Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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  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.

A Brief Guide to Using Voiceovers in E-Learning

Capytech

A Brief Guide to Using Voiceovers in E-Learning. Voiceovers can enrich and improve an e-learning course. Adding a voiceover to your e-learning course is not as easy as it sounds, however. Use Voiceovers Only When They Add Value. Recording the Voiceover.

PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

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You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Or maybe your own voice sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to you. 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. Later, if the content changes, editing the typed text will be way easier than re-recording an entire voiceover.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

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each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. It's got a built-in sound card (built right into the cord) that does a great job of cancelling out internal computer noises. Also, I noticed when I moved my head, the microphone sometimes picked up a sound that reminded me of crumpling paper. It is a small 10x10 and the sound is consistent. What It adds great sound to the finished product. by Kevin Siegel.

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. To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action. The writing style of your voiceover text will greatly affect how "listenable" it is.

Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning

eLearningMind

Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

eLearning Voiceover: Best ways to select the apt voice over for your course

CHRP-INDIA

This will help in enhancing your course and make it sound realistic. Depending on your content, the voiceover would vary. CHRP-INDIA specializes in voiceover for eLearning. To know more about our eLearning Voiceover solutions contact us at reach@chrp-india.com.

6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

So, if you’re about to hit record and do that voiceover, pause for a second and explore this topic. For example, in this lovely project commissioned by the Open University, professional voiceover is used in animations to hook learners in. Make sure sound quality is good.

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6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

Don’t worry, you won’t sound overly cheerful. This will prevent unintended mouth sounds and keep your voice consistent though out your session. #4. Also called “plosives,” these are the breathy pop sounds you get when you pronounce P- and B- words.

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Soundscapes for elearning

Sponge UK

Sound design is one of the most overlooked elements in the process of creating elearning, but it could be just what you need to take your elearning project to the next level. How important is sound? Sound can be more important to elearning than some people realise.

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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. FM should be high enough quality for ordinary voiceovers for eLearning. and you are ready to record voiceover narration.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? Simply put, many people don’t like the sound of their own voice. Sound Shield.

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75% Off On Adobe Captivate 6 Courses

Adobe Captivate

You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio and sound […].

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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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? Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.)

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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? Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.)

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Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

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  You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio, and sound effects. Due to popular demand from our friends in Europe, we're now offering our top rated Captivate training during Central European Time Zone hours! 

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.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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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? Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.)

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Audio Basics for eLearning

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Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? Attend this live, 3-hour online class and learn the basics of creating good sound for your eLearning projects that will improve the quality of your courses. Great idea. audio will enhance the learner experience. Good audio will enhance the learner experience. But what about bad audio? bad audio might still work, but it could also diminish the effectiveness of your lesson.

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How to Optimise Video Content in Your E-Learning Courses

Capytech

The people speaking in your videos, whether that is a voiceover , an instructor, or anyone else in the video, particularly if they are talking directly to the learner, should have an upbeat tone and should talk with lots of enthusiasm. How to Optimise Video Content in Your E-Learning Courses.

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

For voice over tips there are several things you can do before , during, and after recording to make your voice overs sound more professional in your courses. Always perform a soundcheck before you actually start recording your voiceovers.

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eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers. In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51.

Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

Does the statement above sound a bit vague? One can develop the most beautiful layouts, interesting animated characters, add soothing background music, and great voiceover narratives; but unless the content is powerful and engaging; the program will not work.

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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?” by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

Writing & Grammar: Location or Name: Which is Best?

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Or do you mix it up to sound more conversational? As the voiceover or screen text states each part, the learner does each step in turn, first clicking the menu, then pointing to Toolbars, then selecting Formatting. If you used Method A in that context, the student would sit waiting while the voiceover said "Formatting.toolbars." " and then click the menu when the voiceover said View. by Jennie Ruby.

Should you use a script for your systems training videos?

Litmos

Screencasting is simply a technique for capturing your screen with voiceover and then sharing it online. But on the whole, the video flowed well and sounds very natural. This is a critical part of the process if you do decide to use a script, in order for the language to sound natural.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do I Have to Repeat "a" or "the" in a List?

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The grammar is correct, but to me, the sentence now sounds too rushed or clipped. Now it sounds like lumber, nails, concrete and sealant are all one big thing to be ordered as a unit. At this point, I think the sentence would sound better if we left off even the first instance of the : You must order lumber, nails, concrete and sealant at the beginning of the project. If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning

Raptivity

One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. They take quite a few efforts towards achieving this goal.

Pause/play button and a custom drag and drop (issues)

Adobe Captivate

– This slide has a voiceover MP3 running in the back. When I tapp the pause/play toggle button to pause the sound and push submit to answer my question. The voiceover starts playing again after pushing the submit button. Hi Everybody, I’m working on a eLearning and ran into a few tiny hiccups that I think can be fixed easily. The problem is that I can’t seem to find a solution. Here are the problems i’m having.

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Writing & Grammar: Tiny Questions that Drive Writers to Distraction

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You can choose whichever one sounds best to you in your particular sentence. My personal opinion as to why this disparity in usage occurs is that everyone and anyone sound more sophisticated and smooth, whereas everybody and anybody sound more choppy and casual. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

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For a smoother-sounding writing style, use only the full words when interrupting sentences in text. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby Interrupting a sentence to explain a term or give examples of a concept is a way to get your reader to see immediately how the new information relates to the real world.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. If that sounds too ambitious, the SME can at least provide the right script to begin with. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover.

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Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

Learnkit

Interest : Gaining the audience’s interest is a perfect way to maintain attention, which may sound very obvious, but can be hard to do. Gaining the audience’s interest is a perfect way to maintain attention, which may sound very obvious, but can be hard to do.

Writing & Grammar: Quick/Quickly

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We have less free range to use  quick  as an adverb without sounding ungrammatical. But the expression come quick  is a "set phrase"--such a common way of saying something that it would sound odd to change it, even for the sake of grammar. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents.

6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

CommLab India

It’s not as easy as it sounds. Solution: If you have initial plans of localization, you can translate audio, video, and voiceover scripts right at the beginning. Voiceover or audio narration by native speakers will avoid mistakes in pronunciation and dialects.

10 top tips for using audio in e-learning

From the Coleface

Use the highest sound quality possible. Consider non-voiceover audio where appropriate e.g. music. Avoid reading from a script (make it sound more authentic). At last week’s eLearning Network conference I led a practical instructional design session on audio and e-learning.

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