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. Join me for my afternoon mini course on how to write a good voiceover script.

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. All is well and good until you find an error in your script or want to make a change in the voiceover. But that would create a mismatch between the printed script--which Presenter picks up automatically from the PowerPoint Notes pane--and your audio voiceover. Adobe Presenter Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications

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Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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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. Keeping the number of slide objects to a minimum speeds up the production process significantly In fact, fewer slide objects means less time spent synchronizing the timing of those objects with other objects or voiceover audio. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning HTML5 mLearning

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. On occasion I record voiceovers at home on my laptop. Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning HTML5 mLearning Technical Communications training by Kevin Siegel.

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

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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 Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Articulate Storyline Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning Online Training Storyline TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training UA User Assistance User Experience UX

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

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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's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning mLearningby Kevin Siegel. You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that more does not mean better.

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.       If you feel like the resulting voiceover audio is too fast or too slow, you can change the speed.   Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate e-learning eLearning

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 ). 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. Drag the waveform right on the Timeline so that the voiceover is delayed by a fraction of a second or so (as shown in the image below). by Kevin Siegel.

Adobe Captivate: Sometimes a Smooth Mouse Path Isn't So Slick

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You could hear my voiceover audio and could see the mouse moving from point A to B," she said, "But the mouse was moving really, really slowly. Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Captivate e-learning eLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology UA User Assistance

Audio Basics for eLearning

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Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Audio eLearning 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. Looking to get a jump start on the road to creating quality audio for your eLearning lessons?

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Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

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If you're going to include voiceover audio (and I highly suggest that you do since audio has been shown to improve the learner experience), you should create an audio script. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Camtasia Captivate eLearning HTML5 Storylineby Kevin Siegel      One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time it will take to produce published content.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out. Adobe Captivate Adobe Presenter Adobe Presenter Video Express Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Articulate Storyline Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning mLearning TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology training UA User Assistance User Experience

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). Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Audio Captivate eLearning mLearning 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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Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

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Use Less Audio I'm a huge fan of adding audio effects and voiceover audio to a lesson. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearningby Kevin Siegel. I often hear from Captivate developers who are required to output smaller and smaller SWFs, while making their lessons more and more interactive. Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF.

Development Times for Captivate eLearning

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Voiceover Scripts: If you are using voiceovers, you'll need to write the script for your voiceover talent (even if that talent is you). Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite eLearning by Kevin Siegel. Many new Captivate developers underestimate development time needed to produce eLearning lesson in Adobe Captivate. The following table should help. Small Projects (1-25 slides): 1-4 hours of production. Medium Projects (26-75 slides): 4-7 hours of production.

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The classic example of this is putting out your 3000 course catalogue of courses only for your learners to complain that the voiceover and stock images are not Australian, how can this training possibly be valid for me if it was built for an audience in another country, with another culture, with different legislation and laws. And if the playing field changes around the corner, which Uber taught us it will, you can go back and change your courses to suit the new playing field.

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A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it?

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Here are Four Audio Narrative styles that are followed in e-learning and the ways you can mould them to suit your learning needs: Audio mirrors Text. For others keep the option of ‘muting’ the audio voiceover, to make sure it does not hinder their learning preference. Also for learners who do not prefer audio, the small bursts of audio voiceover from time to time does not create a sustained distraction but makes the learning delivery stronger.

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17 Tips for Writing E-Learning Scripts

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If you’re including a narrative in your e-learning course or you have a video or animation that needs a voiceover, you’ll need a script. After all, the style, tone, and language you use in the script will need to suit the learners who will be completing your course. Whether your script is a narration for the e-learning course or a voiceover for a video or animation , it should enhance the course rather than simply repeating what is already on the screen.

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The classic example of this is putting out your 3000 course catalogue of courses only for your learners to complain that the voiceover and stock images are not Australian, how can this training possibly be valid for me if it was built for an audience in another country, with another culture, with different legislation and laws. And if the playing field changes around the corner, which Uber taught us it will, you can go back and change your courses to suit the new playing field.

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GRC SOLUTIONS WINS DOUBLE PLATINUM AT LEARNX IN 2019

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LearnX also awarded us platinum for Best Learning Model (Bespoke/Custom) for our work with Western Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety (DMIRS) on a suite of continuing professional development (CPD) e-learning modules. This involved drawing on GRC’s writing and editing expertize, as well developing voiceovers and interactions. GRC Solutions has won the top compliance training and custom development awards in the Asia Pacific at the LearnX Live!

Join us for Learning DevCamp 2015

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10 Best Practices for Writing Voiceover Scripts for eLearning. Learning Suite Shoot-Out. The eLearning Brothers are excited for Learning DevCamp 2015 on June 23-25, in Salt Lake City, Utah. A learning event dedicated to online learning and collaboration. We personally would like to invite you to attend. Learning DevCamp 2014 was such a success, and 2015 will be even better. Registration is now open! Please note that pricing for pre-camp courses ends March 6th.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

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Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover. Though keep in mind that the content might have to be suitable tweaked to suit self-paced learning. Most corporations perceive learning to be an essential and ongoing process.

