's Text to Speech feature and how to reuse audio files in multiple projects. Read more. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

Save Time Using Text to Speech in Captivate 9

eLearning Brothers

As Instructional Designers and eLearning developers, we like to set the mood for our courses through the use of various types of elements. We use graphics instead of text to spark our learners’ interest, we incorporate interactivity to keep them engaged, and we add video and audio to bring life to our courses. One facet of design that is often overlooked or willfully ignored is that of adding the spoken word to our eLearning design.

Text-to-Speech Functionality in Captivate

Integrated Learnings

Many eLearning development tools allow you to easily record narration with your content, including Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate. However, what if you don’t have the budget to hire the talent to make it sound professional? What if you simply do not have the time to devote to recording audio in the first place? Adobe Captivate includes a text-to-speech function that allows seamless narration without having to do any recording.

The Complete Guide On Text-To-Speech Software: Are You Hearing Voices?

Dan Keckan

You might be surprised to hear that I use TTS in almost all my projects, even though the final deliverable will include professional narration. It might seem like you waste time creating TTS narration when you intend to use your own voice or a professional narrator. Educational Technology Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Text To Speech

Text to speech in Adobe Captivate 5.

Adobe Captivate

Text to Speech , Captivate 5 , TTS , T2S , Speech Management , Loquendo , Neo Speech. Text to speech was introduced in Captivate 4 and I am sure many will have used it to generate professional narration audio instead of the manual narration to generate high quality learning content. Text to speech does the same functionality in Captivate 5 as it used to do in Captivate 4, i.e. it converts the text to speech.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. In this blog post, let us learn how to tweak the speech generated using Loquendo voices. Text interpretation.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. We particularly focused on: Why use Text to Speech (TTS)?

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 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. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over? to version 3.6.6

Generating speech using Power Point Notes

Adobe Captivate

Dear Forum, Do any of you have tips to solve the following problem. With Captivate 2019, creating a project with a power point presentation. Using Power Point Notes to generate speech. Doing this by adding to Neospeech dictionary. It is like Captivate is ignoring if you update e.g. the James voice to pronounce words correctly. The post Generating speech using Power Point Notes appeared first on eLearning.

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.

When publishing a Captivate 2017 project to HTML5 the audio doesn’t play

Adobe Captivate

When I preview the project in HTML5 in Browser Captivate 2017, the audio plays (audio file and text-to-speech). When I publish to HTML and play there is no sounds. The post When publishing a Captivate 2017 project to HTML5 the audio doesn’t play appeared first on eLearning. HTML5/SWF Preview/Publish Question add_audio html5/swf preview/publish question

Adding Recorded Voice to a Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Should I add voice over to my Captivate Project? Learning theory strongly supports the addition of audio such as voice-over to eLearning. In Captivate, there are a number of methods to do this. In this post, I cover Recording a voice-over , directly to Captivate. As a general principle however, if eLearning is to be available to a multitude of devices and browsers, it is prudent to ensure that the eLearning would be sufficient even if the audio fails to play.

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How to Record Your Own Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

Since many e-learning developers tend to produce all media that belongs in the course, recording audio narration usually is one of those responsibilities. So here are some tips to help you get started and get the best audio narration that you can get. Text-to-speech.

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Adobe Captivate: Slow Down Your Speech Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Using Captivate's Text to Speech feature allows you to quickly convert written text to voiceover audio. However, we recently had a client who felt that Paul (that was the Speech Agent we used for the project) spoke too fast. The client wanted to know if we cloud slow him down a bit.

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.

Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Let's say for example that your eLearning project will be developed in Adobe Captivate. Captivate allows you to type--or copy and paste--the script into Slide Notes, similar to the slide notes you might be familiar with in PowerPoint. At the bottom of the recording window, click the  Captions & Slide Notes  button to display the notes. Just as with the closed captioning, creating the Text to Speech from the Slide Notes is very easy.

Here’s an Easy Way to Share Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

This is a tip I stumbled upon this week and thought I’d share it because one of the most frequent questions I get from people trying to manage a work portfolio is how to quickly share e-learning courses. It’s easy to do and free or close to free. As a bonus, with Amazon S3 you can also easily create free text-to-speech narration that sounds really good. This week, AppSumo had a great deal for lifetime access to pCloud for $49.

Adobe Captivate 5/5.5: Switch TTS Agents in a Snap

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. Recently, one of the students asked an excellent question: "Is there an easy way to change my mind? I'd love it if there was a pain-free way to quickly change the agent from Kate, to Paul and then maybe back to Kate."

Adobe Captivate 4 announced

Steve Howard

Professional project templates. Text-to-speech functionality. Captivate 4 , Adobe , eLearning Suite. Adobe announced the release of Captivate 4 today. Top new features in Adobe Captivate 4. SWF commenting. Customizable widgets. Roundtrip PowerPoint workflow. Table of Contents and Aggregator. Variables and Advanced Actions. Expanded output options. Adobe Photoshop® layer support. Streamlined workflows and enhanced usability. Enjoy! Posted in Adobe, Captivate, eLearning.

What is Your Favorite Storyline 360 Feature?

Yukon Learning

There are so many facets of Storyline 360 to choose from that the answer to this question varies for each one of us at Yukon Learning. Wow, this is a difficult thing to decide because I have so many favorite features! Publishing Storyline 360 courses to Review 360.

Kicking the Tires

Adobe Captivate

My favorite method for learning new or enhanced software product is through project development. I find it difficult to master new enhancements working with each in isolation, so I have a tendency to add as many of a software tools enhancements to a single personal learning project as possible. For the new Captivate 2017 release I took a very text intensive tutorial created in Captivate 7 a few years ago and migrated up versions until I reached Captivate 2017.

What should be the inevitable qualities of an elearning authoring tool?

Creativ Technologies

The e-learning companies USA, have so many decisions to make when it comes to using authoring tools. However, since the tools cost so much, such organizations have to assess the future requirements of such software also.

Adobe Captivate 8: More is More

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Last week I told you about the great enhancements you'll see in Adobe Captivate 8 when it comes to  image buttons. This week, I'm going to show you a few more improvements that I think you'll love. Sample Projects/Tutorials. From this position, you can create a new project, record a software simulation/demonstration, or access recent projects. To add a Character, choose  Media > Characters.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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Can I Import Audio in Bulk?

Yukon Learning

This is a question we get a lot: what’s the best way to bring narration into our e-Learning? Well, before joining the incredible team here at Yukon Learning, I used to record narration myself directly onto each slide of a course. We’ll toggle to Audio.

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Captivate 9 Timeline Issue

Adobe Captivate

I am attempting to modify a lesson produced in Captivate 9 that works fine but now I need to add audio. I don’t want the “Next” button to appear until the audio is finished. One the first slide where I’ve added audio using the text-to-speech option, I have the next button appearing as desired near the end of the audio playback. seconds to wait for the user to select the button. Hello.

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Adobe Captivate: Swapping Speech Agents

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. Recently, one of my students asked an excellent question: "I'd love it if there was a pain-free way to quickly change the agent from Kate, to Paul to Chloe, and then maybe back to Kate.

HTML5 only issue: Playhead won’t move beyond Click Box Pause Point if Final Attempt reached prior to Pause Point

Adobe Captivate

We are using CP9, updated to most recent version, trying to publish software simulations in HTML5 output only. These are simulations for clients to complete on desktop devices, not mobile. Set to Go to the Next Slide on success, 3 attempts allowed, Continue on Final Attempt. Project moves to the next slide. I should note our standard process is to provide text-to-speech at the slide audio level, which is why we extend the click box out so far.

Download Adobe Captivate Example Courses

eLearning Brothers

Looking for Captivate example courses to feed your creativity? Elearning developers need ways to optimize Adobe Captivate, and get more creative inspiration. So, where can you go to get Captivate example courses with source files to download? In the link below, you’ll be able to download these source files. A Word of Caution: To be fair to Adobe Captivate, they say on their site, “You may download and use any of the project files or samples.

International Yoga Day

Adobe Captivate

Most of us identify Yoga with fitness today, even though Yoga refers to a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines. In tune with the spirit of this day, I am happy to present before you a Captivate project I made for this occasion. Since Surya Namaskar is typically the exercise with which you start your day, I would like to introduce this as the “Hello World” version of my first project.

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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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The gradebook module

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/23/2010 The gradebook module The brand new eFronts gradebook module combines results from online activities (tests, participation, projects) and offline activities (written tests, teacher judgment,) to produce grades for users. After installing the module we have to decide on how scores will be translated to grades. to version 3.6.6

5 Tips To Build In Storyline Like A Pro

Roundtable Learning

corporations used eLearning, and 98% planned to incorporate it in their learning program by 2020. There’s no doubt that the eLearning market is booming, but what tools are most professionals using to create their programs? Everything You Need To Know.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. I will added to the list.

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Captivate 4 tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Editing Captivate Projects. Adding Audio to your project. Adding videos to your project. Recording Adobe Captivate projects. Editing Adobe Captivate projects. Publishing Adobe Captivate projects. Working with project templates. Adding interactions to projects. Reviewing Adobe Captivate projects. Text to speech. Captivate 4 , Captivate tutorials.

The Number 1 tool for the creation of Advanced eLearning

Adobe Captivate

7 years ago I created my first Advanced eLearning thanks to Adobe Captivate 5. Adobe Captivate 5 enabled me to quickly produce flash content with the ability to add action scripts and variables. It seemed that Adobe fell a sleep and their innovation was reduced to a catch up race with the competition. When working on eLearning projects I want to have a streamlined agile workflow with as little tools as possible.