Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

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by Jennie Ruby    I often point out in my classes on  writing eLearning voiceover scripts  that a script is necessary so that when you record the audio you don't skip anything, don't stumble, and don't say "um." " However, using a voiceover script for eLearning is way more useful than just that. At the bottom of the recording window, click the  Captions & Slide Notes  button to display the notes.

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

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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.   To keep the project moving forward, I copied the voiceover script into the Notes window on each Storyline slide.

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Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

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by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. You give the voiceover artist the script. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. Now, as the pre-recorded audio plays, the slide just sits there, and the animation is never activated.

Adobe Presenter: Managing Voiceover Scripts

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Adobe Presenter has a pretty nifty way to help you display your voiceover script while recording audio. Instead of having to manage a printout while simultaneously recording your voice and clicking through slides, you can view your script in a moveable pop-up box that functions much like a heads-up GPS display. All is well and good until you find an error in your script or want to make a change in the voiceover. by Jennie Ruby.

Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to.   Object-level audio is ideal if you want to quickly add sound effects to slide objects. However, I wouldn't use this technique for voiceover audio.   As for voiceover audio, I don't recommend that you add it to a project as the background.

PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

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by AJ George  When you give a PowerPoint presentation live, what you say verbally is more important, probably more interesting, and certainly more fleshed out than the few words or pictures on the slides. You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Several new tools allow you to type the text you would normally say, and have text-to-speech technology (TTS) generate the voiceover for you.

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

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More and more learners are demanding voiceover in their eLearning courses and for good reason – a great voiceover can bring your content to life. Question 1: What is your voiceover preference? List some adjectives that describe the perfect voice – relaxed, upbeat, professional, enthusiastic – most voiceover websites will use this terminology to categorise the voice talent. Click here to see some examples of courses with high quality voiceover.

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

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by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? Make the Voiceover Proportional to the Action. " after less than two sentences of voiceover text was read for one PowerPoint slide. On many kinds of eLearning products, there may be nothing moving at all, as a still slide rests on the screen or a still screenshot sits waiting for the next interaction.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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    If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio.   This week, expanding upon the same method from last week, I will show you not only how to add voiceover narration, but how to have it play at the same time as background music.   Drag the blue playback indicator directly before the slide for which you would like to begin narrating.

How to insert video and audio into Google Slides

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Although Google Slides is an incredibly simple and intuitive tool for building presentations, its animation limitations mean that slides can lack oomph. An easy way to bring movement and dynamism to your slides is by adding audio or video. How to add audio to Google slides.

Adobe Captivate: Recording Narration to Multiple Slides

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by Jennie Ruby    The best practice when recording a voiceover script to narrate a series of slides is to create a separate audio recording for each slide. But when you are recording directly into your Captivate project, it can be quite tedious to open the Audio menu, choose Record to > Slide, record the slide, save the recording, close the Slide Audio dialog box, and start the process over for the next slide. The slide advances.

In my Interactive Deck, Under tools section, there is an option that says: “Copy Slides to Script”, what does it do?

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This option enables you to copy all your slide text, to voice-over script field, which can then be exported to an excel file. So consider you need to record voiceovers for your deck slides, and you want the slide contents for this process, you can have it on a click of button. e-Learning Learning Management System Mobile Learning Q & A QuoDeck QuoDeck Creator Queries QuoDeck Learner Queries elearning Learning management systems learning technology

Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync

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Learning from the world’s biggest brands, how to consult, and scaling up a niche course subscription platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. WP Slide Sync is a new way to work with how you embed PowerPoint and video into your WordPress website. He’s the creator of WP Slide Sync, which you can find at WPSlideSync.com, which is a new way to work with PowerPoint and video and embed that in your WordPress website.

How would I make my Interactive Deck more engaging? Is there any way I can have a background voice for my deck?

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You can definitely set a background voice-over audio to your slides. Step 3: Now check that in your slide creation form, a new section has been added, called as “Voiceover” Step 4: You can now upload your voiceover media files for each slide via this section. Hey, we have backed you on this. Follow below steps to do it. Step 1 : Make sure you are inside your Interactive Deck Editor.

Adobe Captivate: Accessibility Text

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On page 75,  Adding Accessibility Text to Slides  you state, in step 2, that …”Screen readers will not see slide background images. When a visually impaired learner accesses this slide, the assistive device reads the Slide Accessibility text aloud.”    If my module includes a narration (voiceover audio) and closed captioning of the narration, what additional information should I include in the Accessibility dialog box? 

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

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However, in my experience developing eLearning, I put the attention span of an adult learner at  15-20 seconds per slide or scene. If the slide/scene plays any longer, your learner will begin to fog out. If your slide contains some voiceover audio, a text caption or two, and an interactive object controlling navigation (such as a button or click box), 15-20 seconds is perfect.

Adobe Captivate 5: Keep Audio From Getting Cut Off

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When importing voiceover audio into Adobe Captivate, I always suggest that audio be added directly to the slide instead of objects on the slide ( Audio > Import to > Slide ). By importing audio directly onto the slide, you'll have more direct control over the audio. In the image below, a voiceover clip has been added to a slide, and the audio has been set to play just when the slide appears. by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

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Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio. Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course?

Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

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by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate. After selecting the slide to record the narration to, choose  Audio > Record to > Slide.   In the Slide Audio dialog box, click the blue text link for your microphone.  FM should be high enough quality for ordinary voiceovers for eLearning.

eLearning: Sync/Align With the Playhead in Captivate or Storyline

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There's a slide that plays for 45 seconds. As you're listening to the audio, you'd like a screen object to appear in sync with the voiceover audio or some other screen action. If the object in question is already on the slide, you can certainly select the object on the Timeline and drag it until its left edge gets to the desired part of the Timeline. Of course, if the slide is playing for a significant amount of time, that's going to require a lot of dragging.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2017: Improved Closed Captions

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To add closed captions, add voiceover audio to a slide and then choose Audio > Audio Management. Select the slide you'd like to caption and click the Closed Caption tool at the bottom of the Advanced Audio Management dialog box.   At this point, you can add the caption by typing or copying/pasting from an existing voiceover script. by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT. When it comes to accessibility, Adobe's products have always been some of the best available.

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

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However, in my experience developing eLearning using Adobe Captivate, I put the attention span of an adult learner at 15-20 seconds per slide. If the slide plays any longer, your learner will begin to fog out. If your slide contains some voiceover audio, a text caption or two and an interactive object controlling navigation (such as a button or click box), 15-20 seconds is perfect. by Kevin Siegel.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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There was usually so much information on the slides that it was nearly impossible to retain anything.  Once I see a slide that says I’m on slide 1 of 80, I tend to immediately shut down.  Instead of a bunch of bulleted text, the slides contain text captions that pop up and then disappear after a few seconds. And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart.

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ARTICULATE STORYLINE 3 & 360: SRT Files Make Quick Work of Closed Captions

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Closed captioning allows you to display a slide’s voiceover audio as text that is synchronized with the voiceover audio. If you preview the slide you'll see that a Closed Captions control has been automatically added to the Player. by Kevin Siegel, COTP. Closed Captions, which are an expected component of a 508-compliant eLearning lesson, are easy to include in your project.

Adobe Captivate: Slow Down Your Speech Agent

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by Kevin Siegel      Using Captivate's Text to Speech feature allows you to quickly convert written text to voiceover audio. Prior to converting a slide note to speech, just add a bit of code (known as Voice Text Markup Language or VTML) to the text.        If you feel like the resulting voiceover audio is too fast or too slow, you can change the speed.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

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But what happens to your beloved PowerPoint slides when they get incorporated into today’s eLearning tools? Does the voiceover audio you added to your PowerPoint slides still work when the slides are imported into your eLearning tool? If you intend to create an eLearning course, it’s a good bet that you’re going to start the development process in Microsoft PowerPoint.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

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But what happens to your beloved PowerPoint slides when they get incorporated into today’s eLearning tools? Does the voiceover audio you added to your PowerPoint slides still work when the slides are imported into your eLearning tool? If you intend to create an eLearning course, it’s a good bet that you’re going to start the development process in Microsoft PowerPoint.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

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During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing). by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

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They had one slide within one old course that needed updating, but because the courses were all self contained, replacing even a single slide with a different voiceover would ruin the whole course. So they had to replace the voiceover for the whole course, which was an unfortunate waste of time and money.

eLearning: Should the Captions Match the Audio?

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If you want to include an exact transcription of the audio voiceover, consider adding closed captions (which are required if you are creating Section 508-compliant eLearning). For more information about screen text that matches the slide audio, read this article by Jennie Ruby I recently received the following question from a reader of my skills & drills newsletter :   Question: I have been asked to make the text captions in my Captivate project exactly match the audio.

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Adobe Captivate: Learning Interactions with Self-Hiding Instructions

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by Jennie Ruby  Scenario:  Your SME wants to put a ton of text on a slide.   However, let's go back to our scenario:  The SME is now unhappy because when you first arrive at this slide, the Tab area is completely blank. "We could give instructions in the voiceover narrative." "   "I'd rather see printed instructions on the slide," your SME says. 

Adobe Presenter Video Express: Creating Software Demos

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If you've tried Adobe Presenter with Video Express , you are probably aware that you can create a video of yourself as you present your PowerPoint slides, and then display either yourself, your slides, or both in the published project. However, a well-kept secret is that Video Express actually enables you to take a simultaneous video of yourself and anything you have on your computer screen--it doesn't have to be PowerPoint slides. by Jennie Ruby.

Learning in the Times of COVID-19 – How to Develop Your Online Learning Material 

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At this stage, the entire course material is squeezed into a few slides, and the elements of written, visual, and audio format are finalized. So, the recording of audio voiceovers begins only after the script has been finalized.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

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    Now, it’s one thing to simply embed a video into an Adobe Captivate slide as a stand-alone, and then go on with a standard Captivate lesson in the next segment. Suddenly, the mouse starts moving, the voiceover from the GoAnimate is still talking us through the lesson (I’ll explain the trickery with the voiceover in a later article), and we are into a software simulation demo on Excel. One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate.

Adobe Captivate 5: Control the Volume of Background Audio

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One of the options missing from RoboDemo and older versions of Captivate was the ability to control the volume of the background audio on slides that already had audio (voiceover audio for instance). You will find the slider just to the right of Adjust background audio volume on slides with audio.) by Kevin Siegel. Captivate developers have been able to add background audio to their projects since Captivate was known as RoboDemo.

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Development Times for Captivate eLearning

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Small Projects (1-25 slides): 1-4 hours of production. Medium Projects (26-75 slides): 4-7 hours of production. Large Projects (80-150 slides): 8-10 hours of production. Bloated Projects (more than 150 slides): Consider splitting projects this large into smaller projects. Storyboards: Rough sketches that show the general content of your project, slide by slide. by Kevin Siegel.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

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    Now, it’s one thing to simply embed a video into an Adobe Captivate slide as a stand-alone, and then go on with a standard Captivate lesson in the next segment. Suddenly, the mouse starts moving, the voiceover from the GoAnimate is still talking us through the lesson (I’ll explain the trickery with the voiceover in a later article), and we are into a software simulation demo on Excel. One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate.