Lectora Resource Roundup

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We use Lectora a good bit for eLearning development. If you're working with Lectora and need some assistance, here’s a list of helpful resources available online. Lectora University : Trivantis’s own collection of helpful resources including recordings of all past “Inspiration Wednesdays” webinars and downloadable course examples. Lectora Community Forum : A great place to ask questions and find answers to Lectora related questions. A Few Lectora Tips.

A Knockout Year for Lectora

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It was a pretty big year for Lectora. At the beginning of 2013, we were graced with Lectora 11, or—more properly—Lectora Inspire version 11. Add to that a host of new tools, a smarter back end, integrated social network and social media features, enhanced web object support, a slide out media library, and a new action pane (since all actions are separate entities now). After a few months, we got Tin Can (a successor to SCORM) support in Lectora’s 11.1

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Custom Lectora Video Controls

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Video can be an engaging enhancement to an eLearning course built with Lectora. Fortunately, Lectora offers another way to control video playback. With Lectora, it’s possible to overcome these inconsistencies and create a custom set of basic video controls using only the button wizard and a few actions. If you aren’t familiar with Lectora’s button wizard, you can access it through a button on the toolbar or through the file menu under “Tools.” By Joseph Suarez.

A Few Lectora Tips

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I recently had the chance to attend a two-day course on using Lectora. Although I have been using Lectora extensively for a few years, what I know was self-taught or learned through the example of others who use the software. So, attending this course was a good “back to basics” for me, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn a few tips and tricks that I did not know about Lectora. Know of any other small tips or tricks for Lectora? LectoraBy Dean Hawkinson.

Lectora User Conference (#LUC2014) Recap

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I recently attended the Lectora User’s Conference held in Los Angeles and it was one of the most unique and intimate experiences I’ve had. I had a sense of belonging to a tight-knit group as we danced with Lectora users from all over the world. Then we take a picture of you and put you in our family scrapbook (social media). See all the conference photos on Facebook. Here are a few of the #BroBand pictures we posted: Lectora User Conference Sessions.

Using Lectora to Sync Audio

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This concept is a little different when using Lectora to sync audio. Lectora allows developers to set events that occur at flagged times within audio. Audio timings are set with the Lectora audio editor. This editor is built into Lectora. Open up a new blank project and let's look at the steps involved when using Lectora to sync audio. In the Update Event dialog, give the event a name that you will recognize from within Lectora. by Jonathan Shoaf.

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How to Disable the Next Button in Lectora (Part 2)

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A great discussion occurred on the Lectora User Group on Linkedin.com about my last blog post on How to Disable the Next Button in Lectora. Based on feedback from our great Linkedin commenters, it’s a great idea to have visual cues as to which topics haven’t been accessed. Take your courses to the next level and use Lectora Templates. Click here to see our awesome Lectora Templates. See More Lectora Templates.

Extending Lectora with an iFrame

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That’s because it’s just some useful code capable of extending the functionality of your Lectora-built eLearning course. This means anytime you need to pull content from an external source into your Lectora course, an iFrame is a simple and safe solution. Some handy uses for iFrames in Lectora pages include: Inserting a YouTube video. Within Lectora, you’ll need to add an External HTML Object to the desired page. Lectora YouTube External HTML iFrame

Creating a Smart Next Button in Lectora

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We'll look at a course built in Lectora that has a main menu and several chapters. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Lectora Actions Lectora Navigation Lectora Variablesby Jonathan Shoaf. Reducing the number of objects in your development project saves time to develop and makes project maintenance easier. Most e-learn development tools provide some sort of object reuse through inheritance or master pages.

Using Custom Progress Bars in Lectora

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Lectora’s progress bars are like a “You are here” marker for eLearning courses, providing visual feedback to users about their progress. The three types of Progress Bars in Lectora are Timer, Table of Contents, and Custom. Custom progress bars offer the widest range of possibilities and greater control, but require a deeper understanding of how Lectora’s progress bars operate. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Joseph Suarez.

3 Tips to Take Control of Lectora’s Title Explorer

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Lectora’s Title Explorer can get pretty full, feel a bit cumbersome, and look a little daunting in design view—especially with titles that include several resources or complex interactions. Here are three tips to take control of Lectora’s Title Explorer: Enable Visibility Check Boxes in the Title Explorer. Select Preferences from the File menu (or Lectora Preferences from the File tab in Lectora 11) to open the Preferences window.

