Using articulate for creating online presentationsPresentation Transcript
Using Articulate to create online presentations Anuj Kapoor Sr Information Developer, IBM Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda• *Introduction• Introduction to Articulate – Just a brief• Installing Articulate – before starting to use it.• Getting started with using Articulate Presenter – some features• Some tips and tricks!• References
Introduction: About Me• Working as a Sr Information Developer in IBM Global Business Services (GBS), Gurgaon since May ’07• Overall experience of +11 years in the IT industry with experience in Technical writing as well as Instructional Design• Have worked on several projects so far in different domains – both TW and ID• Have been a part of TWIN Ebook project• Published several Reference Point articles on books24X7• Loves to blog and read, and network with people via social networking
Agenda• Introduction• *Introduction to Articulate – Just a brief• Installing Articulate – before starting to use it.• Getting started with using Articulate Presenter – some features• Some tips and tricks!• References
Before we begin….Classroom-based Web lecture lecture
A typical scenario• Here’s a typical scenario: – John, who works as an Instructional Designer in ABC Corp., has a typical task in hand. He have received few PowerPoint materials from his Project Manager. – These materials have been provided by the SME. – He have been given the task to copy-edit the PPT decks, include some interactivity based on ID principles, and publish the PowerPoint materials that will be viewed online by the audience. – Time given by his Project Manager: 3-4 weeks when he needs to complete this task so he doesn’t even have time to learn any new tool.
Here’s the solutionLet’s now take a look on how articulate will help John in his project.But, before that, let us first briefly take a look about Articulate.
A brief about Articulate• Articulate is a suite of comprehensive yet easy-to-use set of e- learning development tools.• It is used to convert PowerPoint presentations directly to create an e-learning course.• Articulate Rapid eLearning Studio Professional, which is also the market leader in rapid e-learning software, is an integrated authoring suite that includes applications such as: Presenter: Create e-learning courses by adding narration and interactivity to a PowerPoint file. Quizmaker: Create highly customized Flash-based quizzes and assessments. Engage: Enable you to create dazzling interactions to provide learners with a engaging learning experience. Video Encoder: Convert video with any format quickly into the popular .FLV Flash video format and add it into your presentation slides.
Why Articulate?• Articulate – Is a great tool to create flash- based eLearning—converts PowerPoint presentations easily into eLearning courses that are graphically rich and interactive• Easy to use – A very intuitive product as compared to other authoring tools such as Lectora• Integration with Microsoft PowerPoint• Minimal learning curve• Takes just few minutes to publish simple slides• Has a set of pre-defined interactivities• Easy to create quick assessments
Articulate vs. other tools like Captivate The BIG benefit lies with that fact that it is integrated inside MS PowerPoint to l earnQuick
Agenda• Introduction• Introduction to Articulate – Just a brief• *Installing Articulate – before starting to use it.• Getting started with using Articulate Presenter – some features• Some tips and tricks!• References
System Requirements Hardware SoftwarePentium II or later Microsoft Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP, or 2003128MB (256MB recommended) PowerPoint 2000, PowerPoint 2002 (PowerPoint XP), or PowerPoint 2003Available disk space: 25MB Microsoft Word (if using Publish for Word feature): Word 2000, Word 2002 (Word XP), or Word 2003Multimedia: Sound card (if Macromedia Flash Player: Macromediarecording Narration) Flash Player 6.079 or later ( http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflash)Recording Device: Microphone(if recording Narration)
Installing Articulate Presenter and launching it• After you have downloaded Articulate Presenter, run the setup program to install it on your machine.• Once you have successfully installed Articulate, you can access the Articulate Presenter menu from within PowerPoint. All Articulate authoring functions can be accessed through the Articulate menu.
Agenda• Introduction• Introduction to Articulate – Just a brief• Installing Articulate – before starting to use it.• *Getting started with using Articulate Presenter – some features• Some tips and tricks!• References
Library and Options• Use Library and Options to set up Logos, Presenters, Playlists, Quality, and Other settings for Articulate Presenter.• To display Library and Options dialog box, select Library and Options from Articulate menu.
Player Template Builder• This is a simple tool to create and edit templates that customize the Articulate Player.• Templates are pre- configured player options, which provide a quick and convenient way to apply a set of customizations to the Articulate Player.• Templates help standardization of the Articulate Player.
Timeline Audio Editor• The Timeline Audio Editor provides you precise control over your recorded or imported narration.• It allows you to edit the audio track for each slide, as well as drag- and-drop markers for synchronizing your narration with your animation.• You can also import, cut, paste, and delete narration using this editor.
Slide Properties Manager• You can manage the following elements with the Slide Properties Manager: – PowerPoint Slide Title – Display in Navigation as – Level – Move to Next Slide
Insert quizzes and learning gamesYou can insert quizzes and learning using:• Insert Quizmaker Quiz menu item: This requires Articulate Quizmaker to be installed in the machine.• Insert Learning Game menu item
Insert Learning Game: A Five-step process 1 5 32 4
Publish the presentation
Viewing Your Published Presentation• To view your previously published presentation: 1. Select Articulate from the PowerPoint menu bar. 2.Select View Presentation from the Articulate Menu.• You can also view your presentation at any time by navigating to the output folder and double-clicking player.html.
Agenda• Introduction• Introduction to Articulate – Just a brief• Installing Articulate – before starting to use it.• Getting started with using Articulate Presenter – some features• *Some tips and tricks!• References
Some tips to remember!• Before starting to program the deck in Articulate, be sure that the deck is copy-edited and signed off.• Ensure that you have the audio in the appropriate format. It is recommended to import the audio in “.WAV” format only - Articulate automatically converts the audio into MP3 once it is published.• If there is any animations that needs to be synchronized with the audio / voice over, ensure that you use the Sync Animation Timings menu option under the Articulate menu. You need to manually synchronize the audio with the animations.
Agenda• Introduction• Introduction to Articulate – Just a brief• Installing Articulate – before starting to use it.• Getting started with using Articulate Presenter – some features• Some tips and tricks!• *References
References• Articulate Community (http://community.articulate.com/)• Articulate Forums (http://www.articulate.com/forums/)• Articulate Community – Showcase (http:// www.articulate.com/community/showcase.php)• Word of Mouth: The Articulate blog (http://www.articulate.com /blog/)
Assignment1. Take any presentation as a source material from your project or any PPT that you might have in your PC, which you might have created to present any session.2. Download the Articulate software and install it in your PC.3. Open the presentation and try incorporating all the features that we discussed during the session to create the online presentation. Do not forget to save it in other name just to save your original work. Also, try to see if there is any feature that I may have missed in this session and do let me know as well.4. Publish the presentation over there web and view what you have created. Do let me know your reactions on the same.