Infographics with Piktochart: Quick Start
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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. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications. There are, however, important differences you should understand to determine which is right for you.
Let's start with the Heil PR-40, a dynamic microphone (meaning that it doesn't need power from a battery, USB connection, or mixer (sometimes referred to as "phantom" power). Dynamic microphones have a downside; they require a good quality microphone preamp to generate adequate recording levels. Without an amplifier, dynamic microphones produce recordings with low audio levels. This means that you may need to boost levels in post-production.
If you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate... and quickly... this beginner course is for you. During the 6 chapters that make up this course you'll learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch. The lesson will include adding slides, applying themes, adding images and text, and adding interactive buttons.
You'll learn how to publish your eLearning content for the widest possible audience. Learn to publish SWF, HTML5, or both... and why.
Curious how to create software simulations? This course has you covered. You'll learn how to create both software demonstrations and highly interactive software simulations... and in multiple languages.
And you'll learn how control slide and object timing, and how to work with and edit object styles.
All this, and you'll be able to work through all of the lessons in just a few hours.
Sign up for the course here.
You can always click Read to hear the pronunciation of the new target word. When finished, click the OK button.
Click the File Save button followed by the Close button and you're done. The new pronunciation will be used by your Speech Agent within Captivate the next time you convert text to speech.
by Sean Mullen
by Sean Mullen
When: Sunday, May 15
Where: Anaheim, CA
I'm proud to announce that I'll be facilitating/refereeing an awesome hands-on pre-conference session at the STC Technical Communication Summit in Anaheim, CA later this year. The session will give attendees a chance to use some of the top eLearning development tools available today.
Here's why this session is going to be a real slug-fest: In this corner: Adobe Captivate. Over there? It's Articulate Storyline? And because this isn't a two-tool fight, look over there and you'll see TechSmith Camtasia Studio.
Bring your own laptop to this session loaded with the trial versions of Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and/or TechSmith Camtasia Studio. Sound the bell and create and publish an eLearning project in each of the tools (or just one... it's up to you). By the time you leave class, you'll have a functioning eLearning lesson you can take back and show your team/boss. Along the way, you'll be armed with information about each tool's pricing, strengths, and weaknesses.
Let the tools pound on each other and find out, first-hand, which tool is right for you!
I've heard from several folks that the page to download the NeoSpeech software and other Captivate 9 assets has been moved/difficult to find.
Never fear. Here are the direct links.
Set the Success/Completion Criteria
Set the Data to Report and Initialization Text
The LMS Initialization Text field is not supported by every LMS. Anything you type in the field appears just before the lesson begins to play for the learner. In essence, LMS Initialization Text serves as a second lesson Preloader. You can edit the text, if you'd like, or leave it set to the default (Loading).
The Manifest file allows your published Captivate projects to be used and launched from a SCORM 1.2- or 2004-compliant LMS. When you publish projects, you can have Captivate create the Manifest file for you. The Manifest file that Captivate creates contains XML tags that describe the organization and structure of the published project to the LMS.
Publishing a SCORM Package