Creating a Video + Slide Presentation

Hi

I'm fairly new to the Articulate E-Learning tool, which i have to say looks awesome to say the least. I've seen some great work and tested some of the cool demos. I'm extremely interested in creating some Tutorials and other E-learning Products but most of all I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way to create a Video by slide presentation. (If your not sure what i mean i have added a couple examples below from of web casting solutions we use.)

The reason why i'm interested in using Articulate in this way is to take advantage of the functionality of interactive slides.

If anyone is familiar with creating Video Presentations then please do get in touch as it would be good to know.

Gavin

4 Replies
Jeanette Brooks

Hi Gavin, and welcome!

It looks like you could accomplish what you have in mind by adding video to the Presenter Panel in your course. You'd want to split your video into slide-specific pieces, and then insert the appropriate clip into the presenter panel for each slide. The optimum video size for the presenter panel is 244 pixels wide, so you'll get the best quality if your videos are that width to begin with.Wider is okay, but Presenter will resize it to fit.

One cool thing is that you can make the video whatever height you want. If your video is tall, it'll just push other items in your sidebar downward. In fact here's a cool post about sidebar video that you might be interested in.

Gavin Henry

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the response, ii all seems to make sense. Will there be any future developments for video to be used in it entiritey and for the slides to be synced to the video rather than the video diced into pieces per slide. I think this would really enhance Articulate. It's a shame coz for what we need to do, using Articulate would mean we would have to create 100 tiny videos and in terms of work flow it is impossible to consider, considering we have to go through approval processes and making mistakes as it is.

Are there anyother softwares like Articulate that do have that sort of functionality? 

Thanks for the help

Gavin

Jeanette Brooks

Gavin we appreciate and welcome feature requests! If a continuous-play video feature would be valuable to you, we'd love to hear about your needs.

In the meantime, you might consider trying what Dave Moxon describes in this post: http://www.articulate.com/blog/how-to-customize-the-presenter-player-with-continuous-video ... since the logo panel in the sidebar remains constant throughout the course (rather than changing on a slide-by-slide basis like the presenter panel does), Dave shows how to leverage the logo panel to display a video. The only thing is, the sync'ing of the video with your slide content ecomes a little less exact with this approach. But I thought I'd mention it in case you'd like to give it a go.