by Lori Smith, Captivate Developer, COTP
I'm excited to announce that my newest book, "TechSmith Camtasia 9: The Essentials" has gone to my beta team for testing and proofreading. I expect the book to be available for purchase in a few short weeks. (You'll be able to purchase the book direct from my website or resellers such as Amazon.com.) Camtasia version 9 is an awesome upgrade to Camtasia and I give it two hearty thumbs up!
During this step-by-step book you will learn how to:
And much more!
One technique we preach in our classes is creating PowerPoint slides that employ iconography over standard bullets and text. Of course, visuals can only get you so far which is why I love the ability to quickly add interactive objects, even games, via Captivate's Learning Interactions.
Remember the memory game from your youth? Believe it or not, a memory game comes with Captivate... and you can deploy it with zero programming skills. To begin, create a slide and then choose Interactions > Learning Interactions. Scroll down and select Memory Game.
Click the Insert button to open the Configure interaction screen. From here, you can add your images.
If you click Customize at the bottom of the screen, you'll find several areas of the interaction that you can easily control.
When you're finished, click the OK button and that's pretty much it. Preview the project and, believe it or not, the memory simply works... and it works great. (Did I mention there's not an ounce of programming skill necessary?)
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What do you do when, as an eLearning developer, you hit a mental roadblock and cannot get inspired, no matter what you try? We all have situations like this (some of us more than others), so I would like to offer some tips for helping you get out of that rut and recharge with some fresh, new ideas. Read on.
Next time: Resources for Inspiration
In this series of articles, I'm going to share some of my LinkedIn job-hunting tips with you. This week you'll get some tips on writing your headline and summary, choosing a profile photo, and how to garner recommendations.
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.