E-learning Curve Blog Using Camtasia

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At the end of this session you will know about:
Organisational uses of Rapid E-Learning tools
Authoring tools used in developing multimedia-based learning content
How these tools are implemented to develop content using the Rapid E-Learning methodology / approach

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  • E-learning Curve Blog Using Camtasia

    1. 1. An Introduction to Rapid E-Learning Authoring Tools Presented By: Michael Hanley Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Michael Hanley </li></ul><ul><li>House rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off your mobile devices please! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Duration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About two hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation (45 minutes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lab (75 minutes) </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    3. 3. Objective <ul><li>At the end of this session you will know about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisational uses of Rapid E-Learning tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoring tools used in developing multimedia-based learning content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How these tools are implemented to develop content using the Rapid E-Learning methodology / approach </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>This presentation will cover: </li></ul><ul><li>Context: training challenges facing organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid E-Learning (REL) and content development </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning authoring tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focusing on Techsmith Camtasia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lab – creating a short learning object in Camtasia </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions at any time during the session! </li></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    5. 5. Authoring Tools Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    6. 6. What is an authoring tool? <ul><li>An authoring tool is a software application which developers use to create and package content deliverables to end users. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables content developers to integrate digital media using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… to create content </li></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    7. 7. Some Authoring Tools <ul><li>A generic term – authoring tools can include: </li></ul><ul><li>MS PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Web editors </li></ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>Content platforms </li></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    8. 8. Authoring Tool Workflow Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    9. 9. Camtasia Recorder Tool <ul><li>Set up options to record: </li></ul><ul><li>Features onscreen </li></ul><ul><li>Audio voice-over </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter Video </li></ul>
    10. 10. Camtasia UI Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    11. 11. Camtasia UI - Stage <ul><li>Detailed preview of individual slide </li></ul><ul><li>Add slide notes / close captioned text </li></ul><ul><li>Includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transport controls for the content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current time/total time display </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    12. 12. Camtasia UI - Menu <ul><li>Menu bar </li></ul><ul><li>Includes all commands </li></ul><ul><li>Icons for frequently used items </li></ul>© Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    13. 13. Camtasia Task List <ul><li>Includes all tasks associated with the different stages of content production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editing Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips and Help </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Camtasia UI – Clip Bin <ul><li>Previews Captured content pane </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View slides in sequence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drag and drop to timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double click the file to preview each stage in the sequence </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    15. 15. Camtasia UI - Timeline <ul><li>Layer-based (like Flash or Director) </li></ul><ul><li>Includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Audio Tracks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter Markers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Onscreen text and highlight boxes </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    16. 16. Lab Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    17. 17. Practical <ul><li>Create a learning object using Camtasia </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: develop a demonstration to instruct a learner how to format and print a document in Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines: </li></ul><ul><li>Your demo must contain the following elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Onscreen text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport controls and progress bar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The published file must be a Flash Video (FLV) file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The file must play back in a browser such as IE or Mozilla </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    18. 18. Task Breakdown <ul><li>Capture your content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch MS Word (your target application) and enter some text in a Word doc. Save the file. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch Camtasia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Task List >> Record the Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Camtasia Recorder and the New Recording Wizard are displayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the New Recording Wizard , click on the Entire Screen radio button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Next </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure none of the checkboxes are selected on the Recording Options screen and click on Next </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the Begin Recording screen, read the information about starting and stopping recording, as well as the Hardware Acceleration advice. Click on Finish </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    19. 19. Recording your demo <ul><ul><li>In the Camtasia Recorder API, click on the Record button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Camtasia Recorder API is minimised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have chosen to disable Hardware Acceleration, your screen may “fade to black” for a moment as your PC is reconfigured </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording begins – a flashing green and red Camtasia icon is displayed in your taskbar for the duration of the recording </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Record your demo </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change the layout from Portrait to Landscape </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change the paper size from A4 to US Letter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preview and “print” the document </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you’re done, press F9 to end the recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Camtasia Recorder Preview is displayed. Click on Save </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name your file myDemo.camrec and save to the default Camtasia directory </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    20. 20. Edit your content <ul><li>In Camtasia, open your recording </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your recording is displayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review your screen capture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Timeline tools to make any edits to the content (if required) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save your demonstration as a CAMREC file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next, open Camtasia Editor </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    21. 21. Publishing your content <ul><ul><li>Select Produce >> Produce Video As… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Production Wizard is displayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Custom Production Settings radio button and click on Next </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the Flash (SWF/FLV) radio button. Click on Next </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    22. 22. Publishing your content <ul><ul><li>The Flash Template screen is displayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the Appearance pane, select Template: >> One Video with TOC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set the Theme to Matte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the Size pane, choose 1024x768 in the Fit In dropdown list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Flash Options button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under Video >> Format , ensure the FLV radio button is selected. Set Flash version to 8 in the dropdown list </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Publishing your content <ul><li>In the FLV pane, set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The frame rate to 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Max bitrate to 512 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bitrate Control to Variable 2-pass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Codec to VP6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key Frame Rate to 5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the slider to set Video Quality to 100% </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Publishing your content <ul><li>Now click the Audio tab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check the Encode Audio checkbox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set the Audio Format to MP3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Audio Attributes to 44 1000kHz, Mono, 128kBits/sec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Apply </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Publishing your content <ul><li>Click the Table of Contents tab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is where the markers you set on the timeline are displayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit your TOC text if desired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Move Right & Move Left buttons to format the TOC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on OK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Under Flash Templates, click on Next </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Next again on the video options dialog box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review your options on the Markers page in the wizard </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Publishing your content <ul><li>Under Flash Templates , click on Next </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Next again on the video options dialog box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review your options on the Markers page in the wizard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There’s no need to add anything on the Video Options screen. Click on Next </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Under Produce Video , go to Output File >> Production Name and give your demo a name </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the file output location in the Folder text box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Finish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The file is rendered; this may take some time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Once production is complete, you may view your demo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You’re Done! </li></ul>
    27. 27. Some things to try yourself <ul><li>Add some audio to your demo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try adding narration to your demo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try adding sound effects to give learners feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add in a progress test half-way through the demo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a lesson test at the end of the demo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add in Back and Next buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a hotspot to a Web-based URL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publish Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try generating WMV version of your demo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try creating a video podcast of your demo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try creating a CD-based version of your demo </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    28. 28. Conclusion Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    29. 29. Summary <ul><li>The objective of the sessions was to introduce you to e-learning authoring tools and provide some hand-on experience creating your own learning object with Adobe Camtasia </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation has covered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organisational uses of Rapid E-Learning tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authoring tools used in developing multimedia-based learning content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How these tools are implemented to develop content using the Rapid e-Learning methodology / approach </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    30. 30. Supporting Documentation <ul><li>Research and resources used to create this presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: Techsmith Camtasia online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Article: An Introduction to Authoring Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Article: Review: Adobe Camtasia and Techsmith Camtasia Studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A rticle: Rapid E-Learning: a Growing Trend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: The E-Learning Guild Resource Library (subscription required) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Text: E-Learning Tools and Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Horton, W. & Horton, K. 2003, Wiley Books) </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    31. 31. Questions? Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley
    32. 32. Endo Finito! -Thank You Copyright 2008 Michael Hanley

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