We are building our first course. We are seeking a couple tips. Thanks
Edward Condon - Your best option is to use software that allows you to add narration to a training (Captivate, Camtasia, etc). You can upload a SCORM file which includes your training or publish your training to YouTube and embed the video within a Bridge native course. I hope this helps.
Edward Condon We too utilize software such as Camtasia; more specifically - Panopto. Our video content (which includes voice-over instruction, etc.) is strictly created and housed in Panopto; the videos are then embedded into Bridge courses, accordingly.
You can add audio files to native Bridge courses - they show up as audio players that have to be stopped and started manually, but it is an option.
We use Articulate to create a lot of our content that requires VO. Scorm 1.2 files are compatible with Bridge but Tin Can API is not, but I'm told they're working on that.
Do you want to add short voice clips, or do you want to have a voice-over that reads all of the course content to the user.
As several people have already noted, you can use Articulate, Captivate, etc. to do the full monty on course authoring, then upload as SCORM, etc. Great when you need it, but also very labor intensive. However, as one person noted below, it's easy enough to add an audio file if you want. Some of our learners would rather listen than read narrative on a page, so when the text gets past a couple of sentences, I use Audacity (free) with the LAME encoder for converting to mp3. Very fast. You can knock together an audio for a page in minutes once you get the hang of it. Audacity also has built in effects like EQ for giving even VO done with a headset mic a bit more professional sheen.
Powerpoint also has an option to add audio to a slide or slides. I have found this to be a quick way to upload audio and narrate. Files can be exported as mp4 files in 720 or 1080.
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