BYOL: Creating Immersive Content Using Free Multimedia Tools

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DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo - October 26, 2017

Mackenzie Moyer

eLearning Instructional Designer and Developer
Baycrest Health Sciences

Derek Redmond

eLearning Instructional Designer and Developer
Baycrest Health Sciences

You have two weeks to create a course, and your subject matter expert wants it to be engaging. Your budget is $0 and you don’t have access to any multimedia tools. Are you and your team ready for the challenge?

In this session, you’ll learn how you can leverage free multimedia tools to help create immersive content on the fly. First you’ll see a demonstration of the tools in action; then you’ll apply them to transform sample content on your own. You’ll leave this session with access to tools you can share with your team and apply to future projects.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to manipulate audio using Audacity
  • How to modify images using GIMP 2
  • Where to access free audio and image libraries
  • How to create immersive content using audio and images

Novice to intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers with working knowledge of an eLearning authoring tool, such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Trivantis Lectora, or even Microsoft PowerPoint.

Technology discussed in this session:
Audacity, GIMP 2, DaVinci Resolve, free audio and image libraries, and eLearning authoring tools.

Participant technology requirements:
Headphones and a laptop running an authoring tool (e.g., Storyline, Captivate, Lectora, or PowerPoint); Audacity (free to download); and GIMP 2 (free to download).


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