Quickly becoming one of our customers’ new favorite features of Articulate Presenter 5 is the ability to add a presenter video to your e-learning course or presentation. So it seems fitting that the first Articulate Presenter 5 new feature tutorial should be this one.
First, a basic overview: The insert presenter video feature is a function of Insert Flash Movie, so it behaves the same way as does a Flash movie you insert into any slide, albeit with one added bonus. Specifically, the following rules apply:
- 1 video per slide (presenter panel, slide area, or new window)
- Video must be in .SWF or .FLV format (.FLV is the added bonus)
- If you want the Player seekbar to correspond to the presenter video, you must set the slide’s duration to match
(If your video is in a format other than .SWF or .FLV, I’d recommend converting it via Sorenson Squeeze in order to leverage this feature.)
So here’s how to do it:
- Navigate to the slide on which you’d like your presenter video to appear and go to Articulate -> Insert Flash Movie.
- Select the option to Display in presenter panel and click Next.
- Click Browse to locate the .SWF file or .FLV movie that you’d like to insert in the presenter panel for this slide.
- Complete the Wizard.
Note that after completing the Wizard, you’ll see a placeholder image of the .SWF or a Flash icon of the .FLV on your slide. This is to indicate that you’ve inserted the movie on the slide, and you should not relocate or resize the placeholder.
Your slide duration will be automatically set to match that of your inserted SWF or FLV movie (Articulate Presenter 5.05 or later).
That’s it! You should now have a presenter video on your slide with a slide duration to match. Publish as usual, and your users will enjoy the personal touch you’ve added to your e-learning course.
Do you have an e-learning course or presentation that incorporates a presenter video that you’d like to share? Let me know.