Slide in Text with Lectora

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You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Lectora Actions Lectoraby Jonathan Shoaf. There is not much worse than static text in online learning. Learners go online to get immersed and engaged. They pick up a book to read text. So I try to be careful about how I use text when I am developing a course. I like text to be timely, simple, and sparse.

6 Ways to Have an Awesome Lectora User Conference – #LUC2014

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Since the Lectora User Conference (#LUC2014) is coming up March 31 – April 4, in Hollywood, CA, I thought I’d share a little advice on how to have the most AWESOME experience possible. The sessions are always totally enjoyable, and Lectora picks GREAT speakers. Don’t be scared – training and elearning folks are kind and friendly by nature, and Lectora folks are especially so. Added bonus: Getting to know people helps you grow your professional network.

Lectora Best Practices Part 2 - Variables and Actions

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This post is Part 2 in a series intended to list some ways to use Lectora that avoid problems, reduce development time, and make development easier overall. In Part 1 , we covered how to optimize Lectora preferences for best performance. Since Lectora lists objects and variables in alphabetical order, one popular method is to begin your variable names with an underscore (_). This lists your variables at the top, separating them from Lectora’s reserved variables.

3 Things I'm Looking Forward To In Lectora Version 11

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By Jay Lambert Trivantis gave a sneak preview of their upcoming Lectora Version 11 release at this week's user conference in Chicago. Version 11 brings more Social Media integration which will excite many. Trivantis has finally simplified a few things that have long frustrated us Lectora developers. The new Lectora will give us a visual cue when conditions exist for an Action. What are you hoping Lectora will make easier? Lectora Social Media Twitter eLearning

ReviewLink: Online Review Tool for Lectora

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To address these types of problems, Trivantis has included a web-based review service with Lectora X.6 Previous versions of Lectora typically have included some handy additional features, but nothing quite as big and useful as ReviewLink. Here’s how it works: The course developer publishes their Lectora X.6 The ReviewLink publishing options allow the developer to add the email addresses of any intended course reviewers (regardless of whether they have Lectora or not).

Saving Time with Lectora Text Styles

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One helpful feature of Lectora that is often neglected is “Text Styles.” Other Lectora developers will only see their own styles. To share Text Styles between developers, Lectora provides the option to import and export Text Styles. So if you haven’t already, give Lectora Text Styles a try in your next course. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Lectora eLearning Blog Text eLearning Visual DesignBy Joseph Suarez.

Lectora Development Best Practices Part 1 – Optimizing Preferences

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After using Lectora for almost five years, I’ve learned so much both from the helpful community of Lectora users and on my own. This series of posts is intended to show how to use Lectora in ways that avoid problems, reduce development time, and make using Lectora easier overall. You can access all of the following settings by going to File > Preferences within Lectora. Lectora pages can quickly become crowded with objects (text boxes, images, shapes, etc.).

A Deep Dive into the Lectora Project File

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It may surprise some people that the Lectora project file, that.awt file, is actually XML. In making this file XML, Lectora is allowing developers to make changes to it without going through the Lectora interface. Editing the XML directly allows you to perform some tasks much quicker than using Lectora itself. For example, I have a Lectora project template for video-based content. Break open a Lectora project of your choice in your favorite XML or text editor.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

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Lectora’s Snap! Lectora Snap! One click share to Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube or their own Snap! Channel – of course if your company blocks all social media sites – I guess you are hitting the Snap! Publish – Publish as a Single SWF, Publish as a video, Publish as a video on a mobile device, One click share to Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube or Snap! Empower course authoring tools Lectora Snap!

Lectora – Using Variables to Restrict the Next Button

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Here’s the scenario : You are designing an eLearning course in Lectora, and you have a page with multiple buttons. If you would like an introduction to using variables in Lectora, click here. There are actually several ways to restrict the Next button using variables on Lectora. What else do you want to know about Lectora? You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. Lectora eLearning Lectora VariablesBy Dean Hawkinson.

Getting Social with Lectora Development

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The average American checks their Facebook account 14 times per day*, every second 6,000 tweets are sent**, and an average of 70 million photos are posted onto Instagram daily. Social media is here, and it’s time to use it to your advantage. If you feel that incorporating social media could boost communication, collaboration, and create a community, then you’re interested for the right reasons. You can read her blog here , as well as follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Yes, your Captivate Sim can drive your Lectora Course

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Autoadvance Lectora when the Learner finishes a Captivate Simulation. Frequently, we embed Adobe Captivate simulations within a Lectora eLearning course. But note that if you simply insert the Captivate simulation as a Flash swf file into Lectora without doing anything to limit the course navigation, then the learner can easily click right on through to the next page in the title. You'll do one simple step in Captivate and the other in Lectora. In Lectora.

LIVE from the Lectora User Conference: Keynote Sandy Carter

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The 2014 Lectora User Conference Begins Tonight!

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The bright lights of Hollywood are shining on e-Learning tonight as the 2014 Lectora® User Conference kicks off in Los Angeles, California. This year’s conference is going to be an amazing event, starring some of the best e-Learning experts in the industry: Amazing keynote speakers: Entrepreneur and co-founder of TakingITGlobal Michael Furdyk, the first ever Lectora Power Users Showcase with Diane Elkins, Lisa Jones and Bradley Fredrick and learning and development expert Jane Hart.

Get the 2012 Lectora User Conference Mobile App

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Lectora User Conference iPad2 Winners Announced!

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Is Lectora Still Relevant?

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Lectora celebrated the release of version 11 last week. While this release was much anticipated amongst the Lectora faithful, what about the rest of the industry? I’ve seen Lectora left off a number of Top 10 lists lately. And with a heavy conference and social presence of newer tools such as Articulate Storyline and ZebraZapps, is anyone still talking about Lectora? A few weeks ago, I did a comparison of Lectora, Captivate, Studio, and Storyline.

LIVE from the Lectora User Conference: Keynote Jeremy Gutsche

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LIVE from the Lectora User Conference: Erik Wahl

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Lectora User Conference Showcase: Ellen St. Pierre

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Downright Sneaky Lectora Tricks Part 3

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So you’ve made devMode in Lectora® and you have a button to turn it on and off, but it doesn’t DO anything… yet. Download the Lectora and Lectora Online files for this course in the Trivantis® Community. He has been developing online courses for over 10 years and is a member of the Lectora Advisory Board. You can contact him on LinkedIn and Twitter. The post Downright Sneaky Lectora Tricks Part 3 appeared first on.

The 2012 Lectora User Conference Kicks Off Tonight!

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ERIC SCHUERMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. How do you look at the interesting shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device, etc.) Lectora® Inspire is a great example. Lectora and CourseMill® LMS were both early adopters that supported Tin Can from the beginning. You can also use Lectora Version 11.3

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

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Accessibility: How to Order Title Objects in Lectora

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Since we are using Lectora®, to design our eLearning courses and generate the html pages when we publish, we must be aware of how Lectora works, in order for the html pages to place our object in the actual logical order needed for screen reader software. Figure 1 shows a picture of a typical Title Explorer tab view in Lectora, after generating a new course from a template. Subscribe to the Everything eLearning Blog for more Lectora how-to tutorials and tips on accessibility.

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LIVE from the Lectora User Conference: Off to a Great Start! |

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Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. How do you look at the interesting shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device, etc.) Lectora® Inspire is a great example. Lectora and CourseMill® LMS were both early adopters that supported Tin Can from the beginning. You can also use Lectora Version 11.3

Downright Sneaky Lectora Tricks Part 1: How to Build a Backdoor in Your Course

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In part 1 of the Downright Sneaky Lectora® Tricks tutorial, you will learn how to create devMode , a special mode you can use that makes it easier on a developer when testing his or her course. But now I can build my OWN secret passageways and so can YOU using Lectora ! Download the Lectora and Lectora Online files for this course in the Trivantis® Community. He has been developing online courses for over 10 years and is a member of the Lectora Advisory Board.

Downright Sneaky Lectora Tricks Part 2: Create a “Hidden Entrance” to devMode

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In the previous Downright Sneaky Lectora® Tricks tutorial , we created the devMode variable in Lectora®. In part 3 of this Downright Sneaky Lectora Tricks tutorial, we’ll add a devMode indicator to make sure it’s working. Download the Lectora and Lectora Online files for this course in the Trivantis® Community. He has been developing online courses for over 10 years and is a member of the Lectora Advisory Board.