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Articulate Studio Cookbook

Robert Kennedy III

Create training courses with Articulate Studio's strong interactivity and rich content capabilities, all within the familiarity of Microsoft PowerPoint with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849693080
Paperback292 pages

About This Book

  • Complete your courses by creating Flash-ready presentations through familiar PowerPoint
  • Employ Articulate Engage, Quizmaker and Encoder to make dazzling interaction, asses learners and add full-motion videos
  • Practical recipes to get you moving on a specific activity without the extra fluff

Who This Book Is For

If you are a beginning developer or just someone who has been asked to be the jack-of-all-design in your training department, then this book is a great starter. Having a working knowledge of PowerPoint is helpful but not essential. By simply following the steps, you will be able to create a clean, professional looking course.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Articulate Suite
Launching Articulate Presenter
Publishing a simple, slide-only course for a website
Adding a background theme
Modifying slide masters
Adding a learning game to your course
Chapter 2: Create Your Course with Presenter
Animating images and objects
Adding audio narration to your slides
Editing audio
Adding background music to your presentation
Syncing the animations with narrations
Adding video to your course
Adding video from the Web
Highlighting specific slide information
Chapter 3: Preparing Your Player
Adding your company's logo
Setting up a player template
Setting up course defaults
Attaching external resources to your course
Previewing and publishing your course
Chapter 4: Creating Assessments and Courses with Quizmaker
Setting up a quiz template
Adding a basic graded question
Adding a basic survey question
Creating a hotspot question
Customizing the question and answer
Adding images to a slide
Changing a slide's background color and theme
Creating slide masters
Adding audio to a slide
Adding video
Chapter 5: Taking Your Quiz to the Next Level
Creating a simple storyline in Quizmaker
Adding animation to your quiz
Creating a branched story
Creating a randomized question bank
What about the results?
Previewing and publishing your course or quiz
Chapter 6: Creating Interactive Content with Engage
Setting up an Engage template
Step-by-step approach for a Process interaction
Adding images and video in Engage
Adding and editing audio
Using Engage to create a glossary
Creating a labeled graphic
Previewing and publishing your interaction
Chapter 7: Basic Video Editing with Video Encoder
Creating an FLV video for using in your course
Cutting out a specific video segment
Branding your video
Editing audio in your video
Creating your own webcam video
Customizing your encoding settings
Chapter 8: Combining All Three
Adding a quiz to Presenter
Adding an interaction to Presenter
Using hyperlinks and branching to create a story
Adding screencasts to your project
Placing a glossary in the tab area
Adding video to the logo and presenter panels
Creating consistency when combining everything
Getting a new wardrobe
Creating special images or video questions in Quizmaker

What You Will Learn

  • Create a flash-ready course using Presenter and edit your course player
  • Include Quizmaker in your courses to provide interaction and assessment
  • Record, edit and prepare full-motion video using Video Encoder
  • Creatively display interactive and rich content using Engage
  • Combine all of the apps in the Articulate suite for a cohesive and engaging course
  • Work with images and other multimedia to create a more visually appealing course
  • Easily and simply create course elements

In Detail

More and more companies find they need to build their training courses internally. They are turning to tools like Articulate Studio because it is easy to use and doesn’t have a steep learning curve. If you are familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint in any way, you should feel right at home with Articulate Studio.

"Articulate Studio Cookbook" will get you ready to add Articulate Studio to your enterprise toolkit. This book gives you detailed yet simple steps to complete your training course. By following the clear steps in each chapter, you will gain an understanding of the software but also be able to complete specific tasks and common activities.

The good thing about this book is that you can start anywhere and get the information that you need for a specific activity. Cross-references are provided if there is a skill located elsewhere that you need to complete a task.

It can be frustrating to pick up a new piece of software and not know where to begin. With Articulate Studio, there is a whole suite of software to work with. You need to know how to work with Presenter, Engage, Quizmaker and Encoder to make great Articulate courses. Then, you’ll need to know how to put them all together in a way that makes a professional looking, cohesive and smooth-flowing course. We’ll make it easy to follow step by step until you have a professional course.

"Articulate Studio Cookbook" will help you go from Studio newbie to Studio guru. Dive in and choose your recipe.


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