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Jargon Watch: Just Say "No" To Trainings and eLearnings

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c-suite. Check out Jennie's  eLearning writing classes  and ensure both your voiceover scripts and eLearning scripts are ready for prime time! by Jennie Ruby  From the sound of crickets chirping in my inbox, I can only assume that I have now been written out of the lists of true grammarians for my defense of "trainings"! 

Adopting e-Learning: Tips for reaping business benefits out of your elearning initiative

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A latest study by leading corporate strategists Roland Berger reveals that while e-learning is being adopted more widely than ever, technology-enabled training solutions should suit the corporate culture and strategies to derive positive business results. The courses were accompanied by an audio-voiceover which compensated for the minimalistic on-screen text. The growth of the e-learning industry has been massive in the last decade.

Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

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Let me clarify what I mean by each term: Direct – the content is designed and built based on the clients stated requirements, the developer uses their experience to adapt existing concepts to suit the content being built ie. We find this gives us the range we require when it comes to providing our clients with a solution that best suits their knowledge, skills, experience, budget and environment but ultimately the solution will match the expectations of the client.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

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Just type your voice over text into presenter notes, and upload it to Narakeet, and it will create your slideshow with voiceover. App of the Week. Create Narrated Videos Quickly with Narakeet! . Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over.

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eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51.      The PR-40 is well suited to recording voice-over because it has a full, warm sound that enhances the speaker's delivery. by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers.

eLearning Holiday Gift Guide 2017 Edition

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I’m partial to these little animal-shaped ones, but a quick Google search will reveal options suited for all tastes. Desktop microphone for voiceovers and more ($99). Stumped on what to get the eLearning developer in your life? Holiday gift buying doesn’t need to be stressful! You could go the tried and true Starbucks gift card route, or you could really show your favorite eLearning pro how much you care with these great gift ideas. STEAL (< $100).

How to Record Lectures: 3 Methods for Online Learning Success

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Any clips where you’ll be speaking on camera will require you to record your voiceover in Camtasia, but any voiceover that doesn’t show your face can be recorded and edited in Audiate.

Why video training content is better than PowerPoint today

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Planning learning interventions in video format allows us to shape them in a way that best suits the needs and preferences of the audience. On the other, if the voiceover gives more information or more in-depth explanations, it can cause distraction.

Cost Of A Custom Corporate eLearning Program [2021]

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Off-the-shelf eLearning content sacrifices customization and is better suited for organizations training on common topics, such as team building and management skills. Whether your eLearning has professional voiceover. Whether your eLearning has professional voiceover.

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Virtual Reality Case Studies in Healthcare, Enterprise, and Higher Ed

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They are hoping to reduce engineer training time by 75% by using the Microsoft HoloLens to teach engineers about equipment via text pop-ups and voiceover guidance. LearnBrite’s VR-ready, 3D learning suite helps professionals create highly engaging, gamified content that works across every device on all browsers at a fraction of the time and cost.

Step by Step Guide: Create Explainer Videos for Your Marketing Campaign

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Step by Step Guide: Create Explainer Videos for Your Marketing Campaign First, choose a template in the draft step that suits your needs. Remember that you are writing the script that will be your voiceover at the end of the video creation process. You can choose a voiceover in the finalize step, adapt the speech or even upload an audio file by yourself. . Are you constantly thinking about the next idea for your marketing campaign?

Writing & Grammar: Adjectives Versus Adverbs

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On the other hand, Bill might be better suited for the job than Bob is. (required- Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. by Jennie Ruby    Last week's challenge was a tough one. Several readers correctly punctuated the sentences but did not correctly identify which commas were optional.

Top 10 Sexual Harassment Training Courses

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Managers can either immediately deploy or edit the course to be suited for your organization then launch. . As an EdApp course, it is also editable to better suit your organizational needs. . Sexual harassment in the workplace is prevalent yet not openly talked about.

Quasar Maintains Competitive Edge with Move to Include Screencasting Options

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These screencasts can also include voiceover and even webcam videos, so Michael and his employees can explain what is happening on screen. Screencasts allow trainees to learn at their own pace whenever and wherever suits them, provided that they have Internet access. Meet Michael Shane, the director of Microsoft Desktop and Soft Skills Training Company, Quasar.

Best Ways to Train Staff with Mobile Learning?

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By utilizing a combination of animations, live footage and voiceovers, you can successfully break down any subject of any difficulty. They are played on mobile devices such as iPods, Smart phones, MP3 players and other gadgets that are suited to play digital audio files. Without a doubt, training is very vital when it comes to imparting new skills to your employees but as a manager you may be wondering how to go about it. Do not worry.